By Mark Frauenfelder at 8:15 pm Mon, Feb 15, 2010
Here's my brief TED interview with the warm and wonderful ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro. He plays a beautiful Eddie Kamae song at the end of the video.
Jake Shimabukuro at TED 2010
Jake played at the National Lab Day after-party on thursday evening, along with some other awesome performers. It was a beautiful experience… and Makerbots too!
Virtouso is right
Man I want to see your record deal out soon
If you’re looking for more, he has put out several recordings, and I’d highly recommend his more recent work he has done with little to no backing band (which can get a bit cheesy and overbearing in his earlier stuff). His “Gently Weeps” album and “My Life” EP are both beautiful.
That was awesome, Mark! Liked the edit, as well; what were you using? The transitions weren’t something I’ve seen in FC or iMovieâ€¦
Jake’s enthusiasm and love of his instrument is very infectious. It’s hard not to smile while watching that!
Great! You’re right…he seems like a nice guy. And talented, too. Not sure many of us could reach his level by practicing “10 minutes a week” (not that he promised that).
I spoke with Jake Shimabukuro at the Honolulu Marathon Expo today. Sixty percent of race participants are Japanese and they loved listening to this show. See the interview and listen to Jake play here
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