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Ukulele virtuoso: The Eric Clapton of the ukulele

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Known as the "Musician's Musician," Jake Shimabukuro will perform on his ukulele Thursday night in North County, and before he takes to the stage, CBS News 8's Jeff Zevely introduced the man with the tiny instrument to his biggest fan ... 7-year-old Eli from San Marcos.

The similarities are striking, Jake and Eli both started playing the ukulele when they were four-years-old and both love The Beatles. 

Jake does not sing but Eli does, making Eli a double threat. 

Over the years, Shimabukuro has collaborated with some of music's biggest stars. One of his memorable experiences was when he performed with Bette Midler for Queen Elizabeth in England.

Jake's performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the California Center for Arts in Escondido.

View the video for Jeff's full story.
 

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