Mango Season, a Honolulu-based, jazz, soul, funk, seven-piece band serves up an intoxicating mix of vintage soul, jazz-infused harmonies, and booty-shaking funk. For their HPR Atherton Studio concert on Saturday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m, they'll be featuring tunes from their recently released sophomore album, “Point Panic,” with a Brazilian and Latin jazz twist.
Reservations for Mango Season's "A Night of Bossa Nova" may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID; service fees are applied to online orders. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open a half hour before the performance. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged as the house is frequently sold out before the performance date.
Mango Season originated as the husband and wife duo of Curtis (vocals/guitar) and Annie (vocals/percussion) Kamiya performing acoustic Hawaiian folk music on the streets and in the dive bars of Chinatown. Evolving their sound to incorporate vintage soul, jazz-infused harmonies and a funk groove, the members now draw their inspiration from music as diverse as old school ’70’s funk/soul (Earth, Wind & Fire), with hints of world jazz (Pink Martini) and contemporary Hawaiian sizzle (Kalapana). Along with the Kamiyas, band members are Wil Tafolo (vocals/bass), Mark Lindberg (drums), Ken Lykes (keyboard), Nicholas Kaleikini (tenor sax), Chris Yeh (alto sax).
For their July 22nd show in the Atherton, Mango Season’s seven piece band will be joined on stage by percussionist John Porlas and Sandy Tsukiyama, host of HPR’s "Brazilian Experience."