Jake Shimabukuro's Ukulele Prowess Coming to Kravis Center

The ukulele's appeal in non-Hawaiian music is limited by its unimposing size and a small range of notes, and guitar is just a cooler word. Regardless, Jake Shimabukuro has dedicated his skills to the miniature instrument. A YouTube upload of his take on the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" has racked up nearly 7 million views.

Jake is no joke on the uke.
Danny Clinch
Jake is no joke on the uke.

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Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Category: Art Galleries

Region: West Palm Beach

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Jake Shimabukuro, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $32. Call 561-832-7469, or click here.

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The Hawaiian-born Shimabukuro has played the instrument since he was 4, and it shows. His fingers flit across the four strings with manic precision, evoking flamenco, jazz, and other styles. Despite his ability, he eschews the ostentatious, focusing on the uke's peaceful, soft sounds. On his latest record, Peace, Love, Ukulele, "Bohemian Rhapsody" turns into something that's practically serene.

 
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