Jake Shimabukuro’s The Greatest Day Debuts

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro’s new studio album The Greatest Day (out now via Mailboat Records) debuted at #6 on the Billboard World Chart.

Praise for The Greatest Day:

“Shimabukuro is a musical genius at one with his instrument. The Greatest Dayexhibits Shimabukuro’s dazzling musical dexterity, his canny arrangements, and his way of letting his feel for sound and structure direct him around musical corners and down unexplored musical paths.” – No Depression

“With The Greatest Day, he makes a decided attempt to elevate his efforts, burying himself in lavish arrangements that suggest a cast of thousands is also involved.”
– Glide

“A ukulele master” – Guitar World

“Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro performs a fiery ‘Eleanor Rigby’” – Parade
“One of the most exceptional and innovative ukulele players in the history of the instrument.” – Parade

“The Greatest Day is Shimabukuro’s riskiest record to date, but it’s also his most exciting.” – Kamuke

“Although Shimabukuro is often called the Jimi Hendrix of the uke, I hear much wider influences on this outing.” – Elmore

The 12 studio tracks that comprise The Greatest Day feature some of Shimabukuro’s most imaginative and adventuresome playing yet. Half of the album is devoted to originals, on which the instrumentalist reaches new heights of compositional distinction. And on the covers, Shimabukuro’s prodigious skills allow him to transcend his material – no mean feat considering some of the classics and standards he’s tackling.

The follow up to 2016’s “adventurous and dazzling” (Associated Press) Nashville Sessions, the album was recorded at Music City’s famed Ronnie’s Place studio with producer R.S. Field, bassist Nolan Verner, drummer Evan Hutchings, and guitarist Dave Preston.

Watch Jake perform “Pangram” and “Straight A’s”

Watch Jake perform “Eleanor Rigby”

Upcoming Jake Shimabukuro Tour Dates:

US Tour:
Mon, SEP 24 – Capitol Theatre – Madison, WI
Tue, SEP 25 – Fine Arts Center Viterbo University – La Crosse, WI
Thu, SEP 27 – Ordway Center for the Performing Arts – St Paul, MN
Fri, SEP 28 – Englert Theatre – Iowa City, IA
Sat, SEP 29 – North Shore Center For The Performing Arts – Skokie, IL
Mon, OCT 08 – Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

Japan Tour:
Fri, OCT 12 – Kobe Matsukata Hall – Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
Sat, OCT 13 – Hiroshima Blue Club – Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Sun, OCT 14 – Yokohama Kan-nai Hall – Yokohama, Japan
Tue, OCT 16 – Kanazawa Hokkoku Akabane Hall – Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Wed, OCT 17 – Nagoya Diamond Hall – Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya, Japan
Thu, OCT 18 – Tokyo Katsushika Symphony Hall – Tokyo, Japan
Fri, OCT 19 – Osaka Club Quattro – Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Sat, OCT 20 – Nagasaki Meruka Hall – Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
Sun, OCT 21 – Okinawa Namura Hall – Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

US Tour Resumes:
Fri, NOV 02 – Wolf Den Mohegn Sun – Ucasville, CT
Sat, NOV 03 – Colonial Theater – Keene, NH
Sun, NOV 04 – The Cabot – Beverly, MA
Mon, NOV 05 – Center for the Arts of Homer – Homer, NY
Tue, NOV 06 – Music Box Supper Club – Cleveland, OH
Wed, NOV 07 – Hill Auditorium – Ann Arbor, MI
Thu, NOV 08 – Kalamazoo State Theatre – Kalamazoo, MI
Fri, NOV 09 – The Kentucky Center For the Performing Arts – Bomhard Theater – Louisville, KY
Sun, NOV 11 – Thomas Hall Marietta College – Marietta, OH
Mon, NOV 12 – The Ramkat – Winston Salem, NC
Tue, NOV 13 – Ferguson Center for the Arts – Newport News, VA
Tue, NOV 27 – McCallum Theatre – Palm Desert, CA
Wed, NOV 28 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
Thu, NOV 29 – Campbell Hall – Santa Barbara, CA
Fri, NOV 30 – Cerritos Center – Cerritos, California
Sat, DEC 01 – Pepperdine University – Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts: Smothers Theatre – Malibu, CA
Sun, DEC 02 – Pepperdine University – Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts: Smothers Theatre – Malibu, CA
Tue, DEC 04 – Fox Theatre – Redwood City, CA
Wed, DEC 05 – Paradise Performing Arts Center – Paradise, CA
Thu, DEC 06 – Uptown Theatre Napa – Napa, CA
Fri, DEC 07 – Golden State Theatre – Monterey, CA
Sat, DEC 08 – Merced Theatre – Merced, CA
Sun, DEC 09 – Harris Center – Folsom, CA
Thu, DEC 20 – Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI
Fri, DEC 21 – Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI
Sat, DEC 22 – Blue Note Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

More Dates to Be Announced Soon

Order The Greatest Day: smarturl.it/thegreatestday
Jake Shimabukuro Tour Dates: http://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/tour

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