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Jake Shimabukuro

Biography

Ukulele get good at Jake Shimabukuro provides used the four-string, two-octave tool to places no-one could have dreamed back the golden years of Don Ho, varying freely over the music spectrum from jazz, blues, and funk to bluegrass, classical, and folk using the simple a musician fully in order of the options of his selected instrument. Delivered November 3, 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro was presented with his initial ukulele lesson by his mom when he was just four yrs . old. Fascinated with the uke, he ultimately began playing frequently at an area Honolulu café. He was a founding person in Pure Center, and played in the trio’s initial two albums before departing to form Digestive tract. In 2001 Shimabukuro started his solo profession, launching Elaine Maru (In Storage Of) on Surfside Information that same season. He agreed upon with Epic in 2002 and released Weekend Morning in the label a season afterwards, pursuing it with Skyline in 2003. In 2005 he discovered a global distributor for his very own label, Hitchhike Information, and started issuing his very own music, including Crosscurrent, Dragon, MY ENTIRE LIFE, and the very much lauded Carefully Weeps, including a haunting edition of George Harrison’s “While My Electric guitar Carefully Weeps.” By that point, Shimabukuro had totally rewritten the reserve on the options from the ukulele, and his skill in the device attracted the hearing and interest of Béla Fleck, that has utilized Shimabukuro as both an starting act so when a sit-in visitor using the Flecktones. Shimabukuro’s 2011 discharge, Peace, Like, Ukulele, topped Billboard’s Globe Albums graph, and he implemented it with Grand Ukulele, made by Alan Parsons with orchestrations by Kip Winger (and documented live without overdubs), in nov 2012. 3 years afterwards in Oct 2015, Shimabukuro came back with Travels, a series much less ambitious in range than its forerunner but nonetheless quite mixed. His next task, 2016’s Nashville Periods, was the merchandise of just six times’ worthy of of recordings, reflecting unique compositions written at that moment and used a fresh trio Shimabukuro put together for the arranged.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jake Shimabukuro
Profession Actor, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Spouse Kelly Yamasato
Children Chase Shimabukuro
Parents Carol Shimabukuro
Siblings Bruce Shimabukuro
Awards Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album
Music Songs While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Blue Roses Falling, Crazy G, Hallelujah, Bohemian Rhapsody, Over The Rainbow, Hula Girl, Bring Your Adz, Ukulele Five-O, Wish on My Star, Ukulele Bros, Island Fever Blues, More Ukulele, Me & Shirley T., 143 2011, Going To California, The Star-Spangled Banner, Kawika, 143, Go for Broke, Galloping Seahorses, Ichigo Ichie, Five Dollars Unleaded, Kilauea, In My Life, Pianoforte 2010, Gentlemandolin, Piano-Forte, Blue Haiku, 3rd Stream, Celtic Tune, Wes on Four
Albums Gently Weeps, NASHVILLE SESSIONS, Grand Ukulele, Peace Love Ukulele, Live, Dragon, Ukulele Disney, Sunday Morning, My Life, Walking Down Rainhill, Crosscurrent, The Music of Sideways, Hula Girls, Travels, YEAH., Ichigoichie, LIVE IN JAPAN, UKULELE X JAKE SHIMABUKURO, Across The Universe, Aloha To You, I Love Ukulele, Skyline, Peace, Love & Ukulele
Movies Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings, Hula Girls, Bach & Friends, Fukushima Hula Girls, MIS -Human Secret Weapon, Unite for Japan, Jake Shimabukuro: A Million Miles Away, Hawaii: Songs of Aloha, Jake Shimabukuro: Play Loud Ukelele


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Go for Broke 2017 post-production
MIS Human Secret Weapon 2012 Documentary
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings 2012 Documentary
Ganbappe fura gâruzu! Fukushima ni ikiru kanojotachi no ima 2011 Documentary
Unite for Japan 2011 Short
Saidoweizu 2009
Hura gâru 2006

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Buffett: Scenes You Know by Heart 2009 Video guest musician: ukulele
Jimmy Buffett: Live in Anguilla 2007 Video musician: ukulele
Beyond the Break 2006-2007 TV Series composer - 4 episodes
Jimmy Buffett: Live at Wrigley Field - The Labor Day Weekend Shows 2006 Video guest musician: ukulele

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
After the Catch 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Jôhô mansai Live Show: Morning Bird! 2011 TV Series performer: "Morning Bird"
Just Go with It 2011 performer: "Angel", "Every Breath You Take" / writer: "Angel"
The Royal Variety Performance 2009 2009 TV Movie performer: "In My Life"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Go for Broke 2017 post-production Saburo
The Boom: Shimauta no monogatari 2013
Get a Job 2011 Gameboy

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fuji Rock Festival '14 2014 TV Movie Himself
Mike & Mike 2013 TV Series Himself - Ukulele Player
Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings 2012 Documentary
Hirunandesu! 2011 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2011 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Musical guest
After the Catch 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Musical Guest
Unite for Japan 2011 Short Himself
Kokua for Japan 2011 TV Movie Himself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2011 TV Series Himself
Bach & Friends 2010 Documentary
Mighty Uke 2010 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Buffett: Scenes You Know by Heart 2009 Video Himself - Special Guest
Toraddo Japan 2009 TV Series Himself
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace 2008 TV Movie Himself
Spicks and Specks 2008 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2008 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Buffett: Live in Anguilla 2007 Video Himself - Special Guest
Jimmy Buffett: Live at Wrigley Field - The Labor Day Weekend Shows 2006 Video Himself - Special Guest

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