Themes & Variations podcast

Ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro has conquered the Billboard music charts this week with his new album, ‘Peace Love Ukulele.’ The album debuted at #1 on the “World Albums” chart. Shimabukuro is as adept playing the works of J.S. Bach as he is his own jazz and rock-infused compositions. As a prelude to his December 28 performance at the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theatre, Classical 90.5’s Alan Brandt talked to Jake about his new album and his own affection for the little 4-stringed instrument.

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Enjoy Jake’s performance of Johann Sebastian Bach: