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Henry Kapono & Jeff Peterson

Henry Kapono & Jeff Peterson

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LIVESTREAM TICKETS
Thursday, April 22 @ 6:00pm HST - $20
Watch live and on-demand for one full week following the performance.

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LIVESTREAM TICKETS
Thursday, April 22 @ 6:00pm HST - $20
Watch live and on-demand for one full week following the performance.

Presented with support from Outrigger Hotels & Resorts and Hawaiian 105


This 2021 special edition is in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation and dedicated to helping get Hawai`i’s musicians back to work and on stage to do what they love most...perform. April 22nd features world-renowned guitarist Jeff Peterson.

ABOUT HENRY KAPONO'S ARTIST 2 ARTIST SERIES
The launch of this new format will continue to feature multiple award-winning and GRAMMY® nominee, Henry Kapono, who will introduce a new opening segment that will spotlight many of Hawai`i’s diverse and talented musical entertainers, followed by some of Hawai`i’s most iconic musicians. Henry will “jam” and “talk story” one-on-one with each artist, “deconstructing” their career (as only one artist to another can do) to give the audience insight to the spirit and aspirations of the person/people behind the music.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
JEFF PETERSON
Born on the Island of Maui, Jeff Peterson grew up on the slopes of Haleakala where he was introduced to the rich heritage of Hawaiian music by his father, a paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy). Today, he is recognized as one of Hawaii’s most versatile musicians, Jeff Peterson is at the heart of the Hawaiian music scene today. His passion for the guitar has allowed him to shine as a solo artist and has given him the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of artists from Hawaii, across the US, and abroad. Jeff’s focus on Slack Key guitar, classical, and jazz music has allotted him the ability to develop a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage. He has traveled to Europe, Asia, Australia, and across the United Sates to perform at a variety of venues from Symphony Space in New York City to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China. In addition to performing, Jeff taught the guitar at the University of Hawaii for several years running the guitar program and five of his songs were featured in the film The Descendants starring George Clooney. Jeff has contributed to two Grammy Award-winning recordings and has been honored with multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in Hawaii.


ABOUT HENRY KAPONO
Native Hawaiian and GRAMMY® nominated, Henry Kapono is a multiple award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and composer. Henry is one of Hawaii’s most popular recording artists and presides over Kapono Inc, one of Hawaii's top multi-function entertainment companies. He is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors, recently launching the “The Henry Kapono Foundation” in 2018 whose mission is to "Support the community through music and the arts and by giving with Aloha."

HENRY KAPONO FOUNDATION
In an effort to provide Hawai`i artists with support, the Henry Kapono Foundation provided over 360 music professionals with Foodland Gift Cards for their families. Now to continue to support Hawai`i’s music industry and offer entertainers what they have asked for the most; Kapono Inc., in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation, are helping to get artists back to work and back on stage! Henry Kapono’s Artist 2 Artist Concert Series is committed to doing just that. Showcasing these talented musicians will undoubtedly deliver an entertaining and fun filled night for the audience, while providing the entertainers meaningful income and the spotlight for them to shine.
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Henry Kapono: A Tribute to Don Ho

Henry Kapono: A Tribute to Don Ho

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LIVESTREAM TICKETS
Thursday, April 29 @ 6:00pm HST - $20
Watch live and on-demand for one full week following the performance.

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LIVESTREAM TICKETS
Thursday, April 29 @ 6:00pm HST - $20
Watch live and on-demand for one full week following the performance.

Presented with support from Outrigger Hotels & Resorts and Hawaiian 105

This 2021 special edition is in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation and dedicated to helping get Hawai`i’s musicians back to work and on stage to do what they love most...perform.

April 29th brings us a special tribute show to the one and only Don Ho.

ABOUT HENRY KAPONO'S ARTIST 2 ARTIST SERIES
The launch of this new format will continue to feature multiple award-winning and GRAMMY® nominee, Henry Kapono, who will introduce a new opening segment that will spotlight many of Hawai`i’s diverse and talented musical entertainers, followed by some of Hawai`i’s most iconic musicians. Henry will “jam” and “talk story” one-on-one with each artist, “deconstructing” their career (as only one artist to another can do) to give the audience insight to the spirit and aspirations of the person/people behind the music.

ABOUT DON HO
Don Ho was Hawai`i’s Ambassador of Aloha to the world. A favorite son of Hawai`i, he brought people together with his charismatic personality, Hawaiian values, and music. Don Ho is Hawai`i’s icon and a personification of the Aloha Spirit. He was big time, but to Don, it “ain’t no big thing.”

His legacy of performing spanned over five decades (1960-2007) of entertaining audiences, appearing on every major talk show, being a Las Vegas headliner, starring in his own ABC-TV show and specials, to headlining Waikiki’s most popular and longest running show, providing a showcase for young, local talent, and inspiring them to reach for greatness.

