Artist Mentors

John Cruz

John Cruz, Artist Mentor

When We Shine Foundation is very grateful to have the support of some of Hawaiʻiʻs finest talent to serve as role models for our keiki. John so generously stepped forward to share his amazing voice on behalf of the students of Pomaikaʻi Elementary School. As lead vocalist on their wonderful song, Heart of Aloha, he took their creative efforts to the next level, inspiring us all! Mahalo Nui Loa John!

Hawaiian singer-songwriter John Cruz engages audiences with rich storytelling through songs ranging from Hawaiian to blues, folk, R&B and more. Cruz is both a GRAMMY® and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winner. Captivating guitar playing, soulful vocals and a compassionate, genuine heart make Cruz one of Hawaii’s most beloved artists. On stage, he fully embodies every song with this alluring energy translating to his acclaimed albums, ‘Acoustic Soul’ (one of the best selling Hawaii records of all time) and ‘One of These Days’ (bowed at #4 on Billboard’s World Music chart) which today are streamed by millions of listeners every year. John Cruz recently released a new album, including the single entitled “It’s Time To Build A Bridge,” which is available now on all of your favorite streaming channels.

Visit John's website to learn more about his concerts and performance schedule!

Heart of Aloha, Featuring John Cruz and the Students of Pomaikaʻi Elementary School