Jake Shimabukuro brings his Christmas in Hawai’i show to the Granada Theatre on December 1. | Credit: Courtesy

Get into the holiday spirit Hawai’i style on December 1 at 7 p.m. when ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro brings his Christmas in Hawai’i show to The Granada Theatre. Performing in a trio with Herb Ohta Jr. and Justin Kawika Young, Shimabukuro will play holiday classics, signature originals, and songs from his 2021 release Jake & Friends.

Known for his incredible versatility using the four-string instrument, Shimabukuro — a perennial favorite of UCSB Arts & Lectures audiences who has grown from local phenom to headlining huge venues like the Hollywood Bowl — plays an impressive mix of music, from rock to jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk, and classical. 

His collaborators for this concert are both fellow Hawaiians. Singer-songwriter Justin Kawika Young has been the lead guitar player and background vocalist for Colbie Caillat, as well as a member of the American country pop group Gone West. A distinct contemporary ukulele master in his own right, Herb Ohta Jr. is the son of the legendary ukulele master Ohta-san, who was recognized by many as the world’s most diversified ukulele player.

For tickets or more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or visit ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

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