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Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings

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Follow ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season, capturing dynamic performances before sold-out crowds, intimate moments of life on the road, and visits to his native Hawaii, where he has risen from local hero to international star.

  • DirectorTadashi Nakamura
  • Runtime: 53 min
  • StudioNot Specified
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
DarrinW
Great insight into a brilliant performer

Great look at a brilliant performer. I am seeing Jake perform next week here in northern Michigan. This film was a nice look into his back story and personal life. I have always been amazed at his playing ability and now I know why he is so good. This kid (still a kid to me give my age) has devoted his life to the ukulele and his family. Very compelling story.

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
Shane Arakaki
He's a great artist. I bought this DVD to play for ...

Jake shows off his skills in this DVD! He's a great artist. I bought this DVD to play for my son so that he can get interested in playing and one day be great.

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
D. D. Gabrielson
Two thumbs up

This is an exceptional story worth watching. Really well done.

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
Amazon Customer
Nice behind the scenes perspective

It's a nice look behind the scenes at what has made Jake the artist and man he is today. He is so down to earth and so kind. He has such a gift and is so good-natured about sharing it. He's a gem!

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
Carl Buchanan
Five Stars

I'm biased. One of my faves. Unbelievable talent and a real humble human being!

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