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 was nominated for the 2017 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for ‘Ukulele Album of the Year with his album ‘Ukulele Paintings, started his own ‘ukulele practice in the Pacific Northwest, and has released his sophmore ‘ukulele album The Spotless Mind. Neal currently lives, teaches, and performs in Seattle, WA.