Jake Shimabukuro, ukelelist extraordinaire, presented by WSU Cultural Affairs

Weber State University Office of Cultural Affairs presents an incredibly electric evening of ukelele like you've never heard it played before.

“Forget everything you know about the ukulele…and go do a Google search. The first video that pops up won’t be some grainy clip of Tiny Tim or George Formby but a performance by a hair-gelled 34-year old Hawaiian named Jake Shimabukuro.” – Time magazine feature

It’s rare for a young musician to earn comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. It’s even harder to find an artist who has entirely redefined an instrument by his early thirties. But Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-boo-koo-row) has already accomplished these feats, and more, in a little over a decade of playing and recording music…on the ukulele.

It's been a defining year for "ukulele hero" (Rolling Stone) Jake Shimabukuro. He's performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Rolling Stone Live, A Prairie Home Companion and CNN's The Next List. On October 2nd, Shimabukuro's most ambitious record to date, entitled 'More Ukulele,' will catapult his career even further.

Jake is in the studio with Alan Parsons, engineer of the Beatles' 'Abbey Road' and Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon,' working on an album that will not only take him to the next level, but will redefine the ukulele itself. The release will be followed by a 30+ date US tour.

Tickets are $20 Adult / $17 WSU Student (with ID). Tickets are subject to a $1 Preservation fee per ticket.

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Sat, 10/20/2012 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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