In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, wowed audiences on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan, earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played for the Queen of England.
The YouTube sensation shot to international superstardom when his rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral. With more than thirteen million views and counting, the video continues to convert new ukulele fans and Shimabukuro followers. Meanwhile, the fiercely talented musician has collaborated with an array of artists that includes Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Ziggy Marley, Michael McDonald, and Lyle Lovett, as well as orchestras around the world. The charismatic musician believes his humble instrument is one of peace, saying, “If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.”
Pre-show dinner is available. Enjoy a meal in our beautiful balcony overlooking the Art Gallery, and then take your seat in the hall for the show – no fuss, no hurry, no worry about whether you’ll arrive on time for the opening. Meals are $32 and include a salad, entrée, vegetable and side dish, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage. The hostess will open the doors promptly at 5:30 p.m. for seating with dinner service beginning at 5:45 p.m. Click here to purchase your meal.
50% discount on tickets for Yavapai College students, staff and faculty, and Prescott College and Embry-Riddle students. Must be purchased at box office. Bring student ID and proof of enrollment in 6 or more credits.
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