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Composer, vocalist, and recording artist Ann Hoku Lyn grew up listening to Brazilian mixtapes, jazz, reggae, and R&B. Born in Panama while being raised in the Marshall Islands, Hoku Lyn credits her unique upbringing to what her style has evolved into: flecks of urban and jazz grooves mixed in with neo-soul, reggae and Latin sounds.
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 toured internationally with jazz, pop and afrobeat bands as a freelance trumpet player. Ann Hoku Lyn has won numerous ASCAP awards for her compositions and performs regularly with jazz, soul and reggae bands in the Hawaiian Islands. Her music has been featured in Jazziz Magazine, West Hawaii Today, and The
Big Island Weekly. She was written up in the New York Times as one of the next generation’s up and coming trumpet players. She was the trumpeter on Kahulanui’s Hawaiian Jazz Album nominated in the Regional Roots Category at the Grammy’s in
The Ann Hoku Lyn touring band includes drummer Russ McKinnon, who has toured with
Tower of Power and Barry Manilow, Reggie Griffin who has toured with the Isley Brothers and Chaka Kahn, LA bassist Eric Sittner, and favorite Big Island musicians Truth Musiq, Haunani, Binti Bailey and Loren Wilken. Together, these musician form a
powerhouse ensemble capable of blending jazz, reggae and Neo-soul that honors tradition and stretches boundaries.
Ann Hoku Lyn’s Spanish roots and the laid-back island feel have shaped the way her music is today. Painting an aural canvas that’s colorful and vibrant, this vocalist and trumpet player brings us music that is powerful and with a message. It’s about women defining themselves in their own terms and following their creative path. Connecting with others through music is an important part of why and how she makes music.