SAT, MAR 12 Kona Brewers Festival
THU, MAR 24 Kahilu Theatre
Ann Hoku Lyn is a musician, composer, and recording artist. Raised in the Marshall Islands, her unique upbringing infuses her compositions with a musical style both urban and tropical, with inflections of Latin, Funk, Reggae, and Neo-soul.
After earning a Jazz Trumpet degree from Oberlin Conservatory, her career began in NYC, where she performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, and in the NYC subways. While playing in the Union Square subway station, she was picked up by an Afrobeat band and toured Europe with the drummer of Fela Kuti’s band. Still hungry for something new, she began composing songs, and was soon approached by Usher’s budding label to sign with them between tours. Preferring instead to write and tour as a freelance trumpeter, she rejected the offer and continued to search and evolve, blazing her own path and searching for music truly authentic to her soul.
Ann Hoku Lyn is working on an album to be released in 2022 which blends jazzy trumpet riffs, syncopated rhythms, and sultry vocals that tell a story of struggle, strength and creative rebirth.