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 the Crypto.com Arena-Los Angeles (formerly Staples Center), 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.
Along with his star-studded musical collaborations, Derick is a cultural practitioner teaching private ukulele LESSONS at a major island resort, Andaz Maui at Wailea. He also performs frequently, primarily for private events and destination WEDDINGS.
As Derick's musical JOURNEY takes a slight twist, he is now forging a “new” path exploring uncharted waters of songwriting, composing and producing music for Film, TV, Advertisements and Media. His current ukulele releases continue to gain traction and has opened new opportunities composing for ROXY's global campaigns, signing to several major libraries, including Warner Chappell PM, Sky Urbano, Atrium Music, while solidifying his own publishing company, Sounds of Sebastian Publishing. While these accomplishments are being recognized at the highest level, Derick is humbled and stays true to his STORY of dedication to inspire lives through his music.