Jake prepares for royal audience

December 3rd, 2009

In the video, shot in the dressing room at Neiman Marcus, Jake Shimabukuro is being fitted in a Royal Underground jacket and putting it through his ukulele test.

It’s always fun to go shopping, so when I was invited to help Jake Shimabukuro find something to wear for his performance with Bette Midler Dec. 7, in The Royal Variety Performance concert before the Queen of England, I didn’t even have to think twice about it. The story is in the print edition today.

He’s a really busy guy, so the search was put off until this past Tuesday evening, just two days before he leaves town. That nixed the idea of having a suit flown in by Dior Homme, which would have been cutting it close to his departure. And it means getting some intensive, rush tailoring done over at Neiman Marcus. It’ll be worth it if he feels at ease and equal on stage next to the divine Ms. M, as well as performers like Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Buble and Miley Cyrus.

He won’t have much time for a European vacation after the show because he’ll have to be back by Dec. 11, for four performances in conjunction with the Honolulu Marathon, before breaking for Christmas and New Year, then heading out mid-January for a West Coast/Southwest tour. You can see his schedule at www.jakeshimabukuro.com

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2 Responses to “Jake prepares for royal audience”

  1. annie:

    love him, hate that suit

  2. chieriokaniwa:

    jake is awesome!!!

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