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Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro at Gallo Center



Hawaii’s Jake Shimabukuro, who in his young career has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), and earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, will perform in concert at the Gallo Center at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 29.

Tickets for the event range in price from $19 to $59, and may be purchased online at www.galloarts.org, by calling (209) 338-2100, or from the Gallo Center ticket office at 1000 I Street in downtown Modesto.

Shimabukuro’s mastery of the ukulele prompted Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam to declare, “He is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with.”

The musician’s popularity has soared over the last few years. Shimabukuro has more than 12 million followers on Facebook. This concert will feature some of his most popular songs, among them “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” plus selections from his latest album, “Grand Ukulele,” a collaboration with legendary producer Alan Parsons, best known for his work on Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and The Beatles’ “Abbey Road.”

Beard Land and Investment Co. and 1st Light Energy are sponsors of the Shimabukuro concert.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.