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Friday June 23, 2017

Hapa    (23 votes)
Definition of the word HAPA :

1) Hawaiian word for "half"

2) A person of mixed Pacific Islander ancestry. If an individual has one parent whom is a Pacific Islander, and one parent whom are of an ethnicity outside of Pacific Islander, they would generally be considered "Hapa"

3) A Musical Duo from Hawaii that consists of one member of South Pacific Ancestry and one guy from New Jersey.

Often encapsulated as the "Sound of Maui" or the "Soundtrack of Hawaii," the music and sound of the group HAPA evokes a place that many people have referred to as heavenly. The sound? Expect to hear hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, History and Mythology. Just add to this a dose of American Folk-Rock, you have what has been described, as "the most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows" (Maui Times). The overriding quality of their music is one of passion, beauty and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song) and the exhilarating innovative sounds of virtuoso guitar performances. "Masterful" is how Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stephen Stills describes the group's guitar skills.

The group's recordings have infused fearless and brilliant production while weaving unique, inventive elements of sound and textures into their intricate South Pacific tapestry. Over the years this has included adding such diverse instruments on their recordings as the Irish Uillian Pipe, Hawaiian Pahu Drum and the Electric Sitar. Guest appearances have included friend and Folk Rock icon Kenny Loggins singing in the Hawaiian Language; Internationally recognized Slam-Poet and Storyteller Kealoha; to the final recorded vocal performance by the "King Of Hawaiian Entertainment" Don Ho. "Complex, sophisticated and flawlessly conceived
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM   Cover:  $25 Advance / $30 At the Door

(we thank Tim Stanton for entering this listing)
Blue Note Hawaii    (11 votes)
Manhattan Transfer    (0 Votes)
Jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii on June 23-25, June 29-July 2, 2017. Tickets range from $65-$45.00, and are available for purchase at bluenotehawaii.com. A 15% kama'aina ticket discount is available for local residents as well as military personnel. Please call our box office at (808)777-4890 for details.
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM   Cover:  $65-$45

(we thank Angela Momiyama for entering this listing)
Jazz Peace Concert    (9 votes)
Please join us for our Jazz Peace Concert. Groove to the peaceful jazz stylings of this talented line up:

Featuring Visiting Artist from NYC
Asako Takasaki - Vocals

David Yamasaki...Guitar
Ian Sheridan - Bass
Mihoko M - vocals
Chuck James - Drums

Where:
47-200 Kahekili Hwy
Kaneohe, Hi 96744
Time: 12:30PM – 3:00PM

(we thank Mihoko Maier for entering this listing)
Jazz Minds Art and Cafe    (93 votes)
REPOCUSSION    (38 votes)
REPOcussion is a band which plays an eclectic mix of funk-groove, rock, blues and soul infused with hot Latin percussion.

An eight piece ensemble led by Kevin Hirasa on guitar
and features
Czarina del Mar on vocals,
Neal Dela Calzada - bass,
Paul Stanley - saxes,
Peter Factora - drums,
Creed Fernandez - congas and Vocals,
Dwayne Higa - Keyboards
Time: 09:30 PM – 12:30PM   Cover:  $10

(we thank Paul Stanley for entering this listing)
Maggie Herron    (86 votes)
Maggie Herron, vocalist/pianist, and winner of the 2017 and 2015 Hoku Award for Jazz Album of the Year, returns to Lewers Lounge with one of Honolulu's finest bassists, Dean Taba, and reed man extraordinaire, Rocky Holmes. The trio is a gem in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!
Time: 8:30PM – 12:30AM   Cover:  No dress code. Relaxed.

(we thank maggie herron for entering this listing)
The Dragon Upstairs    (156 votes)
Chris Yeh 4tet    (65 votes)
Straightahead jazz with Bailey (piano), Bob (besu), Chuck (doramu), and Chris (sakusofon).
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM   Cover:  $5

(we thank chris yeh for entering this listing)
David Swanson    (27 votes)
David Swanson
Weekly schedule of Tuesday - Saturday.
Solo Piano and Vocals. Jazz Standards, Rhythm & Blues, Pop. Dress: Aloha Casual, shirt / long pants for men. Dancing.
Take a look at David on Instagram: Dswanmusic and also on YouTube: David Swanson Sings
www.kahalaresort.com
Time: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM   Cover:  $0

(we thank Denise Swanson for entering this listing)
Jimmer the Jazzy    (1 vote)
An intimate evening of live jazz piano by Jimmer the Jazzy, a rising star among next gen jazz artists. Come for Dinner. Stay for Jazz.
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM   Cover:  0

(we thank James LaReaux for entering this listing)




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