Daniel Ho wears many hats—musician, producer, singer/songwriter, arranger, composer, engineer, record company owner—and has come to wear them well. The most befitting of these roles has been for his Grammy Award achievements as a producer and featured slack key guitarist in the Best Hawaiian Music Album category.
Following his dreams & aspirations, Daniel moved from Honolulu to LA, to study composing, arranging and film scoring at the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. Shortly afterwards, he began his professional career as the leader, keyboardist, composer, and producer for Kilauea, a contemporary jazz group he formed in 1990. By 1997, Kilauea had released six chart-topping albums, two of which hit the Top 10 on Billboard’s jazz charts.
Longing for artistic freedom, Daniel set his sights on starting an independent record label. In 1998 he launched Daniel Ho Creations, a vanity effort consisting of his solo piano and Hawaiian slack key guitar recordings. His interests in photography and graphic design complimented the built-in responsibilities of marketing and production. Slowly, the releases grew into collaborative projects that featured Hawaiian hymns, hula, ‘ukulele, and slack key guitar music. To date, Daniel Ho Creations has released over fifty acoustic and Hawaiian-themed CDs by many of Hawai‘i’s most respected artists, who are first and foremost, friends. Daniel has received numerous Hawaiian music industry accolades
As an accomplished singer and songwriter He continues to tour throughout the U.S. , Tasmania, Germany , and Japan .
From humble beginnings in Hawaii to respected 3 time Grammy winner, Daniel exemplifies what can be done when talent, drive & passion for music come together with persistence & an understanding of the industry.
& he’ll be sharing that knowledge FREE!