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Josias (Pili) Fronda

Josias (Pili) Fronda

Biography

Josias Ka’upu-Fronda, better known as Pili, is an up-and-coming musician who was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, and is of Hawaiian descent. Playing music nationally and internationally, he has been long recognized as a great team player and a passionate artist committed to producing only things of excellence. He began drumming before the age of 10 and went on to gain many of the drum seats that his high school, as well as the community, had to offer, constantly learning from some of the best musical minds not only on the island but in the music industry itself. He eventually became the 2019 Louis Armstrong Jazz Award recipient and representee for the Kamehameha Schools. He has also played in countless local musicals in Hawaii. Pili has been seen with many locally and globally known artists including Keilana (R&B/Soul), Cory Oliveros (Solo/Independent), Imua Garza (Kimie Miner/Opihi Pickers/Independent), Bryan Duncan, and Tommy Walker.  He was also the conductor to the 400 students of the Class of 2020 for the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest, keeping the title for all four years during his high school education. He is currently a freshman at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.

Professional Experience

  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • TV/Film
  • Tours

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Pit Musician (Other)

My Instruments

  • Drums

Software

  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • Other

Current HS, College, or Grad Student?

  • Yes

Pronouns

  • He/Him