Summer Fest 2017 hit Taimane returns to San Jose Jazz for an intimate performance.

Performing in the spotlight in Hawaii since she first joined Don Ho on stage at age 13, Taimane has carved out a robust career by committing to her vision of creating an original sound and style with her instrument of choice, the ukulele.

From Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, Taimane Gardner takes her ukulele above and beyond boundaries. Like her birthstone (Taimane means diamond in Samoan, the heritage of her mother), she radiates light, illuminating music’s ability to unite people and cultures.

With four albums released, over 6 million video views, over 70,000 social media followers and the successful presentation of her own musical at Hawaii’s most revered performance hall (the exquisite, 1,400-seat Hawaii Theatre), Gardner stands on a formidable foundation, poised to further grow her voice while continuing to embrace the power and joy of being an independent artist.