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Posted by Duke of Uke on 2nd May 2019

Duke of Uke and Grand Northern Ukulele Festival


Hawaii Ukulele Virtuoso


"Taimane rocks the stage with a sensual vibrancy and a white hot talent that captivates and beguiles!” - Pierce Brosnan

Taimane at WorldFest Grass Valley CA - Photo Anthony Thoen

“I didn’t see anyone at the [2019 SXSW] 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.” - Austin360

Taimane - Jupiter - Ong King Arts Center

Taimane at Bush Hall, London - June 6th 2019

This is a rare opportunity to experience Hawaii’s ukulele virtuoso, songwriter and rising star, Taimane, as she brings her full palette of artistic colour to Bush Hall, London, for a one-night-only seated performance in the UK.

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 deep emotional response. At Bush Hall, Taimane will feature her Trio including Jonathan Heraux (percussion) and Ramiro Marziani (classical guitar).

Taimane - Lava Rock - Photo by Kim Taylor Reece

“Every so often we discover an artist as he or she is about to emerge into a much bigger arena. These experiences have included Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty, Kamasi Washington and Lake Street Dive. Now, we have a new discovery - Taimane. She's destined for a big, bright future, and I encourage you to catch her show as soon as you can.” - Bruce Labadie, Artistic and Festival Director of San Jose Jazz

2017 and 2018 were breakout years for Taimane, and she’s on track to experience her greatest rise yet in 2019. Taimane kicked off this year presenting concerts in New York at the largest performing arts gathering in the world and garnered major praise and buzz.

In March, Taimane and her band performed at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX playing to roaring crowds and receiving rave reviews from wide range of industry players and media including NPR's Bob Boilen (host of 'Tiny Desk' concerts and 'All Songs Considered' radio show).

After over a decade of passionately pursuing her art and investing in herself year after year, 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.

Taimane Gardner, the Ukulele Virtuoso | TEDxMaui

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see legendary performer Taimane, at London’s Bush Hall. This is a seated event and advance ticket purchase is recommended. Taimane has sold out concerts across USA and Europe in 2019.

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Big Island Music Magazine

April 15, 2019

The queen of the ukulele, Taimane, delivered a stunning, sold-out show at the Maui Arts &

Cultural Center in Kahului on Saturday.

The Maui News

April 4, 2019

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The Maui News

March 28, 2019

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March 20, 2019

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Austin360 / The Austin American-Statesman

March 17, 2019

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NPR - All Songs Considered

March 13, 2019

Austin360 Studio Sessions Episode 52: Taimane Performance & Interview


Mar 13, 2019

'Fuego' with Taimane at the Honolulu Design Center

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

March 10, 2019

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KHON2 News

March 7, 2019

Taimane Takes High Energy Show Across Hawaii and to Texas

KHON2 News

March 4, 2019


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