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Blue Note Hawaii
Tribute to John Coltrane by Mike Lewis and Friends

Beginning his career as a sideman in various jazz bands, saxophonist John Coltrane started his solo career in 1960. Although appearing on many jazz albums before his offical solo start, many albums that featured Coltrane would be reissued and credited to him. John passed away in 1967, but left a prolific recording legacy as well as a legacy of superstardom in the jazz community.

Mike Lewis has spent substantial time performing in Polynesia and the tri-state New York area, Mike Lewis has recently moved back to Hawaii after touring and recording with Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughn, Sammy Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny and Cher, Billy Joel, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, The Temptations, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, and Bruno Mars.
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $15-35
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $35-45
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $35-45
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $35-45
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $35-45
Tribute to Nina Simone with Josh Kaye and Friends featuring Sherry Graham

Nina Simone was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century - an icon of American music. She was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works. She earned the moniker ‘High Priestess of Soul’ for she could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment.

Josh Kaye and friends pay tribute to this incredible singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and Civil Rights activist.

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Kama'aina discounts available. Call 808.777.4890 Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $15-$35
Raiatea Helm

Raiatea Mokihana Maile Helm made history in 2006 as Hawai‘i’s first solo female vocalist ever to receive a Grammy Nomination for her sophomore CD “Sweet and Lovely.”

At 21 years old, she was one of the youngest performers to attend the 42nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards in Los Angeles, California. It was a remarkable achievement when you consider that she comes from the tiny island of Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i, a mere wisp of volcanic land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The Arts and Leisure Desk of The New York Times (February 5, 2006) featured a list of Grammy Nominated artists who had produced stunning work but who were likely to be over looked as celebrity public relations machines pushed the glitz of industry icons. The NYT wrote of Raiatea Helm, “[She] sings in the high-voiced throwback leo ki‘eki‘e style without a hint of kitsch. Her second album, “Sweet and Lovely” is poised and utterly elegant.”

With her performing and recording career now entering her seventh year, Raiatea has firmly established her reputation as Hawai‘i’s premier chanteuse. It is undeniable that Raiatea Mokihana Maile Helm will be a part of the national as well as international music scene for many years to come.
Time: 06:30 PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $15-35
Kuana Torres Presents:

MUSIC FOR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Kahelelani: A Tribute to Ni'ihau

Kuana Torres Kahele Band with very special guests Nalani Keale and Halau Kaulakahi

"Completion of this 7 CD, original music series for the Hawaiian Islands is a personal milestone for me as a haku mele and as a musician. I wouldn't be here today if not for the inspiration and encouragement of my mentors and peers, both kumu hula and musicians. In 2018, I will celebrate the release of these songs with a concert for each island at Blue Note Hawaii. I'm honored to be joined each night with world class guest stars I am truly fortunate to call friends. Please join me for these seven very special shows." - Kuana Torres Kahele

Kuana has been involved in the music and hula scene of Hilo since he was 6 years old. He trained as a kane dancer under legendary Hilo kumu hula Johnny Lum Ho until the age of 13. Once he was discovered to have exceptional musical abilities he was pulled from the hula line and added as a permanent halau musician.

In 1995, at 17, he and fellow Hilo native and falsetto musician, Kehau Tamure, laid the foundation for what emerged as of the most popular Hawaiian Music groups to date, NA PALAPALAI. They released “Makani ‘Olu’olu” in 2002 to meteoric success and raves from critics. Kuana’s original, “Ke Anu O Waimea” is still the most popular hula song in Japan to this day. Na Palapalai has continued to maintain it’s popularity 20 years and six albums later.

Kuana currently maintains his own Hawaiian Music & Culture School in Japan. He teaches in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka with over 200 combined students. He offers courses in voice, haku mele, mele hula, fresh lei making, ukulele and guitar. He is one of the most popular entertainers performing in Hawaii and Japan. He performs and teaches cultural workshops all over the world.

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minim
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $15-$35
HAWAII NEWS NOW JAZZ LEGENDS SERIES
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, GRAMMY and Tony Award- winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner recently won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.

Bridgewater’s career has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band, and throughout the 70s she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. After a foray into the pop world during the 1980s, she relocated to Paris and began to turn her attention back to Jazz. Signing with the Universal Music Group as a producer (Bridgewater produces all of her CDs), Bridgewater released a series of critically acclaimed titles beginning with Keeping Tradition in 1993. All but one, including her wildly successful double Grammy Award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella, have received Grammy nominations.

Bridgewater also pursued a parallel career in musical theater, winning a Tony Award for her role as “Glinda” in The Wiz in 1975. Having recently completed a run as the lead role of Billie Holiday in the off-Broadway production of Lady Day, her other theatrical credits include Sophisticated Ladies, Black Ballad, Carmen, Cabaret and the Off-Broadway and West End Productions of Lady Day, for which Bridgewater received the British Laurence Olivier Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

As a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bridgewater continues to appeal for international solidarity to finance global
Time: 06:30PM – 09:00PM   Cover:  $25-$45
HAWAII NEWS NOW JAZZ LEGENDS SERIES
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, GRAMMY and Tony Award- winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner recently won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.

