Kalima, Jesse

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Kalima, Jesse Gender: M
Jesse Kaleihia Andre Kalima
born on 31 October 1920 at 07:25 (= 07:25 AM )
Place Honolulu, Hawaii, 21n18, 157w52
Timezone HST h10w30 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°01' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°50 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 25°13'


American pioneering ukulele player noted as the first person known to have strung his tenor with a low G, rather than the standard re-entrant tuning. Kalima popularized the use of the tenor size ukulele and was one of the first to use an amplifier with his instrument.

He died on 13 July 1980 at age 59. The Hawaii House of Representatives passed a House Resolution in 1981 honoring his memory and artistic achievements. Kalima was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 13 July 1980 (Age 59)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 2007 (Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate ("Jesse Andrea Kalima").


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Ukulele)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Hawaiian Music)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field