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Cynthia Lin: Teaching Jazz Ukulele on Four Strings of Aloha

Read "Cynthia Lin: Teaching Jazz Ukulele on Four Strings of Aloha" reviewed by Arthur R George

"Aloha, everyone!" is Cynthia Lin's cheerful greeting to start her ukulele instructional videos which have compiled millions of views on YouTube. It is like a dear friend's individual welcoming. Her site mixes jazz classics: “Night and Day" by Cole Porter, “Don't Get Around Much Anymore," “On the Sunny Side of the Street," and “Unforgettable," among ballads ...

NEWS: EVENT

Three-Day HeartH Star Festival:One Streaming Event Begins May 21, 2020!

Three-Day HeartH Star Festival:One Streaming Event Begins May 21, 2020!

Welcome Aboard HeartH Star Festival:One A unique world-wide music and arts festival! The Hearth Star Festival: One is a live three-day, online festival intended to weave an international array of passionate storytellers, dancers, healers and musicians into a beautiful tapestry of sound, light and color. Please join us at our opening ceremony from the beach in ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Kenney Polson On Tour In Hawaii July-August 2019 With New Album

Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Kenney Polson On Tour In Hawaii July-August 2019 With New Album

Sailing high on the success of his latest album, For Lovers Only, jny: Portland-based smooth jazz saxophonist Kenney Polson returns to Hawaii in July. His new sound merges the best of jazz and rhythm and blues into one cool and captivating blend. The 2019 release includes leading players such as guitarist Bruce Conte and keyboardist Roger ...

NEWS: RECORDING

CD Release: Aaron Aranita Big Band "Rough Jazz"

CD Release: Aaron Aranita Big Band "Rough Jazz"

Jazz, naturally, has a rich and varied history but it could be argued that it misplaced a little something on its way to becoming a Respected Art Form. Not to imply that jazz shouldn’t be taken seriously, but there is such a thing as taking a thing too seriously. Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk, Duke ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

One Of Hawaii's Finest Jazz Artists: Jr Volcano Choy

One Of Hawaii's Finest Jazz Artists: Jr Volcano Choy

Q: I'm sure you receive this question numerous times. Your name - where did you get it? A: Almost 30 years ago, I was on a road tour for Columbia Records. After one of our performances, a music critic who was present mentioned that the “trumpet soloist” blew like an “erupting volcano” and so the other ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Composer/Arranger/Saxophonist Aaron Aranita Releases New Big Band CD

Composer/Arranger/Saxophonist Aaron Aranita Releases New Big Band CD

Released on October 21. 2013, the new CD entitled the Aaron Aranita Big Band features ten original songs arranged in the Count Basie Orchestra style with six vocalists. Al Romero, Garry Moore, Marcella Kalua, Alwyn Erub, Michael Chock and David Yamasaki are the Neo-Rat Pack fronting the 17 piece arrangements by Aaron Aranita. You Look So ...

Thomas Chapin Film Success At Kickstarter.com Nets $51,552 In 45-day Campaign

Thomas Chapin Film Success At Kickstarter.com  Nets $51,552 In 45-day Campaign

The Thomas Chapin Film Project will begin shooting this summer; filmmaker will complete her research and scripting, and lining up her film crew. EMMY-winning Filmmaker Stephanie J. Castillo is celebrating a successful finish at Kickstarter.com, an online fundraising site, that will now allow her to begin planning her shoot this summer for NIGHT BIRD SONG, her ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Violinist Duane Padilla Releases Debut Solo Album "Sentimental Swing"

Jazz Violinist Duane Padilla Releases Debut Solo Album "Sentimental Swing"

Violinist Duane Padilla releases debut solo album Sentimental Swing (Honolulu, HI) On June 1, 2011, Violinist Duane Padilla released his debut solo album entitled “Sentimental Swing." Inspired by the lyricism of Frank Sinatra and the eternally optimistic melodies of French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, the album presents a selection of romantically swinging jazz improvisations based on ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jacqui Naylor - KCC Performing Arts Center, Hawaii - Saturday, March 24, 2007

JACQUI NAYLOR PERFORMS MUSIC FROM NEW CD THE COLOR FIVE AT KCC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ON SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2007 Vocalist/songwriter showcases trademark “acoustic smashing" technique in Kauai JACQUI NAYLOR will be performing at Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 24 at 7pm. Tickets are $25, or $10 for students under ...


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