Ukulele star Jake Shimabukuro will perform during Marietta College's Esbenshade Series at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 11th, at Peoples Bank Theatre. All Esbenshade Series events are free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved at https://peoplesbanktheatre.com/event/jake-shimabukuro.
Jake Shimabukuro's unique approach to the ukulele started early. As a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro started playing the instrument at 4, learning the basics from his mother, Carol, and then developing his craft further by studying the likes of musical masters such as Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon. As he matured, Shimabukuro also found inspiration from guitar players, drummers, pianists, and singers. Even athletes helped fuel the intensity of his artistic fire. Shimabukuro’s records have topped the Billboard World Music Charts on numerous occasions, and as a live performer, he has become one of the hottest tickets around.