Jake Shimabukuro’s Magic Ukulele

Jake Shimabukuro believes, “If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.” View Jake at TED2010, TEDxSanDiego, TEDxTokyo, and TEDxHongKong. Live performance from TEDxHonolulu.

Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro’s virtuoso ukulele performances opened and closed a transfixed audience at TEDxSanDiego. ┬áHis performance of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was a highlight of the day. In addition to those magical moments, the talented musician shares words of wisdom learned from his work with children: “Kids need…

Jake Shimabukuro’s ukulele

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Few people would consider the ukulele a serious musical instrument. Until, that is, they hear Jake Shimabukuro play one. Jake’s uncommon compositions and playing techniques defy labels and categories, and he lays down jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock with equal virtuosity. Occasional tours with Jimmy Buffett…