An Evening with Keller Williams and Jake Shimabukuro
posted by pollakhawks
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday, October 25
Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
In his young career, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England. In this double-header concert he is joined by singer, songwriter and musician Keller Williams who has defined the term independent artist. Building his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike, Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—are the stuff of legend.