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Wednesday November 15, 2017

Blue Note Hawaii    (12 votes)
Keiko Matsui    (0 Votes)
KEIKO MATSUI

"Creating the album ‘Soul Quest’ was like going on a soul quest, as I tried to figure out how to express the things I was thinking and experiencing during this past year," confides pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui. "This music energizes me and I am overwhelmed with emotion when I listen to it. I hope people will allow themselves to go inside the music and become a part of my journey," says Matsui. The profound pianist and world citizen is celebrating a triumphant 25 years of recording in the US, with the release of her 24th CD.

In the words of Duke Ellington, Keiko Matsui is “beyond category.” The courageous, spiritually-driven and consummate artist who enjoyed the distinction of being an invited guest and performer at the second International Jazz Day, sponsored by UNESCO and held in Istanbul in April 2013, transcends boundary. Her unique melting pot of musical influences have garnered her a devout international following. The eloquent and soft-spoken yet deliberate musician tours relentlessly and seeks to make a genuine connection with her audience. "Everybody has so many things going on in their lives but my concerts are special for me. The music creates a oneness. The exchange I share with my audience is the root of my energy. It's like my mission."

Matsui has worked alongside the best including Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masakela and Bob James. A true humanitarian, Keiko has lent her voice to raise awareness for such causes as The Daniel Pearl Foundation, The United Nations World Food Programme, Be The Match Marrow Registry and The National Donor Program and Marrow Foundation. She has also lent her efforts to the continued revitalization and healing of Japan in the wake of the recent Tsunami and Fukushima disasters. "I still have these images of kindergarten teachers holding their kids in order to protect them. I also think about all of the older people who did
Time: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $35.00 to 45.00

(we thank Angela Momiyama for entering this listing)

Loretta Ables Sayre    (0 Votes)
LORETTA ABLES SAYRE

Ables Sayre began singing professionally in 1979 as the first featured female vocalist with Keola and Kapono Beamer in the Ocean Showroom of the Reef Hotel in Waikiki. She was the opening act for comedian Andy Bumatai in the Monarch Room of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in 1981.

Loretta made her London and U.K. debut in late summer 2011 in South Pacific at the Barbican Theatre and appeared in the production’s U.K. tour in cities across England, Scotland and Wales. She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress and a Theatre World Award for her Broadway and NYC debuts in the role and performed Bali Hai on the nationally broadcast 2008 Tony Awards Preview Concert. The run concluded with a live, nationally-televised PBS production of “Live From Lincoln Center; South Pacific.”

In addition to her work on Broadway, Loretta is well-known in Hawaii for her performances in theater, concerts, TV series, commercials and voiceover work.

She released her first CD, “Dreamy,” in December 2001 to public and critical acclaim and was nominated for a Na Hoku Hanohano Award and received national airplay.

Highlights in her career as a vocalist include performing as the opening act for world renowned artists including: The Four Tops (2000); James Brown (2001); Beach Boys (2002); and Kenny Loggins (2003).





Seating is First Come, First Served
Full Dinner available
$10 Food & Beverage Minimum Per Person at the Tables

Kama'aina discounts available. Call 808.777.4890 Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. NO REFUNDS. Exchanges on an extremely limited basis. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!

Loretta Ables Sayre
(Jazz Standards)
Time: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $35-$15

(we thank Angela Momiyama for entering this listing)
Onstage    (0 Votes)
Kevin Coleman and the Flat Five each Wednesday at 7:30pm at Onstage

Jazz and Blues arose from common roots in the Black Experience in America. In the middle of the last century Jazz and Blues had a lot in common including musical repertoire and improvisation. For example, repertoire like “Stormy Monday,” “Drifting and Drifting,” and “Parchman Farm.” The music of Kevin Coleman and the Flat Five captures the classic style and repertoire of the West Coast blues and mixes it with improvisation.

West Coast blues speaks not only to the Black Experience but to the many of the problems in contemporary America. Like having no job, having no money, going to the pawnshop, and being in jail. Also it specializes in songs about partners who run around, cheat, lie, and break your heart so is a good choice if you have just been dumped. The music has the instrumentation and rhythms that also allow swing dancing.

Kevin Coleman and the Flat Five have been performing each Wednesday from 7:30 to 10 pm at Onstage Bar on Kapahulu for the last six years. The same musicians have played together for the last six years so the music is tight. There is no Jimi Hendrix or Led Zepplin blues variations. Just the real thing.

The venue is small and is not well kept although the new owners have purchased some tables and painted a wall. The sound system is good and seating limited. It is not a place for fine dresses (other than dance dresses) and certainly not suits. In other words it has the atmosphere of the old roadhouses. ALERT: The air conditioner is working now to cool you down and heated up by Letecia (that is, the Roman goddess of fertility and abundance). Onstage is the perfect place for this music to be played and to do a little West Coast style Swing dancing.
Time: 7:30 – 10PM   Cover:  0

(we thank William Remus for entering this listing)
David Swanson    (28 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)




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