Hawaii Mom Blog: August at Blue Note Hawaii

Dining

Recipes

Travel

Events

RECENT POSTS

July 31, 2019

August at Blue Note Hawaii

August features some of music’s most legendary voices and of R&B’s most recognizable names, including Motown stars Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and Take 6. The month kicks off with jazz saxophonist Kenney Polson, followed by the incomparable Willie K. The Blue Note Hawaii Comedy Series takes center stage with Kevin Farley and Andy Bumatai’s Comic to Comic series featuring Rex Navarrete. Local ladies of soul, Smokestack, Maryanne Ito, Melodie Soul and Maile, take you back to the whimsical age of the 2000s in Just Kickin’ It. Trumpeter Takuya Kuroda brings you on a musical journey navigating between the influences of jazz, soul, hip hop, Afrobeat and electronica with The Dae Han Ensemble. Blues returns to the Blue Note with musical giants Jimmie Vaughan and Keb’ Mo’, and pop-star Sheena Easton makes her debut. Local artists include Henry Kapono presenting his Artist 2 Artist Concert Series featuring Sean Na’auao and Augie Rey performing for one night only on August 27. Kenneth Makuakāne offers a “Hawaii meets Nashville” experience alongside Jeff Dayton, Glen Campbell’s bandleader and guitarist for 15 years.

A 15% kama‘aina discount is available to residents for most shows. This is available online with code MAHALO15, as well as in person at the Box Office. Parking is validated at the OHANA East Hotel for $6 for four hours and at the Outrigger Waikiki for $15 for four hours valet.
The full August Blue Note Hawaii lineup includes:

Kenney Polson
August 1
Tickets: VIP $45, Premium $35, Loge Seating & Bar Area $25
Showtimes: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Jazz saxophonist Kenney Polson is an accomplished composer and educator. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he has lived and performed in over 50 countries and earned a Master’s in jazz composition and arranging from Howard University in 1997. Known widely as a smooth jazz artist, his seasoned musical style incorporates Latin, classical, New Age, Rhythm & Blues, funk and gospel influences. 

Motown Legend
Mary Wilson of The Supremes
Blue Note Classics
August 2-4
Tickets: VIP $65, Table Seating & Bar Area $45
Showtimes: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Powerhouse vocalist Mary Wilson, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, founded one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history—The Supremes. Since then, Wilson has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry. 

Willie K
August 6
Tickets: Table & Booth Seating $45, Bar Area $30
Showtimes: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

The Hawaiian phenomenon Willie K is undoubtedly the only artist in the world who can go into an Irish pub in the middle of Maui and play anything from indigenous acoustic Hawaiian music to jazz, reggae, rock, country and even opera—and not only get away with it, but leave everyone within earshot slack-jawed in astonishment.

Comedy U Presents: Kevin Farley
August 7
Tickets: General Admission $25
Showtime: 6:30 PM 
Doors: 5:00 PM 

Kevin Farley is regular stand-up comedian at notable venues such as The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles and Chicago, The Improv in Los Angeles and Palm Beach, Florida and the legendary Los Angeles Comedy Store. He studied at the renowned-star making Second City in Chicago and established himself as a comedic presence both on the big screen and television. You may have seen Kevin in films such as "Black Sheep" (with his brother Chris Farley), "The Waterboy" with Adam Sandler and leading roles in "An American Carol" and "White Knight," just to name a few. 

93.1 Da Pa’ina Presents
Andy Bumatai’s Comic to Comic Series Featuring Rex Navarrete
August 10
Tickets: VIP $45, Premium $35, Loge Seating & Bar Area $25
Showtimes: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Rex Navarrete is an American comedian who has performed alongside notable national headliners such as George Lopez, Russell Peters and DL Hughley, among others over the past three decades. You may have seen him on "Lopez Tonight," "Live at Gotham," "MyxTV" and "MTV Philippines." The future seems to only give him the chance to connect with a larger audience that is now finally getting the opportunity to experience the changing face of American stand-up comedy.

Just Kickin’ It 2000s
Featuring Smokestack, Maryanne Ito, Melodie Soul and Maile
August 11
Tickets: VIP $45, Premium $35, Loge Seating & Bar Area $25
Showtimes: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Local ladies of soul, Smokestack, Maryanne Ito, Melodie Soul and Maile, take the Blue Note Hawaii back to the whimsical age of the 2000s. The vocalists will highlight hip hop, R&B and soul hits from the era.

Takuya Kuroda with The Dae Han Ensemble
August 12
Tickets: VIP $45, Premium $35, Loge Seating & Bar Area $25
Showtimes: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Whether moving from Japan to the U.S. or navigating between the influences of jazz, soul, hip hop, Afrobeat and electronica, trumpeter/composer Takuya Kuroda has never followed a straight path. On his fifth studio album and Concord Records debut, the aptly named “Zigzagger,” Kuroda darts between those wide-ranging interests with a funky swagger and an intensely swinging vigor. 

