Teresa Bright

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Teresa Bright
OriginHonolulu, Hawaii, USA
GenresHawaiian Music
InstrumentsUkulele, Guitar, Vocals

Teresa Bright is a native-Hawaiian entertainer (vocalist and musician) who plays 'ukulele and guitar. Her music is popular in Japan as well as in Hawaii and the United States mainland.[1] Much of her repertoire features lyrics in the Hawaiian Language, but she has an extensive jazz and hapa-haole repertoire as well.


Bright attended the University of Hawaii and launched her music career in the 1980s as one half of "Steve and Teresa" alongside Steve Mai`i. Her first solo album was released in 1990.


Bright is popular in Japan, and some of her albums are not released outside of the country.[1] Besides album sales, Bright has also participated in Japanese advertising campaigns for Max Factor, Toyota, NTT Japan, Sapporo Beer, and Japan Airlines.[2]


Her 2007 album, Hawaiinawa, features popular Okinawan songs with lyrics translated into the Hawaiian Language.[1]



  • 1981 Catching a Wave
  • 1983 Ocean Blue
  • 1986 Intimately
  • 1990 Self Portrait[1]
  • 1994 Painted Tradition[1]
  • 1995 A Bright Hawaiian Christmas[1]
  • 1996 Kapilina[1] and Quiet Girl
  • 1997 Quiet Nights
  • 1998 Crossing the Blue
  • 2000 A Christmas Season’s Delight[1]
  • 2002 Lei Ana[1]
  • 2004 A Gallery[1]
  • 2006 Pretty Eyes
  • 2007 Hawaiinawa[1]
  • 2008 Tropic Rhapsody


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Paiva, Derek (16 October 2007). "Teresa Bright". honoluluadvertiser.com. Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Hawaiian Music Series to feature Teresa Bright". lahainanews.com. Lahaina News. 3 Nov 2011.
  3. ^ "32nd Na Hoku Hanohano winners". honoluluadvertiser.com. Honolulu Advertiser. 9 June 2009.
  4. ^ "1988 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards". hawaiianmusichistory.com.

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