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George Kahumoku Jr. & Masters of Hawaiian Music

Guitar & ‘Ukulele Masters

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. He was honored by the Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts and the Na Hoku’s with a 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of his long commitment to Hawaiian culture and music. In 2023, he was recognized with proclamations from the U.S. Congress by Representative Jill Tokuda and a recognition letter from the Hawai‘i State Senate in honor of his being awarded the inaugural “E Ola Mau Ka Mele” Award at Maui’s Hula Grill. Most recently, he was inducted into the inaugural Maui Nui Hall of Fame.

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

Sep/Oct 2024 – George Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana, & Jeff Peterson

Feb/Mar 2025 – George Kahumoku Jr (slack key, vocals), Herb Ohta Jr (‘ukulele), Sonny Lim (slide steel, slack key, vocals)

Tour Schedule

2024

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

Thurs Sept 26, 2024 – Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland OR
8:00 PM
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Sat Sept 28, 2024 – Blue Note Napa, Napa CA
2 shows: 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM
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Sun Sept 29, 2024 – Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA
7:00 PM
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Fri Oct 4, 2024 – Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine CA
8:00 PM
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Past Tours Dates

2024

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr, Daniel Ho, Tia Carrere

Thu Feb 22, 2024, Salem’s Historic Grand Theater, Salem OR

Sun Feb 25, 2024, Fulkerson Recital Hall, Cal Poly Humboldt, Arcata CA

Tues Feb 27, 2024, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis MN

Thurs Feb 29, 2024, Old Town School, Maurer Hall, Chicago IL

Sat Mar 2, 2024, The Ark, Ann Arbor MI

Sun Mar 3, 2024, Music Box Cleveland, Cleveland OH

Wed Mar 6, 2024 – PRIVATE EVENT

Thurs Mar 7, 2024, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna VA

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr, Daniel Ho

Fri Mar 8, 2024, St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chatham NJ

 

 

From Maui’s Renowned Slack Key Show : George Kahumoku Jr, Daniel Ho & Tia Carrere
HAWAI’I DATES

Fri Jan 12, 2024  ProArts Playhouse, Kihei HI – 2 shows 

Sun Jan 14, 2024  Hotel Moloka’i, Hiro’s ‘Ohana Grill, Kaunakakai HI

Tues Jan 16, 2024, Blue Note Hawai’i, Honolulu HI

Thu Jan 18, 2024  Ala Kukui, Hana, Maui, HI

Sat Jan 20, 2024, Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea Kaua’i

2023 

Masters of Hawaiian Music, with George Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana, & Jeff Peterson

Thurs Sept 21, 2023 – The Triple Door, Seattle WA

Fri Sept 22, 2023 – Lincoln Theatre, Mt Vernon WA

Sun Sep 24, 2023 – Egyptian Theatre, Boise ID

Tues Sept 26, 2023 – Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland OR

Wed Sept 27, 2023 – The Shedd Institute, Eugene OR

Thurs Sept 28, 2023 – Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ

Sat Sept 30, 2023 – Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque NM
Presented by AMP Concerts

Sun Oct 1, 2023 – San Miguel Chapel, Santa Fe NM
Presented by AMP Concerts

Mon Oct 2, 2023 – Private Event

Tue Oct 3, 2023  Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga CA

Thu Oct 5, 2023 – Blue Note Napa, Napa CA (2 shows)

Sat Oct 7, 2023 – La Paloma Theatre, Encinitas CA

Masters of Hawaiian Music, with George Kahumoku Jr, Herb Ohta Jr, and Sonny Lim  

Sun, Feb 19, 2023 – Club Passim, Cambridge MA

Wed, Feb 22, 2023 – Private Event

Thurs, Feb 23, 2023 – The Barns at Wolf Trap, Vienna VA

Fri, Feb 24, 2023 – Cutting Room, New York NY

Sat, Feb 25, 2023 – St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chatham NJ

Sun, Feb 26, 2023 – Music Box Supper Club, Cleveland OH

Mon, Feb 27, 2023 – The Ark, Ann Arbor MI

Wed, Mar 1, 2023 – Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis MN

Thurs, Mar 2, 2023 – Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL

Sat, Mar 4, 2023 – The Guitar Sanctuary, McKinney TX

Sun, Mar 5, 2023 – Swallow Hill, Denver CO

Thurs, Mar 9, 2023 – Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA

Fri Mar 10, 2023 – Blue Note Napa, Napa CA (2 shows)

Sat Mar 11, 2023 – SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Santa Barbara, CA

Sun, Mar 12, 2023 – California Center for the Arts, Escondido CA

 

2022

Sept/Oct 2022 – Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr, Daniel Ho, Tia Carrere

Sat, Sept 24, 2022 – Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy CA

Sun, Sept 25, 2022 – Blue Note Napa, Napa CA

Wed, Sept 28, 2022 – Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ

Sun, Oct 2, 2022 – Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree CO

Mon Oct 3, 2022 – Alberta Rose, Portland OR

Tues, Oct 4, 2022 – The Triple Door, Seattle WA

Wed Oct 5, 2022 – Panida Theater, Sandpoint ID
Presented by POAC (Pend Oreille Arts Council)

Sat, Oct 15, 2022 – Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine CA

George Kahumoku Jr

Sat July 30, 2022 – Michael’s on Main, Soquel CA

Sat, June 25, 2022 – ROCHESTERFEST, Rochester MN
with Peter DeAquino – Soldiers Field Park

March/April 2022: George Kahumoku Jr, Jeff Peterson, Sonny Lim

Thurs March 10, 2022 – Center for the Arts, Grass Valley CA

Fri, March 11, 2022 – The Historic Lobo Theater, Albuquerque NM

Sat, March 12, 2022 – New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe NM

Wed, March 16, 2022 – Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ

Thurs, March 17, 2022 – Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA

Fri, March 18 & Sat, March 19, 2022 – The Smith Center for the Performing Arts,
Las Vegas NV

Sun, March 20, 2022 – Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga CA

Wed, March 23, 2022 – Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane WA

Fri, March 25, 2022 – Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, Kent WA

Sat, March 26, 2022 – Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds WA

Wed, March 30, 2022 – Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland OR

Thurs, March 31, 2022 – Tower Theatre, Bend OR

April 1, 2022 – The John G Shedd Institute, Eugene OR

Sun, April 3, 2022 – The Egyptian Theatre, Boise ID

January 2022 – George Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana & Herb Ohta Jr

Thu Jan 13, The Ark, Ann Arbor MI – Postponed

Fri Jan 14, Old Town School, Chicago IL

Sun Jan 16, Music Box Cleveland, Cleveland OH

Wed Jan 19, The Cutting Room, New York NY – George Kahumoku Jr & Herb Ohta Jr, with guest artist Andy Wang

Thu Jan 20, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna VA 

Sat Jan 22, Club Passim, Cambridge MA (2 shows)

Thu Jan 27, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis MN – Postponed

Sat Jan 29, Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree CO – Postponed to Fall 2022

Sun Jan 30,  Blue Note Napa, Napa CA (2 shows) – Postponed to Fall 2022

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

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