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Jammin' with Ukulele Player Jake Shimabukuro

We've heard about jamming on a guitar, but jamming on an ukulele? Music virtuoso and Hawaiian sensation Jake Shimabukuro proves you can rock out on the ukulele. He started playing when he was 4, and rocketed to YouTube fame when he played George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Jake tells us why the guitar's little cousin is making a name for itself, and how he makes it croon everything from Bach to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

Jake Shimabukuro performs at the John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks on June 11 at 8 p.m.

Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele player

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