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Roy Sakuma Productions
The Roy Sakuma Productions label is home to an eclectic, refreshing collection of musical styles. Learn more about each artist below.

 

Cool contemporary jazz with soulful vocals and haunting slack-key ukulele solos. Shop Now


 

Composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist of six best selling smooth jazz albums, Daniel Ho was the leader of Kilauea and has worked with Davide Benoit, Tia Carrere, Richard Page and Dean Pitchford. On this CD, Daniel artfully interprets the sweet sound of the ukulele. Shop Now


 

Herb Ohta, Jr. has made several recordings and has become a familiar and popular young musician in Hawaii and Japan. Herb Ohta, Jr.’s beautiful and intricate artistry showcases the sweet lyrical nature and dramatic splendor of the ukulele as a major solo instrument.
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Holunape is one of Hawaii’s premier up-and-coming Hawaiian groups. Kama Hopkins, Kekoa Kaluhiwa and Kanai‘a Nakamura have assembled an extraordinary mix of Hawaiian songs performed in the styles of Hawai‘i of the 1940s and 1950s as well as the more contemporary Hawaiian music scene. Shop Now


 

“Come and Join Us” composed by James Ingram and Roy Sakuma, joyfully captures the allure of the
ukulele and Hawaii. In 2004, Ingram’s fourth appearance at the Ukulele Festival coincides with the
release of this CD single, the first collaboration of two longtime friends. Shop Now


 

With their musicianship and vocal harmonies, this effervescent female group, interprets contemporary, standards, alternative and reggae on Hawaii’s favorite instrument, the ukulele. Shop Now


 

A distinctive and appealing sound reflects their love of Hawai’i and of their favorite non-musical activity,
surfing. With their fresh blend of ukulele and guitar, this popular band created a new breed of contemporary Hawaiian music. Shop Now


 

Keoki Kahumoku on slack-key guitar and Herb Ohta, Jr. on ‘ukulele eloquently connect us to the heart
and soul of Hawaiian music with their fresh acoustic interpretations of 12 Hawaiian standards. Keoki
is a “natural vocalist in the old-style… seasoned and fresh, daring and innocent” (Advertiser & Star Bulletin). Herb, Jr.’s ukulele voicings brings new insights into each tune. Shop Now


 

When LA session man Lyle Ritz recorded 2 jazz ukulele records in the 50′s, he didn’t know anyone was listening. They were in fact huge hits in Hawaii. Roy Sakuma brings back Lyle Ritz on jazz ukulele with the softness of rich harmonies. Shop Now


 

Born from the same gene pool and thus gifted with the sturdy common thread of inherently similar timbres,
Manoa DNA has the luxury of weaving a patchwork of styles and genres into one solid sound. Two generations
- Dad, Nick and Alex – join forces as their varied paths unite to form Manoa DNA. Shop Now


 

Hawaii’s premier jazz drummer, Noel Okimoto, has established a distinguished career with his intense and brilliant chops behind the drum kit. You’ll also hear Noel’s innovative original compositions. Helping
him make his musical statement are his longtime buddies and friends, including Benny Rietveld of Santana and
internationally renowned artists Makoto Ozone and Tiger Okoshi. Shop Now


 

Diversity of style and a strong lyrical sense are the hallmarks of Ohta-San, Dean of Ukulele in Hawaii. A
must have for any ukulele player or fan. Shop Now


 

Rich harmonies, wondrous falsetto, seductive guitar and killer ukulele riffs combine to make a unique contemporary sound on both cover tunes and traditional Hawaiian music. Shop Now


 

Roy Sakuma presents a series of CD’s featuring the most Hawaiian instrument, the ukulele, with its unique
Hawaiian sound that captures the natural charm of Hawaii and the Aloha Spirit of its people. Shop Now


The Out Takes  

A group of accomplished jazz musicians who jammed together as high school students on Oahu return from the mainland to team up on this CD of visceral jazz. Featuring a cooking quartet of sax, guitar, bass and drums, it a reunion you won’t want to miss! Shop Now


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