From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ethel Azama (August 28, 1934 – March 1984) was an American jazz and popular singer and recording artist. She sang regularly in nightclubs and other concert venues between the mid-1950s and 1984. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and was of Okinawan ancestry. She was a Nisei or second-generation Japanese American. Career She started her professional career in 1955 as an emcee at the Oasis nightclub in Honolulu.