TAIMANE & Her Trio
Debuts in South Florida for an intimate, one-night-only concert
Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District
Wednesday ★ June 19 ★ 8 p.m.
Palm Beach Dramaworks – 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Widely known to Hawaiian audiences since she was a child, Taimane brings her trio (ukulele/vocals, classical guitar, and percussion) to the Palm Beach Dramaworks stage.
** Featuring Taimane with her trio: Taimane (ukulele, vocals), Ramiro Marziani (classical guitar), and Jonathan Heraux (percussion).
Hawaii songwriter, virtuoso and theatre producer, Taimane is best known for her fierce and inventive style of playing the ukulele. She is a born entertainer and self-taught musician who plays by ear. Her attraction to the four-string island staple began at age 3, and by age 10, she regularly performed in public, busking in Waikiki every Friday night with her father holding down security duties and Waikiki Beach Boys (adults whose home & workplace was the beach) serving as her band. By age 13, Taimane landed a position in Don Ho’s show literally playing in the spotlight every week until Ho’s passing. Fast forward to today, and you have an artist who tours the world and has carved out a unique niche in music –merging a wide-array of genres while summoning a seemingly limitless palette of emotions via an instrument previously viewed as a restricted device.
- Over 10 million video views and 130,000 social media followers
- 2109 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Favorite Entertainer of the Year (part of Hawaii’s top annual awards)
- Fashion Model: 2019 spring / summer campaign by AllSaints (200+ stores worldwide)
- Sold out headline shows in New York, Washington D.C., Denver, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Oceanside, Maui, Hawaii Island and more
- 2018 Los Angeles Staples Center performance in front of 20,000 + performances to 10,000+ alongside Michael Franti at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and The Gorge Amphitheatre
“Taimane rocks the stage with a sensual vibrancy and a white hot talent that captivates and beguiles!” -Pierce Brosnan (aka 007)
“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
“Absolutely fantastic show!” – Jerry VanLeeuwen, Executive Director, California Center for the Arts Escondido
“It was an incredible performance!” – Todd Stein, President & CEO, Mid-America Arts Alliance
“What an amazing artist!” – Kristine Bretall, Director of Performing Arts, Sun Valley Center