Over the past 2 decades, Jake Shimabukuro has proved that there isn't a style of music that he can't play. Versatility for any musician is impressive, what's remarkable about Shimabukuro's transcendent skills is how he explores his seemingly limitless vocabulary - whether it's jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk or even classical - on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments: the 'ukulele. Responding to the urgent calls of his fervent imagination, the Hawai'i-born virtuoso has taken the 'ukulele to points previously thought impossible, & in the process he's reinvented the applications for this tiny, heretofore underappreciated 4-string instrument, causing many to call him "the Jimi Hendrix of the 'ukulele." Creatively, Jake & Friends is Shimabukuro's most ambitious project to date, & the 2 years-plus that went into it were an immense logistical undertaking. During pre-Covid times, tracks were recorded in Maui, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Nashville, Austin & other U.S. cities.