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Through faith and hard work, Maui born local sensation Derick Sebastian continues to live his dream as an accomplished international ‘ukulele virtuoso. Derick’s critically-acclaimed instrumental album, From His Heart, earned a Na Hoku Hanohano 2010 nomination. Derick has shared the stage with singer/songwriter pop star Jason Mraz, the melodic Raining Jane, powerhouse Trombone Shorty, country star icons Thompson Square and Sara Evans, fellow ukulele ace Jake Shimabukuro and R&B sensations, Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight, and a highlighted private performance and ukulele lesson with Oprah Winfrey. Derick has notable performances at Staples Center-Los Angeles, Chase Field-Phoenix, TEDx Santa Cruz, PIXAR Animation Studios, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, and professional sports industry’s MLB, NBA, PGA, NCAA, ESPN and EA SPORTS. He has also toured full-fledged around the globe to Australia, Thailand, Philippines, Korea, China, Germany, Finland and Estonia. As his dreams and vision continues to evolve, Derick has now forged a “new” path exploring uncharted waters of songwriting, composing and producing music for Film, TV and Advertisements. His current ukulele releases have taken off and opened new opportunities, signing to several major libraries, including Warner Chappell PM, and lead to establishing his own company, Sounds of Sebastian Publishing. While garnering these many accomplishments, Derick is humbled and stays true to himself, and continues his dedication to inspire lives through his music.