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Music

Jake Shimabukuro

Dates

THU 13 APRIL, 2017

Tickets

$64–$75*
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Bluesfest Touring

Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake Shimabukuro’s performances incorporate elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangement to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Schubert’s Ave Maria and Cohen’s Hallelujah.

While his well-received solo releases positioned Jake as an established musician in Hawaii and Japan, his career skyrocketed when a cover of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views, opening the rest of the world’s eyes to Jake and his unique playing style.

In the years since, Jake has collaborated with an array of artists that include Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Cyndi Lauper, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Tommy Emmanuel, and Lyle Lovett – as well as orchestras around the world.

Topping The US Billboard’s World Music Chart numerous times Jake’s new album, Nashville Sessions, is one of the most adventurous, multifaceted and engaging recordings yet from the man whose music has redefined the ukulele for the 21st century.

Join us to hear these extraordinary ukulele compositions.

Reviews

"One of the hottest axemen of the past few years doesn’t actually play guitar.”

Rolling Stone

“In Shimabukuro’s hands, [the ukulele] becomes a powerhouse, crossing the boundaries of musical genres and rocking a concert hall with its energy."

Stanfordartsreview.com

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About the Show

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Locations, Directions + Transport page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 90 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our First Time Visitors page.

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See an exhibition
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Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
There are a number of hotels and hostels located within a short distance to Brisbane Powerhouse. These include Emporium Hotel, Limes Hotel, Edward Lodge, Kirribilli Apartments, Prince Consort Backpackers and Bunk Backpackers. For more information on travel and accommodation visitbrisbane.com