LIVE: Jake Shimabukuro @ Massry Center for the Arts, 11/6/15

December 7th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg

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Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

If the word “ukulele” still conjures up images of hula girls or Tiny Tim, then you haven’t been paying much attention to the musical landscape lately.

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Ukuleles are everywhere now…

And at the top of the contemporary uke heap stands Jake Shimabukuro, a bona fide virtuoso on the tiny four-stringed instrument. He’s made numerous Greater Nippertown appearances in recent years – including the Music Haven in Schenectady, The Egg in Albany and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy – and last month he returned to Albany to make his Massry Center for the Arts concert debut in front of a full house.

And as usual, it was simply astonishing how much music he could coax out of that uke.

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