Blue Note Hawaii's 2nd Anniversary Continues With Chris Botti

Blue Note Hawaii's 2nd Anniversary Continues With Chris Botti

Blue Note Hawaii is continuing its second anniversary celebration with the week-long residency of jazz trumpeter Chris Botti. The Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends series kicks off with musical icon Chick Corea. Other international and national recording artists include Filipino super star Martin Nievera in a Valentine's Day series, followed by 80s pop star Rick Springfield. Returning to the Blue Note Hawaii stage by popular demand is guitar legend Lee Ritenour. The local artists this month include Honolulu-based jazz and hip hop drummer Dae Han, the incomparable Willie K and beautiful songstress Raiatea Helm. There are also powerful tributes to Whitney Houston featuring Ginai, Quincy Jones and John Coltrane with Mike Lewis & Friends. There's reggae on tap with a celebration of Bob Marley's birthday in what promises to be an amazing evening of music. Josh Kaye & Friends will pay homage to Nina Simone featuring vocalist Sherry Graham.

A 15% kama'aina discount is available to residents for most shows. This is available online with code MAHALO15, as well as in person at the box office. Parking is validated at the OHANA East Hotel for $6 for four hours, and at the Outrigger Waikiki for $15 for four hours valet.

The full February Blue Note Hawaii lineup includes:

Chris Botti

January 30 - February 4

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Premium $95, Loge $85, Bar $75

Trumpeter Chris Botti is a major artist in his own right. Performing worldwide and selling more than three million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.

The Dae Han Ensemble Presents: A Tribute to J Dilla

February 5

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Premium $35, Loge $25, Bar $15

Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Hip-Hop
Pulling influence from the likes of Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and J Dilla, the Dae Han Ensemble remembers the sounds from the past to blend with the present. The Ensemble will be dedicating this performance to the memory of the late great J Dilla, a pioneer in revolutionizing the art of beat making who has a cemented legacy in the DNA of modern-day hip-hop.

A Bob Marley Birthday Celebration

February 6

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Premium $35, Loge $25, Bar $15

International icon Robert Nesta Marley was born on February 6, 1945. He is most known for spreading the message of peace and love through his music while also bringing ska and reggae to the forefront of popular music. His influence can still be heard in today's music as well as his message of caring for your fellow man.

Tribute to Whitney Houston Featuring Ginai with Mike Lewis & Friends

February 7

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Premium $35, Loge $25, Bar $15

In 2009, Guinness World Record cited Whitney Houston as the most awarded female act of all time. She is the only artist to have seven consecutive number one Billboard Hot 100 songs and is second behind Elton John to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards. Featured for this event is local jazz singer Ginai.

Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends Series: Chick Corea

Featuring Carlitos del Puerto on Bass & Marcus Gilmore on Drums

February 8 - 11

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Premium $65, Loge $55, Bar $45


Hawaii News Now presents the first installment of the Jazz Legends Series featuring the Chick Corea Trio! Chick Corea has attained iconic status, reaching the rank of the fourth-most nominated artist in GRAMMY Awards history with 63 nods - and 22 wins. The keyboardist, composer and bandleader has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career since playing with the genre-shattering bands of Miles Davis in the late '60s and early '70s.

Tribute to Quincy Jones by Mike Lewis & Friends

February 13

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Premium $35, Loge $25, Bar $15

Quincy Jones' illustrious career spanned six decades, with a record 79 GRAMMY nominations and 28 wins - including a GRAMMY Legend Award in 1991. His musicianship was also recognized with many Oscar nominations, making him one of the first African Americans nominated for Best Original Song.

Valentine's Week with Martin Nievera

February 14: Ticket prices: Premium $55, Loge $45, Bar $35.

February 15 - 16: Ticket Prices: Premium $45, Loge $35, Bar $25.

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.


"Concert king of the Philippines," singer, songwriter and actor, Martin Nievera has sold out concert venues all over the world and has released multiple platinum-selling albums. He currently is one of the main hosts of the "ASAP ROCKS" variety show on The Filipino Channel.

Rick Springfield

February 17 - 19

Showtimes: 8:00 p.m.

Doors: 6:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: VIP Seating $125, Table Seating $95, Bar $75

Genre: Pop, Rock

The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the '80s, Rick Springfield is a GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. top-40 hits, including "Jessie's Girl," "Don't Talk to Strangers," "An Affair of the Heart," "I've Done Everything for You," "Love Somebody," and "Human Touch."

Willie K

February 20

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Premium $45, Loge $35, Bar $25

The Hawaiian phenomenon Willie K is undoubtedly the only artist in the world who can go into an Irish pub in the middle of Maui and play anything from indigenous acoustic Hawaiian music to jazz, reggae, rock, country and even opera-and leave everyone within earshot slack-jawed in astonishment.

Tribute to John Coltrane by Mike Lewis & Friends

February 21

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Premium $35, Loge $25, Bar $15


Beginning his career as a sideman for Miles Davis and various other jazz bands throughout the jazz boom of the '50s, saxophonist John Coltrane started his solo career in 1960. John would pass away in 1967, but has left a prolific recording legacy as well as a legacy of superstardom in the jazz community with such a short time in the spotlight.

Lee Ritenour

February 22 - 25

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Table and booth seating $45, Bar $35


Guitarist Lee Ritenour has a storied career, earning him 19 GRAMMY nominations, a GRAMMY Award, and numerous #1 spots on guitar polls. He has recorded over 40 albums with 35 chart-topping songs, founded the contemporary jazz group Fourplay, and collaborated with artists from Dave Grusin to Phil Collins to opera great Renee Fleming.

Tribute to Nina Simone by Josh Kaye & Friends Featuring Sherry Graham

February 27

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Premium $35, Loge $25, Bar $15

Nina Simone was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century - an icon of American music. She earned the moniker 'High Priestess of Soul' for she could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment.

Raiatea Helm

February 28

Showtimes: 6:30 & 9:00 p.m.

Doors: 5:00 & 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Premium $35, Loge $25, Bar $15

Genre: Hawaiian Contemporary
Raiatea Mokihana Maile Helm made history in 2006 as Hawai'i's first solo female vocalist ever to receive a GRAMMY Nomination for her sophomore CD "Sweet and Lovely." She now claims six Na Hoku Hanohano awards, tours extensively, and collaborates with Hawaiian greats such as The Brothers Cazimero and The Makaha Sons.

About Blue Note Entertainment Group

Blue Note Entertainment Group, founded in 1981 by Danny Bensusan, is a multi-faceted entertainment company that owns and operates New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Highline Ballroom, Subrosa, and Lucille's Grill; The Howard Theatre (Washington D.C.); and Blue Note Jazz Clubs Worldwide (Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan and Milan, Italy, Beijing, China, Napa, California, and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil). The company also programs the Regattabar Jazz Club (Cambridge, MA). Blue Note Entertainment Group presents shows outside of its club network. The annual Blue Note Jazz Festival was established in 2011 and has since grown to become the largest jazz festival in New York City each June. Subsidiaries of Blue Note Entertainment Group include the GRAMMY-nominated record label Half Note Records, whose catalogue includes over fifty titles recorded live at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, as well as Blue Note Travel, Management Group and Media Group.



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