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Jake Shimabukuro at The Center for the Arts, Escondido

Escondido CA—On Thursday, April 7, 2016, Center audiences will experience the sizzling live performance of world-renowned ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. Upon the release of Shimabukuro’s new album, Travels, on October 9, 2015, it quickly found its way to the #2 spot on the Billboard World Chart. His undeniable artistry and musicianship is confirmed by numerous accolades from critics and audiences alike.

Viewed by his peers as a “musician’s musician,” Jake’s discography includes collaborations with a wide range of artists, from Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson and Cyndi Lauper to Ziggy Marley, Dave Koz, Lyle Lovett and Bette Midler — with whom he performed for the Queen of England in 2009. In recent years, Shimabukuro has become a hot commodity on national TV, guesting on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Good Morning America and The Today Show. He’s wowed audiences at SXSW, Bonnaroo Music Festival, the Playboy Jazz Festival and the cutting-edge TED conference. In 2012, he was the subject of an acclaimed documentary, Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings.

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Stone Brewing Co. and Harrah’s Resort are proud presenting sponsors of Jake Shimabukuro at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events. San Diego Magazine named the Center the “Best Limited Engagement” in North County, and the Center was named in the Top Five for U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll for “Best Live Music Venue.”

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit