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

 
Sept – Oct 2022 – George Kahumoku Jr,  Daniel Ho and Tia Carrere 

Feb – Mar 2023 – George Kahumoku Jr, Sonny Lim and Herb Ohta Jr

Tour Schedule


2022

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

Sat, Sept 24, 2022 – Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy CA
8:00 pm
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Sun, Sept 25, 2022 – Blue Note Napa, Napa CA
2 shows: 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
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Wed, Sept 28, 2022 – Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ
7:00 PM
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Sun, Oct 2, 2022 – Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree CO
7:00 pm
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Mon Oct 3, 2022 – Alberta Rose, Portland OR
7:00 PM
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Tues, Oct 4, 2022 – The Triple Door, Seattle WA
7:30 pm
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Wed Oct 5, 2022 – Panida Theater, Sandpoint ID
Presented by POAC (Pend Oreille Arts Council)
7:30 PM
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Sat, Oct 15, 2022 – Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine CA
8:00 pm
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Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr, Sonny Lim & Herb Ohta Jr

Sun, Mar 12, 2023 – California Center for the Arts, Escondido CA
3:30 pm
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PLEASE check Covid policies for each venue

Past Tours Dates

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

 

 

 

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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