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Mahealane is a Hawaiian name meaning “light of the full silver moon”. She is a singer-songwriter and trumpeter based in Los Angeles where she is also known as Ruth/Ruthtrumpets. Mahealane was born in Hawaii and raised in Michigan in a musical family. She spent many years freelancing as a trumpet player and jazz singer, but began her journey working on her own music since living in Los Angeles. Her music was released during the pandemic and since restrictions have lifted Mahealane turned her solo work into a quartet playing their first show at the storied Federal Bar in North Hollywood. Inspirations for Mahealane's vocal and instrumental music both combine her Jazz/pop sensibilities with a love for the strange and beautiful sonic maps. Heavily inspired by Hiatus Kaiyote as well as great composers from Rimsky-Korsakov to Miles Davis. Her latest release is a 3-song instrumental EP with PRNDL called Space Jams released through the label Chill Better Daily.
Ruth is pursuing her artist career under her middle name Mahealane and also freelances with various groups around Los Angeles. Ruth has toured with Grammy-winning group, Flor De Toloache and hip-hop/funk band, Urban Renewal Project. In addition to touring, performing, recording and writing she is the VP and A&R for Fire Tower Entertainment. She is also the Director of Communications for Clare Fischer Productions and PA to Brent Fischer.
Ruth is professional trumpeter and vocalist. She has a Bachelor's of Music Degree (Trumpet Performance) from the University of Denver (Lamont School of Music) and a Master's in Music (Jazz Performance) from the University of Toledo. Ruth has studied with Alan Hood, Gunnar Mossblad, Tad Weed, Donna Wickham, and William Campbell.
She has performed in several different groups ranging from big bands, musical productions, orchestras, funk/ska/rock bands to traditional, latin and contemporary jazz groups. As a vocalist Ruth specializes in scat singing, jazz standards, soul and popular music.