The Hawai'i Songwriting Festival Advisory Council
Our Advisory Council is appointed by the Board of Directors, and each member is selected to acknowledge and say "thank you" for their commitment and contributions to our organization.
Kenneth is a Record Producer, TV producer, Concert Promoter, Engineer, Songwriter, Recording Artist, Instrumentalist, Author, Storyteller, Lecturer, and Inspirational Speaker. He has won 15 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards and in 2015 he was recognized with a Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award. Kenneth has been involved with the KMF/Hawai'i Songwriting Festival for many years, serving first on the Board of Directors and now sitting on the Advisory Council for the last three years. His ideas and expertise continue to drive the conference forward, making him an integral part of our organization.
Adam is an eight-time award winning songwriter, composer, and producer who has created music for over 750 hit TV shows and feature films. He attended the Hawai'i Songwriting Festival for the first time in 2012, and immediately became a part of the 'ohana. Adam has helped us reach new attendees and staff members alike, introducing us to many of the top songwriters who we have been lucky enough to have on our staff over the last few years.
Nitanee Paris is an award-winning songwriter based in Malibu, California. She founded the Malibu Chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), and recently joined the staff of the Durango Songwriter's Expo. She has forged partnerships with several talented artists, composers, and producers and has a growing list of notable collaborators. She hosts music and charity events around the country and mentors young songwriters and artists as they navigate the music business. She has participated in the Hawai'i Songwriting Festival for several years and is thrilled to be part of the advisory council.
Chaz is a multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winning songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He grew up on Oahu and recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music with his band, Streetlight Cadence. He first came to the Hawai'i Songwriting Festival after winning a songwriting contest on Oahu, and since then he and Streetlight Cadence have been strong supporters and ambassadors for the conference.