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Gypsy 808

Gypsy 808

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Inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France, Hawaii’s very own Gypsy 808 plays mainly swing dance music of the ’30s and ’40s in the gypsy jazz style. Many of the tunes are drawn fro
Inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France, Hawaii’s very own Gypsy 808 plays mainly swing dance music of the ’30s and ’40s in the gypsy jazz style. Many of the tunes are drawn from the Great American Songbook, but several composed by Reinhardt and others are unique to gypsy jazz. The band also plays many more recent tunes inspired by the style. As swing was equally popular in Hawaii at the time, Gypsy 808 usually includes a few Hawaiian numbers featuring lead guitarist Emmett Mahoney on lap steel guitar. Other band members include Joseph Zayac on rhythm guitar, Norm Foster on clarinet, Jason Gay on soprano and tenor saxophones, Alex Morrison on bass and Elijah Oguma on drums. This instrumentation is reflective of Django’s post-WWII band. Having performed in many venues around town for several years, swing dancers are often seen tearing up the dance floor!
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Willie K

Willie K

Tue -
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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
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 leaving everyone within earshot slack-jawed in astonishment.
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Taimane + Tavana: Lei Day Celebration

Taimane + Tavana: Lei Day Celebration

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● First Show - 6:30pm: Taimane & Her Band with special guest Tavana
● Second Show - 9:00pm: Tavana with special guest Taimane

On Wednesday, May 1, Taimane and Tavana join forces to celebrate Lei Day at Blue Note Hawaii.
● First Show - 6:30pm: Taimane & Her Band with special guest Tavana
● Second Show - 9:00pm: Tavana with special guest Taimane

On Wednesday, May 1, Taimane and Tavana join forces to celebrate Lei Day at Blue Note Hawaii. Taimane and her band perform at 6:30pm with special guest Tavana. At 9:00pm, Tavana takes over the stage with his full-scale production featuring his wide-array of stringed instruments (Hawaiian lap steel, acoustic guitar, ukulele and banjo) along with his arsenal of foot pedals (electronic drums). During Tavana’s concert, Taimane will join as special guest. A lei maker will be onsite at both shows with beautiful floral creations of all shapes, colors and styles available for purchase.

Yesterday & Today: May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii Nei, a nearly 100-year old practice that sees residents and visitors across the state make extra effort to share aloha through the giving of flower lei. This year, Blue Note Hawaii adds a new leaf to this long-standing tradition by presenting two separate concerts in one special night by two of Hawaii’s fastest rising stars, Taimane and Tavana. Both artists are Oahu residents (born and raised), of Polynesian descent (hapa Samoan) and recognized for their great virtuosic talents *and* big hearts. The cherry on top comes in the form of the energy that emanates whenever these two come together on stage. Kindred spirits, Taimane and Tavana have a longtime friendship that epitomizes the collaborative, fun-loving spirit of Hawaii’s island culture and fills every room with light.

“Waikiki is a special place for me, the birthplace of my career - busking on the street starting at age 10 and by age 13, performing with Don Ho every week,” shares Taimane. “Stoked to return to my Hawaii musical ‘home’ for Lei Day and excited about jamming some songs with Tavana!”

“Waikiki has a long history with Hawaii music and culture and continues to be a central piece of every up-and-coming artist’s career,” adds Tavana. “It’s the perfect place for a Lei Day concert, and I’m honored to be part of Blue Note Hawaii’s big celebration. Can’t wait to pull out all the stops for this one and turn up the heat with Taimane.”

Join us for a spectacular Lei Day celebration, Wednesday, May 1st!
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