Jake Shimabukuro has redefined the ukulele as a bold musical force. For that, he gives full credit to the instrument he’s played with a passion since he was four. His fame skyrocketed when one of his videos went viral on YouTube. He gives back to his community by sharing positive messages, “The ukulele is the instrument of peace,” says Jake.
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Jake Shimabukuro, Ukelele Virusos & Charles Yang, Violinist (EG5)
December 2008: Jake Shimabukuro & Charles Yang perform a duet of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” on ukelele and violin. Shimabukuro has redefined the ukulele as a bold musical force. Yang, 23, was described by the Boston Globe as one who plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star.