Music & Conversation with Jake Shimabukuro

Tue, September 18, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$27.00

Tickets at the Door

There is a $20 food & beverage minimum per person.

Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro
Join us for a unique opportunity to be part of the studio audience at this intimate conversation with ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro. We’ll talk about his newest release, The Greatest Day, stories from the road and much more. Featuring a long-form interview, opportunity for audience questions and a short performance.

Jake Shimabukuro will be interviewed by journalist and singer/songwriter Laura B. Whitmore. The event is part of the BackStory Events online series and will be live streamed by Guitar World magazine.

More About the Jake Shimabukuro:

Ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro, one of the most exceptional and innovative ukulele players in the history of the instrument, releases his newest record, The Greatest Day, on August 31, 2018 via Mailboat Records.

The album was recorded at Music City’s famed Ronnie’s Place studio with producer R.S. Field – the same city, studio, and producer as 2016’s “adventurous and dazzling” (Associated Press) Nashville Sessions. Returning as the ace rhythm section are bassist Nolan Verner and drummer Evan Hutchings; the group added guitarist Dave Preston to expand upon the sound they started creating two years ago.

Since he first came to the world’s attention with his deeply beautiful and original take on George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in a viral video that dominated YouTube in 2005, the Hawaiian-born Shimabukuro has virtually reinvented the four-string instrument, causing many to call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.”

Throughout his rich and varied catalog of albums, Jake captures the many moods of the ukulele, fearlessly traversing boundaries and putting his inspired touch on everything from island standards, to popular tunes and classical symphonic concertos. He has collaborated with artists from Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson and Cyndi Lauper to Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Lyle Lovett and Bette Midler, and wowed audiences at SXSW, Bonnaroo, the Playboy Jazz Festival, and the cutting-edge TED conference. This year he founded Shima Ukulele with his brother, a fellow artist and teacher, Bruce Shimabukuro, which aims to make quality ukuleles accessible for anyone interested in learning to play.

Find out more at http://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/