Jake Shimabukuro

Old Town New Folk

Tuesday, April 23, 8pm

Helmerich Theater

$100 front row, $60, $50 mbrs.

Wednesday, April 24, 8pm

Hugh’s View

$100 front row, $60, $50 mbrs.

Over the past two decades, Jake Shimabukuro has proved that there isn’t a style of music that he can’t play. While versatility for any musician is impressive, what’s remarkable about Shimabukuro’s transcendent skills is how he explores his seemingly limitless vocabulary – whether it’s jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk or even classical – on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments: the ‘ukulele. Responding to the urgent calls of his fervent imagination, the Hawai’i-born virtuoso has taken the ‘ukulele to points previously thought impossible, and in the process he’s reinvented the applications for this tiny, heretofore under-appreciated four-string instrument, causing many to call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ‘ukulele.”

Old Town New Folk made possible by Nick and Lorie Howley, John and Marilyn Rintamaki and Nell Smets. Series sponsored by Blue Heaven, concert sponsored by Key West Fine Wines