George Kahumoku Jr.ʻs - Masters of Hawaiian Music

Guitar & ‘Ukulele Masters

George Kahumoku Jr.ʻs - Masters of Hawaiian Music

Masters of Hawaiian Music

Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui’s renowned “Slack Key Show®” share Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture. Delightful, authentic, true aloha!

Noted The New York Times of Kahumoku’s Masters of Hawaiian Music show:

“Virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame…Bringing folklore & cultural memory into a performance that unfolded as breezy entertainment.”

Masters of Hawaiian Music – 2018-19:

Photo: Shane Tegarden

George Kahumoku Jr, Nathan Aweau & Kawika Kahiapo

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., known as Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef. “Affable raconteur, passionate renderings of material” —  LA Times

A talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year–the only person to have won 3 times, Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others. “His singing style is effortless”NY Times

Slack Key Guitarist David “Kawika” Kahiapo most recently won Na Hoku Awards in multiple categories for his CD releases, including Slack Key Guitar Album and Island Music. A regular at Jack Johnson’s Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep. “Talented slack key…broad musical horizons” Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Tour Schedule

Tues, Feb 7, 2019, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis MN
7:00 PM
http://www.dakotacooks.com

Sat, Feb 9, 2019, Old Town School of Music, Chicago IL
8:00 PM
http://www.oldtownschool.org

Wed, Feb 13, 2019, Cutting Room, New York NY
Presented by CEG Presents & T Presents
7:30 PM
http://www.cegpresents.com

Fri, Feb 15, 2019, Club Passim, Cambridge MA
2 Shows: 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM
http://www.passim.org/calendar

Sat & Sun, Feb 16 & 17, 2019, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna VA
2 Shows, 2 Nights: 8:00 PM both nights
http://www.wolftrap.org

Thurs, Feb 21, 2019, Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane WA
Presented by SBL Entertainment
8:00 PM
http://www.bingcrosbytheater.com

Fri & Sat, Feb 22 & 23, 2019, The Triple Door, Seattle WA
2 Shows, 2 Nights: 8:00 PM both nights
http://www.tripledoor.net

Tues, Feb 26, 2019, Lincoln Theatre, Mt Vernon WA
7:30 PM
http://www.lincolntheatre.org

Wed, Feb 27, 2019, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland OR
8:00 PM
http://www.albertarosetheatre.com

Thurs, Feb 28, 2019, The Egyptian Theatre, Boise ID
Presented by SBL Entertainment
8:00 PM
http://www.egyptiantheatre.net

Sun, March 3, 2019, Humboldt State University – Center Arts, Arcata CA
2 Shows: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
http://www.centerarts.humboldt.edu

Tues, March 5, 2019, Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA
7:30 PM
http://www.thefreight.org

Wed, March 6, 2019, Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom CA
7:30 PM
http://www.harriscenter.net

Thurs, March 7, 2019, Blue Note Napa, Napa CA
2 Shows: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
http://www.bluenotenapa.com

Fri, March 8, 2019, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto CA
Presented by San Jose Jazz
6:00 PM
http://www.sanjosejazz.org

Sun, March 10, 2019, Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz CA
Presented by Fox Dreams Presents/Lochtefeld Agency
7:30 PM
http://www.riotheatre.com

Fri, March 15, 2019, California Center for the Arts, Escondido CA
7:30 PM
http://www.artscenter.org

Sat, March 16, 2019, Whittier College, Whittier CA
2 Shows: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
http://www.shannoncenter.org/boxoffice.html

Thurs, March 21, 2019, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ
7:00 PM
http://www.mim.org

Fri, March 22, 2019, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque NM
Presented by AMP Concerts
7:30 PM
http://www.ampconcerts.org

Sat, March 23, 2019, Daniels Hall, Denver CO
Presented by Swallow Hill Music
8:00 PM
http://www.swallowhillmusic.org

Sun, March 24, 2019, The Guitar Sanctuary, McKinney TX
9:00 PM
http://www.theguitarsanctuary.com

Fri & Sat, March 29 & 30, 2019, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas NV
2 Shows, 2 Nights: 7:00 PM both nights
http://www.thesmithcenter.com

Ku’u Lei Awapuhi with George, Nathan & Kawika

Masters of Hawaiian Music – Three tours in 2019-20:

Photo: Lydia Miyashiro

George Kahumoku Jr and Daniel Ho

December 2019

“Kahumoku was an affable raconteur, mixing his dialogue with passionate renderings of material.”  –LA Times

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef.

Daniel Ho is a six-time Grammy winner, with 4 of his Grammy credits as producer of George Kahumoku’s 4 Grammy wins. He is multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and performer, with talent and versatility on ‘ukulele, slack key guitar, piano, and vocals. His two other Grammy wins were with close friend Tia Carrere, and he has been nominated for solo ‘ukulele and solo piano CDs.

