When most people hear the word "Ukulele" they think of either:
Jake Shimabukuru is well on his way to changing both of these perceptions, as the video below ably demonstrates.
Jake himself was born in Honolulu, so you might say that the ability to play the Ukulele was already in his genetic makeup. Receiving his first Uke at age 4, he was soon taking the instrument in new directions, adding effects pedals and inventing new ways of playing the instrument. From his humble beginning playing at a local cafe in Honolulu, Jake has gone on to play in major venues all over the world, performing all types of music for all types of people. You can tell by watching that he truly loves what he does, and I think you'll join me in saying that we truly love it too!