Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2023 Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kailua-Kona Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival Friday Dinner Show at the Copper Bar Saturday Jazz & Blues Festival on the Lu'au Grounds Go to Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival for tix Friday, June 23, 2023 Blue Dragon in Kawaihae, Big Island Doors open at 5 p.m. Go to BlueDragonTavern.com for tix Saturday, July 8, 2023 Slack Key Lounge in Honolulu More details TBA Saturday, July 15, 2023 Ocean Vodka Cafe on Maui More details TBA Sunday, July 16, 2023 Maui Coffee Festival More details TBA Saturday, August 12, 2023 Hilo Palace Theater A Tribute to Carlos Santana featuring Lightning Larry Dupio More details TBA Call the Palace for tix
I grew up in Hawaii and always thought and dreamed in sound, rhythm, and beats. I uncovered my passion for music during a live performance playing the ukulele at a luau with my Dad at age eight. People started throwing money and I ran off the stage. My Dad called me back on stage and said take the money, it's yours! I got hooked.
The street beats of Oakland, CA where we lived for a few years influenced my taste in music. After serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War, I went back home to Hawaii and got my Music Degree at Leeward Community College. I love collaborating with other Artists and experimenting with different genres of music.
I find inspiration all around me. I try to make my music representative of myself and my generation. Sometimes the lyrics and music to songs are whispered in my ear while I'm asleep.