Keala Kaumeheiwa

Instructor in Music
Keala Kaumeheiwa


B.M. University of Wisconsin


Bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa received a Bachelor's of Music Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a diploma from the Thelonious Monk Institute (now known as the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance). Mr. Kaumeheiwa has performed with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, as well as with Jimmy Heath, Jackie McLean, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Harry "Sweets" Edison, James Moody, Betty Carter and Joe Lovano. Since 2001, he has taught Jazz Combo Ensembles at MIT, as well as freelancing in the Boston area, frequently performing at Sculler's Jazz Club, Ryles, Wally's Jazz Cafe and the Regattabar.