"Brittni Paiva - Living Ukulele" DVD Debuts December 1
Brittni Paiva, Hawaii's 23-year-old ukulele phenomenon, announces the release of Brittni PaivaLiving Ukulele (Talmidim Productions, TPDVD-0611, NTSC) This one-hour, 20-minute DVD features live performances, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, a music video, and a section with ukulele lessons.
Brittni takes the viewer on tour with her across the islands of Hawaii as well as to Australia (the Cairns Ukulele Festival). Her non-musical passions are featured as well, sharing her love for the ocean (she goes from fishing in Hilo and surfs at Waikiki Beach), as well as drag racing (!!) and a fascinating ukulele factory visit/tour.
Musicians from Hawaii and elsewhere comment on her unique ukulele style, one that is influenced by jazz, blues, rock, pop, Hawaiian, and world music. There's also a dreamlike music video that shows Brittni going back in time to ancient Japan, and features Samurai warriors, Taiko Drummers and a special Japanese ceremony.
THIS JUST IN: Renowned jazz saxophonist Tom Scott will produce Brittni's next CD. Details of this 2012 release will be announced soon.
..." [Brittni is] recognized as the finest female ukulele player in Hawaii." AllAboutJazz.com
Paiva possess a true jazzwoman's sensibilities, a keen ear tilted to melodic and improvisational possibilities while keeping a tight rein on rhythm and concord." Mark Tucker, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
Brittni brings a whole new spirit to the music and to the instrument." John Schroeter, author of Between the Strings: The Secret Lives of Guitars (quoted in American Profile magazine).