This fall, the 2018 Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning album "Across the Sea" musicians will feature their newset music releases at Blue Note Hawaii. "Our journey has gone further and the program will include our originals, Hawaiian, Chinese, Tango, Bluegrass, classical, etc."
Hawaiian musicians have adapted the music of other cultures to create music that is uniquely Hawaiian. And, since the beginning of the 20th century, musicians in other parts of the world have embraced the music of Hawaii while adopting and adapting it in turn.
Taiwan-born Tsun-Hui Hung is internationally recognized as one of the most innovative players of the erhu. She won a title at the Taiwan National Music Competition. Having earned a doctorate in ethnomusicology, she also has performed with musicians from various cultures.
Two-time GRAMMY award-nominee and nine-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winner, Jeff Peterson, is unique among ki ho alu guitarists because in addition to his mastery of slack key techniques of Western classical and jazz guitar. He has traveled to Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and across the United States performing and teaching.
Greg Sardinha has showcased his Hawaiian steel guitar talent performing locally in Hawaii and abroad. He has the reputation as the steel guitar player who has the ability to present old Hawaii with a contemporary twist. He has adapted his styling of the Hawaiian steel guitar to a diverse group of musical styles such as traditional/contemporary Hawaiian, reggae, country, rock and folk.
Wade Cambern, from the legendary Hawaiian Style Band, will join the group on bass.