Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro


When?

Start time: Thursday 8:00pm (19 October)
End time: Thursday 10:00pm (19 October)

Where?

The Franklin Theatre
419 Main St, Franklin
Music

About

Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-BOO-koo-row) is recognized as one of the world's most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers. Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an "untapped source of music with unlimited potential." His virtuosity defies label or category. Playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock, Jake's mission is to show everyone that the ukulele is capable of so much more than the traditional Hawaiian music - or corny showbiz routines -- many associate it with.

Shimabukuro became a local phenomenon in his native Hawaii, with his fame then spreading to Japan. He was signed to Epic Records (Sony/Japan) in 2001 as a solo artist. It was the start of what would become a deep catalog of solo albums, noted for their dazzling fretwork, ambitious repertoire and wistful melodicism. And in 2005, Shimabukuro became an international phenomenon when a video of him performing the George Harrison song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral on YouTube.

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Presented by Franklin Theatre Live



Upcoming events at The Franklin Theatre

The Bumper Jacksons
Music

The Bumper Jacksons

Friday 8:00pm (03 November)
The Franklin Theatre, Franklin

Events around The Franklin Theatre

Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City At Rio Tinto Stadium
Sport

Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting Kansas City At Rio Tinto Stadium

Sunday 2:00pm (22 October)
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy

The Euro District. April 14th. 2018
Festival

The Euro District. April 14th. 2018

Saturday 12:00pm (14 April)
Big Four Station, Jeffersonville

2017 Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans
Sport

2017 Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans

Sunday 6:00am (22 October)
Ironman 70.3 New Orleans, New Orleans

Kisses and Cleaning at Walton's Jewerly!
50 m »

Kisses and Cleaning at Walton's Jewerly!

Saturday 10:00am (28 October)
Walton's Antique Jewelry, Franklin

VanDarien
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VanDarien

Friday 9:00pm (27 October)
GRAYS On Main, Franklin

Emily Elgin
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Emily Elgin

Thursday 7:30pm (28 September)
GRAYS On Main, Franklin

DDCT at The Franklin Christmas Parade
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DDCT at The Franklin Christmas Parade

Saturday 2:00pm (02 December)
Dreams Do Come True Princess Parties, Franklin

Grant-Lee Phillips & David Olney in Franklin, TN.
Music
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Grant-Lee Phillips & David Olney in Franklin, TN.

Saturday 5:00pm (07 October)
The Legendary Kimbro's Pickin' Parlor, Franklin