Hawaii International Jazz Festival's Free Windward Concert

Oahu's "Gift" To Music Releases New Album: Makana Talks

Slack Rock Star Talks With B About His Departure From Hawaiian Music

Oahu-native Makana has been strumming a guitar since around the same time he began to speak. Since then he's released a half-dozen albums, all of which feature his unique style of slack key, Hawaiian-inspired music.

Dueling Ukuleles Take The Stage At Duke's In Waikiki

Stocking Stuffers! Get A Jump On Grammy Nominated Albums

B on Hawaii

The Voice Of Hawaii: Makaha Sons - To Play Hilo, Honolulu, Maui

Makaha Sons, without question, are the voice of Hawaii. For over 30 years, their ethereal, hauntingly pleasant harmonies have provided the soundscape for all things Hawaiiana. They have won every Hawaiian music award there is to win-and played events from Ni'ihau to Nu'uanu.

A Chat With Three Time Grammy Winner Daniel Ho

The ballots are cast, and the nominees for this year's Grammy Award in the Hawaiian Music category have been chosen.

Return To Romance: An Album Begets 9-Day Festival

This past weekend, in the Halekulani's Lewers Lounge, jazz composer, arranger, producer and performer Matt Catingub released his latest CD, entitled Back to Romance.

Hawaiian Album Features Tunes From Hawai'i Island

A new Hawaiian music CD has been released, featuring songs and musicians exclusively from the Island of Hawaii. The compilation -- produced by Daniel Ho, in partnership with Keoki Kahumoku and the Big Island Visitors Bureau -- will generate funds for music education programs throughout Hawaii Island.

Hawaii's Evening Talk Show Is On The Air

Andy Bumatai To Host Prime Time Variety Show

A few weeks ago, a legitimate "first" aired on Hawaiian airwaves. "NightTime with Andy Bumatai" debut on K5, and Hawaii was handed its first Late Night-format talk show, airing at 9:35 p.m., every single weeknight.

Jazz And Sushi? It Works In San Francisco... Why Not Hawaii?

An addendum to a bit that ran in the late-July newsletter: The Joy of Sake tasting and exposition coming to the Hawaii Convention Center on August 23 will now feature Japanese culinary artist Shotaro "Sho" Kamio.

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