Jake Shimabukuro

with special guest DJ Elle Young

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Melbourne Recital Centre’s favourite ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro makes his triumphant return to Elisabeth Murdoch Hall in 2017.

Jake has elevated the ukulele from a beloved Hawaiian folk instrument to a world-class vehicle, fearlessly traversing boundaries and putting his inspired touch on everything from island standards, to popular tunes and, most recently, classical symphonic concertos.

Viewed by his peers as a musician’s musician, Jake’s discography includes collaborations with a wide range of artists, from Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson and Cyndi Lauper to Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Lyle Lovett and Bette Midler. He’s sold out world-class venues, played at Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Playboy Jazz Festival, Fuji Rock Festival, the influential TED conference, and even performed for Queen Elizabeth II at a Royal Variety Performance.

Jake’s music has redefined the ukulele for the 21st century and on this tour he showcases material from his latest album Nashville Sessions – his first album of original songs and one of his most adventurous, multifaceted and engaging recordings yet.

Jake’s on a mission to revolutionise our perception of the four-string, two-octave instrument, expanding the limits of the ‘uke’ further than you ever thought possible. Have a listen and join the cause.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

PRE-CONCERT ACTIVITY

Join us in the foyer from 6:30pm as our foyers are transformed into a thriving music hub with DJ Elle Young and drinks.

We are excited to announce that drinks can be brought into Elisabeth Murdoch Hall for this concert; however the bar will be closed during the performance. Grab a drink and enjoy the show!

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