George Kahumoku Jr. & Masters of Hawaiian Music

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George Kahumoku Jr. & Masters of Hawaiian Music

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George Kahumoku Jr. & Masters of Hawaiian Music

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

“…The vocals and slack-key wizardry of George Kahumoku … is as cleansing as a Sunday drive through God’s country.” — The Honolulu Advertiser

“… a master with the acoustic guitar. His music is played from his heart and soul through the very tips of his fingers. www.amzmusiczine.com

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man”, is also a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, most recently for Best Christmas CD in 2017.

He is also a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, world-traveling performer, as well as a teacher, –he founded the Hawaiian Music Institute at University of Hawai’i-Maui College –artist and sculptor, farmer, and chef (his farm to table). He is the producer and star of the long-running, weekly Slack Key Show® on Maui, which features the best of Hawaiian slack key and other leading music artists, now in its second decade. 

His education programs and guitar workshops are superb. Curriculum guide available.

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George tours solo or with the finest artists from his renowned Slack Key Show®, to share the delightful experience of kī-hō‘alu (slack key guitar) – the distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings. Shows feature good music and good humor, Hawaiian cultural knowledge, and the down-home spirit of the islands. 

Upcoming Tours – Masters of Hawaiian Music

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

 
January 2021 – George Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana and Herb Ohta Jr
March-April 2021 – George Kahumoku Jr,  Jeff Peterson and Sonny Lim (incl. select dates rescheduled from March 2020)
Tour Schedule

2020

Masters of Hawaiian Music – George Kahumoku Jr, Nathan Aweau & Jeff Peterson

Sat, Mar 14, 2020, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque NM – Postponed, new date to be announced
Presented by AMP Concerts7:30 PM
https://www.ampconcerts.org/event/347388/masters-of-hawaiian-music-

Sun Mar 15, 2020, St Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe NM – Postponed, new date to be announced
Presented by AMP Concerts 

2021

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana, Herb Ohta Jr

Sat Jan 30, Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree CO
8:00 PM

Sun Jan 31, 2021  Blue Note Napa, Napa CA (2 shows) – Rescheduled from March 2020
3:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim

Fri March 12, 2021  Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, Kent WA
7:30 PM
Presented by the City of Kent Arts Commission

Fri & Sat March 19 & 20, 2021  Myron’s Cabaret Jazz, The Smith Center, Las Vegas NV
7:00 PM

Sun March 21, 2021  Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA – Resecheduled from March 2020
8:00 PM

Thurs March 25, 2021  The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley CA  – Rescheduled from March 2020
8:00 PM
http://thecenterforthearts.org/event/masters-of-hawaiian-music/

Fri March 26, 2021  Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga CA  – Rescheduled from March 2020
7:00 PM

Sat March 27, 2021  Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds WA – Rescheduled from March 2020
7:30 PM

Wed March 31, 2021  Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland OR – Rescheduled from March 2020
8:00 PM

Thurs, April 1, 2021, The John G Shedd Institute for the Arts, Eugene OR – Rescheduled from March 2020
7:30 PM
https://theshedd.org/

The Egyptian Theatre, Boise ID – Postponed, new date to be announced

 PLEASE NOTE Dates subject to change due to the impacts of the covid-19 pandemic 

Past Tours Dates

2020 – with Nathan Aweau & Jeff Peterson

Fri, Mar 6, 2020, Matthews Opera House & Arts Center, Spearfish SD
with Nathan Aweau

Sat, Mar 7, 2020, Daniels Hall, Denver CO
presented by Swallow Hill Music

Sun, Mar 8, 2020, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ

Fri, Mar 13, 2020, The Guitar Sanctuary, McKinney TX

2020 – with Led Kaapana & Kawika Kahiapo

Fri, Jan 10, 2020, Cutting Room, New York NY
Presented by CEG Presents

Sat, Jan 11, 2020, St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chatham NJ
Presented by Andy Wang Music

Sun, Jan 12, 2020, Club Passim, Cambridge MA

Wed, Jan 15, 2020, Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, Minneapolis MN

Fri, Jan 17, 2020, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL

Sun, Jan 19, 2020, Music Box Cleveland,  Cleveland OH

Tues, Jan 21, 2020, The Ark, Ann Arbor MI

Fri, Jan 24, 2020 and Sat, Jan 25, 2020, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna VA

Spring 2019 –  Masters of Hawaiian Music: with Nathan Aweau  & Kawika Kahiapo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019

Thurs, July 25, Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu HI
With Kawika Kahiapo
Ke Kani O Ke Kai 2019 Summer Concert Series

Mon, July 29, Michael’s on Main Music, Soquel CA

2018 – Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana & Jeff Peterson

Sat, Feb 10 & Sun, Feb 11, 2018, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna VA

Mon, Feb 12, 2018, WaR3House3, Swarthmore PA

Thurs, Feb 15, 2018, Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, Minneapolis MN

Fri, Feb 16, 2018, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL

Sun, Feb 18, 2018, Music Box Cleveland, Cleveland OH

Fri, Feb 23, 2018, Café Stritch, San Jose CA

Wed, Feb 28, 2018, The John G Shedd Institute, Eugene OR

Fri, Mar 2 & Sat, Mar 3, 2018, The Triple Door, Seattle WA

Tues, Mar 6, 2018, The Sofia, Sacramento CA

Thurs, Mar 8, 2018, Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz CA

Fri, Mar 9 & Sat, Mar 10, 2018, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas NV

Sun, Mar 11 & Mon, Mar 12, 2018, California Center for the Arts, Escondido CA

Thurs, Mar 15, 2018, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ

Fri, Mar 16, 2018, Irvine Barclay Theater, Irvine CA

Sat, Mar 17, 2018, Daniels Hall, Denver CO

Sat, July 14, 2018, Island Fresh Café, Paia HI – Pele – Hawai’i’s Force of Creation – Stories, Chants, Songs & Hula, with George Kahumoku Jr

Sun, Sept 9, 2018, Flynn’s Cabaret and Steak House, Felton CA

Sat & Sun, Oct 27 & 28, 2018, New York Botanical Garden, New York NY
Georgia O’Keeffe Visions of Hawai’I Exhibit – Closing Weekend

Mon, Oct 29, 2018, Washington DC
Private event

2017

Mon, September 4, 2017, Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA

Thurs, September 7, 2017, Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton, CA

Sun, September 10, 2017, Club Fox, Redwood City, CA

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