Four strings, two octaves, all heart

“Music for me is all about bringing joy to people,” says Jake Shimabukuro, about coming to New Orleans this week. Shimabukuro, a virtuoso ukulele musician and composer, has been here before. He played the first Jazz Fest after Hurricane Katrina, and experienced first hand how “it re-affirmed the power of music, and how much we all need it in the healing process, to inspire and encourage us to step back up.” Shimabukuro has spent most of his life fostering a profound relationship with his ukelele and let it guide him to where it's most needed.