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Jake Shimabukuro

by The Staff on April 24, 2013

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Saturday


Jake Shimabukuro is famous as a great talent with the ukulele who uses complex finger work to combine elements of jazz and rock. He has been playing the instrument since he was four years old growing up in Hawaii. Shimabukoro originally garnered attention as a member of the group Pure Heart, performing as a third of the trio with Lopaka Colon and Jon Yamasato. With 11 studio releases since his first solo debut Sunday Morning, Shimabukuro will be playing selections from his newest offering, Grand Ukulele. (April 27, 8 PM, $24, 2nd and State streets, Troy, 273-0038)