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Shimabukuro expands possibilities of ukulele

Ukulele whiz Jake Shimabukuro is set to appear at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
Ukulele whiz Jake Shimabukuro is set to appear at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
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Even for ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro, it’s more about the music than the instrument.

Shimabukuro probably becomes the first ever to solo on ukulele at the venerable Troy Savings Bank Music Hall when he plays there on Saturday.

This gig in the perfect-sounding room where the names of Bach, Beethoven and other dead-white-guy musical demigods decorate the ceiling, marks the latest step in an unlikely odyssey that began at Shimabukuro’s mother’s knee in Honolulu ...

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