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An Evening with Al Jardine

Original Founding Member of The Beach Boys

Alan (aka “Al”) Jardine, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, is best known for being one of the founding members of the California-based group The Beach Boys. Al was born in Lima, Ohio, on September 3, 1942, and met Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, Mike Love and David Marks after his family moved to Hawthorne, California. They formed The Beach Boys and with their perfect harmonies and original tunes about surfing, beaches, hot rods, and California girls, became the rock 'n' roll voice of the West Coast. Al continued to tour with The Beach Boys throughout the ’70s, 80’s and 90’s and left the band after Carl Wilson’s passing in 1998.

In 2001, Al was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award Grammy as a member of The Beach Boys and released his own albums, including his first solo album A Postcard From California in 2010. In 2012, Al joined Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and David Marks for a new Beach Boys album, That's Why God Made the Radio, and The Beach Boys went on a 50th-anniversary reunion tour. In 2016 and continuing through 2018, Al joined Brian Wilson for a 50th-anniversary world tour of The Beach Boys’ timeless masterpiece Pet Sounds. The album features such classics as “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows” and “Sloop John B,” a song Al learned from The Kingston Trio and then introduced to Brian with a new chord arrangement to fit The Beach Boys vocal style. It became a huge international hit and helped propel Pet Sounds into the top of the charts.

In 2018, Al began playing solo shows on a tour featuring songs and stories from his early days to his most recent solo album A Postcard from California. Al, along with his son Matt Jardine and vocalist/musician Jeff Alan Ross, delivers an intimate show full of hits and rarities combined with never-before-heard stories (and rare pictures and vide
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $35-$55
An Evening with Al Jardine

Original Founding Member of The Beach Boys

Alan (aka “Al”) Jardine, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, is best known for being one of the founding members of the California-based group The Beach Boys. Al was born in Lima, Ohio, on September 3, 1942, and met Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, Mike Love and David Marks after his family moved to Hawthorne, California. They formed The Beach Boys and with their perfect harmonies and original tunes about surfing, beaches, hot rods, and California girls, became the rock 'n' roll voice of the West Coast. Al continued to tour with The Beach Boys throughout the ’70s, 80’s and 90’s and left the band after Carl Wilson’s passing in 1998.

In 2001, Al was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award Grammy as a member of The Beach Boys and released his own albums, including his first solo album A Postcard From California in 2010. In 2012, Al joined Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and David Marks for a new Beach Boys album, That's Why God Made the Radio, and The Beach Boys went on a 50th-anniversary reunion tour. In 2016 and continuing through 2018, Al joined Brian Wilson for a 50th-anniversary world tour of The Beach Boys’ timeless masterpiece Pet Sounds. The album features such classics as “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows” and “Sloop John B,” a song Al learned from The Kingston Trio and then introduced to Brian with a new chord arrangement to fit The Beach Boys vocal style. It became a huge international hit and helped propel Pet Sounds into the top of the charts.

In 2018, Al began playing solo shows on a tour featuring songs and stories from his early days to his most recent solo album A Postcard from California. Al, along with his son Matt Jardine and vocalist/musician Jeff Alan Ross, delivers an intimate show full of hits and rarities combined with never-before-heard stories (and rare pictures and vide
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $35-$55
Dae Han is a jazz and hip-hop drummer from Maryland and now based out of Honolulu. He currently leads a band dedicated to the sounds of Jazz and Hip-Hop Fusion, called "The Dae Han Ensemble". With musical influences from J Dilla, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and many more, the band commemorates the sounds from the past eras and blends it with a new school touch.

The Dae Han Ensemble will be dedicating a tribute performance to the late great J Dilla, a pioneer in revolutionizing the art of beat making and the new school of digitized music as we know it. His legacy remains one of the largest contributions to Hip-Hop since his passing in Feb 10th 2006. Some of his most notable artist collaborations were with "A Tribe Called Quest," "Erykah Badu," "The Roots" and many more.
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $25-$45
GOOD FOOT is Capt. Ray Beatty on baritone sax, Jason Forester on bass, David Goldfarb on trombone, Babatunji Heath on drums, Melody Heidel on lead vocals, Mark Iseman on guitar, Lori Kimata on percussion, and Rollin Wakely on guitar and tenor sax.

