Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University presents:

& Her Quartet
with special guest Polynesian Dancer


Smothers Theatre

24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263

Thursday - October 17, 2019

Taimane’s “Toccata”

Taimane’s “Toccata”

One of world music's hottest rising stars on the intimate Smothers Theatre stage performing with her quartet and Polynesian dancer.

"I didn’t see anyone at the [SXSW 2019] festival doing anything close to what she [Taimane] does on stage. She shreds on ukulele and rocks everything from Beethoven to Led Zeppelin. Somehow she manages to not only rock out but connect the audience with meaningful Hawaiian traditions and dances." - Austin American-Statesman


  • Over 15 million video views & 250,000 online followers

  • 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Favorite Entertainer of the Year

  • 5 consecutive sold out shows in North America

  • Videos: Taimane - YouTube Playlist

Taimane (ukulele, vocals), Ramiro Marziani (classical guitar), Jonathan Heraux (percussion), Baethoven (violin, background vocals), Liʻo (Polynesian dance)


Reserved Seating. Buy Now for Best Seats.

or purchase:

  • By Phone: (310) 506-4522

  • In-Person: Wengler Center for the Arts Box Office - Monday through Friday, noon to 5pm, and two hours prior to most performances

A Visual & Musical Experience

Taimane with her quartet & Polynesian dancer

Taimane with her quartet & Polynesian dancer

Now is your chance to catch rising star, Taimane, in a warm, cozy venue in fresh and full blossom before bigger stages beckon presenting her robust repertoire of music and dance at Smothers Theatre. From Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, Taimane rocks the stage like no other leaving audiences amazed and electrified. Advance purchase recommended, Taimane has sold out her last five North American shows.

In 2019, Taimane has established herself as one of the most exciting new stars in world music. This January in New York, Taimane was one of the biggest buzz artists at the largest performing arts conference in the world. She quickly built additional momentum at the mega SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX where National Public Radio (NPR) hailed Taimane as one of the week’s stand-out artists. Since then, Taimane has continued to soar receiving the 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Favorite Entertainer of the Year Award, experiencing an explosion of new fans around the world (over 250,000 online followers and counting) and garnering the spotlight from Reuters News Agency. This rise in popularity has also shown up at the box office with Taimane drawing nearly 1,300 people to debut performances in the Pacific Northwest, packing venues from Prague to London and selling out night after night on her most recent U.S. tour.

After over a decade of passionately pursuing her art, Taimane is poised to share her music and vision of Hawaii with the world. Come experience her beauty, grace and fire and see why Taimane is quickly becoming a global cultural beacon.

"Taimane rocks the stage with a sensual vibrancy and a white-hot talent that captivates and beguiles!” - Pierce Brosnan (aka 007)

“My first pick is a woman from Honolulu...Taimane Gardner...I entered this room...and she’s playing the ukulele like you would not believe. She can do so much with this tiny little instrument.” - Katie Presley, NPR’s “Pop Culture Happy Hour” - “Music Discoveries from SXSW 2019” Episode (click here to listen to episode - fast forward to 4-minute mark)

“A phenomenally talented ukulele virtuoso, Taimane has developed a flamenco-inspired strumming technique that is breathtaking.” - Jon Woodhouse, The Maui News

“Absolutely fantastic show!” - Jerry VanLeeuwen, Executive Director, California Center for the Arts Escondido

“It was an incredible performance!” - Todd Stein, President & CEO, Mid-America Arts Alliance

“What an amazing artist!” - Kristine Bretall, Director of Performing Arts, Sun Valley Center

Taimane Links

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I‘iwi Management, LLC - Honolulu, HI
Diamond Entertainment, LLC - Honolulu, HI
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