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June 8, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
McKinney Performing Arts Center, Courtroom Theater.
111 North Tennessee Street
$50 adult, $45 seniors 65+, $40 students ages 6-22. Reserved seating.
MPAC Summer Concert Series presents: Jake Shimabukuro
Friday, June 8, 2018
The Jimi Hendrix of Ukelele
Jake Shimabukuro is one of the world's most exceptional and innovative ukulele players in the history of the instrument - an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. In 2005, Shimabukuro became an international phenomenon when a video of him performing the George Harrison song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube.
Widespread acclaim brought high-visibility collaborations with a wide range of artists including 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 Marty Friedman.
Jake Shimabukuro has topped Billboard’s World Music Chart on numerous occasions and has sold out prestigious venues and festivals such as the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House, Wolf Trap, Bonnaroo, SXSW and the Playboy Jazz Festival.
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