Due to rainy weather, the patio
performances have been cancelled.
Mahalo for your understanding!
We regret that Willie K is
unable to perform on this date due to health
We hope to reschedule him as part of a
future Aloha Series season.
with Kamuela Kimokeo
Saturday, March 17,
2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Delight in the seamless blending of
Traditional and Contemporary Hawaiian music by
singer/songwriter and Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame
inductee Jerry Santos, accompanied by the
exceptional guitar stylings of Kamuela Kimokeo.
Singer / Songwriter 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 O’ahu, Jerry is a graduate of The Kamehameha
Schools and attended the University of Hawai’i and
Kapi’olani community College.
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 Hawai’i, the
continental USA, Canada, Japan and other Pacific Island
His work has been recognized by the Hawai’i musical
community with numerous Na Hökü Hanohano awards. Amongst
them are awards for male vocalist, for both traditional
and contemporary Hawaiian music, a “Haku Mele”
composer’s award and the Moe Keale “Aloha Is” award for
his charitable work in the community over the years. In
2008 he was been recognized by the Council of Hawaiian
Civic Clubs for his commitment to Hawaiian Culture
through music with a Distinguished Kama’aina Award. He
received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Hawai’i
Academy of Recording Arts in 2008 and was inducted into
the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame in 2012. Honolulu
Magazine named Olomana’s “Seabird” album as #11 on the
Top 50 Hawaii Recordings of all time, and Jerry’s
signature song, “Ku’u Home ‘O Kahalu’u”, as #7 in the
Top 50 Hawaii songs of all time.
Numerous island artists including The Brother’s Cazimero,
Na Leo Pilimehana, Keola Beamer, Hapa, Don Ho, Melveen
Leed, Willy K., 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’ “Hawaiian Rainbow”, KGMB’s “Island Music,
Island Hearts”, Public Television’s “Na Mele” series,
K-5’s “Hot Hawaiian Nights”, KITV’s “Mixed Plate in
Portugal” and “Mixed Plate Goes To Mardi Gras” with
Pamela Young and “Flowing To The Sea” for The Moanalua
Currently, Jerry has been the featured performer at The
Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki for the past 25 years
and, for 6 years now, at The Disney Aulani Hotel with
Kamuela Kimokeo. The partnership with Kamuela has
produced a number of travel and concert opportunities -
from California, to Cleveland, to Tokyo. In addition,
Jerry’s Na Mele special for PBS Hawai’i in 2015 featured
Whether performing as a soloist, with friends like
Kamuela, or with his group Olomana, Jerry Santos
generates music from the heart with Aloha!
Kamuela Kimokeo is a member of the Na Hoku
Hanohano award winning group Hi'ikua. He is also the
Music Program Director at Windward Community College. He
started playing music professionally with his Dad in
Waikiki when he was 14 years old, 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.