Jake Shimabukuro is recognized as one of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers, performing for crowds up to 50, 000 and appeared on television shows like NBC’s The Today Show. Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an instrument with unlimited potential to play jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock. Jake often visits schools to talk with and play music for the children of Hawaii. He is the key spokesman for the “Music is Good Medicine” organization, which uses community outreach programs to emphasize the importance of a healthy life and mind as well as promoting music and the arts.