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We regret that Willie K is unable to perform on this date due to health reasons.
We hope to reschedule him as part of a future Aloha Series season.

Jerry Santos
with Kamuela Kimokeo
Saturday, March 17, 2018
2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $47.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Nations.

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 Gardens Foundation.

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 Kamuela.

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.


 

 

 

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