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Ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro at the Warehouse

April 3, 2018 GMT

Composer and ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro is strumming his way to Fairfield for a gig at the Fairfield Theatre Company’s Warehouse on Wednesday, April 18.

Hawaiian Shimabukuro, 41, who “found worldwide fame 12 years ago by going viral through YouTube with his (George Harrison) rendition of ‘My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ has been named in Guitar Player Magazine’s 2017 Hall of Fame Awards,” according to the FTC website.

His music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk and flamenco, according to the web.

Guitar Player says that he is known for “expanding the vocabulary of the ukulele with virtuosity and varied stylistic influences.”

According to the theater: “His first album of all original songs, ‘Nashville Sessions,’ (2016) is one of Shimabukuro’s most adventurous, multifaceted and engaging recordings yet. Critics across the globe raved about the album’s guitar-like sounds. Associated Press said it ’draws sounds both traditional and innovative from his ukulele.”

Fairfield Theatre Company Warehouse, 70 Sanford St. Wednesday, April 18, 8 p.m., $48, 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org