At the age of five, Taimane picked up her first ukulele and began her future in performing. With a take-no-prisoners attitude and carefully crafted shows that are the polar opposite of recitals, Taimane demands viewers’ attention every second of every performance eliciting intense, “wow” reactions on cue while leading her audiences on a journey through a range of experiences - mystical, dark and playful. When Don Ho caught wind of the talented teen, he invited her to join him as part of his venerable variety show at the Waikiki Beachcomber, further fueling Taimane’s desire to perform for and connect with audiences. These experiences have included Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty, Kamasi Washington and Lake Street Dive. She married Jack C. Gardner and raised two beautiful daughters, Taimane age 29 and Teuila age 21.  Taimane began playing the ukulele at the age of 5. 9 / 9. With the fierceness of a rocker, and the grace of a dancer, Taimane and her music are wowing ever-larger audiences. Her website is taimane.com, has a My Space page and she has several videos of performances on YouTube. Leave feedback. Taimane Gardner, Expect the Unexpected Led Zeppelin and Don Ho.  Taimane has also been recognized for her cover medley performances including a spot on the Guitar World Magazine Top 10 Ukulele Moments list. Playing on the streets of Waikiki with the beach boys, Taimane was discovered by legendary crooner, Don Ho and became a featured performer in his show. Playing on the streets of Waikiki with the beach boys, Taimane was discovered by legendary crooner, Don Ho and became a featured performer in his show. Fast forward to today, and you have an artist who tours the world shining bright like a diamond (the Samoan translation of her name) renowned for taking the ukulele to new heights while blazing her own trail in the process.  She graduated from the Honolulu Waldorf School before attending Kapiolani Community College. Copyright 2020 - Taimane All Rights Reserved.  Her name translates to diamond in Samoan language. Each night, when the typically full house turned its attention to the petite young girl suddenly anointed band leader for a rendition of the surf classic “Wipeout,” it was time to rock. She has played privately for John Travolta, Steven Seagal, George Clooney, and has opened for Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago, Jimmy Buffett, Chris Isaak, and many more. Producing concerts, festivals and community events in Hawaii since 1999. Seeing her perform live exponentially amplifies these feelings and makes clear that Taimane is an entertainer first and foremost. Bio Taimane translates to diamond from Samoan and perfectly reflects the different facets of her nature. Her website is taimane.com, has a My Space page and she has several videos of performances on YouTube. Taimane’s musicality and approach to the stage further add to her draw. Taimane Gardner is a virtuoso ukulele player and composer. ", "Taimane Gardner's video medley celebrates beach life and surf culture", "Taimane Gardner: Reaching for the Stars", "Ukulele artist Taimane previews new 'Elemental' album", "Ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner thinking big ahead of Hong Kong gig", "Ohta and Tolentino Take Home Ukulele Album of the Year Award", "Local recording artist arrested for drunk driving", "Popular ukulele recording artist pleads no contest to DUI | Hawaii News Network", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Taimane_Gardner&oldid=980966956, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 September 2020, at 14:29. From there, her popularity grew and Taimane has performed around the world. , Taimane has performed internationally in Japan and Hong Kong. The definition of Taimane, a Samoan name, is DIAMOND.