“His ability to leap genres and play jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk and classical is impressive.” – Downbeat


By now, if you know the ‘ukulele, you might know the name, of the innovator who is Jake Shimabukuro. He has captivated audiences around the world with his unique and dynamic style. With his mother as his first teacher of the instrument, Jake embraced a deep love and respect for the `ukulele. Additionally, he has explored new and unexpected ways to push the boundaries of what was possible on four humble strings. Each album showcased his mastery of the instrument and his ability to weave together diverse genres. To that end, he creates a cohesive and captivating musical experience. Furthermore, he is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and exciting musicians of his generation. Also, he is changing the perception of the instrument itself and breaking musical barriers.

Enter his newest, and most personal album yet. 2023’s Grateful is a coming home for Jake. This collection of songs is performed live, with a literal who’s who of Hawai’i-based musicians. Also, Jake’s friends, contemporaries, mentors, and heroes all gather in the studio – all kanikapila style in a return to his roots. Grateful is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed duets album. That album features Willie Nelson, Ziggy Marley, Bette Midler, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson and Kenny Loggins. Moreover, it was these collaborations that inspired him to go back to the beginning. Also, he sought to play with the musicians who first inspired him as he was growing up in Hawai`i. Finally, Jake shares a connection with each and every artist on this album.

In addition to his impeccable musicianship, Jake is also a gifted storyteller. Additionally, he masterfully weaves together musical narratives that draw listeners in and leave them spellbound. Also, he wanted to bring the power of each artist’s stories to this album.

Recommended for Fans of Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson, Colbie Caillat and Hapa. 

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