West Sound Ukulele Festival Workshops and Performers
Neal Chin Performer and Workshop Instructor
Award winning artist and Maui, HI native Neal Chin, has been both an ‘ukulele educator and performer over the course of his musical career of 17 years. His clear and direct enthusiasm for music has come to life in countless workshops, concerts, and private instruction.
While his heart is in jazz, Neal has played with many musicians of different genres including Hawaiian, folk, rock, and hip-hop. His contribution to the collective The Akira Project, won his first Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award in 2014 before moving up to the Pacific Northwest. Since then he has continued sharing music with his latest release ‘Ukulele Paintings which has recently been nominated for the 2017 ‘Ukulele Album of the Year by the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts. Neal currently lives, teaches, and performs in Seattle, WA.