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Duane Padilla ’99MM and his band win award from Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts

Violinist Duane Padilla ’99MM and his band, the Hot Club of Hulaville, just won a high honor from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts: the band's album Django Would Go was awarded the Hoku Na Hano Hano Award for Jazz Album of the Year 2011.

The Hoku Na Hano Hano Awards are the Hawaiian music industry's equivalent of the Grammys.

In addition to playing Gypsy jazz with Hot Club of Hulaville, Padilla plays violin in the classical Gemini Duo and is also a freelance recording engineer, photographer, and chef.