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Ukulele Lesson from Jake Shimabukuro & Receive 2 Guest List to the Show of your Choice Plus More

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Have Jake Shimabukuro give you a 15 minute Ukulele lesson, sign your Ukulele & receive 2 Guest List to the show of your choice. You will also receive Jake's Hal Leonard Lesson Book and a signed copy of his new CD, Nashville Sessions.

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Jake Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele, at age four. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the world one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument—an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis.

“My mom played, and I kept bugging her to teach me,” he recalls. “So one day we sat down on the floor and she put her old Kamaka ukulele in my hands. I remember being so nervous. Then she showed me how to strum the strings and taught me my first chord. I fell in love with the ukulele immediately. From that day on, you had to pry the instrument away from me in order to get me to do anything else.”

“When I first started touring the mainland,” he recalls, “everybody would say, ‘Oh man, I didn’t know you could play that kind of music on that thing.’ But now there are so many iconic artists playing the ukulele, like Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Train, Jimmy Buffett, Michael McDonald, Dave Mathews and Taylor Swift. Even popular cartoons like ‘Peg + Cat’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ have ukulele soundtracks. The popularity of the ukulele keeps growing every year. And I’m constantly discovering new sounds, styles and expressive possibilities within the instrument through projects like the Nashville Sessions album. By the time we finished that recording, I already had tons of ideas for the next album. I can’t wait to get back into the studio and experiment some more.”

Donated by: Jake Shimabukuro
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  • Valid for 2 people
  • To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date.
  • This is a private meet and greet.
  • The winner may take a photo.
  • The winner can take something small to be signed.
  • Lesson and concert will occur on the same day.
  • Experience cannot be resold or re-auctioned.
  • Blackout dates may apply.
  • Travel and accommodations are not included.
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  • Seat location will not be known in advance.
  • To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date, based on the donor's availability.
  • In condition as donated.
  • Cannot be returned or exchanged.
Lot #1160805
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