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Jake Shimabukuro: Christmas in Hawaiʻi

Sun. Dec. 3, 2023 at 7pm


“He pulled sounds from that tiny device made of wood and nylon strings that defy science and reality, sounds that Eric Clapton would envy.” – The Plain Dealer

Celebrate the holidays, Hawaiian style, with Jake Shimabukuro, widely recognized as “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.”

In the hands of Shimabukuro, the traditional Hawaiian instrument is stretched and molded into a complex and bold new musical force, creating a sound that’s technically masterful, emotionally powerful, and utterly unique in the music world. Shimabukuro has taken the ukulele to points previously thought impossible, completely reinventing the tiny instrument while picking up millions of fans throughout the world.

Joined for this performance by two special guest artists, Jake will perform his signature show favorites and draw on a vibrant catalog of holiday classics such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “O Holy Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and selections from his Jake & Friends album released in 2021 (featuring collaborations with a who's who of music royalty, from Willie Nelson and Bette Midler to Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Loggins).

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