December is Full of Cheer at Blue Note Hawaii

December at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, promises to be one of the most musically-diverse months yet. The club kicks off with two nights of the island's hottest reggae acts with Revive the Live Waikiki Edition, followed by tributes to Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington, singer-songwriter Imua Garza and a nostalgic run with Henry Kapono as he presents the Songs of C&K. Acoustic rock and reggae artist Trevor Hall, the legendary Willie K and soulful guitarist Tavana take us into the middle of the month, leading up to GRAMMY(R) Award-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert. Local favorites Streetlight Cadence and M?noaDNA are up next, with singer-songwriter-surfer Tom Curren making his Blue Note Hawaii debut as well. The month wraps up with jazz superstar Kenny G, playing four nights through New Year's Ev

A 15% kama'aina discount is available to residents for most. 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.

The full December Blue Note Hawaii lineup includes:

Revive the Live Waikiki Edition

Dates: December 2 & 3

Showtime: 9pm

Doors: 8pm

Tickets: $15 GENERAL ADMISSION IN ADVANCE, $20 AT THE DOOR

Kama'aina discount not available for this show

The Revive the Live concert series is making its way to the heart of Waikiki featuring some of Hawaii's top island & reggae artists. We kick off Friday, December 2nd featuring Local Uprising, The Vitals and Mike Love. Saturday features Remedy Vibes, Mahkess and Maoli. Revive the Live is presented by Hawaii's Finest, Island 98.5 and Coors Light.

A Tribute to Billie Holiday: Josh Kaye Trio Featuring Sherry Graham

Date: December 5

Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm

Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $35, $25, $15

Pianist Josh Kaye returns to Blue Note leading his trio in a special concert tribute to iconic jazz vocalist Billie Holiday. The trio will feature Bruce Hamada on bass and San Francisco drummer Rob Hart. Joining the trio will be Hawaii vocalist Sherry Graham.

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite: Mike Lewis Big Band featuring Tommy James

Date: December 6

Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm

Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $35, $25, $15

Native New-Yorker and trumpeter Mike Lewis presents Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite, featuring the Mike Lewis Big Band and pianist Tommy James. The show will highlight the jazz interpretations of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" as arranged by Duke Ellington, as well as many other Ellington hits.

Mike Lewis has spent substantial time performing in Polynesia and the tri-state New York area, Mike Lewis has recently moved back to Hawaii after touring and recording with Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughn, Sammy Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny and Cher, Billy Joel, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, The Temptations, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, and Bruno Mars. Tommy James was born in Mt. Pleasant, New York. He studied music composition at The Manhattan School of Music. Tommy joined The Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1987 after being personally invited by Mercer Ellington (the son of Duke) and has been conductor of the band for past 10 years.

Imua Garza Featuring MOOSTR

Dates: December 7

Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm

Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $35, $25, $15

Imua Garza is a vocalist, musician, producer, recording engineer and composer. He first appeared on a professionally released CD at the age of 11. About this time Imua started playing in his first music group, the Opihi Pickers. Although he's been known as an ukulele virtuoso in Hawaii, today he's taking on a more universal sound that is guitar-driven and appealing to most ages. His songs reflect that of real-life stories, dreams and purpose. His Blue Note performances will feature his new band MOOSTR, with his wife Tiffany, which recently released its debut album "Let's Go."

Henry Kapono Presents: Back in the Day, the Songs of C&K

Dates: December 8-10

Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm

Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $45, $35, $25

The story began Back in the Day "with a harmony's perfect blending" under a starry night on Oahu's North Shore in February 1973. After back to back sold out concerts at the Waikiki Shell and record-breaking attendance at the Honolulu Stadium, C&K garnered a multi-album deal with Columbia Records and went on to tour the nation sharing the stage with some of the greatest American artists of the time. Back in the Day, the Songs of C&K, celebrates the music of Cecilio & Kapono and the living legacy of one of Hawaii's most prolific entertainers, Henry Kapono.

Trevor Hall

Presented by Blue Note Hawaii, Hawaii's Finest and Coors Light

Dates: December 11 & 12

Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm

Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $35, $25, $15

Trevor Hall recorded his first record at sixteen and moved from South Carolina the following year to study classical guitar at Idyllwild Arts Academy, an international boarding school east of Los Angeles. There, Trevor was introduced to yoga and certain spiritual practices found in India, which greatly influenced his music and his life journey. During his senior year, Trevor signed a record deal with Geffen Records and his career as a musician formally began. He quickly broke through the music scene, with such early accomplishments in his career as having a song recorded on the Shrek the Third soundtrack, as well as joining a series of sold-out tours with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, SOJA, Brett Dennen and Colbie Callait. Trevor Hall's music - an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae and Sanskrit chanting - echo with the names and teachings of divinities, while maintaining an incredibly and refreshingly universal message. His latest album, KALA, written in Hawaii and recorded in LA, was released on August 21, 2015. It debuted at #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

Willie K

Dates: December 13

Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm

Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $45, $35, $25

Raised on Maui, Willie Kahaiali`i (a.k.a. Willie K) has been entertaining audiences with his music since the age of 10. He has evolved into an eclectic and charismatic singer, songwriter, entertainer, and now actor. One of Hawaii's most versatile talents, Willie performs a myriad of musical genres, including Hawaiian, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Rock, Country Western, and even Opera.

