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Jake Shimabukuro

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Presented by Appell Center for the Performing Arts at Appell Center for the Performing Arts, York PA

Nov 19 2016
Jake Shimabukuro

Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake?s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen?s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert?s Ave Maria and Cohen?s Hallelujah. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jake?s life has always centered on the ukulele. He started playing at the age of four, urged by his mother who also played. Jake began his music career in the mid-90?s, performing at local coffee shops as a sideman with his first band, Pure Heart. But Jake?s solo career began in 2002 when he signed with Epic Records, becoming the first ukulele player to sign with Sony Music. While his well-received solo releases positioned Jake as an established musician in Hawaii and Japan, his career skyrocketed when a cover of ?While My Guitar Gently Weeps? went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views, opening the rest of the world?s eyes to Jake and his unique playing style. In the years since the YouTube clip aired, 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. He?s sold out world-class venues, played at Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Playboy Jazz Festival, Fuji Rock Festival, the influential TED conference, and even performed for Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England. He 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 axemen of the past few years doesn?t actually play guitar.? He has also won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder who states: ?Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can?t see anybody else catching up with;?

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Appell Center for the Performing Arts

50 N George Street, York, PA 17401

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Several convenient garage parking options and outdoor parking lots are available. Parking fees and hours of operation vary among the lots and garages below. For exact fees and hours, please contact the individual parking location directly. – CGA Parking Lot (George Street) – King Street Parking Garage – Market Street Parking Garage – Philadelphia Street Parking Garage – Central Market Parking Deck (Beaver Street) – St. John’s Parking Lot (Beaver Street)

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    • Assisted Listening System
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

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