Ukulele master Shimabukuro playing Munhall show
While his music includes jazz, classics and bits of rock 'n' roll, Jake Shimabukuro says his work is not dictated by any one genre.
“I'm just a ukulele player,” says the Hawaiian-American, who has established himself in the past five years as the touring master of the instrument.
Shimabukuro, 36, will bring his show to the Carnegie Library Music Hall in Munhall on Tuesday as part of a 40-city tour connected to his new album, “Grand Ukulele.” That tour might even pick up more cities for a second stage in the spring, he says.
The solo concert will feature the 12 songs from the album, including eight originals, as well as songs by Sting, Adele, “Over the Rainbow” and a Hawaiian folksong.
He says he is grateful for all of the support that has emerged for his work. He has reached the level now that he is on the road on a tour bus with a crew of seven and his own light equipment.
“If you had said a year ago I would have been touring on a bus, I would have said, ‘Naaaaaa',” he says
He is even performing at times with symphony orchestras, something he would like to do more often.
While his touring has kept him busy, he says he is thankful for the support.
“Every day, every month, every year is a total inspiration,” he says.
Music begins at 7:30 p.m. at the concert hall on 510 E. 10th Ave. Admission is $28 to $53. Details: 412-368-5225 or www.librarymusichall.com.
— Bob Karlovits
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Giants, Bumgarner shut out Pirates in wild-card game
- Mt. Pleasant area man dies following police chase
- Bumgarner quiets Blackout crowd with 4-hit shutout
- Rossi: Pirates can’t waste McCutchen’s prime
- Coca-Cola shaves incentives for executives
- Giants’ Crawford makes history with slam
- Familiar format focuses on journey to Yesteryear visit
- West Virginia man dies from injuries sustained in chemical explosion
- Leader Times high roundup: Freeport girls soccer team makes playoffs
- Canadian company wins bid for casino
- Highmark to increase premiums, limit access to health care in new plans