Ukulele master, Jake Shimabukuro, often referred to as the Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee of his craft, will be bringing his four-string, two-octave instrument to Saban Theater, 8440 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, CA, on Saturday, July 11, 2015.
TBD Opener at 8:00pm; Headliner 9:00pm.
$38 / $48 / $58 + applicable fees
Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult.
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A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Jake Shimabukuro is a ukulele virtuoso, composer, spokesperson, inspirational speaker and philanthropist. His awe-inspiring music ranges from jazz, blues, and rock to bluegrass, classical, and folk and he captivates crowds around the world with an out-of-the-box blend of stunning virtuosity, deep musicality and a natural entertainer’s flair. Jake Shimabukuro is known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele and for incorporating elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages.
His career skyrocketed after he uploaded a cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” on to YouTube and since then Jake has collaborated with an array of artists that include Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Michael McDonald, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Tommy Emmanuel, and Lyle Lovett – as well as orchestras around the world. Jake has sold out world-class venues, such as Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Playboy Jazz Festival, Fuji Rock Festival, the influential TED conference, and has performed for Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England.
He has has also been featured on shows such as Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, NPR, PBS, A Prairie Home Companion, PBS Sprout, Hawaii Five-O and is the subject of an award winning documentary “Jake Shimabukuro: Life On Four Strings,” currently on Netflix. Shimabukuro has topped Billboard’s World Music Chart numerous times, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine, which also stated: “one of the hottest axmen of the past few years doesn’t actually play guitar.”
Although Shimabukuro is constantly touring playing 140 shows a year, he has recently been in the recording studio working on a new album that’s expected to be released late summer 2015.
Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” She is profiled in Jade Magazine.
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