Jake Shimabukuro http://www.kplu.org en Jake Shimabukuro: Defying genres to bring the ukulele mainland and mainstream http://www.kplu.org/post/jake-shimabukuro-defying-genres-bring-ukulele-mainland-and-mainstream <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960407.mp3</p><p>KPLU was pleased to welcome ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro, into our studios on March 29, 2011. Jake played before not only a record number of KPLU Leadership Circle members, but four young ukulele players from Foster High School we <strong><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/ukuleles-bring-islands-tukwila">recently featured in an installment of Artscape</a>, </strong>which explored the rising popularity of the ukulele in local schools.</p><p> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:35:44 +0000 Justin Steyer, Abe Beeson & Nick Morrison 1102 at http://www.kplu.org Jake Shimabukuro: Defying genres to bring the ukulele mainland and mainstream Ukuleles bring the islands to Tukwila http://www.kplu.org/post/ukuleles-bring-islands-tukwila <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.2em; margin-left: 0px; ">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-937031.mp3</p><p>The little ukulele is having a moment in the spotlight. It has come a long way since <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skU-jBFzXl0&amp;feature=related">Tiny Tim</a> tiptoed through the tulips.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:53:39 +0000 Jennifer Wing 223 at http://www.kplu.org Ukuleles bring the islands to Tukwila