Produced by Alan Parsons, ukulele phenom & youtube sensation Jake Shimabukuro's new LP 'fuses a multitude of genres' (Billboard) which can be heard on album highlight 'Island Fever Blues,' merging classical & blues over a fast-paced flamenco beat.
Elsewhere on the album Jake tackles the playing style of the mandolin ('Gentlemandolin'), rockabilly ('More Ukulele') and surf rock ('Ukulele Five-0'), and even transforms his instrument to mimic the intricate melody of a music box ('Music Box').
Grand Ukulele also features covers of Adele's 'Rolling In the Deep,' Sting's 'Fields of Gold' and the Judy Garland classic 'Over the Rainbow.'
- 1. Ukulele Five-O
- 2. Rolling In The Deep
- 3. Gentlemandolin
- 4. More Ukulele
- 5. Missing Three
- 6. Music Box
- 7. 143
- 8. Over The Rainbow
- 9. Island Fever Blues
- 10. Fields Of Gold
- 11. Gone Fishing
- 12. Akaka Falls
Jan 11New York (NYC), NY, US Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Jake Shimabukuro at Sony Hall
Jan 23Durham, NC, US Jake Shimabukuro at Carolina Theatre Durham
Feb 12Troy, NY, US Sierra Hull and Jake Shimabukuro at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Feb 13North Bethesda, MD, US Jake Shimabukuro at The Music Center at Strathmore
Feb 15Princeton, NJ, US Jake Shimabukuro at Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center
- Jake Shimabukuro The Greatest Day (Mailboat)