#015: Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro is an ukulele virtuoso, formerly of the band Pure Heart. He talks about how wanting a gig at a restaurant led to the creation of Pure Heart’s historic Hoku Award winning album, the breakup of the band, and their upcoming reunion concert. Check out our facebook page for videos of Jake playing at the Pop studio!

Pure Heart’s First Album
Pure Heart’s 2nd Album
Pure Heart Concert August 26th at Hawaii Theatre
The band Colo`n’s debut album, (the band Jake formed after Pure Heart disbanded)
Jake, Jon, and Lopaka winning multiple Hoku Awards in 1999
Hoku Awards won: Most Promising Artist, Best Island Contemporary Album and Album of the Year as voted by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists; and Entertainer of the Year, as voted by the public.

 

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