Living in Paradise, featuring Daniel

George Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana, Kawika Kahiapo

Winter 2020

“…friendly, generous, self-effacing, a little kolohe (rascally) and a flat out genius at just about any stringed instrument that can be finger-picked.” — Honolulu Advertiser

National Heritage Fellow and master of slack key guitar, Led Kaapana has been one of Hawaii’s most influential musicians for decades. His mastery of stringed instruments, his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and his extraordinary baritone to leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a legend and earned him multiple Na Hōkū Awards, including Best ‘Ukulele CD in 2017.

“Kahiapo’s …strength as a solo vocalist … who is also talented slack key guitarist. The songs … show him to be a guy with broad musical horizons.”  –Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Slack Key Guitarist David “Kawika” Kahiapo most recently won Na Hoku Awards in both the Slack Key Guitar Album of the Year and the Island Album categories. A regular at Jack Johnson’s Kokua Fests, his slack key roots and commitment to Hawaiian culture run deep.

Tour Schedule

Tues, Feb 7, 2019, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis MN

7:00 PM

http://www.dakotacooks.com

 

Sat, Feb 9, 2019, Old Town School of Music, Chicago IL

8:00 PM

http://www.oldtownschool.org

 

Sun, Feb 10, 2019, Music Box Cleveland, Cleveland OH

7:00 PM

http://www.musicboxcle.com

 

Wed, Feb 13, 2019, Cutting Room, New York NY

Presented by CEG&T Presents

7:30 PM

http://www.cegpresents.com

 

Fri, Feb 15, 2019, Club Passim, Cambridge MA

2 Shows: 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM

http://www.passim.org/calendar

 

Sat & Sun, Feb 16 & 17, 2019, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna VA

2 Shows, 2 Nights: 8:00 PM both nights

http://www.wolftrap.org

 

Thurs, Feb 21, 2019, Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane WA

Presented by SBL Entertainment

8:00 PM

http://www.bingcrosbytheater.com

 

Fri & Sat, Feb 22 & 23, 2019, The Triple Door, Seattle WA

2 Shows, 2 Nights: 8:00 PM both nights

http://www.tripledoor.net

 

Tues, Feb 26, 2019, Lincoln Theatre, Mt Vernon WA

7:30 PM

http://www.lincolntheatre.org

 

Wed, Feb 27, 2019, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland OR

8:00 PM

http://www.albertarosetheatre.com

 

Thurs, Feb 28, 2019, The Egyptian Theatre, Boise ID

Presented by SBL Entertainment

8:00 PM

http://www.egyptiantheatre.net

 

Sun, March 3, 2019, Humboldt State University – Center Arts, Arcata CA

2 Shows: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM

http://www.centerarts.humboldt.edu

 

Tues, March 5, 2019, Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA

7:30 PM

http://www.thefreight.org

 

Wed, March 6, 2019, Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom CA

7:30 PM

http://www.harriscenter.net

 

Thurs, March 7, 2019, Blue Note Napa, Napa CA

2 Shows: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

http://www.bluenotenapa.com

 

Fri, March 8, 2019, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto CA

Presented by San Jose Jazz

6:00 PM

http://www.sanjosejazz.org

 

Sun, March 10, 2019, Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz CA

Presented by Fox Dreams Presents/Lochtefeld Agency

7:30 PM

http://www.riotheatre.com

 

Fri, March 15, 2019, California Center for the Arts, Escondido CA

7:30 PM

http://www.artscenter.org

 

Sat, March 16, 2019, Whittier College, Whittier CA

2 Shows: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

http://www.shannoncenter.org/boxoffice.html

 

Thurs, March 21, 2019, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ

7:00 PM

http://www.mim.org

 

Fri, March 22, 2019, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque NM

Presented by AMP Concerts

7:30 PM

http://www.ampconcerts.org

 

Sat, March 23, 2019, Daniels Hall, Denver CO

Presented by Swallow Hill Music

8:00 PM

http://www.swallowhillmusic.org

 

Sun, March 24, 2019, The Guitar Sanctuary, McKinney TX

9:00 PM

http://www.theguitarsanctuary.com

 

Fri & Sat, March 29 & 30, 2019, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas NV

2 Shows, 2 Nights: 7:00 PM both nights

http://www.thesmithcenter.com

Radio Hula featuring Led

Life in These Islands, featuring Kawika

Photo: Shane Tegarden
Photo: Erin McNally

George Kaumoku Jr, Nathan Aweau, & Jeff Peterson

Spring 2020

“Nathan… on electric bass and acoustic guitar, shows an… advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration …his singing style is effortless”  New York Times

A talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘i. His eight solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (the only person to have won 3 times), Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others.

“Brilliant . . . Peterson raises the bar a few notches in both slack key and jazz–Honolulu Advertiser

With multiple Na Hoku Awards for Best Slack Key Guitar, virtuoso Jeff Peterson is a star of the next generation, winning the Na Hoku Awards for Best Instrumental Album in both 2017 and 2018, adding to his many previous awards. Five of Jeff’s songs are featured in the award-winning George Clooney film The Descendants.

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Mahinahina featuring Nathan Aweau

Kawai O Kaupo featuring Jeff Peterson

AWARD-WINNING PERFORMERS FROM HAWAI’I AND THE PACIFIC