Saturday, April 9 / 7:00 p.m.
Miller Center for the Arts
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)
Fans of just about any genre of music will be happy to hear that Jake Shimabukuro, the musician who made the ukulele cool, is making his Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest debut on Saturday, April 9 in the Miller Center for the Arts.
The Japanese-American, Hawaiian-born virtuoso came to international prominence about 15 years ago with his soulful version of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and since then he has been wowing audiences by shredding on his uke like a rock star.
Shimabukuro has explored many musical styles in his recordings and performances, and his latest album, “Jake and Friends,” pairs him with an array of musicians that includes Willie Nelson, Moon Taxi, Bette Midler, Kenny Loggins, Jimmy Buffett and many more.
If you have a child who is learning the uke in school, you have Shimabakuro to thank. If you’ve never seen him perform, you’ll be blown away by this dynamo.