Ginai

Ginai

 Wahiawā, Hawaii, USA
BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

Ginai. The Black Pearl of the Pacific. Exotic. Polished and valuable. A silky golden voice...a finely crafted work of art...organic and radiant...Jazz...R&B...World...rare and priceless!

Biography

Ginai is a phenomenal singer / songwriter that has worked many years to become one of Hawaii’s most accomplished entertainers! She is stunningly beautiful and enticingly self-confident when performing any genre, but her love is Jazz and R&B.

Ginai is a master of scat. Her phrasing is phenomenal, given that she grew up emulating the great ones, Ella and Carmen. Her own songwriting reflects a diversity unseen in the Islands. Her latest is in Gypsy Jazz, romantic and wistful. She can swing better than most, and croon with the pros. But her songwriting is adventurous and fun! Her R&B chops invoke thoughts of Teena Marie and Chaka Khan. Her sultry jazz vocals incite dreams of Morgana King and Nancy Wilson. Her diversity is masterful and smooth. None can claim to be "The Black Pearl of the Pacific" but Ginai.

ginai has 8 CD releases in Japan in her name (spelled Genai), three Hawaiian Music Awards, one Na Hoku Hanohano award, and is still a hot commodity on the local circuit. Whether it is as the opening act for Diana Krall, Kenny G, Bruce Hornsby, Ray Charles, or Lou Rawls, she is hot and always will be! Dance to her music? No problem! Ask anywhere in town...(Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Hilton Hawaiian Village or the Waikiki Sheraton. She is the best. Find out from the American Heart Association, Children’s Miracle Network, or The American Lung Association and they'll tell you she is a crowd pleaser! Local media has loved her plenty! Midweek Magazine (4 times!)...Honolulu Magazine...Star Advertiser...Her accomplishments have earned her the title..."The Black Pearl of the Pacific"!

Ginai has added producer and play-write to her list of milestones, with Hawaii’s newest sensation, Hot Club of Hulaville. Their Doris Duke Theater performance ended in a standing ovation on August 22, 2010! No one can dispute the value of Ginai, "The Black Pearl of the Pacific"

Discography

Compact Discs

"Heaven On Earth", Genai, Video Arts Music 1996
"Hula Joe & The Hutjumpers", Black & Tan Records, 1999
"Best of Best: Selected by Kanazawa Toshik" Genai, 2005
“Jazz Island”, Ginai, Black Hawaiian Music, 2006
“Come Together”, Ginai with Pierre Grill, RVR Records, 2010
“Django Would Go”, Hot Club of Hulaville, Hulaville Records, 2010

song: "Pocket Full of Paradise", Na Leo, 2002
song: "Sugar Can Shack", Na Leo, 2003

Set List

****DANCE AND R&B*******
I GOTTA FEELING
MOVES LIKE JAGGER - MAROON 5
EMPIRE STATE OF MIND - ALICIA KEYS
THIS LOVE
FORGET YOU
COUNT ON ME - BRUNO MARS
HEY SOUL SISTER
JUST FINE - MARY J. BLIGE
ALL I WANNA DO IS HAVE SOME FUN
DON'T STOP BELIEVING - JOURNEY
I NEED TO KNOW
DON’T STOP
DOMINO
SHOUT
NATALIE COLE MEDLEY
INSEPERABLE (R&B BALLAD)
ORANGE COLORED SKY (SWING)
MR. MELODY (DISCO LATIN)
ROCK STEADY
GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE
IF I AN’T GOT YOU Gmaj - ALICIA KEYS
SEPTEMBER
I WISH
SWEET LOVE
DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING - STEVIE WONDER
I NEED TO KNOW
SMOOTH
BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
SWAY - PUSSY CAT DOLLS
GET READY
AT LAST

BOOGIE OOGIE
I WILL SURVIVE
WE ARE FAMILY
PROUD MARY
LADY MARMALADE
LOVE SHACK C B-52’S CHART

***JAZZ (CONTEMPORARY AND MODERN)****

Don't Be Blue Michael Franks C Med Swing
He Loves You Seawind Bb Samba
Ooh Papa Do Red Hot Skillet Lick Db Med swing
Someday My Prince Will Come Bb Waltz
Route 66 Nat Col