Folk Music The Best Ukulele Players in the World  

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List Rules Living ukulele players only. Vote up the best musicians.

The ukulele is a popular stringed instrument that provides a higher-pitched, smoother sound than the guitar. In fact, many famous guitarists, violinists, and cellists also play the ukulele. Many rock bands, country singers, indie groups, and even orchestras use ukuleles in their music, but who are the greatest ukulele players in the world?
 
Rooted originally in Hawaiian culture, the ukulele requires great skills for any musician. The ukulele is so popular because it accompanies almost any voice, any genre of music, and any instrument in a perfect way! This list features the world’s best ukulele players in the world today. No matter what style of music you prefer, you’ll find the best ukulele players listed on this page! And be sure to check out this list of the best ukulele players of all time as well.
 
This list discusses the world’s best ukulele players. Vote up the best ukulele players below, or add a ukulele player (living musicians only) who isn't already on the list.

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Jake Shimabukuro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Jake Shimabukuro Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Elfhir added Kalei Gamiao Ukulele - Top player since 2008, fully dedicated to his instrument. http://kaleigamiao.com/

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Elfhir added Kris Fushigami In 2016 he was nominated for the prestigious Na Hoku Hano Hano Award in Hawaii for the Instrumental Composition of the Year category with his original composition of Moemoea, which he was inspired to write during a performing ...

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Tyler Joseph is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
iloveanyonewholoveTØP added Tyler Joseph

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Daniel Ho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Daniel Ho Music of Hawaii

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Eddie Kamae is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Eddie Kamae Music of Hawaii

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Cynthia Lin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
rkimball2000 added Cynthia Lin

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John King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
John King Hawaiian; folk; easy listening

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Taimane Gardner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Elfhir added Taimane Gardner Covers lots of famous tunes with sensuality and high technics.http://www.taimane.com

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Brittni Paiva is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Elfhir added Brittni Paiva Acoustic, Jazz, Pop

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Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Zooey Deschanel Indie pop, Alternative country, Indie folk

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Jakob Balogh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Shameless McBundy added Jakob Balogh

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Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Κατερίνα added Eddie Vedder Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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Zee Avi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Zee Avi Indie pop, Folk music, World music

The Greatest Ukulele Players of All Time

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Zahra Lowsley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
MaxineBasset added Zahra Lowsley Edinburgh based ukulele maestra. Currently on an epic fundraising tour for charity supplying  ukes to children in hospitals and hospices.

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Thomas Fersen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Thomas Fersen Rock, Jazz, Blues

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Wayne Federman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Wayne Federman Folk music, Acoustic music, Soft rock

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Zach Condon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Zach Condon Indie, Folk music, World music

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Mike Campbell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Mike Campbell Rock music

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Ingrid Michaelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Ingrid Michaelson Indie pop, Indie folk

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Julia Nunes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Julia Nunes Indie, Pop music, Acoustic music

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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Amanda Palmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Amanda Palmer Dark cabaret, Soft rock, Alternative rock

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Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Pete Townshend Rock music, Pop rock, Merseybeat

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Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Jack Johnson Indie pop, Tropical rock, Pop music

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Greg Hawkes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Greg Hawkes New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Sara Bareilles Adult contemporary music, Adult album alternative, Blue-eyed soul

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Tom Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Tom Fletcher Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Danny Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Danny Jones Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

The Best Songs with World in the Title

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Stefan Raab is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Stefan Raab Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Patrick Wolf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Patrick Wolf Indietronica, Electronic dance music, Folktronica

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Colbie Caillat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Colbie Caillat Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Country pop

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Sam Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Sam Brown Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Jazz

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Cosmo Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Cosmo Jarvis Acoustic music, Pop rock, Indie rock

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Priscilla Ahn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Priscilla Ahn Folk music, Acoustic music, Soft rock

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Carmaig de Forest is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Carmaig de Forest Rock music, Folk music

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Sara Watkins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Sara Watkins Folk music, Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass

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Dave Davies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Dave Davies Rock music, Pop rock, Hard rock

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Roger Greenawalt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Roger Greenawalt Pop music, Rock music, Reggae

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Nellie McKay is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Nellie McKay Disco, Anti-folk, Pop music

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Tony Visconti is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Tony Visconti Folk rock, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Kina Grannis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Kina Grannis Pop music, Acoustic music

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Jens Lekman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Jens Lekman Indie pop, Pop music

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Christine Fellows is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Christine Fellows Folk rock

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Jessica Delfino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ukulele Players in the World
Jessica Delfino Folk rock, Pop rock, Comedy