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with special guest PURE HEART

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Castle Theater

Over the past two decades, Jake Shimabukuro has proved that there isn’t a style of music that he can’t play. While versatility for any musician is impressive, what’s remarkable about Jake’s transcendent skills is how he explores his seemingly limitless vocabulary – whether it’s jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk or even classical – on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments: the ‘ukulele. Responding to the urgent calls of his fervent imagination, Jake has taken the ‘ukulele to points previously thought impossible, and in the process he’s reinvented the applications for this tiny, heretofore underappreciated four-string instrument, causing many to call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ‘ukulele.”
Jake’s incredible journey has taken him from local phenom to YouTube sensation, from playing tiny clubs to headlining the world’s most prestigious concert venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House. He’s performed on the biggest TV shows and has released a string of award-winning, chart-topping albums. Just recently, he was nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as a Member for the National Council on the Arts. It’s fair to say that Jake has picked up more than a few admirers – millions of them, actually – but it wasn’t until he began his latest album that he discovered how many of his fans were, in fact, his very own musical heroes.

Pure Heart is a Hawaiian contemporary trio that Jake started with two friends in 1994. The group also includes Jon Yamasato (guitar/vocals) and Lopaka Colon (percussion). They etched out a unique sound of Hawaiian/pop/latin/jazz which has been keeping the attention of audiences for almost 30 years. After disbanding in 2000, Jake went on to become one of the world's most known and admired representatives for the `ukulele around the world. Joining up again in 2014, the band casually gigs and continues to work on new music.

Arrive early and enjoy live music by Jay Molina in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard along with food and beverages available for purchase from 5:00 - 7:30 pm.  See full menu HERE.

Additionally, attendees can browse and shop displays of made-in-Hawai’i products from an array of crafters and artisans before the show. Plus the MACC's Schaefer Gallery's exhibit ’Ike Kanaka will be open up until show time.