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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo R&B Singer/Songwriter


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"The EP"


Producers: Hanan Rubinstein

Executive Producer: Yoza

Engineered, Mixed & Recorded : Hanan Rubinstein

Photography: Kim Taylor Reese


Coming Spring 2016!



Producers: Matt Honda, Pali Ka`aihue, Jenn ‘JRoQ’ Wright

Executive Producer: Dolores Yoza

Engineered, Mixed & Recorded : Matt Honda

Mastering: Jay Franco, Matt Honda

Graphics: Diamond Farrar

CD Layout Concept: Yoza, Pali Ka`aihue, Jenn ‘JRoQ’ Wright

Layout/Design: Mizuki Hamamoto * Flying Colors

Photography: Kevin D. Campbell, Darrah Ishizaki * 7 Azure Lane Photography, Pali Ka`aihue, Jenn ‘JRoQ’ Wright


1. How Can This Be Love

Written by Yoza and Michael Ruff

2. Change My Heart

Written by Yoza

3. Bringing Me Down

Written by Yoza

4. Like A Lady

Written by Yoza, Kaleo Vai, Jennifer ‘JRoQ’ Wright

5. Please Don’t Go

Written by Yoza

6. All For You

Written by Yoza, Pali Ka‘aihue, Jennifer ‘JRoQ’ Wright, Shawn Pimental

7. Never Hurt Again

Written by Yoza

8. In My Dreams

Written by Yoza, Kaleo Vai

9. Epilogue

Written by Yoza

10. Bringing Me Down – Acoustic Version

Written by Yoza



Yoza took to music early, learning to play the ukulele at age 5. By the time she turned 10 years old, she performed with world renowned ukulele master, Roy Sakuma, as a "Super Keiki." Not being bound by one instrument, she then began playing the saxophone at age 12 with her school’s symphonic orchestra. Her accomplishments as a saxophonist led to her being offered a full musical scholarship to Hawaiʻi Pacific University.

In 2009... Yoza stormed through the music scene with a new, fresh soulful sound and turned acoustic music on its ear. With the fusion of Hip Hop, R&B and Latin influences, she redefined the sound of “acoustic soul.” Yoza had the honor of being featured in various articles and live television performances, including "Heineken's 'Hot Hawaiian Nights,'" "HI Sessions," “Living Local”, "Pakele Live," "Cool Corona Nights," “Real Word" Magazine," "Expression" magazine, “FLUX” magazine, Waikiki Magazine, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and “Local" Entertainment Magazine (where Yoza was featured on the cover).

In the Summer of 2012, Yoza was asked to perform at the Waikiki Shell, with Matt Catingub and the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra. She considered it a huge accomplishment to hear her original music come to life... especially because she didn't have an album out at the time.

In 2013, Yoza released her highly anticipated debut album, self-titled, "YOZA." As expected, her album did not make it to regular rotation on local radio. Despite lack of radio play, Yoza was able to get 3 nominations for her album at the 2014 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawaiʻi's grammy award). She took home the award for "R&B Album of the Year."  

2014 and 2015; brought for new challenges and new relationships. Yoza produced and recorded a track for the young and talented ukulele virtuoso, Aidan James', EP, which received a nomination for the 2015 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. Willie K took Yoza under his wing and placed her on his shows, including his annual Blues Fest, featuring Steven Tyler, Taj Mahal, and Billy Gibbons. During this year, she was given the opportunity to play with Mick Fleetwood, and open for the band, Kings of Leon at the Neil Blaisdell concert hall.

Yoza met the acquaintance of the very established guitarist, Hanan Rubinstein, whom, while on break from touring with Alicia Keys, agreed to produce an EP consisting of her fresh new tracks. The EP features a number of very established New York musicians, such as Al "boogie" Carty, Nate Townsley, and Derrik Wright. After a week of recording and mixing in Carriage House Studios, Yoza scheduled to release her brand new EP in the spring of 2016.

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