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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 ...

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Thomas Mackay

Bio Thomas Mackay — Vibraphonist, Composer, Educator " Thomas owes an obvious debt to the great Bobby Hutcherson. With a clear tone, strong chops and good ideas he is also reminiscent of modern vibes masters Bryan Carrott and Joe Locke.A fine debut from a fellow Oregonian." - - Rob Scheps, NYC Jazz icon, independent review of " Jackson" (May 15, 2013) Born in 1967 in Oakland, Nebraska, Thomas started his musical studies at the early age of five in piano and percussion. Mr. Mackay has mentored under Mike Blake, Gordon Stout and Bill Molenhof. He studied jazz and classical percussion at The Birch Creek Music Academy, The University of North Dakota, and Casper College

Phil Benoit

Husband and wife team Phil and Angela Benoit head up this Maui based jazz group that has been performing since 1997. Angela was born in Paia, Maui to a musical family. She is gifted with extraordinary talent and has been singing since she was a child. In the late ‘90s she began singing professionally for the first time and found a niche with jazz standards and bossa nova. She has since studied under some of the finest vocal coaches in the state and has been performing regularly on Maui for the past fifteen plus years. Her remarkable studio presence can be heard on Benoit JazzWorks’ three CD releases “Watch What Happens”, “A Man And A Woman” and “Golden Sun”. Phil was also born to a musical family from Southern California and has been playing the guitar since he was a teenager

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Richie Pratt

Beginnings - Kansas City Richie Pratt (born Richard Dean Tyree) was an American jazz drummer. He embarked upon a career as a professional musician on the New York scene in the early 1970s, it was as much due to an unanticipated sporting injury as anything else. Pratt was born into a musical family (his mother was a church pianist and his brother is saxophonist, Chris Burnett) and grew up in the Kansas City metro city of Olathe, Kansas. He first studied music via the piano, as well as, attended various music camps as a youth prior to attending college as a music major at the University of Kansas. Beginnings - Kansas City Richie Pratt (March 11, 1943 – February 12, 2015, born Richard Dean Tyree) was an American jazz drummer

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G.F. Mlely

Pianist-composer G. F. Mlely has been featured artist and composer in concert, festival, and club venues throughout Europe and the United States.� In the much published article, "G. F. Mlely, A Trail Of Endurance" journalist Nathan Gold described how in 1983 the jazz pianist-composer, with an album in Top 10 airplay, was on a solo piano concert tour of Europe, when midway along he received information that caused him to suddenly abandon the tour due to personal circumstances, and to leave off playing professionally for nearly two decades. As of this writing, however, with two new solo piano albums, Re-Entry [2000] and 88 Keys and Counting [2002], and one trio album, A Little Night Waltz [2003], Mlely has returned, and, as AllAboutJazz.com staff reviewer John Kelman writes, Mlely is, quite simply, back, and with a vengeance." "Mlely is one of the few pianists out there who can extend a solo piano interpretation to seven minutes and maintain interest throughout," notes All About Jazz

Hiromi Kanda

Reviewing Hiromi Kanda’s sophomore album, Days of Yesterday, the esteemed website All About Jazz called the Japanese-born performer an “exceptional vocalist” and noted that she “delivers a lyric with remarkable intimacy.” Prior to that, JazzTimes magazine raved about Kanda’s debut, Hiromi in Love, stating that she possessed a “solid voice” and comparing her to such giants as Linda Ronstadt, Marlene Dietrich and Astrud Gilberto. The Honolulu Star Bulletin, meanwhile, praised Hiromi’s “timeless beauty.” Since her emergence in the American market a decade ago, Hiromi Kanda has wowed audiences here with her innate ability to embody and reinvigorate the music of the bygone era that gave us the Great American Songbook

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: RADIO

Palo! Fever Is Spreading Across The Nation As New CD, Palo! Live, Gains Airplay

MIAMI, FL – PALO! Live, the sophomore CD by Miami’s award-winning Afro-Cuban Funk band, PALO!, debuted at #20 on the CMJ World Music Chart. Recorded live in front of a standing room only crowd last August in Miami, the CD is now reaping airplay in the band’s hometown as well as across the country. Among the ...


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