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Saturday June 16, 2018

Blue Note Hawaii    (13 votes)
Maxi Priest    (0 Votes)
Only a handful of singers succeed in transcending their genre without losing the essence of who they are. Superstar Maxi Priest is one of those artists whose own unique vision has led him to tremendous international success, being the first reggae artist to have a No. 1 hit worldwide, including the U.S. Billboard charts.

His new album, Easy To Love is as fine a representation of lovers' rock as you could possibly wish for. The sophistication he brings to these tracks is the mark of true quality; his effortless blend of reggae, R&B and dancehall has universal appeal.

Lead single "Easy To Love," was a No. 1 smash hit on the reggae charts last summer -evidence that Maxi Priest has a gift for staying fresh. The song features the legendary Jamaican drum and bass duo Sly & Robbie, who've played on some of Maxi's biggest hits, including "Wild World," "Some Guys Have All The Luck," "Close To You," and "Housecall" (featuring Shabba Ranks), as well as the new album track "Every Little Thing."

"First and foremost, I'm from a church background," he explains. "My mother, a missionary, is where I would hear the beautiful sound of gospel, mixed in with reggae music that my older brothers played around the house. My sisters were into the Jackson Five, The Beatles, Al Green, etc. From an early age my family always encouraged me... I listened to all kinds of vocalists... Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Dennis Brown... without realizing it, I was developing my craft. I was taught never to limit myself - that's why you'll always find different styles of music on my albums, and a range of producers to bring out different aspects of my creativity."
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $45-$75

(we thank Angela Momiyama for entering this listing)
Maggie Herron    (92 votes)
Maggie Herron, Pianist, Vocalist and songwriter is a 2 time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner for Jazz Album Of The Year. She performs with Saxophonist-Jason Gay.
Maggie's recording of "In My Life" was nominated for the 2018 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Single of the Year. View it on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eec748fLrKM
http://www.maggieherron.com
Time: 8:30PM – 12:30AM   Cover:  No cover, No dress code. Relaxed.

(we thank maggie herron for entering this listing)
David Swanson    (28 votes)
David Swanson 
Weekly schedule of Tuesday - Saturday.
Solo Piano and Vocals. Jazz Standards, Rhythm & Blues, Adult Contemporary, Pop. Dress: Aloha Casual, shirt / long pants for men. Dancing.
Take a look at David on Instagram: Dswanmusic
Take a look at YouTube: David Swanson Sings
www.kahalaresort.com
Time: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM   Cover:  $0

(we thank Denise Swanson for entering this listing)




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