Roy and Kathy establish Ukulele Festival Hawaii, a charitable non-profit organization. Theme song "Come and Join Us" by James Ingram and Roy Sakuma, winner of the Hawaii Music Awards "Single of the Year." Next
Noel Okimoto’s "Ohana", is the solo debut of Hawaii’s premier jazz drummer and one of Hawaii’s resident world class talents. ‘OHANA sweeps the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and also the Hawaii Music Awards "Jazz Album of the Year". National jazz magazine, Downbeat, gave "Ohana" its best rating of 4 stars among all other jazz releases in Hawaii. Jazz Times Magazine quotes " Noel Okimoto is a forceful swinger and creative player as well as a prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist… undeniable talented and incredibly versatile…"