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Jake Shimabukuro: Ukulele Five-O

Jake Shimabukuro performing live.

After his YouTube performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral, ukulele virtuoso and composer JakeShimabukuro’s career skyrocketed. Several recordings later, he has toured his “Uke Nations” show internationally, and continues to combine elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk and flamenco in his repertoire for this “under-the-radar” instrument.

(Broadcast: "Musicians' Spotlight," 3/5/15 and 6/25/15. Listen on Thursday evenings at 7:30, or via podcast.

John Floridis, the host and producer of Musician's Spotlight, has been with Montana Public Radio since 1997. He has interviewed over 200 musicians during that time. He is also an independent recording and performing artist in his own right and a former registered music therapist.
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