Masters of Hawaiian Music feat George Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana, Herb Ohta Jr

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Jan 30 Sun
Masters of Hawaiian Music feat George Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana, Herb Ohta Jr4:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
Jan 30 Sun
Masters of Hawaiian Music feat George Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana, Herb Ohta Jr7:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House. We are an intimate 190 person seated live music club and restaurant where you may enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a dinner menu with an elegant wine and cocktail list. These are available for purchase in all seating sections before or whilst you take in a show.
  • Proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) with a matching government issued photo ID, is required for entry. We will accept one of the following for venue entry: CDC Vaccination Card (or photo) w/ matching photo ID (if a minor, then legal guardian’s photo ID) or a CA Digital Vaccine Card.
  • Masks are required to be worn unless actively eating or drinking.
  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Seating policy is first come, first seated in area purchased.
  • We recommend arriving 30 min before door time to get best choice of seating. 
  • Pairs are sat across from each other, not next to each other when sat at tables.
  • High Bar chairs are tall with backs and padded seats. High Bar has purse hooks too.
  • Bar seating for only (or accompanied by) age 21+
  • No refunds/cameras/vaping/smoking/outside food or drink.
  • No babies please.
  • Ages 8 + (w/ children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult) unless otherwise specified.
  • Please contact our Box Office with any special needs or accommodation requests.
  • Ear plugs are available for free at the Box Office.
Booth Seating: Premier level of seating! Sold only in units of 4 or 5/6, and are not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive.
Center Seating: The center table and center high bar seating sections of venue. Pairs are seated across from each other at tables.
Side Seating: Side table, side high bar and bar* seating sections of venue.  Pairs are seated across from each other at tables.*bar seating must be or accompanied by over ages 21+

1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: boxoffice@bluenotenapa.com or 707.880.2300 (limited hours)
 

Masters of Hawaiian Music Featuring master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr

George Kahumoku Jr. & Masters of Hawaiian Music
“Kahumoku was an affable raconteur, mixing his dialogue with passionate renderings of material…” 
–LA Times
“…The vocals and slack-key wizardry of George Kahumoku … is as cleansing as a Sunday drive through God’s country.” — The Honolulu Advertiser
“… a master with the acoustic guitar. His music is played from his heart and soul through the very tips of his fingers. www.amzmusiczine.com
George Kahumoku Jr. 
Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., known as “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man”, is also a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, most recently for Best Christmas CD in 2017.
He is also a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, world-traveling performer, as well as a teacher, –he founded the Hawaiian Music Institute at University of Hawai’i-Maui College –artist and sculptor, farmer, and chef (his farm to table). He is the producer and star of the long-running, weekly Slack Key Show® on Maui, which features the best of Hawaiian slack key and other leading music artists, now in its second decade. 
Masters of Hawaiian Music: George tours solo or with the finest artists from his renowned Slack Key Show®, to share the delightful experience of kī-hō‘alu (slack key guitar) – the distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings. Shows feature good music and good humor, Hawaiian cultural knowledge, and the down-home spirit of the islands. 
 
Led Kaapana
“…He’s an absolute genius on guitar, ukulele, steel guitar, autoharp … and he is still a humble giant…”—Keith Haugen, freelance writer, Honolulu
A master of the slack key guitar and National Heritage Fellow, Led Kaapana has been one of Hawaii’s most influential musicians for four decades. His mastery of stringed instruments, his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and his extraordinary baritone to leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend and earned him multiple Na Hōkū Awards.
 
“Herb Ohta Jr. is the undisputed master ‘ukulele instrumentalist of his generation.”  –Honolulu Star-Advertiser
‘Ukulele virtuoso Herb Ohta Jr’s natural talent, knowledge, technique, and speed are unsurpassed. Herb’s versatility and ability to adapt to the changing times will captivate you, the listener, and transport you. As a master ukulele performer, composer, recording artist, and teacher, it is Herb’s goal to share the beauty of Hawai’i’s music, its culture, and the ‘ukulele to people all over the world. Son of the legendary ukulele artist Ohta-san, his first formal teacher, Herb learned his first ‘ukulele song at age three. Now a multiple award-winner, with 4 Na Hoku Awards and 4 Hawai‘i Music Awards, he creates unique arrangements of new and familiar tunes and makes each song breathtakingly fresh and definitely his own. Herb’s style is distinct and recognizable with a graceful “nahenahe” quality (gentle, melodious, emotionally evocative and satisfying) that is very Hawaiian, reflecting the inspirations of ukulele greats that came before him. 
 
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