Nashville, TN, April 13, 2017: After playing to packed houses across North America, ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro will join indie/roots band Dispatch on five dates in June, as direct support for two dates, and second support with Guster for three dates:

Jun 16 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater *

Jun 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden +

Jun 20 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s +

Jun 22 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City +

Jun 23 – Charlotte, NC – CMCU Amphitheatre *

*with Dispatch and Guster

+with Dispatch

These dates will be woven into Shimabukuro’s current US tour in support of his critically acclaimed album Nashville Sessions (2016 via JS Records). Having spent much of the last year on the road, Jake has been performing with longtime bassist Nolan Verner. “I have a new setup for my electric ukulele that gives me access to new sounds and timbres that I never incorporated before. I’ll be performing lots of new material as well as new arrangements of old songs,” said Shimabukuro.

Nashville Sessions has received praise from Associated Press, Downbeat, Acoustic Cafe, Guitar Player, San Francisco Chronicle, Ukulele, Elmore and more.

Watch Jake perform “Kilauea” from the upcoming Nashville Sessions here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8aKlQOUaMc&feature=youtu.be

2017 Tour Dates:

http://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/home/tour/

Apr 3 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii

Apr 4 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii

Apr 5 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii

Apr 20 – Panama City Beach, FL – Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Apr 21 – Clearwater, FL – Coachman Park

Apr 22 – Orlando, FL – Philips Center for the Performing Arts

Apr 23 – Bonita Springs, FL – Sanjan Theatre

May 6 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino – Pano Hall

May 12 – Denver, CO – UkeFest

May 23 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

May 25 – Palo Alto, CA – Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Hall

May 27 – Costa Mesa, CA – Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

May 29 – Rouyn-Noranda, QU – Festival des Guitares du Monde en Abitibi-Temiscamingue

Jun 11 – San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Jazz Festival

Jun 16 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater *

Jun 20 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s +

Jun 21 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

Jun 22 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City +

Jun 23 – Charlotte, NC – CMCU Amphitheatre *

Sept 9 – San Diego, CA Humphrey’s Concerts

Nov 10 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii

Nov 11 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii

Nov 12 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii

Dec 21 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii

Dec 22 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii

Dec 23 – Honolulu, HI – Blue Note Hawaii

with Dispatch +

with Dispatch and Guster *

 

About Jake Shimabukuro:

Called “one of the hottest axemen of the past few years [who] doesn’t actually play guitar” (Rolling Stone), Jake Shimabukuro has become one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument—an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Throughout his rich and varied catalog of albums, Jake captures the many moods of the uke, fearlessly traversing boundaries and putting his inspired touch on everything from island standards, to popular tunes and classical symphonic concertos. He has collaborated with artists from Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson and Cyndi Lauper to Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Lyle Lovett and Bette Midler, and wowed audiences at SXSW, Bonnaroo, the Playboy Jazz Festival, and the cutting-edge TED conference. Noted for his solo uke arrangements of such varied pieces as Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the Beatles “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Jake just released Nashville Sessions, his first album of all original songs, which Associated Press called “an adventurous, dazzling album.” Jake balances music with family life and community service, traveling to schools around the world spreading positive messages to young people, encouraging them to live drug-free and find their passion. Just last month, he completed an ambitious goal of repairing 100 damaged Kamaka ukuleles for Hawaii public schools.

For more information on Jake Shimabukuro, contact Michael Jensen (mj@jensencom.com), Erin Cook (erin@jensencom.com), or Nichole Peters (nichole@jensencom.com), Jensen Communications, 626.585.9575

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