GOOD FOOT takes its name from the James Brown song and is a true collaboration of 8 musicians mining the rich transatlantic exchange of musical expressions that have migrated from West Africa to North America, back to West Africa and back again in an ongoing conversation that has given us Jazz, Funk, Soul, Afro Beat and much more. Good Foot creates original music influenced by these abundant treasures, as well as interpreting the classics, rare grooves, and new gems from our contemporaries who share our love for this music. The band works hard to deliver tight, high-energy performances that set mind and body in motion. Good Foot delivers driving bass and drums, dancing percussion, shimmering guitars, soaring vocals, and wailing horns in celebration of Funk, Soul, and Afro Beat.

Good Foot was formed in 2013 and quickly generated excitement among live music fans in the Honolulu club scene and was soon invited to play music festivals like Hallowbaloo, large private parties such as Le Dîner en Blanc and The Kaimana Klassik ultimate frisbee tournament, major fundraisers Kokua Nepal and the Surfrider Foundation’s annual John Kelly Awards, and Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton concert series.

Good Foot has been recording original music since 2015 and has shared numerous studio and live recordings at goodfoothawaii.com
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $25-$45
Presented by 92.3 KSSK

If you’ve ever been in love, then you’ve heard the name All-4-One and their timeless songs “I Swear,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “So Much In Love,” “ I Turn To You,” “These Arms,” “Beautiful As You” and much more. The GRAMMY® Award-winning group All-4-One is internationally known for making beautiful love songs that not only chart radio airwaves, but also garner countless awards.

All-4-One’s very first single “So Much In Love," scaled to RIAA Gold Sales and top 5 pop status. The California-based quartet soon marked their place in the industry as premier balladeers. Their second single, “I Swear," claimed the billboard “Hot 100”
#1 spot for 11 consecutive weeks, while sales skyrocketed to hold the #1 selling single status in 1994 and third most successful single of the rock era. “I Swear” STILL (in 2012) holds a spot on the Billboard’s “Hot 100” as one of the most successful singles of all time and has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century. “I Swear” is recorded in history with an imprint in the Guinness’s World Book of records (as the biggest selling single of 1994). All-4-One’s second album was highlighted by “I Can Love You Like That,” a mid-tempo which hit the top 5 on the Billboard “Hot 100.”

To date, the band has sold over 20 million units worldwide, won a bevy of awards including a GRAMMY®, an American Music Award, a Blockbuster Award, countless international awards and completed multiple major world tours. All-4-One is featured on the following: Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King, with their rendition of “Tapestry,” which sold over a million units, the multi-platinum soundtrack to Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame with the ma
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $45-$75
Presented by 92.3 KSSK

If you’ve ever been in love, then you’ve heard the name All-4-One and their timeless songs “I Swear,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “So Much In Love,” “ I Turn To You,” “These Arms,” “Beautiful As You” and much more. The GRAMMY® Award-winning group All-4-One is internationally known for making beautiful love songs that not only chart radio airwaves, but also garner countless awards.

All-4-One’s very first single “So Much In Love," scaled to RIAA Gold Sales and top 5 pop status. The California-based quartet soon marked their place in the industry as premier balladeers. Their second single, “I Swear," claimed the billboard “Hot 100”
#1 spot for 11 consecutive weeks, while sales skyrocketed to hold the #1 selling single status in 1994 and third most successful single of the rock era. “I Swear” STILL (in 2012) holds a spot on the Billboard’s “Hot 100” as one of the most successful singles of all time and has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century. “I Swear” is recorded in history with an imprint in the Guinness’s World Book of records (as the biggest selling single of 1994). All-4-One’s second album was highlighted by “I Can Love You Like That,” a mid-tempo which hit the top 5 on the Billboard “Hot 100.”

To date, the band has sold over 20 million units worldwide, won a bevy of awards including a GRAMMY®, an American Music Award, a Blockbuster Award, countless international awards and completed multiple major world tours. All-4-One is featured on the following: Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King, with their rendition of “Tapestry,” which sold over a million units, the multi-platinum soundtrack to Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame with the ma
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $45-$75
Presented by 92.3 KSSK

If you’ve ever been in love, then you’ve heard the name All-4-One and their timeless songs “I Swear,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “So Much In Love,” “ I Turn To You,” “These Arms,” “Beautiful As You” and much more. The GRAMMY® Award-winning group All-4-One is internationally known for making beautiful love songs that not only chart radio airwaves, but also garner countless awards.

