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An Evening of ‘Ukulele with Daniel Ho
February 12 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bing Studio
Called “Hawaii’s greatest contemporary musical ambassador” by Ukulele Magazine, six-time Grammy Award winner Daniel Ho is a breathtaking performer on ‘ukulele and a myriad of other instruments, including slack key guitar and keyboards.
He began his professional career in 1990 when he formed the jazz ensemble Kilauea, serving as the group’s keyboardist, composer and producer. By 1997, Kilauea had released six albums, two of which made it to the Top 10 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. In 1998 he started his own label, Daniel Ho Creations, which has released more than 80 albums by many of Hawaii’s most respected artists.
Daniel has recorded 18 albums of his own including Ikena with Tia Carrere, which won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Hawaiian Album. He’s toured the US, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Brunei, Thailand, Europe and Australia, and has performed with everyone from Peebo Bryson to the Honolulu Symphony.
As one of the pre-eminent ambassadors of Hawaiian music and culture today, Daniel has guest-lectured at Tokyo’s Todai University and, previously, here at Stanford; authored nine music books; toured as a clinician for Yamaha Guitars and designed ‘ukuleles with world renowned luthier Pepe Romero. Currently, Daniel’s Spalted Mango Tiny Tenor ‘ukulele is on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.