With over 15 best-selling recordings and featuring songs by local composers, there was so much more to Don Ho than “Tiny Bubbles” and “Pearly Shells.” Don’s music was the cornerstone on which he built his extraordinary entertainment career. It is the language through which he spoke from his heart to the world. Whether a lifelong friend, an aspiring performer looking for a break, a grandmother from Peoria, or a member of the military, you mattered to Don Ho. In a one-on-one encounter or appearance before hundreds on his stage, he made you feel special in his genuine “local boy” style.

~Courtesy of the Donald Tai Loy Ho Trust.


ABOUT HENRY KAPONO
Native Hawaiian and GRAMMY® nominated, Henry Kapono is a multiple award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and composer. Henry is one of Hawaii’s most popular recording artists and presides over Kapono Inc, one of Hawaii's top multi-function entertainment companies. He is equally known for his community support and philanthropic endeavors, recently launching the “The Henry Kapono Foundation” in 2018 whose mission is to "Support the community through music and the arts and by giving with Aloha."

HENRY KAPONO FOUNDATION
In an effort to provide Hawai`i artists with support, the Henry Kapono Foundation provided over 360 music professionals with Foodland Gift Cards for their families. Now to continue to support Hawai`i’s music industry and offer entertainers what they have asked for the most; Kapono Inc., in partnership with the Henry Kapono Foundation, are helping to get artists back to work and back on stage! Henry Kapono’s Artist 2 Artist Concert Series is committed to doing just that. Showcasing these talented musicians will undoubtedly deliver an entertaining and fun filled night for the audience, while providing the entertainers meaningful income and the spotlight for them to shine.
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The Elevations Tribute to Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

The Elevations Tribute to Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

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LIVESTREAM TICKETS
Friday, April 30 @ 6:00pm HST - $20
Watch live and on-demand for one full week follow
LIVESTREAM TICKETS
Friday, April 30 @ 6:00pm HST - $20
Watch live and on-demand for one full week following the performance

The Elevations Hawai'i - The Dyn-o-mite Vintage Soul Explosion Out of Honolulu! - present a musical tribute to the late Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. “Jones recorded six albums with the Dap-Kings, but it was her exhilarating live shows, which functioned as equal parts Baptist church revival, Saturday night juke joint and raucous Las Vegas revue, that showcased the singer’s unparalleled energy. In venues filled with people half her age, Jones was the most dynamic person in the room, bolting onstage and commanding the crowd like her idol James Brown. It was homage without mimicry; respecting the soul and funk elders that defined the genres while displaying seemingly boundless vitality.”

Come see The Elevations Hawai’i featuring Mindy Smokestack and special guests, Reggie Padilla and Carlos Betancourt make Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings’ music shine again on the big stage for the very first time in Hawai’i!!!

The Elevations Hawai'i
Lead vocals – Kehaulani White
Backup Vocals – Cheyenne Leong
Backup Vocals – Aiddy Weisbecker
Tenor Sax – Eric White
Trumpet – Rob Toyama
Guitar – Mike Iseman
Drums – Keli’i Wong
Bass – Jake Staron

Mindy Smokestack comes from Hamburg Germany with a powerful voice and healing energy cultivated through life’s struggles and triumphs. Growing up singing in church instilled her passion for soul music. Mindy’s vocal abilities create her eclectic sound blending soul, blues and modern Motown.

Saxophonist, Pianist, Composer, Educator. Throughout his career, Reggie Padilla is Hawaii’s preeminent saxophonist and has had the opportunity to study and participate in master classes with Lew Soloff, Phil Woods, Jim Snidero, Doc Severinsen, Marcus Roberts, Billy Taylor, Pete Malinverni, Bob Albanese, Don Friedman, and Martin Wind. In January 2007, Reginald relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii, and continued his musical journey. Reggie continues to perform and record around the world on both tenor saxophone and piano. He has recorded 3 full length studio albums and is endorsed by Theo Wanne mouthpieces and P. Mauriat saxophones.

Percussionist Carlos Betancourt has performed, taught, and studied internationally during his forty- year professional career. Currently living in Hawaii, he passes on the passion for Afro-Latin rhythms carefully instilled in him and offers that love and respect through his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments. Drawing from his training, he brings influences from experiences in African and Caribbean music as well as jazz, funk and rhythm and blues. He has had the opportunity of travelling internationally with his music and has been blessed to share the stage with acknowledged Latino masters and musicians such as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri and La Perfecta II, Johnny Pacheco (RIP), Regino Jimenez, "Mr. Bongo" Jack Constanza (RIP), Oscar de Leon, Jimmy Bosch, Angel "Cachete" Maldonado (RIP), Freddie Miranda Jr, Abiud Flores, Jay Franco, Hector Tricoche, Johnny Rivera, Anthony Cruz (RIP), Michael Spiro, Regino Jimenez, "Bosco" y su Orquesta Gitano, Emilio Camacho, Hector Rivera, Mikey Holguin from the California Swing band "Big Time Operator" and Van Lester. Carlos continues to study and has contributed to several professional vocal and percussion recordings throughout the U.S., South Korea and in Europe.
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