It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:

Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro has taken the four-string, two-octave instrument to places no one could have imagined back in the golden years of Don Ho, ranging freely across the music spectrum from jazz, blues, and funk to bluegrass, classical, and folk with the ease of a musician fully in command of the possibilities of his chosen instrument. Born November 3, 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro was given his first ukulele lesson by his mother when he was only four years old. Fascinated by the uke, he eventually began playing regularly at a local Honolulu café. He was a founding member of Pure Heart, and played on the trio's first two albums before leaving to form Colon. In 2001, Shimabukuro began his solo career, releasing Elaine Maru (In Memory Of) on Surfside Records that same year. He signed with Epic in 2002 and released Sunday Morning on the label a year later, following it with Skyline in 2003. In 2005 he found an international distributor for his own label, Hitchhike Records, and began issuing his own CDs, including Crosscurrent, Dragon, My Life, and the much lauded Gently Weeps, which included a haunting version of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Shimabukuro has completely rewritten the book on the possibilities of the ukulele, and his skill on the instrument attracted the ear and attention of Béla Fleck who has used Shimabukuro as both an opening act and as a sit-in guest with the Flecktones. Shimabukuro's 2011 release, Peace, Love, Ukulele, topped Billboard's World Albums chart, and he followed it with Grand Ukulele, produced by Alan Parsons with orchestrations by Kip Winger (and recorded live with no overdubs), a year later in the fall of 2012. ~ Steve Leggett
full bio

