Monday, June 11, 2007


Great Hawaiian Music accompanied by the famous Willie K.

my Hanaiali`i Gilliom is one of Hawai`i 's shining stars, who has won the hearts of many with the resurrection of Ha`i (female falsetto singing). Amy has been classically trained with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater and is passionate about Jazz and R&B. Combining these artistic styles make her a fluently diverse entertainer. A multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, her last five albums have won her Song of Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Hawaiian Album of the Year and Group of the Year. Her first album “Hawaiian Tradition” placed her on the World Billboard Charts, a first for an album written solely in the Hawaiian language.

Amy has recently been nominated for a Grammy in the new Hawaiian Category.

Amy has opened for Carlos Santana in Germany, Willie Nelson, Joe Cocker, Wayne Newton, Arlo Guthrie. She has toured extensively on the East and West Coast, Germany, Japan, China and Tahiti.

Aside from entertaining, Amy has taken an interest in entertainment law, lobbying the State Senate concerning publishing and copyright benefits for all artists within the State of Hawai`i.
On August 8, 2002 , Pacific Business News acknowledged Amy's accomplishments with the coveted “40 under 40” Business Person of the Year Award. This award recognizes not just her talent, but her ability to market her fame for the sole enjoyment of her fans.

Amy is the granddaughter of Jennie Napua Woodd, whose many credits include being the
choreographer on all of the major Hawaiian motion pictures in the 1930's and 40's while in New York City, Hollywood and Las Vegas. While performing at the Lexington Hotel in New York City, Jennie met Amy's grandfather, Lloyd B. Gilliom, who played first trumpet with Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye and, occasionally, played with Tommy Dorsey.

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