Bridgewater’s career has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band, and throughout the 70s she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. After a foray into the pop world during the 1980s, she relocated to Paris and began to turn her attention back to Jazz. Signing with the Universal Music Group as a producer (Bridgewater produces all of her CDs), Bridgewater released a series of critically acclaimed titles beginning with Keeping Tradition in 1993. All but one, including her wildly successful double Grammy Award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella, have received Grammy nominations.

Bridgewater also pursued a parallel career in musical theater, winning a Tony Award for her role as “Glinda” in The Wiz in 1975. Having recently completed a run as the lead role of Billie Holiday in the off-Broadway production of Lady Day, her other theatrical credits include Sophisticated Ladies, Black Ballad, Carmen, Cabaret and the Off-Broadway and West End Productions of Lady Day, for which Bridgewater received the British Laurence Olivier Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

As a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bridgewater continues to appeal for international solidarity to finance global
Time: 06:30PM – 09:00PM   Cover:  $25-$45
HAWAII NEWS NOW JAZZ LEGENDS SERIES
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, GRAMMY and Tony Award- winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner recently won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.

Bridgewater’s career has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band, and throughout the 70s she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. After a foray into the pop world during the 1980s, she relocated to Paris and began to turn her attention back to Jazz. Signing with the Universal Music Group as a producer (Bridgewater produces all of her CDs), Bridgewater released a series of critically acclaimed titles beginning with Keeping Tradition in 1993. All but one, including her wildly successful double Grammy Award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella, have received Grammy nominations.

Bridgewater also pursued a parallel career in musical theater, winning a Tony Award for her role as “Glinda” in The Wiz in 1975. Having recently completed a run as the lead role of Billie Holiday in the off-Broadway production of Lady Day, her other theatrical credits include Sophisticated Ladies, Black Ballad, Carmen, Cabaret and the Off-Broadway and West End Productions of Lady Day, for which Bridgewater received the British Laurence Olivier Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

As a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bridgewater continues to appeal for international solidarity to finance global
Time: 06:30PM – 09:00PM   Cover:  $25-$45
Come see Grammy Award winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh at the Blue Note Hawaii!

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Kama'aina discounts available for table seating only. No discounts for bar area tickets. Call 808.777.4890 Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $35-$45
Come see Grammy Award winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh at the Blue Note Hawaii!

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Kama'aina discounts available for table seating only. No discounts for bar area tickets. Call 808.777.4890 Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $35-$45
Come see Grammy Award winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh at the Blue Note Hawaii!

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Kama'aina discounts available for table seating only. No discounts for bar area tickets. Call 808.777.4890 Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $35-$45
Come see Grammy Award winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh at the Blue Note Hawaii!

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Kama'aina discounts available for table seating only. No discounts for bar area tickets. Call 808.777.4890 Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $35-$45
Come see Grammy Award winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh at the Blue Note Hawaii!

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Kama'aina discounts available for table seating only. No discounts for bar area tickets. Call 808.777.4890 Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $35-$45
Widely regarded as the "world's greatest drummer" and revered for his musical ingenuity, jazz fusion virtuoso Billy Cobham has contributed seminally as a master drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, educator, clinician and tireless musical explorer. With the same energy and exuberance he displayed in his youth, he forges ahead with an everpassionate commitment to innovation and service to the world through his music.

Born in Panama on May 16, 1944, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Cobham got his first paid gig at the age of eight as a member of St. Catherine's Queensmen, a drum and bugle corps in St. Albans, Queens. He attended New York's renowned Fiorella H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts, where he studied music theory and drum technique. While in the military from 1965 to 1968, Cobham played with the U.S. Army Band as percussionist. After his service, he played in Horace Silver's Band, performed with Stanley Turrentine and Shirley Scott, and recorded with George Benson.

In 1969, Billy Cobham co-founded the jazz-rock combo, Dreams, which incl. Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, John Abercrombie, Don Grolnick, Barry Rodgers, and Will Lee. The following year, he joined Miles Davis' new fusion ensemble, and contributed to Live-Evil, A Tribute to Jack Johnson and the Bitches Brew sessions, where he collaborated with guitarist John McLaughlin. In 1971, Cobham became a founding member of the jazz fusion Mahavishnu Orchestra, along with McLaughlin, Jan Hammer, Jerry Goodman, and Rick Laird. This original group released three critically acclaimed albums: The Inner Mounting (1971), Birds of Fire (1973) and Between Nothingness and Eternity (live album released in 1973).

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Kama'aina discounts available. Call 808.777.4890. Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $35-$45
Widely regarded as the "world's greatest drummer" and revered for his musical ingenuity, jazz fusion virtuoso Billy Cobham has contributed seminally as a master drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, educator, clinician and tireless musical explorer. With the same energy and exuberance he displayed in his youth, he forges ahead with an everpassionate commitment to innovation and service to the world through his music.