All-4-One’s very first single “So Much In Love," scaled to RIAA Gold Sales and top 5 pop status. The California-based quartet soon marked their place in the industry as premier balladeers. Their second single, “I Swear," claimed the billboard “Hot 100”
#1 spot for 11 consecutive weeks, while sales skyrocketed to hold the #1 selling single status in 1994 and third most successful single of the rock era. “I Swear” STILL (in 2012) holds a spot on the Billboard’s “Hot 100” as one of the most successful singles of all time and has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century. “I Swear” is recorded in history with an imprint in the Guinness’s World Book of records (as the biggest selling single of 1994). All-4-One’s second album was highlighted by “I Can Love You Like That,” a mid-tempo which hit the top 5 on the Billboard “Hot 100.”

To date, the band has sold over 20 million units worldwide, won a bevy of awards including a GRAMMY®, an American Music Award, a Blockbuster Award, countless international awards and completed multiple major world tours. All-4-One is featured on the following: Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King, with their rendition of “Tapestry,” which sold over a million units, the multi-platinum soundtrack to Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame with the ma
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $45-$75
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $25-$45
Willy Falk: "Mostly Love"

The best songs are about love--playful, passionate, heartbreaking, enduring. Willy Falk: Mostly Love revels in richly-crafted interpretations of songs about love, coupled with stories from a thirty-five-year career on Broadway. A Punahou graduate, class of '76, he moved to New York and burst on the Broadway scene in the Marilyn: An American Fable, a musical which attained cult-like status as one of the greatest flops of all time, but saw Willy receiving a standing ovation ever night for his solo number: "You Are So Beyond." When Miss Saigon first came to Broadway, he was chosen to play leading man "Chris," receiving a Tony award nomination alongside Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. Known for his powerful performances in musicals and concerts through the years, this evening speaks of music, memories, and laughter but mostly...love.

Quotes:
"Willy Falk has been one of Hawaii's pioneering talents and voices to make it to Broadway; he continues to inspire a generation of other island troupers to follow his example." --Wayne Harada, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

"Falk soared in the vocal inflections of rock so dazzlingly that the audience that had been jeering all night gave him an ovation DURING the music. The applause following the number briefly stopped the show--and after a very short book scene--Falk got another ovation." Ethan Mordden, The Last Twenty-Five Years of the Broadway Musical

"We certainly take as many cues from Mr. Falk's earnestly American, nice-guy aura, and the vigor of his voice, as we do from what he is singing. When he and Miss Salonga come together, the basic laws of biology supplant those of the drama. They look good in each other's arms, the way movie stars looked good when the studios were masterminding their careers." David Richards, The New York Times
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $25-$45
Oldies 101.1 Welcomes
JOHN SEBASTIAN
Of The Lovin' Spoonful

Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric.

His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. "We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us our rock & roll roots," John explains, "but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an 'Amer- ican' band."

This the Lovin' Spoonful did like nobody before or since, putting their rst seven singles into the Top 10. This was unprecedented, and utterly unthinkable at the height of Beatlemania. At rst they'd taken older material from blues, country, folk and jug band sources - what we now term "roots music" - and made it sound modern. Then, in a series of original songs composed and sung by John Sebastian, they did the reverse, creating thoroughly modern music that sounded like it contained the entire history of American music. Which it did.
Time: 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM   Cover:  $35-$55
Oldies 101.1 Welcomes
JOHN SEBASTIAN
Of The Lovin' Spoonful

Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric.

His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. "We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us our rock & roll roots," John explains, "but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an 'Amer- ican' band."

This the Lovin' Spoonful did like nobody before or since, putting their rst seven singles into the Top 10. This was unprecedented, and utterly unthinkable at the height of Beatlemania. At rst they'd taken older material from blues, country, folk and jug band sources - what we now term "roots music" - and made it sound modern. Then, in a series of original songs composed and sung by John Sebastian, they did the reverse, creating thoroughly modern music that sounded like it contained the entire history of American music. Which it did.
Time: 08:00 PM – 10:00 PM   Cover:  $35-$55
92.3 KSSK Presents
Vanessa Williams


Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today.

Having sold millions of records worldwide, Vanessa has also scored numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts: Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel, and Jazz.

Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliate including 4 Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards, and 3 Satellite Awards. Her platinum single "Colors of the Wind" from the Disney film Pocahontas, won the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

A strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the gay community and minorities, Vanessa was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian contributions. She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

Vanessa’s autobiography, “You Have No Idea,” co-written with her mother Helen Williams was a New York Times Best Seller in 2012. Her recent Broadway credits include co-starring with Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful, (which was the #1 play of the 2013 season), After Midnight (2014), and a special limited engagement in Hey, Look Me Over at New York City Center in 2018.

Vanessa is the mother of four - Melanie, Jillian, Devin, and Sasha. Her charitable endeavors are many and varied, embracing and supporting such organizations as Concerts for America, Special Olympics, and several others.
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $65-$95
92.3 KSSK Presents
Vanessa Williams


Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today.

Having sold millions of records worldwide, Vanessa has also scored numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts: Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel, and Jazz.

Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliate including 4 Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards, and 3 Satellite Awards. Her platinum single "Colors of the Wind" from the Disney film Pocahontas, won the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

A strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the gay community and minorities, Vanessa was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian contributions. She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

Vanessa’s autobiography, “You Have No Idea,” co-written with her mother Helen Williams was a New York Times Best Seller in 2012. Her recent Broadway credits include co-starring with Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful, (which was the #1 play of the 2013 season), After Midnight (2014), and a special limited engagement in Hey, Look Me Over at New York City Center in 2018.

Vanessa is the mother of four - Melanie, Jillian, Devin, and Sasha. Her charitable endeavors are many and varied, embracing and supporting such organizations as Concerts for America, Special Olympics, and several others.
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $65-$95
92.3 KSSK Presents
Vanessa Williams


Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today.

Having sold millions of records worldwide, Vanessa has also scored numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts: Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel, and Jazz.

Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliate including 4 Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards, and 3 Satellite Awards. Her platinum single "Colors of the Wind" from the Disney film Pocahontas, won the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

A strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the gay community and minorities, Vanessa was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian contributions. She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

Vanessa’s autobiography, “You Have No Idea,” co-written with her mother Helen Williams was a New York Times Best Seller in 2012. Her recent Broadway credits include co-starring with Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful, (which was the #1 play of the 2013 season), After Midnight (2014), and a special limited engagement in Hey, Look Me Over at New York City Center in 2018.

Vanessa is the mother of four - Melanie, Jillian, Devin, and Sasha. Her charitable endeavors are many and varied, embracing and supporting such organizations as Concerts for America, Special Olympics, and several others.
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $65-$95
Pop-jazz vocalist, recording artist, comedienne & jazz educator, Dana Land, is truly happy to be back in her homeland sharing her passion for music and playful presentations that are full of heart & soul! A fifth-generation kama'aina, Dana moved back a few years ago to Oahu from the San Francisco Bay Area where she performed for many years at numerous jazz festivals including the highly acclaimed Monterey Jazz Festival, a 3-year performance home at one of the Bay Area's finest jazz venues, The Lodge at Sonoma, and numerous high-end private events. Dana is excited to bring her brand of entertainment to the beautiful Blue Note Hawaii with the world-class Tommy James Trio!
Time: 06:30 PM – 08:00PM   Cover:  $25-45
Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends Series
Valentine's Week with Manhattan Transfer

Beginning with their first performances in the early 1970s, THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER have become the cornerstones of contemporary music. Originally launched by Tim Hauser in 1969, Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Laurel Masse were the group by 1972. Cheryl Bentyne joined the group in 1979 after Laurel Masse left. Known for their amazing harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music, the group was signed by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records. The group made their recording debut with their self-titled album in 1975. Known primarily as an East Coast cult act, they expanded their following by starring in their own 1975 CBS-TV variety series as a summer replacement for the Cher Bono Show. Starting as an underground group in New York City, The Manhattan Transfer garnered international popularity when "Chanson D'Amour" from the 1976 Coming Out album became a number one hit in Europe.

One of the co-writers on The Junction - the group's new album which draws inspiration in part from The Transfer's classic 1975 version of Glenn Miller's "Tuxedo Junction" -- is the group's new member, bass vocalist Trist Curless. Curless began subbing on the road for the late band founder Tim Hauser in 2013, officially joining after Hauser's passing in late 2014.

