If you happen to be in Waikiki tonight Jake Shimabukuro is playing at the new Blue Note theatre at the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel. That showroom is where the Society of Seven used to perform and where I first saw Bruno Mars get up on stage with his dad (one of the Seven). Bruno wore a miniature Elvis costume and had his hair done in a pompadour style and he really belted out the songs like he was born to sing. Ahhh, the good ‘ole days. I feel honored to have witnesses his humble beginnings in showbiz.
Back to Jake. He has been one of Hawaii’s favorite Ukulele players for years and he tours frequently and has been on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and several night time talk shows. Tickets run $25-$45 and the show starts at 6:30pm so you have time to start with a drink at Duke’s ocean front restaurant and bar prior to the show. Aloha!