Maui Jam Slack Key Guitar Stylings

of Al Nip

Nä Hökü Hanohano Nominee, Al Nip, has been playing Hawaiian music on Maui since the mid 70s. He has shared his music to malihini and kama`aina at many Maui venues, including, the Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Westin Maui, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton Maui, Kealani, Westin Maui, and most recently at the Old Lahaina Luau.

Al has been playing slack key guitar since 1970. He plays using the "taro patch G" and "C" tunings. He has played music professionally on Maui since 1975 and enjoys sharing the culture and history of the islands through this medium. He loves kiho`alu and his style can be described in two words, "simple and sweet." He retired after 31 years as an educator at Lahainaluna High School and currently teaches at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Lahaina and performs at the Old Lahaina Luau and on 2nd Fridays in Lahaina with his Maui Jam Band.

The "Maui Jam Band" has evolved into a traditional Hawaiian band playing your favorite Hawaiian folk music. Band members include Geri Valdriz on steel guitar, Lance Tokushima, Fea-B-Lei Alcomindras on `ukulele, Jon Toda, Barney Cortinez, or Wayne Purdy on bass guitar, Mika Villaren on guitar/`ukulele, and Fulton Tashombe on keyboards.


Contemporary Hawaiian Music Release!

Kalakoa

"Kalakoa" includes six original songs performed by thirteen Maui musicians and vocalists. There are traditional and contemporary Hawaiian tunes, Hawaiian swing, blues, and two traditional Japanese numbers as part of the song choices.

Song List

  1. Kalaupapa
  2. Sweet Lähaina Girl
  3. Church in an Old Hawaiian Town
  4. E Pili Pa`a
  5. Front Street Blues
  6. Koko Ni Sachi Ari
  7. Kaimana Hila
  8. Kimito Itsumademo
  9. Hana Hou Hula
  10. `Ahulili
  11. There was a Time

VIDEOS of the Maui Jam Band on Reverbnation


Nä Hökü Hanohano Awards Nominee!

Christmas Album of the Year

Song List

  1. E Aloha E
  2. Iesu No Ke Kahuhipa
  3. Christmas Island
  4. Pö La`i E (Silent Night)
  5. Christmas Luau
  6. O Holy Night
  7. Hawaiian Santa
  8. Aloha Kalïkimaka
  9. Mele Kalïkimaka
  10. The Christmas Song

Musicians

Wayne Harada of the Honolulu Star Advertiser reviews "Aloha Kalikimaka"

John Berger of the Honolulu Star Advertiser reviews "Aloha Kalikimaka"

Purchase "Aloha Kalikimaka" cd at Mele.com

Preview 'Aloha Kalikimaka' at myspace.com/mauijam


Slack Key Music Release

Song List

  1. Uluwehi O Ke KaiKa Makani Kä`ili Aloha
  2. Ua Mau
  3. Hula o Makee
  4. `O Kou Aloha
  5. Nani Nö O KoaliUluwehi O Ke Kai
  6. Kä`ili Aloha
  7. E Ku`u Morning Dew
  8. Maori Brown Eyes
  9. Wahine `Ilikea
  10. Ka Wai Lehua `A`ala Ka Honua
  11. Hula Lady
  12. Iesu Me Ke Kanaka Waiwai
  13. Hi`ilawe
  14. Hawai`i Aloha

Musicians

     

CD Reviews

Purchase "Mahoa ia Hawai`i" at Mele.com

Cd's are available for purchase and preview at:

For bookings or questions, contact Al Nip at mauijam@yahoo.com