Poway Center for the Performing Arts
JOIN US BEFORE THE SHOW: Jam With Jake!
Grab your ukuleles and join Poway OnStage for a unique musical experience as we welcome the legendary Jake Shimabukuro for an intimate meet and greet, jam session and Q&A before his Christmas in Hawai’i concert! RSVP is required and this event is FREE and open to the public.
Immerse yourself in the spirit of the holiday season as the ukulele master and jolly ambassador of aloha, Jake Shimabukuro, presents a gift like no other in the highly anticipated debut of his spectacular holiday show. Warmth, love, and celebration are at the core of this show as Jake infuses his enchanting ukulele melodies with the spirit of Hawai’i and the holiday season.
Known for his extraordinary talent, Jake Shimabukuro is a true master of the ukulele. Jake creates a deep emotional connection with his audience, weaving a musical experience that is open, magical, and transcendent.
In this special holiday show, Jake will not only showcase his signature favorites but also draw from a vibrant catalog of beloved holiday classics. Experience the joy of familiar tunes like “We Three Kings,” “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “O Holy Night,” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” Additionally, Jake will delight you with selections from his latest album, “Jake & Friends,” released in November 2021. This album features collaborations with incredible artists like Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Jack Johnson, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, and many more, adding a unique touch to the holiday repertoire.
Learn more about Jake Shimabukuro here: https://jakeshimabukuro.com/
Jackson Waldhoff is a bass player from Honolulu, Hawai’i. He grew up in Kyoto, Japan; moved to Hawai’i in 2010. Waldhoff started playing guitar and bass as a way to make friends while learning English. In 2018, Waldhoff graduated from audio engineering school and worked as an audio engineer with Jake Shimabukuro on several projects, including “Trio,” “Jake & Friends”, and a track for Alan Parsons. Jackson Waldhoff and Jake Shimabukuro started touring together in 2018, and perform concerts around the world.
Born and raised in Hawai’i, Justin Kawika Young first found success in his island home. He accumulated eleven number-one hits on Hawai’i radio and four Hawaiian Music Awards before relocating to Los Angeles. He quickly established a following in the local music scene there and connected with other singer/songwriters including Colbie Caillat, eventually joining her band.
Young toured with Caillat as her acoustic guitarist/background vocalist for four years and became Music Director. After traveling the world and co-writing two songs on Colbie’s All Of You album, Young decided to re-focus on his own music and has recently completed two EPs, which includes collaborations with Producer Jairus Mozee (Anthony Hamilton), Producer Keith Harris (Black Eyed Peas) and one of his songwriting heroes, David Ryan Harris (John Mayer). The new music, which he describes as “R&B influenced, singer/songwriter”.
Justin’s original music can also be heard most recently on the soundtracks of Point Break, Wild Horses, and The Walking Dead TV series.
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