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Mahoa Ia Hawai`i


Maui Jam

Copyright Year(s): 2006
Genre: HAWAIIAN
Format: CD
Price: $0.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Track List & Samples

(Tracks with sample are bold.)
  1. Ka Makani Ka`ili Aloha
  2. Maori Brown Eyes
  3. Hi`ilawe
  4. E Ku`u Morning Dew
  5. Ka `Uluwehi O Ke Kai
  6. Nani No `O Koali
  7. `O Kou Aloha
  8. Wahine `Ilikea
  9. Ka Wai Lehua `A`ala Ka Honua
  10. Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai
  11. Hula Lady
  12. Ua Mau
  13. Hula o Makee
  14. Hawai`i Aloha

Album Notes

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 part-time at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Lahaina

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 also employed at Seabury Hall, a prestigious private school, where he is the Technology Director and teaches `ukulele He previously worked for Maui Community College 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 learned to play the steel guitar from Jerry Byrd and is a master in his own right

Kristen Toda, is a skilled `ukulele player who has won the Hula Grill `ukulele contest, sponsored by George Kahumoku, three times She currently attends Northern Arizona University

Maui Jam is:

Al Nip
Jon Toda

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