KIMO ARTIS BIO

Kimo Artis is an award winning Singer/Musician/Composer/Producer.  He is a member of HARA, BMI, (Songwriter/Publisher) & NARAS, (Composer/Songwriter/Publisher). He started his music career over 40 years ago in Los Angeles.  In 1992 he moved to Hawaii and helped form the award winning group Kanilau. Kanilau won the prestigious 1995 Ka Himeni Ana Award for best Hawaiian acoustic vocal performance. Kanilau recorded 7 CD’s & 2 DVD's earning multiple Na Hoku nominations and was awarded a Na Hoku Hanohano Award for best Christmas Album in 2005.  

Kimo has been a full-time musician since 2004 when he retired from FedEx Corporation after a distinguished 20-year career. Kimo served in many Leadership positions with FedEx and retired as HNLA Senior Manager of Domestic Ground Operations. 

 Kimo has shared the stage with many of Hawaii’s finest entertainers,  Palani Vaughn & the King’s Own, Nohelani Cypriano, Raiatea Helm, Na Kama, Nina Kealiiwahamana, Marlene Sai, Danny Kaleikini, Keli'i Kaneali'i, Darlene Ahuna, the Lim Family, just to name a few. He is a founding member of the award-winning band, Kapala and the President of Kapala Music Group LLC. Kapala was formed in 2006 and has recorded 3 critically acclaimed CD’s culminating in the Na Hoku nominated CD “Legacy” in 2013. They are a 4-time winner of the Akademia Music award for excellence in songwriting and their hit songs "Raising Haloa" and "Come on Home" can be heard in over 45 countries worldwide.  

Kimo has also been a member of the Makaha Sons, one of Hawaii’s most beloved groups for the past 6 years. This year marks their 43nd Anniversary of performing, making them the longest running group in Hawaiian music history. They released the first Studio CD from the Makaha Sons in 16 years in 2018, with the release of Mauna Lahilahi.  

                          ZANUCK LINDSEY BIO

Raised in tranquil Pauoa Valley, O’ahu, Zanuck Kapala Lindsey has been a professional musician, bandleader, teacher, composer, producer, and contractor for 40+ years. He has traveled extensively, performing internationally. A few highlights have been performances at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Irvine Meadows, Shoreline Amphitheater, Aloha Stadium, Tokyo  Dome and the Oneness Center in Golden City, Chennai, India. 

 Zanuck has shared the stage with Tony Bennett, Larry Carlton, Lee  Ritenour, Chaka Khan, The Doobie Brothers, Isaac Hayes, The Captain & Tennille, Tower of Power, Pauline Wilson, Yvonne Elliman, Michael Paulo,  Jim Belushi, Sheila E., Michael McDonald, Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson,James Ingram, Gloria Gaynor, Ray Parker Jr., Sheena Easton, Martha Reeves & the  Vandellas, Ben Vereen, Bobby Caldwell, Rick Braun, Peter White, Mindy Abair, Warren Hill, Michael Lington, Matt Catingub & the Honolulu Symphony Pops,  the #1 Japanese Pop bands, Exile, J-Soul Brothers and Arashi, Don Ho, Steve Moretti and the Macon Pops, Kalapana, Kapala, Disney Japan, Konishiki, and countless others. 

 His original song, “Heat of the Night” won 1st place in the 1987 National Songwriting Contest sponsored by Budweiser and Capitol Records. In 1999, his solo record “For Every Heart” was nominated for Best Contemporary Album in Hawai’i. 

 Zanuck was awarded the 2000 Na Hoku Hanohano Best Jazz Album for “Hula Joe & the Hutjumpers” on Black and Tan Records. As a producer, Zanuck has 8 cds to his credit, his latest titled “Koko” with Maui singer/songwriter Ron Kuala’au. He is currently performing with artist/ kumu hula Napua Greig. 

 As a music educator, Zanuck travels the world teaching music through the ukulele. He has worked with esteemed ukulele masters Kimo Hussey, Daniel Ho & Herb Ohta, Jr., James Hill, Jake Shimabukuro, Benny Chong, Byron Yasui, Bryan Tolentino and taught in Japan, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, Europe, India, Australia, and the United States. He currently works with the Institute of Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii - Maui College, developing curriculum and leading workshops in ukulele, guitar, and music theory. He also works with the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii in creating ukulele programs for disabled veterans at Tripler Army Medical Center; health-challenged children at Shriner’s Hospital in Honolulu, and UPLINK; Uniting Peer Learning, Integrating New Knowledge, an after-school program for middle-school aged children.

 

 

 

Hawaiian Classics

Zanuck Lindsey & Kimo Artis

Hawaiian classics

A new CD for Hawaiian music lovers and Hula dancers alike

1. Maui Girl                        2. Hi'ilawe

3. Lahainaluna                 4. Lei Nani

5. Waikiki                          6. He U'i

7 Hawaiian Lullaby        8 Ke Uluwehi o Ke Kai

9. I'll Remember You    10 On a little Bamboo Bridge

11. Pua Lili Lehua           12 Lovely Hula Hands

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