Teams up with the City Lights Orchestra for the final 2015 performance of the Auditorium Theatre's "Made In Chicago" Series. The hawaiian music sensation makes his debut to close out the Theatre’s Historic 125th Anniversary Season.
CHICAGO — Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, described by Rolling Stone as a music “hero,” makes his Auditorium Theatre debut with The City Lights Orchestra, conducted by Rich Daniels, Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m., concluding the Auditorium’s inaugural “Made in Chicago” performance series. Likened by rock and jazz critics to such legends as Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, Shimabukuro brings his talents to the Auditorium’s landmark stage to cap the Auditorium’s historic 125th Anniversary Season. Tickets ($29 – $65) are available at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787) or in-person at the Auditorium’s Box Office (50 E. Congress Pkwy).
“While the ukulele is an unlikely instrument to be featured in a concert of this scale, this is not true when it is in the hands of Jake Shimabukuro.” said Auditorium Theatre Executive Director Brett Batterson. “He combines the skill of a classically trained musician with the raw attitude and passion of a rock star, earning a reputation as ‘the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.’ Indeed, Jake Shimabukuro is every bit as captivating as the late guitar legend. Together with The City Lights Orchestra, Jake’s Auditorium debut is sure to be one of the best artistic collaborations of the summer.”
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