Nathan Aweau

Guitar & ‘Ukulele Masters

Nathan Aweau

Nathan Aweau

Vocals, bass, guitar

“Nathan is that distinguished rarity…A jack of all trades, master of an expansive domain.” – Honolulu Advertiser

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

Winner of 9 Na Hoku (Hawai‘i’s “Grammy”), Nathan Aweau won Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecented 3 times, the only artist to have achieved this. Nathan Aweau is not only known for his beautiful vocals, but also for his musical prowess, particularly on the bass guitar, his favorite instrument (his Bass Etude album won Jazz Album of the Year honors in 2005). Often described as a musician’s musician with an in-depth understanding of orchestration, Aweau is proficient on piano, guitar, ‘ukulele, saxophone, percussion, and bass. He also writes, records, engineers, and produces all his own material. Much sought-after, he has performed with numerous musicians, was a member of the award-winning groups Ka’eo, the Ali’i’s, and HAPA, and played with the legendary Don Ho for 16 years.

His exquisite vocals earned him his first Na Hoku “Male Vocalist” award for his debut CD and helped propel Hapa’s CD “Maui” to the Top 10 on Billboard’s World Music chart and three Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawai‘i’s “Grammy”). Traditional Hawaiian music features “leo ki’eki’e” (male falsetto singing), “where the men kinda go up and sound like women,” says Nathan, giving him a multi-octave range. For his 6 solo CDs to date, Aweau wrote and arranged every song, sang all vocals (including background), played every instrument, and recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered it at his In My Bathroom Studios.

Aweau, who was classically trained, has run the gamut of styles, playing in jazz, funk, country and even metal bands, as well as Hawiian ensembles. “So long as it was good music, I was always there,” he says.


Tour Schedule

With Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr, Nathan Aweau, & Kawika Kahiapo

Tues, Feb 7, 2019, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis MN
7:00 PM

Sat, Feb 9, 2019, Old Town School of Music, Chicago IL
8:00 PM

Wed, Feb 13, 2019, Cutting Room, New York NY
Presented by CEG Presents & T Presents
7:30 PM

Fri, Feb 15, 2019, Club Passim, Cambridge MA
2 Shows: 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM

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

Thurs, Feb 21, 2019, Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane WA
Presented by SBL Entertainment
8:00 PM

Fri & Sat, Feb 22 & 23, 2019, The Triple Door, Seattle WA
2 Shows, 2 Nights: 8:00 PM both nights

Tues, Feb 26, 2019, Lincoln Theatre, Mt Vernon WA
7:30 PM

Wed, Feb 27, 2019, Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland OR
8:00 PM

Thurs, Feb 28, 2019, The Egyptian Theatre, Boise ID
Presented by SBL Entertainment
8:00 PM

Sun, March 3, 2019, Humboldt State University – Center Arts, Arcata CA
2 Shows: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Tues, March 5, 2019, Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley CA
7:30 PM

Wed, March 6, 2019, Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom CA
7:30 PM

Thurs, March 7, 2019, Blue Note Napa, Napa CA
2 Shows: 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Fri, March 8, 2019, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto CA
Presented by San Jose Jazz
6:00 PM

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

Fri, March 15, 2019, California Center for the Arts, Escondido CA
7:30 PM

Sat, March 16, 2019, Whittier College, Whittier CA
2 Shows: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Thurs, March 21, 2019, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix AZ
7:00 PM

Fri, March 22, 2019, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque NM
Presented by AMP Concerts
7:30 PM

Sat, March 23, 2019, Daniels Hall, Denver CO
Presented by Swallow Hill Music
8:00 PM

Sun, March 24, 2019, The Guitar Sanctuary, McKinney TX
9:00 PM

George Kahumoku Jr and Nathan Aweau
Tues, March 26, 2019, Aloha Kitchen, San Antonio TX
WORKSHOPS – 6:00 PM Ukulele, 7:30 PM, Slack Key

George Kahumoku Jr and Nathan Aweau
Wed, March 27, 2019, The Public Theater of San Antonio, San Antonio TX
Presented by Aloha Events LLC
7:45 PM

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

Past Tours Dates

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