Saxophonist Reggie Padilla, one of Honolulu’s top call sidemen, takes center stage in a solo concert of jazz and pop standards and originals in HPR's Atherton Studio on Saturday, February 9. Padilla, also a recognized band leader, pianist, composer, and educator, is creating work specifically for this evening, which will be recorded for a possible live album.
Reservations may be made online or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $25 general, $20 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID; online service fees apply. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.
About the artist
Reginald Padilla was born and raised in Long Island, NY. He began his musical journey at the age of seven on the piano, and by nine, began studying the saxophone as well. While studying classical piano, Padilla was also exposed to a wide variety of music. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Classical Piano Performance from Long Island University at C.W. Post, and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from New York University.
In January 2007, Padilla relocated to Honolulu and continued his musical journey. He is now a member of the internationally acclaimed and award-winning quintet Bop Tribal. Reggie also continues to perform and record around the world on both tenor saxophone and piano. His career includes performances with Valery Ponomarev, Arturo O’Farill, Stafford Hunter, Yasuko Hayakawa, and with international vocal sensation, “Asia’s Nightingale,” Lani Misalucha.
He has released two albums, Almost Home and They Come and They Go. Padilla currently directs the jazz ensemble at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and has a private teaching studio. He is an endorsing artist for P. Mauriat Saxophones.