Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

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Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8 PM on HPR-1. The latest in instrumental and vocal releases is the focus of Evening Jazz. You'll also hear about live jazz acts performing around the islands.

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For tonight's show, we'll be paying tribute to Dr. King with a great selection of gospel, blues, jazz and just a touch of soul. Songs about struggle, perseverance and fighting the good fight to ring in Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Typical holiday music doesn't really do it for me. Unless, of course, we're talking about jazz. I don't think anything brings me more firmly into the holiday spirit than the opening keys of a piano solo or the introductory blare of a trumpet. Hopefully, you'll feel the same after tonight's show.

Happy Thanksgiving! Through a track list comprising mainly of jazz and soul (the kind of music I like to listen to when I'm digging in to my Turkey Day spread) and a few wild cards thrown in at the end, we'll be ringing in the holiday with no shortage of songs with titles that evoke thanks, gratitude and, most importantly, food.

Tonight, a slew of new (and new-ish) releases ranging from soul and jazz to indie and experimental. New music, hot off the press.

Atherton Winter 2019-2020 Concert Season

Oct 9, 2019

Schedule subject to change.

Ticket packages are currently available as thank you gifts for HPR members.

The Atherton Winter Concert Series is sponsored by The Rice Partnership.

February 8 - Carlos Barbosa-Lima - SOLD OUT!

HPR Members-only event! Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima returns to the Atherton with a concert featuring his own arrangements of solo guitar works. SOLD OUT  

Inspired by NPR's "Turning The Table: 8 Women Who Invented American Popular Music" piece, tonight's show honors the 8 women that the piece centers around (Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Maybelle Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Marian Anderson, Rosetta Tharpe, Celia Cruz, and Mary Lou Williams) along with other female artists, old and new, whose music draws inspiration from them in one way or another.

This session of Bridging the Gap is another exploration into the intersection of Jazz and Hip-Hop, Soul and Downtempo.

I'm been on a Hip-Hop kick the last few days. So the majority of this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a collection of Jazz influenced Hip-Hop, and a few artists that are currently trending.

Babak Tafreshi

We've got a week of hot, muggy, generally awful weather ahead of us here in Hawaii, so in an effort to cool down (at least musically speaking) we'll be playing some really interesting indie soul/jazz tonight.

Maryanne ito

Singer, songwriter Maryanne Ito is a single mother of two, and she was serious about her full time insurance career, when her debut album reached #4 on the U.K. Soul Chart. That was 2014. Five years later, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports the Hawai‘i-based singer is back from a smash tour of Japan, and ready to release her latest album.

Sometimes the best plan is no plan at all. HPR's Harrison Patino proves that with tonight's Bridging the Gap, where he goes down the musical rabbit hole - exploring jazz, world music, indie rock, soul and even a few new releases to boot. Expect the unexpected.

Harrison Patiño pays homage to the great New Orleans pianist Malcom John Rebennack known to the world as Dr. John who died today at 77.  As a tribute to the renowned musician a handful of best and most intriguing tracks interspersed with a variety of iconic New Orleans music... from dixieland to second line brass bands.

Exploring the current state of Jazz, and some brave new territory. It’s a show to really screw on your headphones and thinking cap, and open your mind.  Expect music from Snarky Puppy, Fazer, Sons of Kemet, Reggie Padilla, Jesse Fischer and more.

Mohammad Fzi
Mohammad Fzi

Sticking the the Jazz this evening... with a very loose representation as to what that may mean. Exploring both contemporary and traditional Jazz, with new releases mixed in.

Exploring Jazz with a global element this evening on Bridging the Gap.

Exploring the every changing landscape of Jazz music this evening, from classic reissues to uptempo breakbeats.

Running through new Jazz releases and a few classics for this session of Bridging the Gap.

On today's show we're featuring a few of our favorite performances from Jazz artists in the past few years. We'll hear performances by Allison Adams Tucker, Jonathan Karrant, The Pacific Harp Project, Noel Okimoto, Thomas Mackay and Tommy James.

Keeping the music mellow and jazzy this evening with new music from Kamasi Washington, Jesse Fischer and John Coltrane.... yes that John Coltrane.

Maiko Miyagawa, Marcia Campbell
Maiko Miyagawa, Marcia Campbell

The Honolulu Museum of Art is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Hawai‘i by commissioning new art work.  They are sponsoring a series of collaborations between eminent local artists and Japanese masters.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on the first collaboration this weekend, involving a master of feminine style taiko drumming, and a shamisen player who’s jammed with Herbie Hancock.

Keeping the music mellow and Jazzy this evening, exploring both new Jazz releases as well as some classics. I'll also be taking a dive into the new John Coltrane release of lost recordings.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap i'm focusing on Jazz from Japan...a country that has turned out an awful lot of good music, but is often overlooked for whatever reason.  A lot of the show will be centered around a new compilation released by BBE records entitled "J-Jazz, Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984" which features some incredibly hard to find and forgotten recordings.

Pacific Harp Project

Hawaii is known for being a crossroads of influences, and there’s a new music group in town that is forging a hybrid of classical, jazz, and pop with unique instrumentation.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports the Pacific Harp Project’s sound is more than the sum of its highly talented parts. 

Taking a dip into the cool waters of Acid Jazz this evening on Bridging the Gap.  


Nothing weird planned to night, just mellow, jazzy, straight shooting with little pockets of world music mixed into the mix.  

Step N' Soul
Step N' Soul

Returning to Jazzier territory tonight on Bridging the Gap.  

Spark! Hiromi

Mar 15, 2017

Award winning pianist Hiromi Uehara has been playing since age six.  A chance meeting in Tokyo with jazz legend Chick Corea set her on a trajectory that took her to number one on the Billboard Jazz Album chart last year.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports Hiromi will be at the Blue Note Waikiki this week, performing her unique combination of jazz, pop and classical music from that album, Spark.

Hot Club of Hulaville
Hot Club of Hulaville

The ancient Greeks classified seven specific kinds of love. In honor of Valentine's Day, Willow Chang has curated an evening of songs she calls "The Seven Faces of Love." She will bring these beloved tunes from theater, pop, jazz, and beyond to HPR's Atherton Studio on Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. Accompanying her will be Ernie Provencher (bass), Tom Chun (guitar), Thomas Mckay (vibraphone), and other surprise guests.

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

This time of year, you can feel Honolulu’s major roadways clogging up from late afternoon.  As the pau  hana traffic mounts today, a few dozen people will head to an oasis of calm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Queen Emma street downtown.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on Jazz Vespers that happen every Thursday at St. Peter’s, starting at 6 in the evening.