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HPR-1 - Jazz, Blues, World


Applause in a Small Room

Join sound engineer Jason Taglianetti each week as he shares live performances recorded in HPR's Atherton Studio.  Whether it's a local or visiting artist, whether it's blues, jazz, rock, or country, the performances share one thing...the magic that happens in live performance.


B-Sides and Beyond

Take a journey down the yellow brick road of music from Abba to Zappa and most everything in between. A genre-busting music show that stretches the boundaries whereever possible. A chance to dust off the old nuggets and other songs that deserve our attention.


Blues from the Basement

Blues from the Basement is a traditional blues show. Whether it's Mississippi, Chicago, Delta, or Piedmont blues, we cover it and try to remain true for the purists. And for those folks who may either have misconceptions about the blues or have never really delved into the blues, we do our best to give our listeners a musical education on this great American art form.


Brazilian Experience

Host Sandy Tsukiyama takes you on a weekly musical trip to our largest neighbor in Latin America. Get to know the vanguard of Brazilian musical artists and composers throughout recorded history, as well as the rising stars of tomorrow.


Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap is HPR’s late night music show where hosts pick an eclectic selection of music from the past to the present. From Indie Rock, to Electronic Music, to Soul, to Hawaiian, to World Music the idea is to keep your ears guessing and discovering. Catch dj mr.nick on Monday, Wednesday. Paige Okamura on Tuesday, Aisha Kadomatsu  on Thursday, and Marc Ito on Friday's from 10-midnight on HPR-1. 


Evening Jazz

Evening Jazz focuses on the latest in instrumental and vocal releases in a wide range within the jazz genre. The Jazz Calendar at 8:06 and 9:06 p.m. keeps you updated on local jazz venues and performers.

Hawaiʻi Kulāiwi

Hawaiʻi Kulāiwi takes a broad dive into the history of Hawaiian music to explore artists, lyrics, and the stories behind them. The word kulāiwi translates to “land of bones” and refers to the land where our ancestors are buried, connecting Native Hawaiians to the land and its music.


Kanikapila Sunday

In Hawaiian, "kani ka pila" means "play music," and Hawaiʻi Public Radio's Derrick Malama plays the latest in Hawaiian music, plus classic songs from Hawaiʻi's past. The show also features interviews with guest artists and in-studio performances.


The Real Deal

Join host Seth Markow, Friday and Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. as he presents the entire historical and stylistic spectrum of jazz in a lucid, entertaining and informative manner. The birthdays of great jazz artists are often celebrated with musical biographies.