Kahilu Theatre Kani Ka Pila

Part of this week’s Slack Key and ‘Ukulele Institue at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea was a kani ka pila (jam) with the instructors (and friends). It was open to all players who wanted to get up on stage and participate, so I went to check it out. The lineup was phenomenal and I had […] Read More

My Top 5 Favorite ‘Ukulele Things to do on the Big Island

I am moving back to Hawai’i (the Big Island). I know, I’ve got it rough… My family and I should be moved by the middle of October. While we’ve been going crazy packing and trying to get ready, I’ve been thinking about what sort of fun ‘ukulele things I’ll be able to do once I’m […] Read More

Hawaiian Style Grill Summer Kickoff!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go down to the Hawaiian Style Grill for their summer kick off ho’olaule’a. Good food, people, and music, it’s hard to find a better day. I had a great time (though it was kind of cold for a “summer” kick off). Throughout the day there were performances by several […] Read More

Jam at the Hawaiian Style Grill

Yesterday I went down to Sacramento (in California). Herb Ohta Jr. is in town to teach workshops, and although the private lessons he was doing in Sac filled up, Auntie Susie Kagami of Hawaii Music Live managed to squeeze me into the their schedule. So, last night I had a great lesson with Uncle Herb. […] Read More

Santana and the Wine County ‘Ukulele Festival

No, Santana was not at the Wine County ‘Ukulele Festival, but I did get to see him perform the day before the festival in Reno. Awesome stuff.  The Salvador Santana (Carlos’ son) Band (SSB) opened. They were pretty good, but their sound was really muddy, although most of that was the sound guy’s fault. The […] Read More

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