Artists

World renowned luthier Pepe Romero Jr, Pepe Romero Sr. (Knighted by the king of Spain and recipient of a Grammy Merit Award) and Daniel Ho (Six time Grammy Award winner) have teamed up to design the Romero Creations line of instruments which are being performed on by world class musicians:

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Daniel Ho

Six-time GRAMMY Award Winning artist, producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer.

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George Kahumoku, Jr.

Four-time GRAMMY Award Winner.

Tia Carrere

Two-time GRAMMY Award Winning artist.

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Jerome Koko (The Mākaha Sons)

Makaha Sons Memoirs smSixteen-time Hoku Award Winner.

The Mākaha Sons of Niʻihau are one of the most revered bands in Hawaiian music.

Co-founder Jerome Koko continues their legacy.

Pepe Romero’s ‘ukuleles are featured on the album Mākaha Sons Memoirs, by Jerome Koko and Daniel Ho.

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Ron Artis II

Ron is best known for his work as Ron Artis II and Thunderstorm in Hawaii and lives the philosophy that “Music is meant to be lived, as life is meant to be lived.”  He has worked with Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro, Mick Fleetwood, Booker T, G Love, John Cruz, Paula Fuga, and others, with recordings in genres varying from Singer-Songwriter to Blues, Jazz, Flamenco, Rock, R&B and Soul.

Ron Artis II performing on the Pepe Romero Signature at the Romero Creations booth at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA (photo by Kevin Kinnear)


Stevon Artis

Stevon Heavenly Artis is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who believes Music to be “a form of expressing Life, Love, it’s a Conversation, a way to guide, Heal and Teach, a Light of encouragement.” Stevon performs in genres ranging from Folk, Singer-Songwriter, R&B and Blues to Soft-Rock, Pop, Reggae, and more. He has worked with Henry Kapono, Mike Love, G-Love, and opened for Jack Johnson and Ceelo Green.

Below is video capturing Stevon playing the Romero Creations Grand Tenor ‘ukulele with his sister, Praise Jesus Artis, at The NAMM Show’s Romero Creations booth.



Kawika Kahiapo

Hawaiian Slack Key Master.  Kawika (KawikaKahiapo.net) has contributed to 95 album projects to date.  His credits include:

  • 2007 Slack Key Award
  • 2007 Song of the Year
  • 2015 Island Album of the Year
  • 2015 Slack Key Album of the Year
  • 4 Grammy Collaborations
  • 1 Grammy collaboration winner


Jason Arimoto

Lead instructor at U-Space.  U-Space is a coffee shop, music school, and retail ʻukulele store in the heart of Los Angeles focused on building community through music and ‘ukulele.

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Here are a couple videos of Jason performing some ‘ukulele duets, using a Pepe Romero Tiny Tenor.


Da ‘Ukulele Boyz

Peter deAquino is one half of Da ‘Ukulele Boyz.  Here he is playing a Pepe Romero Grand Tenor live in Maui.

Here are Da ‘Ukulele Boyz performing on the Pepe Romero Grand Tenor and Tiny Tenor, joined by slack-key guitarist Stephen Inglis.


Wu Haoen

Wu Haoen is a two-time winner of “the Grammy Award of Taiwan,” the Golden Melody Award.  His Facebook Page is here.

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Cameron Murray

Professional ‘ukulele player, teacher, and publisher of KAMUKE ‘ukulele magazine.

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Anne Ku

Anne Ku is a music professor at the University of Hawaiʻi on the island of Maui.  She holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition and Piano and is an ʻukulele aficionado.  Her Tiny Tenor absolutely inspires her.

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Steve Sano, D.M.A.

Although Steve’s day (and night) job is Professor and Director of Choral Studies at Stanford University, his love of Hawaiian music and culture has provided a joyful touchpoint for his engagement with the ʻukulele!


L-R: KimiAnn Sano, Linda Uyechi, and Steve Sano