Born in Panama on May 16, 1944, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Cobham got his first paid gig at the age of eight as a member of St. Catherine's Queensmen, a drum and bugle corps in St. Albans, Queens. He attended New York's renowned Fiorella H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts, where he studied music theory and drum technique. While in the military from 1965 to 1968, Cobham played with the U.S. Army Band as percussionist. After his service, he played in Horace Silver's Band, performed with Stanley Turrentine and Shirley Scott, and recorded with George Benson.

In 1969, Billy Cobham co-founded the jazz-rock combo, Dreams, which incl. Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, John Abercrombie, Don Grolnick, Barry Rodgers, and Will Lee. The following year, he joined Miles Davis' new fusion ensemble, and contributed to Live-Evil, A Tribute to Jack Johnson and the Bitches Brew sessions, where he collaborated with guitarist John McLaughlin. In 1971, Cobham became a founding member of the jazz fusion Mahavishnu Orchestra, along with McLaughlin, Jan Hammer, Jerry Goodman, and Rick Laird. This original group released three critically acclaimed albums: The Inner Mounting (1971), Birds of Fire (1973) and Between Nothingness and Eternity (live album released in 1973).

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Kama'aina discounts available. Call 808.777.4890. Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $35-$45
Widely regarded as the "world's greatest drummer" and revered for his musical ingenuity, jazz fusion virtuoso Billy Cobham has contributed seminally as a master drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, educator, clinician and tireless musical explorer. With the same energy and exuberance he displayed in his youth, he forges ahead with an everpassionate commitment to innovation and service to the world through his music.

Born in Panama on May 16, 1944, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Cobham got his first paid gig at the age of eight as a member of St. Catherine's Queensmen, a drum and bugle corps in St. Albans, Queens. He attended New York's renowned Fiorella H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts, where he studied music theory and drum technique. While in the military from 1965 to 1968, Cobham played with the U.S. Army Band as percussionist. After his service, he played in Horace Silver's Band, performed with Stanley Turrentine and Shirley Scott, and recorded with George Benson.

In 1969, Billy Cobham co-founded the jazz-rock combo, Dreams, which incl. Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, John Abercrombie, Don Grolnick, Barry Rodgers, and Will Lee. The following year, he joined Miles Davis' new fusion ensemble, and contributed to Live-Evil, A Tribute to Jack Johnson and the Bitches Brew sessions, where he collaborated with guitarist John McLaughlin. In 1971, Cobham became a founding member of the jazz fusion Mahavishnu Orchestra, along with McLaughlin, Jan Hammer, Jerry Goodman, and Rick Laird. This original group released three critically acclaimed albums: The Inner Mounting (1971), Birds of Fire (1973) and Between Nothingness and Eternity (live album released in 1973).

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Kama'aina discounts available. Call 808.777.4890. Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $35-$45
Come see Willie K perform at the Blue Note Hawaii!

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Limited kama'aina discount available. Call box office (808)777-4890 for details. No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00 PM   Cover:  $30-$45
Boney James: The Honestly Tour

It’s been a full quarter-century since the young saxophonist and composer released his debut recording as a leader, Trust. Now, on September 1, 2017, Boney James will release his 16th album, this one titled Honestly. If you sense a direct line between those titles, you’ve already come a long way toward understanding what motivates the four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum-selling musician.

“I’m fighting the good fight to be my own artist and not be pigeonholed,” says the genre-blurring James. “With a record’s title I always try to find something that will communicate the feeling I get when I listen to it. The feeling I get with this music is a sense of sincerity and intimacy. The word ‘honestly’ really reflects how I aspire to live my life and create my music. One of the great things about music is how powerful it is. It can totally transport people. These are interesting times we are living in and the one thing I can do with the skills that I have is to make music that evokes a feeling and takes people somewhere… to do what I can to try and make the world a more pleasant place.”

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Limited kama'aina discounts available. Call 808.777.4890 for details. Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $45-$65
Boney James: The Honestly Tour

It’s been a full quarter-century since the young saxophonist and composer released his debut recording as a leader, Trust. Now, on September 1, 2017, Boney James will release his 16th album, this one titled Honestly. If you sense a direct line between those titles, you’ve already come a long way toward understanding what motivates the four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum-selling musician.

“I’m fighting the good fight to be my own artist and not be pigeonholed,” says the genre-blurring James. “With a record’s title I always try to find something that will communicate the feeling I get when I listen to it. The feeling I get with this music is a sense of sincerity and intimacy. The word ‘honestly’ really reflects how I aspire to live my life and create my music. One of the great things about music is how powerful it is. It can totally transport people. These are interesting times we are living in and the one thing I can do with the skills that I have is to make music that evokes a feeling and takes people somewhere… to do what I can to try and make the world a more pleasant place.”

Seating is First Come, First Served

$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available

Limited kama'aina discounts available. Call 808.777.4890 for details. Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!
Time: 06:30PM – 11:00PM   Cover:  $45-$65
Lenny Keys
Dancin' Dave Productions
David Braun Audience of One

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