Jake Shimabukuro

Events

Aug 7 Sun
Jake Shimabukuro7:00 PM
Blue Note Napa at Charles Krug Winery

Tickets On Sale Monday, March 14th 2022 @ 12 Noon PM PST
Blue Note Napa presents world class entertainment outside at the Charles Krug Winery located in St. Helena, CA. This is a beautiful outdoor location on the grounds of Napa Valley’s Oldest Wine Estate.

Hosted and Seated General Admission Only
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  •  There are currently no vaccination or negative-test policy requirements to attend our OUTDOOR concerts at Charles Krug Winery. We encourage you to get vaccinated if you have not already by visiting vaccines.gov.
  •  Masks are not required, but wearing a non-vented respirator, such as a N95, KN95, or KF94 is recommended whenever possible.
  • All tickets are pre-purchased and sent virtually within 5 days of the event, then scanned at check in for entry.
  • No Refunds.
  • Event is Rain or Shine 
  • General Admission Tickets: Tickets are sold in different priced areas and are sold by the each with bistro style tables and chairs.
  • Three general admission seating sections: Sapphire Section is closest to the stage, followed by the Royal Blue Section, then the Blue Section.
  • Hosted Seating is based on first come, within the area purchased
  • Groups of 6 or more that want to sit together may request with host. However, should be purchased on one order, if possible
  • All members of your party must be present and together
  • Every patron must have a ticket. Prices are per ticket
  • Food, wine and beer are available for purchase with all major credit cards/cash
  • No Corkage or outside food/drink
  • No Professional Cameras
  • No Smoking
  • SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS IN YOUR CAR. A service dog is an animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
  • The slightly elevated stage is approx 15 ft from the audience
  • Outdoor toilets and free field parking on site
  • Ages 8+ No Babies
  • There is no dance floor. Please be respectful when dancing near your seat.
  • Outdoor Venue Address 2800 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
  • Visit Blue Note Napa website for more information

Jake Shimabukuro

Over the past two decades, Jake Shimabukuro has proved that there isn’t a style of music that he can’t play. While versatility for any musician is impressive, what’s remarkable about Shimabukuro’s transcendent skills is how he explores his seemingly limitless vocabulary – whether it’s jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk or even classical – on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments: the ‘ukulele. Responding to the urgent calls of his fervent imagination, the Hawai’i-born virtuoso has taken the ‘ukulele to points previously thought impossible, and in the process he’s reinvented the applications for this tiny, heretofore underappreciated four-string instrument, causing many to call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ‘ukulele.”
Humbly, the good-natured musician, who first picked up the ‘ukulele at the age of four, says, “From the time I started playing, I was just doing what came naturally and what felt like fun. I love all types of music, so I never thought, ‘Oh, I can’t play that on the ‘ukulele.’” He laughs and adds, “If you don’t know the rules, you don’t need to follow them, and then nothing can hold you back.”

Shimabukuro’s incredible journey has taken him from local phenom to YouTube sensation, from playing tiny clubs to headlining the world’s most prestigious concert venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House. He’s performed on the biggest TV shows and has released a string of award-winning, chart-topping albums. Just recently, he was nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as a Member for the National Council on the Arts.
It’s fair to say that Shimabukuro has picked up more than a few admirers – millions of them, actually – but it wasn’t until he began his latest album that he discovered how many of his fans were, in fact, his very own musical heroes.
Jake & Friends isn’t the first album on which celebrated guests appear with the main performer, but in terms of size and scope, and considering the sheer number of legendary stars who graciously loaned their inimitable talents, it can only be compared to benchmark duets albums by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, and it’s a shining testament to just how far the singularly gifted Shimabukuro has come.

Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Jon Anderson, Ziggy Marley, Moon Taxi, Warren Haynes, Jack Johnson, Jesse Colin Young, Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel, Sonny Landreth, Lukas Nelson, Billy Strings – Shimabukuro’s own head spins when looking over his high-wattage guest list. “I have to pinch myself when I see those names on my own album,” he says. “It’s like, ‘Did that really happen?’ Making the album was a real challenge, but I’m deeply honored that all of the artists agreed to record with me.”

Two years in the making, Jake & Friends started out with a modest idea of featuring perhaps two or three guest stars, but the concept quickly grew into an album comprised of Shimabukuro, at times backed by his regular band members (bassist Nolan Verner and guitarist Dave Preston), working with a different guest artist on each track. “Sometimes we recorded an original tune, and other times we did a cover of something the guest wanted to do,” he says. “And other times, we did a new version of one of their own songs, which was incredibly thrilling.”

Creatively, Jake & Friends is Shimabukuro’s most ambitious project to date, and the two years-plus that went into it were an immense logistical undertaking. During pre-Covid times, tracks were recorded in Maui, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Nashville, Austin and other U.S. cities, depending on guest artists’ touring schedules, and there were even a few cuts recorded remotely during lockdown.

“Looking back on it all now, it feels like a dream,” Shimabukuro says with mixture of pride and relief. “My manager, Van Fletcher, worked really hard to map out this grand plan, and what do you know? We pulled it off. I grew up fantasizing that one day I might be able to meet my musical heroes, and here I am on my own record playing with them. That’s remarkable beyond words. I’m so fortunate to have had this experience, and I can’t wait for people to hear it. I think they’re going to be able to tell that I’m having the time of my life.”

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