The Kahilu Theatre presents an evening of music and talk-story with Hawaiian music legends Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos in an all-new “Artist 2 Artist” series Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7 pm.
Henry Kapono will host three duo concerts that feature a different guest artist each night. Jerry Santos- October 27, Keola Beamer– November 24, and Milani Bilyeu– January 19, will be joining Henry onstage to share the stories behind the songs that have been a part of our lives for a long time. Each of these artists has held a fundamental role in the development of Hawaiian music over the last 40 years and will perform individual hits then collaborate on a fun jam session. Per Henry, “Guaranteed to leave people smiling and happy.”
Kapono has been at the creative forefront of contemporary Hawaiian music throughout his career, starting in the 1970’s with Cecilio & Kapono. This Grammy Nominated vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and composer has taken home 14 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (the Hawaiian Grammy) including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, and Rock Album of the Year. Always musically adventurous, The “Artist 2 Artist” concert series is Henry’s latest endeavor as he continues to break new ground with his collaborations and remind us why he is so loved by the people of Hawai’i.
Jerry Santos is a renowned guitarist, singer/songwriter born and raised on the island of O’ahu and is most recognized for his work with the group, Olomana. The Hawai’i musical community has recognized his work with numerous Na Hoku Hanohano Awards including Male Vocalist, Composition, and both Traditional and Contemporary Hawaiian music. Jerry’s signature song “Ku’u Home O Kahalu’u” was voted #7 on the top 50 Songs of all-time and he was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Hawai’i Academy of Recording Arts for his work with Olomana and their success over the years. Whether performing as a soloist, or with his group, Jerry Santos generates music from the heart with Aloha!
“Artist 2 Artist” with Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos is about two amazing musicians making time to share memories with the audience, reflect on their careers, and play music together.
If You Go
What: Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos
When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7 pm.
Where: Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela
Admission: $65/$45/$25 Tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela.
Kapono & Santos photo courtesy of Kahilu Theatre