Win Tickets ($50): Jake Shimabukuro @ Revolution Hall | Ukulele Virtuoso & Composer, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Jake Shimabukuro @ Revolution Hall on September 6. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 2.


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September 6, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $25 | All Ages
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

Consider the humble ukulele. It’s an adaptation of a stringed instrument that traveled with Portuguese immigrants who came to work in the sugar cane fields of Hawaii. Islanders made the “machete” their own, mixing external influences of classical European music and Spanish guitar with Hawaiian songs. Native Hawaiians renamed the little machete the ukulele and it’s become synonymous with Hawaiian music and Hawaiian culture.

Jake Shimabukuro comes from that same process of mixing both island and outside influences, both modern and historical. He’s combined the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that’s uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition.

Growing up in Hawaii, Jake’s influences include legendary ukulele players like Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon. Jake also credits icons like Bruce Lee and Michael Jordan as a source of inspiration.

Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake’s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Cohen’s Hallelujah.

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37 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Jake Shimabukuro @ Revolution Hall | Ukulele Virtuoso & Composer, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock

  1. Mayu August 29, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

    He’s so amazing to watch! Would love to see him live again!

  2. Paul August 29, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    My girlfriend would be head over heals to see jake. So much uke comes outta our living room.

  3. Tim schroeder August 29, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

    Would be awesome to go!

  4. Allison August 29, 2016 at 10:40 pm #

    I’ve heard only good things! Would love to be able to see him myself :)

  5. Jesse August 30, 2016 at 6:52 am #

    I would like to win tickets as I have not seen Mr. Shimabukuro live. And I think my 15 yr old son would love it too.

  6. tim kral August 30, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    he’s the ukeiest guy around

  7. BEN LARSEN August 30, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    This sounds pretty cool!

  8. Jen August 30, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    Oh, my daughter loves the uke! I’d love to take her!

  9. Thomas August 30, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Jake is so good. I saw him about 10 years ago. I would love to see him again!

  10. Melissa August 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    As a fellow uke player, Jake and I are strum buddies. I love that he comes to Portland often.

  11. JoyS August 30, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    Jake is such a marvelous ukelele artist. Would love to bring my na kumu (hula instructor) as a special mahalo (thank you) for her dedication. Thank you for your consideration.

  12. Anissa August 30, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    I’ve missed the chance to see him live twice now, and I would love to finally see and hear him play live!

  13. Cory August 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    Jake Me

  14. John B August 30, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Ukulele This…
    Ukulele That …
    Ukulele Jake …

  15. Sandra B August 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    Heading to Hawaii the following Friday, would love to get in the mood with some Ukulele with Jake!

  16. Glenn August 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Bohemian Rhapsody on the Ukulele, yes please!

  17. Doug Child August 30, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

    I’d like to go because it’s Jake Shimabukuro! I mean, have you seen him play?

  18. Anne-Marie Johnson August 30, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

    yes please I can go! ;)

  19. Dave G. August 31, 2016 at 12:56 am #

    Ukulele and virtuoso in the same sentence! Who woulda thunk it!

  20. lauren scher August 31, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    Oh man! I’ve always wanted to see him!

  21. Nancy Glassman August 31, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    Loved him ever since I watched Life on 4 Strings. Would love to see him live.

  22. Gramma Deb September 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    Would love to give tickets to my son and daughter in law . Both trying to learn ukelele

  23. Reid September 1, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    I have been a uku player for many years and I love his work!

  24. Douglas Hambley September 1, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    As a uke player, it would be awesome to see the greatest uke artist of them all IMHO. I’ve watched his videos but never seen him live. I love his performing style.

  25. Chandra matheus September 1, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

    Ukulele, thing of wonder. Ukulele wand of thunder. Go go ukulele!

  26. Jean Sung September 1, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

    Ah! I would love to see Jake play!

  27. Karen September 1, 2016 at 9:24 pm #

    My friend loves him and would be so happy to see him in concert again!

  28. Pamela starks September 1, 2016 at 9:36 pm #

    ME , please ❣❤️

    • Me October 21, 2016 at 10:55 am #

      Hi pam, its me leilani

  29. Kelly September 2, 2016 at 10:46 am #

    We seen Jake in Hawaii and WOW! what an amazing show. Would love to see him here at home

  30. Judy September 2, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    I love anything Hawaiin and the ukule soothes my soul. This is my show!

  31. Shasha Andrews September 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    I want to see this man so much! So much more cool than just a regular Uke player! What a great opportunity. Thank you!!!!

  32. Emily Bitar September 2, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    I’d love to see him!

  33. Lea Anna September 2, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    I need some Hawaiian music in my life right now. Some ukulele would fill the void!

  34. Kelly Bastos September 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    I have been a fan of Jake Shimabukuro for a while . Always wanted to see him live

  35. Bobbie Kramer September 3, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    <<—Ready for some ukulele inspiration

  36. Lynn Elsdon September 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    Oh My Goodness!!!!! Jake!!!!!! :D Ukulele player extraordinaire,…..Oh My! I would love it!

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