Hawaiian ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro coming to the Rialto Theater


Posted by Carolyn Classen

I confess that I have not have the fortune (or money) to see & hear Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro live in concert.  I do have a CD of some of his songs, including "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". His music is fast paced and he does amazing finger techniques on his uke.

He's coming from Honolulu (via California on tour) to Tucson this week on Thursday Feb. 20 for an 8 p.m. show at the Rialto Theater, 318 E. Congress St. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Get tickets at the Rialto website (click here), $32 Gold Section, $25 Floor and Lower Balcony reserve seated floor. This show is reserved seated: Specific assigned seats for each ticket sold.

Also performing is Katie Haverly of Cooper and Congress.

For photos of this 37 year old young musician and more info, go to his website, www.jakeshimabukuro.com.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).