Tickets are $20, $25, and $30 (plus applicable service charges), as well as a special VIP Package.
VIP Package costs $100 and is chock full of goodies:
• One Tier 1 ticket (best available at time of purchase)
• Exclusive meet & greet with Jake Shimabukuro
• Personal photograph with Jake Shimabukuro
• Specially designed tour shirt (exclusive to VIP package only)
• Collectible tour lithograph (limited edition, numbered)
• Ukulele USB drive (includes digital copy of Jake's new album, Grand Ukulele)
• Official meet & greet laminate
• Limited to 50 people
Tickets are available through the KiMo Box Office and Hold My Ticket (112 2nd St SW), 505-886-1251, Monday to Friday 9 AM - 6 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM - 6 PM.
Jake Shimabukuro (pronounced she-ma-BOO-koo-row) is recognized as one of the world's most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers. Jake's mother gave him his first ukulele lesson when he was just four years old. "When I played my first chord I was hooked," says Jake, "I fell in love with the instrument." That love grew into a deep passion to create and innovate. Experimenting with various techniques allows Jake to create sounds never thought possible on the tiny four-string, two-octave instrument. A true showman, his performance captivates audiences with intricate strumming and plucking, electrifying high-energy grooves and smooth, melodic ballads.
From a modest beginning performing at a local Honolulu café, Jake has gone on to play renowned and popular venues and festivals across the U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere. Occasional tours with Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band have broadened Jake's experience, regularly exposing his virtuosity and charming stage presence to crowds of up to 50,000. Jake has also performed on national television shows such as "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Conan," "The Today Show," and "Last Call With Carson Daly," as well as NPR's Morning Edition and World Café.
His latest album, Grand Ukulele, features a mix of original songs as well as covers (including Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and Sting's "Fields of Gold"), all played and recorded live. "There were absolutely no overdubs," notes Shimabukuro. "Bringing all these people together, and everyone brings their own experience, their own background, their own interpretation, their own spirit, and love and passion for music." The album was produced by Alan Parsons, assistant engineer of the Beatles' Abbey Road and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon. Parsons ended up helping Shimabukuro expand his sound, bringing in a 29-piece orchestra and a big-name rhythm section, including drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Toto), session superstar bassist Randy Tico and Kip Winger (Winger, Alice Cooper), who helped with the orchestration.
"Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can't see anybody else catching up with."
Born in Lincolnshire, U.K. to a musical family, Callaghan was classically trained on flute from age 6, then gravitated toward singing and playing piano. By 14 she was writing songs, and started trekking to London to record with various producers. At 18 Callaghan relocated to London permanently to live with her sister (whose flat was so tiny, the singer slept under the kitchen table), while recording a number of independent EPs and playing all over the city. Now based in Atlanta, GA, Callaghan has released a debut album, Life in Full Colour, described as "sunny and appealing... wonderful" by Jersey Beat and "joyful listening" by the Huffington Post. (Download a free Callaghan EP, 40 States and Counting.)