SAT, MAR 12 Kona Brewers Festival
THU, MAR 24 Kahilu Theatre
Ann Hoku Lyn is a trumpeter, 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 has won numerous ASCAP awards for her compositions and is set to release an album of original songs in 2023. She lives on the Big Island of Hawaii and performs regularly with jazz, funk, soul and reggae bands in the Hawaiian Islands.