A three times Na Hoku Hanohano Awards recipient, Ginai has earned her place among and worked with Hawaii’s most accomplished performers like Willie K, Henry Kapono, and Matt Catingub. Ginai (known as Genai in Japan and UK) is an international recording artists with not only 10-plus CD releases to her name, but an impressive studio singer resume. Her outstanding onstage resume of 25-plus shows in two years at world renown Blue Note Hawaii in Waikiki has kept her relevant and speaks volumes of her production abilities. Outside of singing Jazz and R&B locally, her work includes: A guest spot with Mardi Gras Madness with the Long Beach Symphony, Feb 2020 ... a lead role twice with the broadway musical “Dreamgirls” ... a recent role as Classe’ in the 2020 film release, “Tales of the Circle Keys”... tribute shows to Natalie Cole, Sade, and Anita Baker ... a world traveled Whitney Houston impersonator with Legends in Concert and Rock-A-Hula ... featured performer for Toys for Tots at Hawaii Theater ... and most recently, a Champion Performer for Best Buddies. Her background vocal work includes on Brother IZ “Country Roads” and ”Hawaiian Superman”. She has recorded at world famous Capitol Records and Abbey Road, home of the Beatles.
Her desire to give back to the community that showed her so much love is why she is often at events like Best Buddies, Make Em Smile, and Na Mele O Na Keiki. Ginai enjoys family life, her horses, and still manages to surf waves at Makaha, Waikiki, and North Shore.