See artist that play Ko’olau or Pono
Abe Lagrimas, Jr.
– One of finest multi-talented musicians from Hawaii, has taken his form of ‘ukulele jazz to a new level.
Hawaii’s most notable Bandleader. Former leader of the Royal Hawaiian Band.
Performer, recording artist, song writer. Plays Ko’olau and Pono guitars and ‘ukuleles.
One of the original living jazz Ukulele players. Played with the Don Ho Band for 25 years.
Jazz ukulele player and recording artist. Resides, plays and teaches in NYC
Multi talented slack key master. Plays Ko’olau and Pono guitars & ‘ukuleles.
Imua has been playing ukulele all his life. His styles with Opihi Picker’s influenced a generation of local ukulele players
Composer and co-founder of Music Orange, providing music for commercial television and radio advertising. The often unseen in the music industry is movies, TV, and advertising. And now days more and more advertisements include ukuleles in the background. Michael Lande is a master in the industry. These videos are a sampling of his artistry using his Ko’olau tenor ukulele.
Makua is a surfer, a musician and connoisseuer of the finer things. And, a good guy. Check out his ko’olau
Founder of Four Strings Studio in Kaneohe, the inspiration and introduction of many of today’s ‘ukulele masters
Multi-talented guitar and ‘ukulele recording artist.
Ernie Cruz Jr.
Hawaii raised mega star plays Koolau/Pono!
Lyle with one of his Ko‘olau ‘ukuleles.
Performer and Recording Artist. Mike grew up and played music with his cousin, Israel Kamakawiwa’ole and uncle, Moe Keale.
Marc is a professional ukulele player based in Manchester, England. He plays his Pono ukulele at regular gigs, weddings, and has played at every ukulele festival throughout Europe, including Galway, Grand Northern, Scotland, Berlin, Munich, and Vienna. His current tour to begin this year includes the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Czech Republic
Singer/Songwriter. Folk, soul, rhythm & blues
A 11 time World Champion surfer. Kelly is also a musician and plays a custom made ko’olau ukulele
Ukulele Teacher, performer, and founder of the Pacific Music Foundation.
Imua has been playing ukulele all his life. His styles with Opihi Picker’s influenced a generation of local uke players.
Composer and Songwriter for TV and Movies.
Performer and Recording Artist. Now a legend, Chino will always be known as one of Hawaii’s finest guitar and ‘ukulele masters.
co-founder of the band The Cars (now a devoted ‘ukulele enthusiast).
Henry Kapono Ka’aihue
More popularly known as Henry Kapono, or simply “Kapono”. Solo Singer/songwriter and part of Hawaii’s most famous and largest recording duo C & K (Cecileo and Kapono).
Professional recording artist, performer, and teacher in Japan. Performs and records on a Ko’olau Tenor ‘Ukulele with his wife Keiko on guitar and vocals.
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter
Guitarist for Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, and even a member of an early Jimi Hendrix band. One of the old “rockers” who discovered the ‘ukulele.
Jesse Colin Young
Singer/songwriter, founding member of the famous 60’s/70’s band “Youngbloods” with their signature song “Get Together”.
The “Uke of Hazzard” Violinist and percussionist for the David Grisman Quintet
John is a Singer, Guitarist, and Ukulele player and whatever else you put in his hands. He is an incredible talent from the islands. John helped his nephew Bruno Mars in his early years.
Performer and Recording Artist
Performer and recording artist. When not touring, Kalei assists Hawaii Music Supply in sales and instrument demo’s.
Master harmonica player, famous locally for his Hapa recording “Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai” and pictured in concert with his Ko’olau Solidbody 8-String Baritone.
Leads The Ukulele Cowboy Society
Ukulele performer and recording artist from France.
More known for his acting skills but this closet ukeist can really jam!
Wahiawa Police Department – Our Famous Wahiawa ‘Ukulele Band
Well…. not really famous, but how many city police stations look like this? This is “Law enforcement with Aloha” Pictured are members of the Honolulu Police Department, Wahiawa Division jamming and taking lessons during lunch break. Maybe this is a solution to the stress of “law and order” I think the “chief” at the time put a stop to this, insisting that while the world was falling apart, these guys were having too much fun. In truth, these 10 minute jams were the solution to not letting this world get the best of them.