Once in a generation a talent comes around that is undisputable in its genre. Jake Shimabukuro is such a talent. His combination of sensitivity, phrasing, voicing, speed, technicality, improvisation, originality and energy for playing his instrument is defining what is state of the art now. Though many still have trouble pronouncing his last name and the instrument he plays, Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-BOO- koo-row) is unquestionably regarded as one of the world's top ukulele (oo-koo-LAY-lay) musicians.
Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an “untapped source of music with unlimited potential. He is also a very nice down to earth guy who seems to have excellent musical roots as evidenced by his wide range of music (from Chick Corea to George Harrison) that he improvises on stage!.
You must see these videos of Jake performing!
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Official Website: http://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/
Added by ranakabir on February 8, 2007