Local Music

DeAndré Brackensick

Local Spotlight: DeAndré Brackensick & Shawn Pimental


California native DeAndré Brackensick found his start to singing in his local gospel church. Although he is widely known for his run to the Top 8 on American Idol Season 11, DeAndre continues to show his cultural influence and musical versatility by performing traditional Hawaiian music and hula across the island.
Shawn Pimental is a consummate musician and award-winning record producer. He has performed with some of Hawai‘i’s leading recording artists, offering his talents on guitar, drums, bass and vocals, in styles ranging from traditional Hawaiian to contemporary to reggae.

Unofficially Yours

Local Spotlight: Unofficially Yours


From soulful ballads that call upon heartfelt memories to beats to get the body moving in tune, Unofficially Yours debuted at the Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay and has since performed their own unique style of fusion all over Oahu, ready to make a mark in Hawaii's music scene.

Rodney Cazimero

Local Spotlight: Rodney Cazimero


Rodney Heloke “Tiny” Cazimero was born in Kapaau, Hawaii, the 9th child of Elizabeth and William Cazimero. Following his 12 years in the Air Force, Rodney returned home to Hawaii and began a career in the travel industry, taking advantage of performance opportunities at corporate gigs. He is currently a featured solo singer with the famous Royal Hawaiian Band.


Local Spotlight: Kumuhau


The dynamic group of musicians have over 50 years of experience, collectively, in the Hawaii music scene. Keith Omizo and his trademark velvety voice leave audiences mesmerized and reminiscing of the '70s and '80s all over again.

Brother Noland & John Cruz

Local Spotlight: Brother Noland & John Cruz


Acclaimed local Hawaiian artists Brother Noland and John Cruz have both equally placed their stamp on the local and mainland scene. Brother Noland’s “Coconut Girl” birthed the Jawaiian style and has appeared in many major motion pictures, while John Cruz contributed to the album “Slack Key Guitar Vol. 2,” with song “Jo Bo’s Night,” which won the album the first ever GRAMMY for Hawaiian Music.

Kuana Torres Kahele

Local Spotlight: Kuana Torres Kahele Presents ‘Kakuhihewa: Tribute to O’ahu


Kuana has been involved in the music and hula scene of Hilo since he was 6 years old, training as a kane dancer under legendary Hilo kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho. Kuana continues his Tribute to the Hawaiian Islands with a tribute to Molokai and featuring the music of his kumu hula Johnny Luma Ho. Joining Kuana for this evening will be legendary Hawaiian singer Robert Cazimero.

Mango Season

Local Spotlight: One Night in Napoli with Mango Season Ft. Enrico Rennella


Returning to the Blue Note stage for a dinner theatre experience inspired by Hawaii’s only Italian festival, Festa Italiana, 2018 Hoku Hanohano Award Nominated band Mango Season presents an evening of comedy, storytelling, and music to take you on a cultural journey of all things Italiano. Mango Season will join artistic forces with Toronto-based Italian comedian and pop star Enrico Rennella for a one-of-a-kind show where Aloha and Ciao are one and the same.