Welcoming Curless - a founding member of famed Los Angeles a cappella group m-pact - to the fold, Janis Siegel (alto), Alan Paul (tenor) and Cheryl Bentyne (soprano) embrace a new dynamic and fresh possibilities for their legendary sound that artfully incorporates his low range into their established blend. The Junction, dedicated to the memory of Hauser, was produced by another master vocalist, five-time GRAMMY® winner Mervyn Warren, a renowned film composer, arrange and producer. Warren, one of the founders of gospel/R&B a cappella legends
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $45-$65
Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends Series
Valentine's Week with Manhattan Transfer

Beginning with their first performances in the early 1970s, THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER have become the cornerstones of contemporary music. Originally launched by Tim Hauser in 1969, Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Laurel Masse were the group by 1972. Cheryl Bentyne joined the group in 1979 after Laurel Masse left. Known for their amazing harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music, the group was signed by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records. The group made their recording debut with their self-titled album in 1975. Known primarily as an East Coast cult act, they expanded their following by starring in their own 1975 CBS-TV variety series as a summer replacement for the Cher Bono Show. Starting as an underground group in New York City, The Manhattan Transfer garnered international popularity when "Chanson D'Amour" from the 1976 Coming Out album became a number one hit in Europe.

One of the co-writers on The Junction - the group's new album which draws inspiration in part from The Transfer's classic 1975 version of Glenn Miller's "Tuxedo Junction" -- is the group's new member, bass vocalist Trist Curless. Curless began subbing on the road for the late band founder Tim Hauser in 2013, officially joining after Hauser's passing in late 2014.

Welcoming Curless - a founding member of famed Los Angeles a cappella group m-pact - to the fold, Janis Siegel (alto), Alan Paul (tenor) and Cheryl Bentyne (soprano) embrace a new dynamic and fresh possibilities for their legendary sound that artfully incorporates his low range into their established blend. The Junction, dedicated to the memory of Hauser, was produced by another master vocalist, five-time GRAMMY® winner Mervyn Warren, a renowned film composer, arrange and producer. Warren, one of the founders of gospel/R&B a cappella legends
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $45-$65
Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends Series
Valentine's Week with Manhattan Transfer

Beginning with their first performances in the early 1970s, THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER have become the cornerstones of contemporary music. Originally launched by Tim Hauser in 1969, Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Laurel Masse were the group by 1972. Cheryl Bentyne joined the group in 1979 after Laurel Masse left. Known for their amazing harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music, the group was signed by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records. The group made their recording debut with their self-titled album in 1975. Known primarily as an East Coast cult act, they expanded their following by starring in their own 1975 CBS-TV variety series as a summer replacement for the Cher Bono Show. Starting as an underground group in New York City, The Manhattan Transfer garnered international popularity when "Chanson D'Amour" from the 1976 Coming Out album became a number one hit in Europe.

One of the co-writers on The Junction - the group's new album which draws inspiration in part from The Transfer's classic 1975 version of Glenn Miller's "Tuxedo Junction" -- is the group's new member, bass vocalist Trist Curless. Curless began subbing on the road for the late band founder Tim Hauser in 2013, officially joining after Hauser's passing in late 2014.

Welcoming Curless - a founding member of famed Los Angeles a cappella group m-pact - to the fold, Janis Siegel (alto), Alan Paul (tenor) and Cheryl Bentyne (soprano) embrace a new dynamic and fresh possibilities for their legendary sound that artfully incorporates his low range into their established blend. The Junction, dedicated to the memory of Hauser, was produced by another master vocalist, five-time GRAMMY® winner Mervyn Warren, a renowned film composer, arrange and producer. Warren, one of the founders of gospel/R&B a cappella legends
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $45-$65
Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends Series
Valentine's Week with Manhattan Transfer

Beginning with their first performances in the early 1970s, THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER have become the cornerstones of contemporary music. Originally launched by Tim Hauser in 1969, Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Laurel Masse were the group by 1972. Cheryl Bentyne joined the group in 1979 after Laurel Masse left. Known for their amazing harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music, the group was signed by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records. The group made their recording debut with their self-titled album in 1975. Known primarily as an East Coast cult act, they expanded their following by starring in their own 1975 CBS-TV variety series as a summer replacement for the Cher Bono Show. Starting as an underground group in New York City, The Manhattan Transfer garnered international popularity when "Chanson D'Amour" from the 1976 Coming Out album became a number one hit in Europe.

