Local Music

Brittni Paiva

Local Spotlight: Brittni Paiva


Brittni Paiva, a multi award-winning instrumentalist, is known for her stunning articulation of what she can do on the ukulele going from slow and moving, to rapid-fire, classical-ballet, to ancient Japan, translating forms of jazz, world beat, pop, Flamenco and Latin, and filter these styles through her 4-string ukulele.
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Local Spotlight: Azato: Album Release Party


Brady “Azato” Giusta, aka Azato, is proud to announce a new 8-piece World/Reggae band with musical elements of Afro Cuban, Hawaiian, Samoan, Niyabinghi and jazz styles with an album release party for Azato’s brand new “Love Is The Conqueror.”

Willie K

Local Spotlight: Willie K


The Hawaiian phenomenon Willie K is undoubtedly the only artist in the world who can go into an Irish pub in the middle of Maui and play anything from indigenous acoustic Hawaiian music to jazz, reggae, rock, country and even opera leaving everyone within earshot slack-jawed in astonishment.


Local Spotlight: Mailani


Mailani is the co-owner of Ha Enterprises and a 6-time Nā Höku Hanohano Award Winner, twice as Female vocalist of the year in 2010 and 2015. Her latest E.P. release,” Pali Ke Kua", was recently honored with the 2018 EP of the Year award. When she is not traveling, Mailani volunteers at Pohai Nani teaching kupuna Hawaiian music and 'ukulele.


Local Spotlight: Beat-Lele: Ukulele Tribute to The Beatles


Beat-Lele is comprised of four Beatle-loving musicians who hail from the island of Oahu. Having performed for numerous years as a Beatles tribute band on the islands, they decided to reinvent themselves and fuse the beautiful music of the Beatles with their passion of playing ukulele's.

Paula Fuga

Local Spotlight: Paula Fuga


Praised for her originality in song composition and ability to stir the deepest emotions with spellbinding and soulful vocals, Paula Fuga has established herself as one of Hawaii's most respected live performers.

Hapa Holidays

Local Spotlight: HAPA Holidays


Original members Barry Flanagan and Keli'i Kaneali'i reunite once again on the Blue Note Hawaii stage for a special HAPA Holidays event. Meaning “half” in Hawaiian, HAPA's self-titled album, released in 1993, remains the number one selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian music.

Josh Tatofi

Local Spotlight: Josh Tatofi's Christmas Tribute to Luther Vandross


Hawaiian Music Live calls him the Polynesian Luther Vandross, which aptly describes the soothing voice of Josh Tatofi. Honolulu-born Josh Tatofi began performing in his teens, and recording with the popular Maui band, ‘Ekolu. And as he has gotten older he has gravitated towards R&B slow jams with his smooth voice and phrasing, interpreting into his own stylized Hawaiian songs.