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Honolulu Jazz Quartet: Hits From The '60s & '70s

Honolulu Jazz Quartet: Hits From The '60s & '70s

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The Honolulu Jazz Quartet is a logical progression in the great tradition of post-bop jazz in Hawaii. The band, now in its 15th year together, was founded in 2001 by local bassist John Kolivas with the intent of bringing four
The Honolulu Jazz Quartet is a logical progression in the great tradition of post-bop jazz in Hawaii. The band, now in its 15th year together, was founded in 2001 by local bassist John Kolivas with the intent of bringing four like-minded musicians together to create a consistent, indelible sound. There are many fine jazz artists in Hawaii, but the economics of making a living as a jazz musician in the 50th State are not conducive to the same group of players working together for an extended period of time. The four members of HJQ have done just that, and the result is a beautiful blend of four individual voices into one distinctive and original voice – a voice that has thrilled audiences at the Hawaii International Jazz Festival, the Honolulu Symphony Pops (with full symphony arrangements), and the finest jazz settings throughout Hawaii, California and Seattle. HJQ recordings and performances have received praise from the legendary jazz writer Nat Hentoff, and top musicians including Benny Golson, Rufus Reid, John Clayton, Jr., Jeff Hamilton, Makoto Ozone, Glenn Moore and James Ingram.

The HJQ’s album "Tenacity," with liner notes by Nat Hentoff, was released nationally on March 20, 2007. Nat Hentoff writes: “The Honolulu Jazz Quartet is ready to be recognized in jazz scenes throughout the world, as is manifestly, invigoratingly evident in ‘Sounds of the City,’ and now, ‘Tenacity.’" HJQ’s debut CD "Sounds Of The City" was released in February 2004 under their own label (HJQ Records). The CD made its debut on the National Jazz Radio Top 50 Chart (JazzWeek) in March 2004, spending seven weeks on the chart. Downbeat Magazine calls "Sounds of the City," “a satisfying document af their straightahead style.”

Leader/composer/bassist John Kolivas is a local Hawaii product who spent eight years in New York City during the 1980s playing jazz and Broadway shows. John has performed with Benny Golson, Larry Coryell, Makoto Ozone, John Pizzarelli, Don Grusin, Valery Ponomarev, George Benson, Grady Tate, Robin Eubanks, Eric Marienthal, Herb Ellis, Bud Shank, Richie Cole, Tiger Okoshi, Gabe Baltazar, Keola Beamer, Raiatea Helm and Keali’I Reichel. Pianist/Composer Dan Del Negro hails from the south side of Chicago where he absorbed the fine jazz scene around him. Dan has worked with Herbie Mann, Vinnie Coliuta, Eric Marienthal, Tiger Okoshi, and Nestor Torres and Larry Coryell. Hawaii born saxophonist Tim Tsukiyama attended the Berklee College of Music, is a member of the Royal Hawaiian Band and has worked with Ray Charles, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bunky Green, John Pizzarelli, The Temptations, and Kalapana. Drummer Von Baron, originally from Kansas City, also attended the Berklee College of Music, and was a student of Jeff Hamilton. Adam has played professionally with Shelly Berg, Hiroshi Hata, Carlinhos de Oliveira and Matt Catingub.
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Henry Kapono Ft. Blayne Asing

Henry Kapono Ft. Blayne Asing

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The 2019 Artist 2 Artist Series continues featuring some of Hawaii’s most iconic musicians and rising young stars. GRAMMY® Award Nominee Henry Kapono opens each show with his own classic hits, then talks story one-on-one w
The 2019 Artist 2 Artist Series continues featuring some of Hawaii’s most iconic musicians and rising young stars. GRAMMY® Award Nominee Henry Kapono opens each show with his own classic hits, then talks story one-on-one with the featured artist, “deconstructing” their career as only one artist to another can do. The show also includes an intimate performance and a jam session with Henry.

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."

Born and raised on the island of Oahu, singer-songwriter Blayne Asing started playing the ukulele at the age of 8 and guitar by the age of 9. Blayne is self-taught “by having a good ear for learning and watching You Tube videos.” In addition to playing a variety of instruments, Blayne is a prolific songwriter with a distinctive voice complimented by his own unique country/folk/island style. Releasing his first album in 2015, at the age of 27, Blayne won “Most Promising Artist” at the prestigious Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawaii's GRAMMYs®) and again for "Single of the Year" in 2017!
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Eddie Ortiz & Son Caribe

Eddie Ortiz & Son Caribe

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The Son Caribe Band is Hawaii's band of choice for live Latin music!

 They have performed along side and opened concerts for almost every major Latin music event since 2000.

Son Caribe is frequently called upon to perfo
The Son Caribe Band is Hawaii's band of choice for live Latin music!

 They have performed along side and opened concerts for almost every major Latin music event since 2000.

Son Caribe is frequently called upon to perform internationally throughout the Far East, with performance tours in Japan, Korea, and the Philippines.

 The band has been featured on K5 TV's popular summer music series Heineken's Hot Hawaiian Nights!

 They've also received repeat selections as one of Hawaii's top live bands in Honolulu Magazine's prestigious Music Issue! As well, Son Caribe has performed for numerous network and local television broadcasts.

 The band has recorded music for television and radio commercial broadcasts - among them international clothing company 88 Tee's and University Of Hawaii Sports Television. 



Son Caribe's CD "Salsa From Hawaii II" was a #1 Best Seller In Hawaii, and received GRAMMY® Award Consideration for 2004 Best Salsa/Merengue Album! 

Son Caribe has performed as the opening band for GRAMMY® winning Latin music luminaries Celia Cruz, Ismael Miranda and Poncho Sanchez. 

The Son Caribe Band has performed and shared the stage with Latin music recording artists Luisito Rosario, Johnny Polanco, Chino Espinoza, Tito Puente Jr., Frankie Morales, Yoko Mimata, Jimmy Bosch, Mark Gonzalez and Herman Olivera! 

Along with it's Latin music, Son Caribe also performs numerous other music genres including big band jazz, Motown, rock 'n' roll, pop contemporary and Top 40.
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