Kamaka Artist

Taimane Gardner

Taimane Gardner is a virtuoso ukulele player and composer. At the age of 5, Taimane picked up her first ukulele and began her future in performing. 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.

Taimane translates to diamond from the Samoan language and perfectly reflects the different facets of her nature. Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane has the ability to morph genres. She lights up the stage wherever she goes like the diamond that she is. 


From there, her popularity grew and Taimane has performed around the world. 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.

“I’m a proud artist who plays Kamaka. The sound that comes out of their ʻukuleles are magical and whenever I go into the factory, I am always treated like family. I've been playing their ukes since the age of five and will continue to do so because their Aloha and high quality instruments are always supporting me to go further.”