Masters of Hawaiian Music
George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau, Jeff Peterson
St Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W Palace Ave,
Santa Fe NM 87501
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Tickets are $22 and $33, with kids tickets just $10 (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.
Three Masters, featured regularly at Maui's renowned "Slack Key Show," bring Hawai'i's unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture, to 21st century stages.
Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., known as "Hawai'i's Renaissance Man", is a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef.
"Kahumoku was an affable raconteur, mixing his dialogue with passionate renderings of material."
—Los Angeles Times
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka'eo, and The Ali'i. His seven solo CDs have won him multiple Na Hoku Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (the only person to have won 3 times), Song of the Year (twice), and Island Album of the Year, among others.
"Nathan, on electric bass and acoustic guitar, shows an advanced understanding of harmony and orchestration... his singing style is effortless."
—New York Times
Recognized as one of Hawaii's most versatile musicians, Jeff Peterson is at the heart of the Hawaiian music scene today. His passion for the guitar has allowed him to shine as a solo artist and has given him the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of artists from Hawaii, across the US, and abroad. His focus on Slack Key guitar, classical, and jazz music has allowed him to develop a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage.
Born on the Island of Maui, Jeff Peterson grew up on the slopes of Haleakala where he was introduced to the rich heritage of Hawaiian music by his father, a paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboy, on the Haleakala Ranch.
"Brilliant... Peterson raises the bar a few notches in both slack key and jazz."
Together, these Masters share the delightful experience of kī-hō'alu (slack key guitar)—the distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings, 'ukulele, and Hawaiian vocals.
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