Jimmie Vaughan
August 13 & 14
Tickets: Premium $45, Loge Seating & Bar Area $35
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Doors: 6:00 PM

When it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights to make sure the music stays true to its powerful source. The sound of pleasure and pain that first sparked musicians to create such a sound is a force that can never be underestimated. The mojo has to be there. For Jimmie Vaughan, he's dedicated his life to making sure the blues not only stays alive but remains full of life and an inspiration to all who listen. It's a spirit he holds close to him, and for over 50 years of holding the blues close inside him, Vaughan isn't about to stop now.

Sheen Easton
August 16 & 17
Tickets: VIP $65, General Admission $45
Showtimes: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Sheena Easton is a Scottish singer and songwriter whose career has spanned four decades. Her recording career has included Gold and Platinum albums in the United States, Europe and Asia. Easton has sold over 20 million records worldwide, received two Grammys, and was the first—and still only—artist to have top five records on five major Billboard charts. In addition to her recording success, Sheena is a top concert attraction around the world.

Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends Series Presents
Take 6
August 18-20
Tickets: Premium $45, Loge Seating & Bar Area $35
Showtimes: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Take 6 is the most awarded a cappella group in history, with 10 GRAMMY® Awards, 10 Dove Awards, Best Jazz Vocal Group honors for seven consecutive years in Downbeat’s prestigious Reader’s and Critic’s Poll, a Soul Train Music Award, BRE (Black Radio Exclusive) Vocal Group of the Year, two NAACP Image Award nominations, induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and countless other musical and humanitarian citations. Showing the global appeal of this phenomenal group, they recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary. They receive rave reviews and overwhelming audience reception wherever they go. 

Henry Kapono Presents Artist 2 Artist Concert Series: Featuring Sean Na’auao
Tickets: VIP Booths + M&G $275, VIP Seating + M&G $65, VIP Seat $45, Table & Booth Seating $35, Bar Area $25
Showtimes: 7:00 PM 
Doors: 5:00 PM 

The 2019 Artist 2 Artist Series continues featuring some of Hawaii’s most iconic musicians and rising young stars. GRAMMY Award® Nominee Henry Kapono opens each show with his own classic hits, then talks story one-on-one with the featured artist, “deconstructing” their career as only one artist to another can do. The show also includes an intimate performance and a jam session with Henry. Kicking off the series is five-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning slack key guitarist Sean Na’auao!

Keb’ Mo’
August 23-25
Tickets: VIP $125, Table Seating $75, Bar Area $65
Showtimes: 8:00 PM
Doors: 6:30 PM

Keb’ Mo’ is an American blues musician and four-time GRAMMY Award® winner. With 14 albums garnering 11 GRAMMY® nominations and four GRAMMY Awards®, he has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Keb' has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and six BMI Awards for his work in TV and film.

Augie Rey Presents
A Family Affair – Hawaiian Style
With Special Guests Tahiti Rey, Kimo Kahoano and Kamuela Kahoano
August 27
Tickets: VIP $45, Premium $35, Loge Seating & Bar Area $25
Showtimes: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Augie Rey plays keyboards, congas and timbales, and brings it all together with a mellow and vibrant voice. When Augie first came to Hawaii in 1970, he formed one of the first salsa bands in Waikiki. To this day Augie continues to support any endeavor to unite the Hispanics of Hawaii. He is a member of HACER, and the Puerto Rican Heritage Society, as well as a staunch supporter of "Que Pasa Hawaii" television show.

Kenneth Makuakāne and Jeff Dayton: The Best of Hawaii and Nashville
August 28
Tickets: VIP $45, Premium $35, Loge Seating & Bar Area $25
Showtimes: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Kenneth Makuakāne is one of Hawaii’s most prolific artist, producer and writer. His love of the islands and their musical heritage comes through in his melodies and lyrics. Jeff Dayton was Glen Campbell’s bandleader and guitarist for 15 years. Jeff has evolved into a master storyteller and always has a connection to the songs he plays. Together the duo will present a showcase of the best of Hawaii and Nashville. 

Motown Legend
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Blue Note Classics
August 30-September 1
Tickets: VIP $65, Table Seating & Bar Area $45
Showtimes: 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Doors: 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM

It’s been more than 50 years since Martha Reeves first boarded that rented bus along with the likes of The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes and Marvin Gaye on the first Motown Review. She and her backup group, the Vandellas, sang behind Marvin and soon hit the charts with their own trifecta: “Come and Get These Memories,” “Love is Like a Heat Wave” and “Quicksand.” Over the next decade, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas would be a constant presence on the music charts, as well as on television and top venues across the US and abroad.

No comments:

Post a Comment

The posts published on Hawaii Mom Blog are personal experiences and opinions only. Press releases and other information from business are shared if believed they may be of interest to Hawaii Mom Blog readers. Press releases/information from businesses do not reflect personal opinions. Unless otherwise specified, products are provided by the sponsor free of charge, and no monetary compensation is received. Hawaii Mom Blog assumes no liability for any malfunction, injury, or other loss or damage, whether direct, consequential, or incidental, arising out of services, companies, or products that have been featured, reviewed, given away, advertised, or written about on Hawaii Mom Blog. Click here for the Terms of Use.