Hawaii Public Radio presents Jeff Peterson & Friends, Hana Hou! with special guests Raiatea Helm, Cyril Pahinui, and John Kolivas live in concert on Sunday, August 3rd at the Palikū Theatre. This will be a rare opportunity to see these great performers sharing the same stage.
The concert is sold out, however, a limited quantity of rush tickets
($30) will be available for cash purchase only at the Palikū box
office, starting at 3pm (an hour before curtain) on August 3rd. CDs from
the artists will be available for sale (cash only) and a CD-signing
session with the artists will follow the performance.
Jeff Peterson is one of Hawaiʻi’s most talented guitarists, and his technique fuses traditional Slack Key with elements of classical and jazz, two styles with which he is also adept. Jeff studied classical guitar at USC before returning to the islands to play and teach in the Honolulu area. He is featured on many award winning albums and has numerous awards including two Grammys and five Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards.
Raitea Helm is regarded as one of Hawaiʻi’s premier chanteuses. At a very tender age, she garnered six Nā Hōkū awards and is as versatile a performer as you can find, expanding her repertoire to include jazz standards as well as leo kiʻekiʻe style Hawaiian songs. She has appeared with many of the legends of Hawaiian music including Keola Beamer, the Brothers Cazimero, The Makaha Sons, Kealiʻi Recihel, Auntie Genoa Keawe and Ledward Kaʻapana.
Cyril Pahinui, the son of musical legend, Gabby Pahinui, is, in his
own right, one of Hawai‘i’s most gifted guitarists and singers. Cyril
has twice played at Carnegie Hall, has contributed to three Grammy
Award-winning albums, received several Hoku Hanohano Awards, and
recorded on more than 35 Hawaiian musical releases. As a slack key
guitarist, Cyril’s technical virtuosity, rhythmic adaptations, and
instrumental harmonics impart the soul of Hawaiian music, and his
beautiful, emotive, and well-recognized voice renders an intimate
picture of his Pacific island home.
John Kolivas, one of Hawaiʻi’s premier bassists, is also known as a jazz composer and educator. He performs with the Honolulu Jazz Quartet, the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, and Keola Beamer.