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Virtual Tomodachi Gala

June 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 7:00 pm (PT)
Online via “JCCCW ワ州日本文化会館 Youtube Channel” for free

Join us for our third Virtual Tomodachi Gala! During this year’s event, Jake Shimabukuro will receive the 2022 Tomodachi Award from the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW). The award recognizes his many years of promoting and celebrating the U.S. – Japan relationship through music and education. The event will be held on the JCCCW YouTube channel, where Jake will hold a small performance as well! Please, join us in celebrating this cultural icon.

Jake Shimabukuro is recognized as the world’s pre-eminent ukulele artist and musical ambassador, recently nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as a member of the National Council on the Arts. Jake, who is proud of his Okinawan heritage and Hawaiian roots, has millions of fans who admire him as an ukulele virtuoso, composer and producer. He has created soundtracks for Japanese films, and he’s played in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls including the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and the Sydney Opera House. His repertoire includes classical, jazz, rock, Hawaiian and Japanese stylings and everything in between. His newest album “Jake & Friends” pairs him with musical legends like Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Bette Midler, Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Loggins. The JCCCW is also recognizing Jake’s philanthropic work through The Four Strings Foundation, which supports ukulele music instruction in the nation’s public schools.

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毎年、日系コミュニティに貢献された方が表彰される「ともだちアワード」受賞者はジェイク・シマブクロさん!世界的なウクレレ奏者であり、近年ではジョー・バイデン大統領からナショナル・カウンシル・オン・ザ・アーツにも推薦されたほど。音楽と教育を通じて、日米友好の促進に努めて来られ ました。沖縄とハワイにルーツがあり、日本映画への音楽提供、ハリウッド・ボウル、リンカーンセン ター、シドニーのオペラハウスなど有名なコンサート 会場でも演奏をされてきました。クラシック、ジャズ、 ロック、ハワイと日本のスタイル、様々な楽曲があり、 数百万人のファンがいるシマブクロさん。最新アルバム「ジェイク・アンド・フレンズ」ではウィリー・ ネルソン、ジャック・ジョンソン、ベット・ミドラー、 ジミー・バフェット、ケニー・ロギンスなど伝説的な音楽家とコラボレーションしています。また慈善事業 として、全米の公立学校でウクレレ演奏教育に力を注がれています。

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Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW)
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