Kotaro Oshio and Jake Shimabukuro

What could sound better than one excellent guitarist doing the job of a band (treble, bass, rhythm) by himself on a beautiful steel acoustic?

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A guitar and ukulele duet with an intro done entirely on palm mute before escalating into full call and response. YES.

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Kotaro Oshio and Jake Shimabukuro tonight at AC Hall. What a ride. STRING PLAYERS RULE SO HARD.

Jazz World Live Series, Hong Kong

That time of the year again, when HK’s Jazz World presents its Live Series and I go raid the coffers.

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october

In other news, the Los Romeros Guitar Quartet will be holding a concert in October, and the Sundance Film Festival is expanding in Hong Kong.