Jake Shimabukuro is one of the greatest ukulele players in the world. He was born in Hawaii and is a fifth generation Japanese-American. Jake first became famous in Hawaii and then Japan but was largely unknown in the rest of the world until someone posted a video of Jake playing George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps on YouTube. That video became one of the very first YouTube videos to go viral with over 12 million views. Since then he has released many albums, including the soundtracks of 2 Japanese movies (Hula Girls in 2007 and Sideways in 2009), and has had a documentary movie made about his life and career, Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings.
Jake performs Bohemian Rhapsody solo on the Ukulele. This is the song that was quite ambitious when Queen recorded it with a rock band and several overdubs in the studio but Jake‘s solo performance, while lacking Freddy Murcury’s vocals, is still compelling listening. The video was recorded live in Hiroshima, Japan sometime in 2010.
You can buy Jake performing Bohemian Rhapsody on iTunes.