Selected Discography

Comments

Report as inappropriate
sgunterrn
Absolutely love it!
Report as inappropriate
YES SO COOL YO !!!!!!!!!!
Report as inappropriate
meshagl
Great!
Report as inappropriate
Mad skill and a true artists insights
Report as inappropriate
alohakghi
Limitations are constructs of the mind. Creative inspiration is limitless. Jake did not listen to the naysayers and his imagination allowed him to explore uncharted musical territory. Bravo!
Report as inappropriate
he is good
Report as inappropriate
roseanna.bat t i s t a
For him to do Sting is heavenly...o h , how nice.
Report as inappropriate
Whoa!
Report as inappropriate
jihanley1
My ukulele only has four strings, his must have a dozen!
Report as inappropriate
I own a uke and I can't figure out how he does what he does with this 'limited' instrument. It is wild!
Report as inappropriate
Listened to Jake Shimabukuro first time. Incredible, passionate, inspiring, so full of life and sense of Spirit. I loved this and will recommend to others also. I want to listen more and hear some of Jake's different playing styles.
Report as inappropriate
Master O Uke-Jazz CrossOver!
Report as inappropriate
To do what he does with what he has instrument wise, is nuts.
Report as inappropriate
I Love to listen to a ukulele radio before I go to sleep, sets me in a good mood for the next day. And whenever I don't listen to music, I wake up every 20 minutes and it sucks.. But yeah Love this guy
Report as inappropriate
It sounds tapical too me
Report as inappropriate
dokroh4
Emily is stupid just like a dog!
And my name is Emily ��
Report as inappropriate
dokroh4
Peaceful isn't it
Report as inappropriate
beautyofnatu r e . l g
His music reminds me of Manoa rainbows and rainforest hikes, gentle surf, gentle people of Hawaii. World needs more gentle male energy like this.
Report as inappropriate
This freaked me out. This isn't fake. Apparently, if you copy and paste this on ten comments in ten minutes, you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either be kissed or asked out. If you break this chain, you will see a little girl in your room tonight. In the next 53 minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry.
Report as inappropriate
Just so musical and perfict
Report as inappropriate
jjrice.2010
If I can play like Jake, I can get all the Ladies...... N O T !
Report as inappropriate
roseanna.bat t i s t a
He is so good.
Report as inappropriate
I also saw him concert!! And met him afterwards.. what a nice guy and an amazing performer!!! I've never know you could play a ukulele like that!!
Report as inappropriate
Amazing Talent!
Report as inappropriate
Just saw him in concert a week ago~ amazing! He is so passionate about it!
Report as inappropriate
megilee
Not good
Report as inappropriate
trueself2000
Saw him in Austin in '04 opening for Jamie Cullum and can't forget his performance to this day.
Report as inappropriate
Saw him in Jacksonville OR sat night, blew us away
Report as inappropriate
wist38
Cool Breeze
Report as inappropriate
ronrobertson
Leave a comment…
Report as inappropriate
Well said bradda jaydee...jak e is taking the music where it has never been!
Report as inappropriate
Would of loved to hear Shimabukuro uke with the voice of "IZ". That sound of the the islands pulls at your heart and majesty pleases the soul.
Report as inappropriate
Almost as good as Roy Smeck!
Report as inappropriate
lmanalisay
Saw him this week at the Florida Theater in Jacksonville , FL. How did God fit so much talent, beauty, and LOVE in one human? Truly one of the most amazing artists/musi c i a n s EVER!
Report as inappropriate
so beautiful... . . . . . like Sydney..
Report as inappropriate
wow, such music with just a ukulele!!
Report as inappropriate
firebrim6605
He came up under my Spanish Guitar station. I haven't really heard it with a ukelele. Very interesting. And then he throws in a little Santa action to spice things up even more. Quite talented.
Report as inappropriate
I lived on Oahu for 7 years and traveled the outer island frequently, attending many concerts to listen and experience the many rich cultural music forms Hawaii-based musicians and/or local halau artists have produced and perform. I fell in love with it all, especially slack key guitar. Jake is so masterful at capturing and playing the uke in musical idioms that transcend the sound of the islands but music that is classical and lyrical appealing to all who love the music of strings.
Report as inappropriate
loves me some Ukulele....
Report as inappropriate
What a wonderful gift to share with our world. Mahalo nui loa, Jake!!!
Report as inappropriate
Just saw Jake last night in Illinois. Wow. What virtuosity; and so incredibly humble. Amazing.
Report as inappropriate
Jake is amazing, and inspiring. :) Please continue to do what you do, beautiful ukulele musician.
Report as inappropriate
scorpiokisss
Just saw him last night at the Birchmire in Alexandria VA. Amazing talent! I love his version of Bohemian Rhapsody and the way he plays he plays the Ukelele like a rock star!
Report as inappropriate
enjaykayster
I just saw,listened and was amazed by Jake Shimabukuro at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Wonderful talent and humble too. An entertainer, showman and nice young man. Congrats to his baby mama for their new son. A great evening. Thank you.
Report as inappropriate
Wow! I like this one. Sting is a really cool artist!!
Report as inappropriate
i just love jake shimabukuro so much, i wish that some day i can play like him or even meet him in person.
Report as inappropriate
After the first 10 seconds or so of listening to Jake's music, I looked up at the screen to see who in the heck this was. Way talented. Even more amazing to know he was playing the Uke.
Report as inappropriate
Jazz on a uke ? Amazing.!!!! ! !
Report as inappropriate
jtucker961
Wonderful, never heard the uke like that!
Report as inappropriate
savannah0510
Your birthday is 4 days before mine! November 7, 1976. What amazing talent you have been blessed with. Keep it up, thank you.
Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[108, 77, 125, 67, 65, 120, 106, 124, 96, 122, 79, 98, 100, 85, 94, 64, 118, 101, 86, 84, 67, 74, 96, 114, 112, 102, 126, 114, 98, 111, 127, 98, 85, 96, 100, 117, 100, 66, 110, 121, 122, 79, 116, 102, 79, 124, 124, 104, 73, 90, 85, 87, 105, 109, 90, 71, 91, 99, 110, 119, 80, 96, 65, 73, 124, 119, 118, 115, 98, 115, 108, 71, 90, 83, 86, 90, 88, 121, 118, 66, 91, 80, 119, 101, 71, 100, 112, 114, 115, 105, 125, 73, 101, 113, 114, 117, 122, 85, 91, 74, 117, 95, 118, 79, 81, 74, 70, 67, 88, 100, 100, 82, 79, 71, 116, 69, 75, 69, 117, 124, 117, 83, 125, 112, 96, 104, 110, 112, 94, 88, 81, 123, 116, 120, 93, 114, 76, 86, 77, 77, 99, 109, 119, 125, 67, 105, 100, 74, 121, 117, 92, 100, 71, 127, 73, 94, 116, 95, 77, 76, 86, 68, 99, 123, 91, 100, 80, 91, 78, 84, 123, 115, 102, 90, 70, 80, 108, 71, 75, 64, 85, 80, 111, 90, 89, 112, 123, 88, 113, 123, 78, 93, 102, 105, 109, 101, 123, 125, 83, 107, 88, 78, 105, 98, 74, 126, 127, 106, 84, 115, 66, 105, 120, 123, 89, 101, 78, 100, 106, 89, 82, 90, 66, 82, 87, 127, 88, 127, 105, 127, 74, 86, 121, 125, 92, 118, 80, 101, 118, 89, 92, 104, 107, 83, 74, 69, 109, 69, 73, 126, 83, 114, 68, 80, 85, 104, 116, 100, 105, 109, 87, 97, 90, 93, 77, 91, 93, 114, 106, 106, 83, 93, 90, 89, 68, 114, 99, 112, 64, 70, 77, 83, 80, 101, 74, 91, 93, 67, 115, 65, 65, 124, 116, 93, 106, 119, 85, 66, 117, 80, 86, 85, 95, 106, 64, 70, 124, 98, 72, 79, 125, 77, 125, 89, 121, 113, 95, 108, 65, 91, 121, 88, 114, 91, 107, 95, 110, 89, 83, 99, 91, 83, 111, 85, 118, 65, 91, 125, 110, 98, 95, 67, 75, 90, 105, 120, 79, 105, 118, 101, 96, 83, 73, 64, 70, 106, 108, 104, 90, 108, 111, 64, 68, 100, 64, 67, 74, 80, 94, 95, 97, 119, 112, 81, 113, 68, 72, 112, 83, 113, 120, 103, 90, 98, 68, 126, 93, 117, 92, 84, 84, 93, 101, 74, 107, 124, 87, 78, 89, 105, 64, 85, 101, 82, 103, 95, 80, 94, 115, 114, 104, 74, 92, 89, 88, 99, 95, 84, 117, 74, 65, 85, 94, 100, 65, 120, 118, 90, 76, 94, 109, 126, 107, 64, 119, 85, 96, 120, 79, 106, 80, 72, 100, 69, 126, 126, 113, 66, 99, 105, 84, 122, 95, 82, 116, 95, 90, 69, 85, 118, 79, 106, 82, 117, 65, 96, 77, 92, 109, 70, 98, 104, 71, 103, 99, 65, 87, 72, 82, 68, 103, 105, 84, 110, 83, 126, 97, 99, 100, 105, 121, 88, 109, 73, 84, 123, 103, 119, 89, 105, 120, 84, 76, 110, 86, 92, 82, 83, 107, 117, 126, 109]