Dennis Kamakahi Tribute & Benefit
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 7:30pm
Five great young stars of the Hawaiian Music scene come together to celebrate the legacy of the legendary Dennis Kamakahi and raise money for his family in the wake of his untimely passing. Read the New York Times obituary honoring him here.
Herb Ohta Jr.: It is Herb's goal to share the beauty of Hawaii's music, its culture, and the 'ukulele to people all over the world. Herb has performed throughout the state of Hawai'i and has traveled overseas to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the mainland USA. Herb Ohta, Jr. is certainly a vanguard in this new generation of 'ukulele players. www.herbohtajr.com
David Kamakahi: Ukulele Recording Artist, Instructor, Producer, Songwriter, Multiple Hoku Award winner, David Kamakahi is the son of famous Slack Key Guitar master songwriter, Dennis Kamakahi. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/david-kamakahi
Patrick Landeza: Musician, composer, producer, Patrick Kahakauwila Kamaholelani Landeza is considered a leading exponent of the Hawaiian slack key style. www.reverbnation.com/patricklandeza
Stephen Inglis: Stephen Inglis was born and raised in Honolulu. He plays Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack key guitar. He records and tours with highly regarded traditional musicians. At the same time he is an innovator: his album Slackin on Dylan opened up new territory for slack key, winning a Hawaii Music Award. stepheninglis.com/about
Jon Yamasato: A young slack key guitarist trained by the famous Slack Key guitar master, Dennis Kamakahi, Jon Yamasato, with his band, "Pure Heart", won 5 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, Hawaii's most prestigious music award. www.slackkeyshow.com/musician/jon-yamasato