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Jake Shimabukuro at Infinity Hall

Thursday, October 21 @ 8 p.m.

In the lead-up to Halloween, how’s this for scary: a rendition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller on the ukelele? Jake Shimabukuro has done it, and by all accounts has done it well, and his take on J.S. Bach’s Two-Part Invention No. 4 in D Minor is also pretty darn revelatory. This young and charismatic musician from Hawaii has a revolutionary playing style, with lightning-fast fingerwork, that will make you rethink everything you ever though you knew about the ukelele (the Rodney Dangerfield of instruments), which he took up at the tender age of four. The uke has been his ticket to fame around the world, especially in Japan where he is a household name. This year he even made it to TED. In addition to making interesting cover selections, he also composes his own songs. Beyond Tiny Tim, who else could get you interested in a ukelele performance?

Infinity Music Hall
Norfolk, CT

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