Issue 10

Ukulele virtuoso's Brittni Paiva, Kalei Gamiao, Andrew Molina, Kris Fuchigami, Corey Fujimoto

The Next Jake: 5 Up-And-Coming Hawaiian Artists to Watch

By Kenny Berkowitz They’re young, they’re phenomenally talented, and they’re dreaming of becoming the next Jake Shimabukuro. And why shouldn’t they? Meet the future stars of Hawaiian ukulele. Brittni Paiva Hometown: Hilo, Hawaii Covers: “Boogie Woogie Bossa Nova,” “Somewhere Over…


Jake Shimabukuro performing with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

Byron Yasui Pens a Ukulele Tour de Force for Jake Shimabukuro

By Audrey Coleman Photography courtesy of Hawaii Symphony Orchestra It’s not that nobody has ever thought of writing a concerto for the ukulele. In 1999, the Wallingford (Connecticut) Symphony Orchestra commissioned uke player-composer Jim Beloff to write Uke Can’t Be Serious:…


Uke Basics: Audio Examples

Check out the audio examples from Ukulele Fall 2015 below:       This article originally appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of Ukulele magazine. Click here for more on that issue.