It’s rare for a young musician to earn comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. It’s even harder to find an artist who has entirely redefined an instrument by his early 30’s. But Jake has already accomplished these feats, and more, in a little over a decade of playing and recording music. “The sounds this boyish 33 year old wrings from his ukulele – are unlike anything else in the history of
Yes, the ukulele. In the hands of Shimabukuro, the traditional Hawaiian instrument of four strings and two octaves is stretched and molded into a complex and bold new force. On an album like his new Peace Love Ukulele, Jake and his “Uke” effortlessly (it seems) mix jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian music and folk, creating a sound that’s both technically masterful and emotionally powerful – and utterly unique in the music world. Learn More
Haleakala- is the fourth collaboration between kiho`alu (slack key) guitarist and GRAMMY® winner Jeff Peterson and internationally famous shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee. Like their best selling CD, Maui Morning, the Valley Isle of Maui inspired this recording. The shakuhachi (bamboo flute) is ideally suited to Hawaiian music, with its ability to play the soft melodies and rich harmonies, and the slides, bends, and other ornaments, with an expressive quality rivaled only by the human voice. Featuring refreshing interpretations of many of the most celebrated songs from Hawai`i, Haleakala-also includes four original pieces inspired by the beauty and majesty of the Haleakala- Mountain and the Haleakala- Crater. Haleakala-'s soothing nahenahe (sweet) music calms the spirit and invigorates the soul. Learn More
47th Annual Grammy Award WINNER for Best Hawaiian Music Album, Slack Key Guitar Volume 2 is an even more star studded release. With more songs and more amazing artists to add to the bill, Slack Key Guitar Volume 2 takes you from a "Celtic Summer" to a "Kiholo Moon". A must have for all guitar lovers!