One of the co-writers on The Junction - the group's new album which draws inspiration in part from The Transfer's classic 1975 version of Glenn Miller's "Tuxedo Junction" -- is the group's new member, bass vocalist Trist Curless. Curless began subbing on the road for the late band founder Tim Hauser in 2013, officially joining after Hauser's passing in late 2014.

Welcoming Curless - a founding member of famed Los Angeles a cappella group m-pact - to the fold, Janis Siegel (alto), Alan Paul (tenor) and Cheryl Bentyne (soprano) embrace a new dynamic and fresh possibilities for their legendary sound that artfully incorporates his low range into their established blend. The Junction, dedicated to the memory of Hauser, was produced by another master vocalist, five-time GRAMMY® winner Mervyn Warren, a renowned film composer, arrange and producer. Warren, one of the founders of gospel/R&B a cappella legends
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $45-$65
Throughout their storied 35-year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 23 albums, received 17 GRAMMY® nominations - won 2 - performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success.

The Yellowjackets formed in the late 1970's as the backup band for guitarist Robben Ford. They recorded their first album together in 1980. Shortly after that recording, however, Ford decided to part ways and go in a different musical direction. As a result, the modern day Yellowjackets were formed - a trio with Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, and Ricky Lawson. Since then, and with the addition of Bob Mintzer, the Yellowjackets have gained and maintained prominence as one of jazz's most influential and loved groups.

Over the years the band has undergone numerous lineup changes. Never failing to rise to the inevitable challenges of adjustment, the Yellowjackets - Russell Ferrante, William Kennedy, Bob Mintzer - have maintained an extraordinarily high quality of musicianship that is the rival of many but a surprise to no one who knows and appreciates the band and their music. The most recent addition to the band adds Australian bass player Dane Alderson into the mix. With his exceptional rhythmic sensibility and natural disposition toward groove, Dane brings a new energy to the band and adds a youthful approach to the music.

Band Members:
-Bob Mintzer, Sax
-Russell Ferrante, Piano
-Dane Alderson, Bass
-William Kennedy, Drums
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $35-$45
Throughout their storied 35-year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 23 albums, received 17 GRAMMY® nominations - won 2 - performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success.

The Yellowjackets formed in the late 1970's as the backup band for guitarist Robben Ford. They recorded their first album together in 1980. Shortly after that recording, however, Ford decided to part ways and go in a different musical direction. As a result, the modern day Yellowjackets were formed - a trio with Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, and Ricky Lawson. Since then, and with the addition of Bob Mintzer, the Yellowjackets have gained and maintained prominence as one of jazz's most influential and loved groups.

Over the years the band has undergone numerous lineup changes. Never failing to rise to the inevitable challenges of adjustment, the Yellowjackets - Russell Ferrante, William Kennedy, Bob Mintzer - have maintained an extraordinarily high quality of musicianship that is the rival of many but a surprise to no one who knows and appreciates the band and their music. The most recent addition to the band adds Australian bass player Dane Alderson into the mix. With his exceptional rhythmic sensibility and natural disposition toward groove, Dane brings a new energy to the band and adds a youthful approach to the music.

Band Members:
-Bob Mintzer, Sax
-Russell Ferrante, Piano
-Dane Alderson, Bass
-William Kennedy, Drums
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $35-$45
The Trailer Park Romeos are a group of local Blues musicians brought together by Rick Smith. They have been together in their present line up for 7 years. They specialize in Old Country and Chicago Blues. Playing the music of Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Little Walter, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, John Hammond Jr, Robert Johnson, Tom Waits, and Sonny Boy Williamson.

In the last couple of months The Trailer Park Romeos, along with special guest vocalist, Carl Golden, have embarked on their own Muddy Waters Tribute. Through performance and the telling of historical facts, they chart Muddy’s career from the Mississippi Delta up to Chicago just after World War 2. On June 2nd, they sold out Public Radios performance space, The Atherton, and since then they have done the Haleiwa Art Festival, along with playing for the Hawaii Polo Club in Mokulaiea.
Time: 06:30 & 9:00PM – 08:00 & 10:30 PM   Cover:  $25-$45
dandelnegro.com
Sentimental Swing - Duane Padilla
Lenny Keys
The Berklee College of Music, online division
Glen Goto and Friends

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