Shimabukuro "fuses a multitude of genres" (Billboard) on the new LP, which can be heard on album highlight "Island Fever Blues," merging classical & blues over a fast-paced flamenco beat. Elsewhere on the album Jake tackles the playing style of the mandolin ("Gentlemandolin")
Shimabukuro has "raised the bar for the ukulele" (Washington Post), was recently spotlighted on CNN's "The Next List," performed on A Prairie Home Companion and has acquired an eclectic fan base which includes Perez Hilton, Eddie Vedder and Conan O'Brien. He's toured all over the world and has performed alongside Yo-Yo Ma, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Ziggy Marley, Bela Fleck and more. For more information on the Hawaiian native’s incredible talent and rise to fame, visit www.jakeshimabukuro.com.
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