"I didn't see anyone at the [SXSW 2019] festival doing anything close to what she [Taimane] does on stage. She shreds on ukulele and rocks everything from Beethoven to Led Zeppelin. Somehow she manages to not only rock out but connect the audience with meaningful Hawaiian traditions and dances." ~Austin American-Statesman
Now is your chance to catch ukulele virtuoso, songwriter and rising star Taimane, in fresh and full blossom as she brings her full palette of artistic color to the Oshman Family JCC for a one-night-only performance.
Born and raised in Hawaii of hapa Samoan descent, Taimane is renowned for both her pyrotechnics on the four-string island staple and prowess in using music and movement to paint vibrant images that elicit a deep emotional response. Taimane will feature her band—Jonathan Heraux on percussion and Ramiro Marziani on classical guitar—as well as dancer Li'o (contemporary and Polynesian dance).
2019 has seen Taimane establish herself as one of the most exciting new stars in world music. She kicked off the year presenting concerts in New York at the largest performing arts gathering in the world and garnered major praise and buzz. Taimane quickly built additional momentum at the mega SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, where National Public Radio (NPR) hailed her as one of the week's stand-out artists. Since then, she has continued to soar experiencing an explosion of new fans around the globe (over 100% growth in online followers), garnering the spotlight from Reuters News Agency, packing venues across Europe and selling out all five of her North American concerts this summer including her July shows in Berkeley and Napa.
After over a decade of passionately pursuing her art, Taimane is poised to share her music and vision of Hawaii with the world. Come experience her beauty, grace and passion and see why Taimane is quickly becoming a global cultural beacon.
Advance ticket purchase recommended.
- Over 15 million video views and 250,000 social media followers
- 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Favorite Entertainer of the Year (Hawaii's most esteemed music awards)
- Sold-out headline shows in New York, Washington D.C., Denver, San Diego, West Palm Beach, Napa, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Oceanside, La Jolla, Maui, Hawaii Island and more
Come early and enjoy an artist showcase featuring local singer-songwriter Adira Sharkey at 6:45 PM! Wine and cheese and fruit platters will be available for sale.
Saturday, October 26
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
$35 General Public | $30 Members and J-Pass Holders
Contact: Esther Young | (650) 223-8678 | [email protected]