Born in England and bred in New Orleans, Jon Cleary is a multi-talented pianist who combines soulful vocals, masterful piano skills and a knack for composing infectious grooves, melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. He balances solo performances with his own euphonious trio and the noted funk band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, while maintaining a career as a noted sideman with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, and John Scofield. His solo performance in the Atherton will feature his signature sound and an evening of insights about the music of New Orleans.
Tickets available online or by phone at (808) 955-8821.
artist, Allison has entertained audiences in Japan, Europe, Mexico and the US,
including performances on local and national television, radio and in festivals
and jazz clubs. She has shared festival billing and musical collaborations with
jazz greats such as Kenny Burrell, Poncho Sanchez, Ivan Lins, Pete Escoveda,
Sheila E., Tommy Campbell, and Gene Jackson.
Winners of the 2009 prestigious Ka Hīmeni
ʻAna competition, Kaiholu makes their
Atherton debut. Their characteristic vibrant sound, rich harmonies, and
creative arrangements will make for a memorable evening of sweet music.
Rachel, a talented vocalist and contemporary singer and one of Hawai‘i’s great jazz voices, joins forces with veteran pianist Peetz for an evening of jazz and much more. They will capably accompanied by esteemed sidemen Dean Taba on bass and Scott Schaefer on drums.
Orsi and Bálint were born
into a musical family in Budapest. An accomplished pianist and arranger, Bálint
is accompanied by his sister Orsi, a vocalist who has been a member of Gringo
Sztár, among the most popular Hungarian pop groups, since 2011. They have
performed in venues around the world and their repertoire is based
mostly on Hungarian folk music and arrangements of Hungarian folk songs. They
also include pieces by Kodaly and Bartok as well as other remarkable Hungarian
Na Mele consists of Duncan Osorio, Keilana Mokulehua, Ian O’Sullivan and the
group Keauhou (Kahanuola Solatorio and brothers, Nicholas and Zachary Lum ).
These young Hawaiians will come together under the direction of producer Bailey
Matsuda for a night of music ranging
from Traditional Hawaiian to Pop.
Born and raised in the small
plantation town of Keaʻau (Olaʻa)
on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi,
Lito has been involved in music most of his life and has been entertaining in
professionally since 1999. He recently released his debut CD Me Ke Aloha which is making some big
waves in Hawaiʻi,
as well as in Japan and Las Vegas.
Listen to his interview with Derrick Malama of HPR-2's Kanikapila Sunday here.
Hawaiian musician and vocalist, Sean is a graduate of Pāhoa High School. He has
been featured on National Public Radio's From
the Top and was a big hit at the 2012 Puna Music Festival. Studying under
Cyril Pahinui, Sean is currently recording his debut album.
Critics, jazz hosts and jazz lovers all
agree that she is one of the most swingin’ mainstream pianists today.
Influenced by Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Bill Evans, she has taken these
influences and created her own recognizable sound. Jazz critic John Gilbert
has called her “simply one of the best pianists in the jazz mainstream today.”
Shoji Ledward brings his idiosyncratic, singular style to the Atherton for a
night of musical surprises. He plucks with his right
hand while the fingers on his left hand press and pull the strings, creating a
complex, three-part, rhythmic counterpoint—melody line, accompaniment, and
A prolific songwriter, Kenneth's compositions have
been recorded by local artists like the Brothers Cazimero, Na Leo, Kapena, the
Pandanus Club, Amy Hanaiali‘i Gilliom, Loyal Garner, and Gary Haleamau. The
winner of 12 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards, he has over one hundred albums to his
producing credits, working with artists such as Na Leo, Hapa, Amy Hānaiali‘i Gilliom, Raiatea Helm, Obrian Eselu and Jeff Rasmussen.
A member of both the Hot Club of Hulaville and the Hawai‘i Symphony, Duane brings a classical touch with more than a bit of swing. Add a special guest or two and this evening promises a dynamic and lyrical experience.
From lush, languid, lilting tropical sounds, to
fast, furious, frenetic guitar picking, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Doug
Fitch performs on traditional slack key guitar and ʻukulele, and sings original
and Hawaiian music with skill and passion.
Partners in Time is a Honolulu-based band that plays ethnic music from the Balkans and the Near East – primarily Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek, Armenian and Turkish – and also some Middle Eastern music. In addition to traditional ethnic music, the group also mixes in some jazz styling and original jazz-ethnic fusion components into its music. They will be joined by New York-based master musician Souren Baronian.