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Mahoa Ia Hawaii

Mahoa Ia Hawaii

[CD]

~ Maui Jam

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Na Hoku Hanohano nominees, Maui Jam, with founding members Al Nip and Jon Toda have been playing Hawaiian music on Maui since 1983. They have shared their music to malihini and kama'aina at many Maui venues, including, the Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Westin Maui, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton Maui, Kealani, and other Maui properties. Al Nip, retired after 31 years as an educator at Lahainaluna High School, where he coordinated the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism and taught business courses. He has played music professionally on Maui since 1975 and enjoys sharing the culture and history of the islands through this medium. He loves kiho'alu and his style can be described in two words, "simple and sweet." Al currently teaches music at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Lahaina and performs at the Old Lahaina Luau. Jon Toda has been playing Hawaiian music on Maui for over twenty-five years. He is a skilled bass player who also plays guitar and 'ukulele. He is employed at Seabury Hall, a prestigious private school, where he is the Technology Director and directs a Hawaiian ensemble. He previously worked for University of Hawai'i Maui Campus as the coordinator of the CompTech program, a division of VITEC. Fulton Tashombe, the only full-time musician in the group, is a world-class keyboard player, arranger, and producer. He has played with the Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, and Herbie Hancock in Japan. Fea-B-Lei Alcomindras plays 'ukulele and is an accomplished Hawaiian musician and vocalist, and directs her church choir. Geronimo Valdriz was a student of steel guitar legend, Jerry Byrd, and is currently a master in his own right. Mika'ele Villaren, who along with Jon and Al, made up the original Maui JAM.

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Artist: Maui Jam
Title: Mahoa Ia Hawaii
Genre: International
Release Date: 4/8/2013
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: CD
Catalog #: 5638107542
UPC: 884501901482
Item #: 629945X
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