Jerry Santos & Friends
 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

 

Tickets: $47.00

 

Patio performances by Kalyn Aolani at 1:30 & 6:30

 



 

 

Jerry Santos & Kamuela Kimokeo

With the hula styling of Nalani Badua-Fernandes

and a special guest appearance by Hoku Zuttermeister

Na Pua Ko’olau
Blossoms of the windward side

The participants in this musical presentation are children of Ko’olaupoko O’ahu.
Our home is the foundation we stand on and informs what we share in music and dance.

The players:

Jerry Santos
Perhaps best known for his work in the musical group Olomana, Jerry Santos has been a familiar presence on the Hawai’i music scene for over four decades. Born and raised on the windward side of Oahu, Jerry is a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools and attended the University of Hawai’I and Kapi’olani Community College. From his first professional gig at the age of 18, Jerry has gone on to establish himself as a singer and song writer. As a founding member and lead singer of the group Olomana, he helped to create a unique and easily recognizable musical style, blending Hawaiian music with contemporary rhythms. Over the years he has had the opportunity to perform his music all over Hawaii, the continental USA, Canada, Japan and other Pacific Island Nations. His work has been recognized by the Hawaii musical community with numerous Na Hökü Hanohano awards. Amongst them are awards for male vocalist of the year, for both traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music, and a composer’s award for his composition "Come to Me Gently". In 2008, along with his Olomana partners, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for their body of work over the years. In 2012 Olomana was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. Numerous island artists including The Brother’s Cazimero, Na Leo Pilimehana, Hapa, Don Ho, Melveen Leed, The Hui Ohana, Henry Kapono and more, have recorded his compositions. Jerry has also appeared on recordings with The Makaha Sons, Keola Beamer, Marlene Sai, Sean Naauao, Henry Kapono, Frank Hewett, Del Beazley, and others.
He has appeared in a number of television specials including PBS’s "Hawaiian Rainbow", KGMB’s "Island Music, Island Hearts", Public Television’s "Na Mele" series, K-5’s "Hot Hawaiian Nights" and KITV’s "Mixed Plate in Portugal" and "Mixed Plate at Mardi Gras" with Pamela Young.
Whether performing as a soloist, or with his group Olomana, Jerry Santos generates music from the heart with Aloha!

Kamuela Kimokeo
Kamuela Kimokeo is a member of the Na Hoku Hanohano award winning group Hi'ikua.  He currently teaches music at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, The University of Hawaii- West O'ahu, and at Windward Community College. Although he is young, he started playing music professionally with his Dad in Waikiki when he was 14 years old. He has toured with the likes of Jerry Santos, Amy Hanaiali'i and Raiatea Helm and has been mentored by some of Hawaii's greats.  As a recording artist he was also a part of the Grammy Nominated and Hoku award winning album Slack Key Kings Vol. II as well as with the Multi- Na Hoku Hanohano award nominated album Pilioha. Kamuela is finishing up his PhD in Education (Curriculum and instruction/Music emphasis) and has had the opportunity to present his music research in national and international arenas.  

Nalani Badua-Fernandes
Nalani Badua-Fernandes has been the hula soloist with Jerry Santos & Olomana for over 25 years. She started her hula at age 5 with Noenoelani Zuttermeister and at age 20 she continued her studies with Kumu Hula Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett. She continues to be in Kuhai Halau O Kawaikapuokalani Pa Olapa Kahiko. Nalani has a Master’s Degree in communication from Hawaii Pacific University, and continues to teach hula and sewing. She has had her own design company for over 20 years and is currently creating a new women’s wear line for RIX Island Wear.

Hoku Zuttermeister
Born and raised in Kāne‘ohe, O‘ahu, Hōkū Zuttermeister was brought up with a love for the Hawaiian culture and its music. He started singing at the young age of two; he loved singing his first song, "E Ku‘u Morning Dew". Hōkū has recorded with many artists such as Sean Na‘auao (Neutralize It), Ku‘uipo Kumukahi (E Ku‘u Lei, E Ku‘uipo), Kawaikapuokalani Hewett (Mo‘o‘olelo), Raiatea Helm (Sweet and Lovely, Hawaiian Blossom), Bryan Tolentino (Ka ‘Ukulele Lele), and Mahela (My Heart) and this has helped Hōkū mature into a wonderful and very talented musician. Hōkū has also opened for and toured with such great acts as Ho‘okena, Bryan Tolentino, Raiatea Helm, Jerry Santos, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi, and many others.

Hōkū’s first album, titled "‘Āina Kūpuna" was released in March 2007 to glowing reviews and has been the subject of much positive acceptance in the Hawaiian music community. There is excitement in seeing and hearing such a talented individual sharing and perpetuating the traditional music of Hawai‘i and it is very comforting to know that the traditions and mele of Hawai‘i will be perpetuated and passed on to future generations through sharing from talented and resourceful musicians such as Hōkū Zuttermeister.

In June 2008, the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts bestowed Hōkū’s debut album, "‘Āina Kūpuna", with 10 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award nominations in which the album won 6. This prestigious award is Hawai‘i’s equivalent to the Grammy Award and Hōkū is very appreciative for this recognition by the members of the Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts. The categories which "‘Āina Kūpuna" received Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in are as follows:

• Male Vocalist of the Year

• Hawaiian Album of the Year

• Most Promising New Artist

• Hawaiian Language Performance

• Favorite Entertainer of the Year
 •Liner Notes

 

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