Jeff Peterson

Guitar & ‘Ukulele Masters

Jeff Peterson

Photos: Erin McNally, Geoffrey C Lewis

Jeff Peterson

“Add the Peterson name to the top 10 list of slack key giants”…His manner is impeccable, his style exquisite… Brilliant . . Peterson raises the bar a few notches in both slack key and jazz” –Honolulu Advertiser

“…one of our leading, innovative exponents of Hawaiian slack key guitar. An exceptionally talented guitarist, fluent in a variety of styles from jazz and classical to slack key” –Maui News

Guitar virtuoso Jeff Peterson is a star of the next generation of slack key guitar players. A two-time Grammy-winner, Jeff takes the open tunings of Hawaiian slack key to explore multiple genres with confidence and flair. His passion for the guitar shines through his solo performances and his deep knowledge of open as well as standard tunings has allowed him to collaborate with a wide variety of artists and orchestras. His talent with slack key, classical, and jazz guitar styles has given him a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage. In 2018, he was awarded a Native Arts & Cultures Foundation fellowhip.
Jeff has written a Concerto for Slack Key Guitar and Orchestra, Malama ‘Aina, which premiered in 2016 with the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra (Hawai‘i premiere with the Hawai‘i Symphony Dec 10, 2017). Five of his original songs were featured in the award-winning George Clooney film The Descendants, and his most recent solo CD Wahi Pana (Songs of Place) won the 2018 Nā Hōkū Hanohano (Hawai‘i’s “Grammy”) Award, following Awards for Best Slack Key Album in 2014 and 2016.

 

Tour Dates with Masters of Hawaiian Music:
– with George Kahumoku Jr and Nathan Aweau – July 2020 (Postponed from March 2020)
– with George Kahumoku Jr and Sonny Lim – March 2021
Tour Schedule

2021

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

With Keola Beamer, Uluwehi Guerrero & Moanalani Beamer

Sat, March 6, 2021, Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue HI
A benefit fundraiser for the Mokihana Club
7:00 PM
https://themokihanaclub.org/

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

Past Tour Dates

2020 – Masters of Hawaiian Music – with George Kahumoku Jr & 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

With Keola Beamer & Moanalani Beamer

2020

Sun, Jan 12, 2020, Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom CA

Tues, Jan 14, 2020, The Triple Door, Seattle WA

Thurs, Jan 16, 2020, Lincoln Theatre, Mt Vernon WA

2019

With Keola Beamer and Moanalani Beamer

Mon, Oct 14, 2019, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland OR

Thurs, Oct 17, 2019, Kirkland Performing Arts Center, Kirkland WA

Across the Sea – with Tsun-Hui Hung & Greg Sardinha

Fri, Sept 6, 2019, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana IL
Ellnora The Guitar Festival

Sun, Sept 8, 2019, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL

Wed, Sept 11, 2019, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA

Thurs, Sept 12, 2019, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ

Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson with Moanalani Beamer

2019

Sat, March 9, 2019, Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue, Kauai HI

2018

Mon, Oct 8, 2018, The Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene OR

Tues, Oct 9, 2018, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland OR

Sun, Oct 14, 2018, Columbia City Theater, Seattle WA
Presented by Brown Rock LLC

Thurs, Oct 18, 2018, Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom CAS

Sat, Oct 20, 2018, The Old Steeple, Ferndale CA

Sun, Oct 21, 2018, Blue Note Napa, Napa CA

Wed, Oct 24, 2018, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ

Fri, Oct 26, 2018, Daniels Hall, Denver CO
Presented by Swallow Hill Music

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

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