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Wayne Takamine: Bio & Repertoire

Wayne Performing at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand

My passion for music began back in High School during jam sessions with friends at the Manoa Pavilion.

Since then, music has taken me to places that I could never have dreamed. Whether it is on stage with other talented musicians, live performance on TV or for special gatherings, music is a joy that I love to share.

Now, as I look back on all the stages I have performed on, I still reflect on the joy of just playing in an empty stairwell and listening to the sound of beautiful music.

This is the passion that has always made my music “special.”

"Photo by Dan Tanigawa"

Education ~ University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Bachelor of Music Degree
Master of Business Administration Degree

Wayne at Lave Tracks Studio with 2004 Grammy Award Winning Producer Charles Brotman

Performance Experience ~ Waikiki:

Hawaii Prince Hotel ~ Marina Front Bar & Prince Court; Contemporary Hawaiian Vocalist and Acoustic Guitarist

Sheraton Moana Surfrider ~ The Ships Tavern; Classical & Jazz Acoustic Guitarist, Fine Dining

Sheraton Waikiki ~ The Hanohano Room; Classical & Jazz Acoustic Guitarist, Sunday Brunch

The Beachcomber Hotel Restaurant; Contemporary Hawaiian Vocalist and Acoustic Guitarist, Sunday Brunch

International Market Place ~ Coconut Willy’s; Popular Rock, Hawaiian, Acoustic Guitarist, Vocalist and MIDI Sequences

Outrigger Ohana Towers ~ The Waikiki Broiler; Contemporary Hawaiian & Variety Acoustic Guitarist and Vocalist

Wayne performing with Ernie Proventure (bass) and Bobby Ingano (steel guitar)

Performance Experience ~ Cruise Industry:

American Classic Voyages:
MS Patriot and SS Independence Cruise Ships; Cruise Staff, Hawaiian Musician, Classical Guitarist & Lead Electric Guitarist in the MS Patriot Show Band.

Norwegian Cruises Lines:
Norwegian Star Cruise Ship: Lounge Entertainer

Celebrity Cruise Lines:
GST Infinity Cruise Ship; Lounge Entertainer

Wayne performing on the Celebrity Cruise GST Infinity Cruise Ship

Recording Experience:

Two Ti Leaf Productions & Starsong Productions; Sound Engineer, Composer, Arranger, Artist and Executive Producer

Rendezvous Recording; Acoustic Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer and Executive Producer

Flyin' Hawaiian Production; Acoustic Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer and Executive Producer


2002 Na Hoku Hanohano Award finalist for “Two Ti Leaf” CD

1998 Hawaii Music Award Winner for “Touch” CD, Island Music

1996 CD released “Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams”

Wayne recording at Flyn' Hawaiian Productions

Music Instruction:

University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Music Department

Music Lecturer

University of Hawai`i at Manoa Guitar Class
Left to right; Paul Iinuma, Jennifer Sutton, Edward Ganung , Lara Franco, Kyle Lee, Bella Willing, Wayne Takamine (Instructor)

"Elegant Music for Your Special Occasion"


All I Have To Do Is Dream
And I Love Her
Beyond the Sea
Black Water
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Candle In the Wind
Change the World
City Of New Orleans
Danny’s Song
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Fire and Rain
Golden Lady
Here Comes The Sun
Here There and Everywhere
House At Pooh Corner
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
In This Life
Just the Two of Us
Just the Way You Are
Koko Ni Sachi Ari
Lady In Red
Lady of My Heart
Lady Wants To Know
Life and Breath
Lonely People
Long Ago
Love the One Your With
Make It With You
More Than Words
My Cherie Amour
No Woman No Cry
On The Road Again
Over The Rainbow
Popsicle Toes
Precious and Few
Really Love to See You Tonight
Red Red Wine
Right Here Waiting
She’s Always a Woman To Me
Shima Uta
Southern Cross
Tears in Heaven
Time In a Bottle
Tin Man
Tiny DancerWhat a Wonderful World
Wonderful Tonight
Your Mama Don’t Dance


A Maile Lei For Your Hair
About You
Akaka Falls
Beautiful Kauai
Blue Hawaii
Coffee In My Tea
Drop Baby
Forest Green
Hanalei Moon
Hawaiian Lullaby
Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams *
Hawaiian Wedding Song
He Aloha Mele
Highway In the Sun
Honolulu City Lights
I’ll Remember You
In This Life
Kanaka Wai Wai
Ku’u Home O Kahalu’u
Lifetime Party
Little Grass Shack
Long Ago
Lovers and Friends
Night Bird
Night Music
No Woman No Cry
Over The Rainbow
Pua Hone
Pua Olena
Railway Station
Summer Lady
Sweet Lady Of Waihole
Tiny Bubbles
Two Ti Leaf *
Wahine Ilikea
Waimanalo Blues


As Time Goes By
Classical Gas
Favorite Things
Girl From Ipanema
Hanalei Moon
Hawaiian Lullaby
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Kanaka Wai Wai
Killing Me Softly
Love is Blue
Morning Dew
Nothings Gonna Change My Love For You
One Note Samba
Quiet Nights With You*
Shadow Of Your Smile
Somewhere Out There
Sunset Slack *
Take Five
The Words Get In the Way
Theme from "Arthur"
Theme from "Black Orpheus"
Theme from "Ice Castles"
Theme from “Titanic”
This Time
Without Words *
Won’t Last a Day With You
Whole New World


Bach Minuet in G
Pachelbel’s Canon
Variations on a Theme by Mozart, “The Magic Flute”
Cavatina (Theme from the “Deer Hunter”)
Suite Venezolano;
Preludio; Vals. No 2; Vals. No. 3
Recuardos de la Alhambra
Sonata in A
Sonata L. 352