Ukulele Master Jake Shimabukuro at Albany’s Hart Theatre

Enthusiastic fans filed into Albany’s Hart Theatre at The Egg on Sunday March 30th to view ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. The 38-year-old phenom who has been playing ukulele since the age of four proved to be very entertaining and a one-of-a-kind musician.
Shimabukuro opened the show playing a few solo compositions showcasing his lightning fast and complex finger work. Eventually Shimakuburo was joined by electric bass guitarist Rich Glass for a few original tunes. Crowd favorites included “Gentle Mandolin”, inspired by Shimabukuro’s one-year-old son, and a stirring melody entitled “Blue Roses Falling”. Moving into the second half of the show, Shimabukuro picked up the tempo a bit with an impressive “electric guitar” jam and the always popular cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Although he’ll probably never be the proverbial rock star, Jake Shimabukuro offers his audience an experience that is both unique and entertaining.

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