Virtual Ukulele Workshop with Jake Shimabukuro (Online)
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Organizations: Jake Shimabukuro
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Class
Cost: Free
The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents a Virtual Ukulele Workshop with Jake Shimabukuro on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Calling all ukulele players! We invite you to tune in to this lesson on the beloved four-string instrument, led by virtuoso musician and composer Jake Shimabukuro.

Jake Shimabukuro first came to the world’s attention with his soulful and original take on The Beatles’ While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The viral video of his rendition dominated YouTube in 2005 and currently has over 17 million views.

When music fans discovered Shimabukuro’s virtuosic approach to the ukulele, they were hooked. Albums such as Gently Weeps, Peace Love Ukulele, and Grand Ukulele topped the Billboard World Music Charts, and the musician performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, and the Sydney Opera House, while making frequent appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Known for his fresh and fearless musical interpretations, especially his renditions of classic songs including Bohemian Rhapsody, Eleanor Rigby, and Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Shimabukuro’s latest album, Trio, includes his take on Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here and Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide.


Admission is free however registration is required.

To register, visit:

Attendees should have a ukulele to participate, and all ages and experience levels are welcome.

For more information, visit: or or call 540-231-5300.
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