Jake Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele, at age four. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the world one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument— an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Responding to the urgent calls of his fervent imagination, the Hawai’i-born virtuoso has taken the ukulele to points previously thought impossible, and in the process he’s reinvented the applications for this tiny, four-string instrument.
Recommended grades: 2-12
Length: 60 minutes