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LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro
The Belly Up and Tim Powell
Jake Shimabukuro

Friday, April 12, 2024 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV / Stream now with the PBS App + Encore Monday, April 15 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Jake Shimabukuro takes us up and down his ukulele's fretboard with Hawaiian, rock, classical and flamenco songs. This episode features songs, "Ukulele 5-0," "Piano Forte," "Eleanor Rigby," "Kawika" and more.

Jake Shimabukuro's Tradewinds & Rainbows Tour with guest Henry Kapono and featuring Jeff Peterson

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
$65 + fees
Outdoor concert on Shelter Island.Jake Shimabukuro has captivated audiences around the world with his unique and dynamic style. With his mother as his first teacher of the instrument, Jake embraced a deep love and respect for the `ukulele and has explored new and unexpected ways to push the boundaries of what was possible on the humble four-strings. Each album has showcased his mastery of the instrument and his ability to weave together diverse genres to create a cohesive and captivating musical experience. He is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and exciting musicians of his generation, changing the perception of the instrument itself and breaking barriers of what kind of music it is capable of.Visit: Shimabukuro on Facebook / Instagram / Tik Tok

Jake Shimabukuro
By Van Fletcher
Jake Shimabukuro

San Diego has long been known as a hotbed of great musical talent. What's more, San Diego is home to one of the best music venues on the West Coast. Since 1974, the Belly Up has been featuring great local bands from their stage, including Thievery Corporation, Ziggy Marley, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and more.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Jake Shimabukuro

Watch On Your Schedule: LIVE AT THE BELLY UP returns with 5 new episodes, Fridays at 11 p.m. with an encore Mondays on KPBS 2.

Episodes will be available on demand after broadcast. Watch seasons 1 - 8 on demand now with the PBS App. Watch the best of PBS anytime, anywhere on the free PBS app. Stream your favorite PBS shows on-demand and livestream shows from your local station, all from your favorite device.

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LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Season 8 Preview

Credits: A co-production between The Belly Up and Tim Powell. The Belly Up opened in Solana Beach, California, in 1974 with only a couple of mics and no stage. Over the years it became a frequent stop for legends like John Lee Hooker, Etta James, and BB King. Tim Powell is an internationally recognized, Emmy award-winning filmmaker, and professor at the SDSU School of Television Theatre and Film. He produces the concert series LIVE AT THE BELLY UP working with his advanced students as his crew.