Daniel Ho出生於夏威夷的知名烏克麗麗演奏家、作曲、編曲及世界音樂製作人，也擅長滑音吉他與鋼琴演奏，2005~2014間共入圍十次葛萊美獎，並獲得最佳製作人、最佳滑音吉他歌手，最佳夏威夷音樂專輯等六座葛萊美獎。Daniel Ho早期的音樂風格以夏威夷為主，包括夏威夷聖歌、草裙舞、烏克麗麗與滑音吉他，1990年起橫跨流行、古典、爵士、拉丁等領域，同時幫多部著名的好萊塢電影配樂，也在迪士尼音樂廳、葛萊美博物館、日本、泰國、德國、中國大陸、台灣…等地舉辦烏克麗麗工作坊，並參與全球多個音樂節演出。2013年起與知名打擊樂手Randy Drake、貝斯手Steve Billman合組Daniel Ho Trio，透過三重奏演繹更多世界名曲與創作。
Jerome Koko夏威夷最受歡迎的長青樂團Makaha Sons團長，此團以備受喜愛的傳統夏威夷音樂表演著稱，多年來持續巡迴美、日等地，同時參加全球多個知名音樂節演出，名曲"Over the Rainbow"即是樂團於夏威夷海岸演出時，由Jerome Koko發掘而紅遍全球。Jerome Koko擅長彈奏Koa Grand Tenor 烏克麗麗和12弦吉他，與Daniel Ho Trio的合體演出，淋漓盡致展現了各自擅長的多種樂器和人聲演唱，以懷舊情調展演一首首夏威夷民謠音樂。
Wu Hao-en吳昊恩來自台東卑南族的吳昊恩，出生於外界美稱為「金曲部落」的南王部落，與眾多知名歌手如陸森寶、陳建年、家家、紀曉君源自同一個家族。中學畢業加入「原舞者」的他，熟稔台灣各原住民族的傳統歌謠，2005年以創作曲〈蜥蜴〉獲得「台灣原創音樂大獎」原住民組首獎，2006年和家家族成演唱團體「昊恩家家」，以類藍調創作專輯《Blue in Love》贏得金曲獎最佳重唱組合獎。2015年與Daniel Ho Trio共同推出《洄游》專輯，獲得第27屆金曲獎最佳原住民語專輯，渾厚細緻、爆發力驚人的歌聲，不帶負擔地溫暖了聽者的靈魂。
Daniel HoDaniel Ho has a simple philosophy of presenting music with sincerity and artistry. His dedication has culminated in six consecutive GRAMMY Awards as a producer and artist. An adept multi-instrumentalist and composer, Daniel’s solo 'ukulele CD, Polani (Pure), was the first 'ukulele album in music history to receive a GRAMMY nomination. A year later on piano, his CD, E Kahe Malie (Flowing Gently), received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
A Honolulu native, Daniel started music lessons at an early age and spent his teenage years orchestrating big band arrangements. He is a prodigy of the Grove School of Music, where he excelled in composition and film scoring. At twenty-two, he became the leader and keyboardist of the acclaimed '90s contemporary jazz band, Kilauea. As a solo musician, he toured playing Hawaiian slack key guitar, then expanded his repertoire to include 'ukulele and vocals. An independent record label and publisher, Daniel specializes in acoustic music and educational media.
In 2012, Daniel’s album, On A Gentle Island Breeze was nominated for a GRAMMY in World Music. It was also the recipient of Taiwan’s music honor, the Golden Melody Award, for Best Instrumental Album Producer. His follow-up release, To & From the Heart, won the Golden Melody Award for Best Aboriginal Album. It is a collaboration with the children of the Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe from the indigenous Paiwan mountain tribe of Taiwan. In 2015, Our World in Song – An Odyssey of Musical Treasures (which teamed together Daniel, internationally-acclaimed pipa musician Wu Man, and renowned U.S. percussionist Luis Conte) was nominated at the 57th GRAMMY Awards for Best World Music Album. At the 26th Golden Melody Awards that same year, it won for Best Instrumental Album Producer.
Daniel has brought music and technique of world-class standards to Taiwan through his many visits and exchanges, immensely benefitting the local music scene and fans alike. Ever learning and evolving, Daniel continues to pursue excellence in composition, performance, audio engineering, and production. He is an enthusiastic proponent for inspiring musical creativity at all levels.
Jerome KokoJerome Koko is a founding member of the Mākaha Sons of Niʻihau, one of the most recognized bands in Hawaiian music. The legendary group began its professional career in 1976 during a period of reawakened Hawaiian culture and identity. Treasured for their rich harmonies and commitment to perpetuating Hawaiian music, they are the recipients of sixteen Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawaiian music accolade). The Mākaha Sons, now in their 40th year, continue to be active as a trio, and Jerome also carries on the group’s legacy as a solo performer. He has shared his talent and aloha internationally to sold out crowds and lifelong fans.
Jerome lives up to his Hawaiian middle name, Kaleolani, which translates to “heavenly voice.” He is known for his musicality and delightful stage presence. He sings traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs that are often accompanied by hula. Jerome plays 12-string guitar and ʻukulele.
Mākaha Sons Memoirs is Jerome’s first album release in over fourteen years, and it features him as a solo vocalist. It is also a collaboration with Daniel Ho, who provides ‘ukulele and piano accompaniment, along with his award-winning producer’s touch. A beautiful collection of Hawaiian songs, the album is complete with liner notes and stories about Jerome’s experience as a Makaha Son.
Wu Hao-enWu Hao-en is a member of the Puyuma tribe and was born into the aptly nicknamed “Golden Melody Village” of Nanwang in Taitung County, from where other Taiwanese music greats such as Baliwakes (Lu Sen-bao), Purdur (Chen Jian-nian), Jiajia, and Samingad Purupurupuane (Ji Xiao-jun) hail. With music flowing through his veins, his talent was visible from a young age, and after a bit of basic technique lessons from one of his cousins, he developed his guitar and vocal skills on his own.
When blues music from the U.S. was taking his village by storm, Hao-en recalls, “for everyone from age eight to eighty, for all occasions from celebrations and rituals to cooking and doing laundry, music was like air to us: we couldn’t do without it. People sang as a way of expressing their emotions.” With this background, and immersed in gospel music as the son of a pastor, Hao-en’s love for and reliance on music grew.
After junior high school, Hao-en entered the ranks of indigenous singing and dancing and learned the traditional songs of various tribes. He became the guitarist for the Am Band and performed in Taiwan and internationally. He received the top honor in the indigenous music category at the Taiwan Music Composition and Songwriting Contest for his song “Lizards” in 2005. In 2006, he teamed up with performing artist Jiajia and won the Golden Melody Award for Best Duet Album for their blues release Blue in Love. People continue to sing his songs and recognize his melodies as contemporary Taiwanese classics.
Hao-en’s voice is both strong and delicate. His work is simple and direct, and his lyrics are meaningful and sincere. Each song comes from a true story and his music warms the soul and lightens the listener’s burdens.