Tavana

Date: December 14

Showtime: 6:30pm & 9pm

Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $35, $25, $15

Tavana's blend of singer/songwriter, acoustic-blues-rock-roots music has been captivating audiences throughout the Hawaiian island chain and east to the mainland. Tavana has sent many of Hawaii's visitors home with a fresh experience far beyond expectation. Tavana's innovative sound has gained him radio play of original music like Vanster Hop, Warrior Song, Still They Want More, Wino, Desert Rain and My Carnival quickly gaining momentum among the local scene.

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Date: December 15-18

Showtimes:

December 15 & 18 at 8pm, doors at 6pm

December 16 & 17 at 6:30 & 9pm, doors at 5 & 8:30pm

Tickets: $55, $45, $35

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall infuse an eclectic blend of jazz, world and American pop standards with their unique sound. Performing together since 2006, each half of this husband-and-wife duo brings an impressive musical background to the table: Alpert's accomplishments include five number one hits, 28 albums on the Billboard charts and eight Grammys; while Hall is a GRAMMY(R) Award-winning vocalist who was the original lead singer for Sergio Mendes' Brasil '66.

Streetlight Cadence

Date: December 19

Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm

Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $35, $25, $15

Streetlight Cadence is a four-piece Alternative Folk Pop band that started on the streets of historic Waikiki. What began as a means to pay for groceries has now turned into a full-time career for this group of friends. The band has spent the last six years honing their craft as songwriters and entertainers. Although they come from a strict classical background of musical performance, the men of Streetlight Cadence are anything but your typical quartet.

M?noaDNA: "Boys & Their Toys" Christmas Concert

Dates: December 20

Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm

Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $35, $25, $15

M?noaDNA is a patchwork of styles and genres melded into one solid sound, a multi-generational group that quickly became a fixture in the music scene in Honolulu. For eleven years, M?noaDNA has been captivating audiences across the country and the Pacific. This talented family band brings 3-part harmony, upbeat sounds, and infectious enthusiasm to every stage. The sound of M?noaDNA transcends generations, delighting audiences with their wide repertoire of music. Whether you enjoy The Eagles, James Taylor, Crosby Stills, The Beach Boys, Latino or Hawaiian music, M?noaDNA has the sounds you'll enjoy.

M?noaDNA is partnering with Toys for Tots on this event, and ask for attendees to bring a new, unwrapped gift to the show to donate for the holiday season.

Buffalo Music Presents: Tom Curren with Hirobonu Sato & Friends

Date: December 21

Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm

Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm

Tickets: $35, $25, $15

Tom Curren is acknowledged as one of surfing's true geniuses and a soulful original. Curren has played a variety of instruments since fifteen. His drumming, bass, guitar, singing and composition take a form that reflects his unique personality. Famously reclusive, his musical gift was only recognized-although highly regarded-among a small enclave of musical celebrities.

His performances at Blue Note Hawaii will feature award-winning guitar and ukulele player Hiro Saito, who had traveled and played with Tom in multiple countries including Japan, Canada, England, Morocco, Indonesia, and across the USA.

Kenny G

Dates: December 28-31

Showtimes:

December 28-30 at 6:30pm & 9pm, doors at 5 & 8:30pm

December 31 at 8 & 11pm, doors at 6 & 10pm

Tickets:

December 28-30 - $85, $75, $65

December 31 at 8pm - $95, $85, $75 (includes champagne toast) No kama'aina discount

December 31 at 11pm - $125, $100, $85 (includes champagne toast) No kama'aina discount

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 24 albums, GRAMMY(R) Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin music to a jazz foundation, solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early '80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart.

About Blue Note Hawaii

Located in the former Society of Seven showroom inside Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Blue Note Hawaii will feature a year-round lineup of musical entertainment - from local talent to international sensations - for limited engagements. As a part of Outrigger's ongoing commitment to the musical arts, the performance venue has undergone an extensive, multi-million-dollar revitalization, creating a brand new venue in the heart of Hawaii's most famed beach resort destination. Blue Note Hawaii features completely new décor and a state-of-the-art sound and light system.

The 9,000 square-foot facility was designed by local architecture and interior design firm InForm Design, and seats over 300 patrons, showcasing two performances nightly in an intimate setting - seven days a week, 365 days a year. A contemporary gift shop is part of the plan, including a dedicated location for musical acts to hold autograph sessions following each show. Guest will have the opportunity to dine at the venue, where a full-service restaurant and bar will highlight the culinary talents of Chef Rodney Uyehara. Talent buying and programming will be handled out of Blue Note Entertainment Group's New York office. Additionally, the venue will be available for private event bookings.

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). 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(R)-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.

About Outrigger Enterprises Group

Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies operating in the Asia Pacific, Oceania and Indian Ocean regions. As part of its unique hospitality offering, the values-based company extends exceptional hospitality and authentic cultural experiences, incorporating local traditions and customs into the guest experience at each of its properties worldwide. Guided by more than 68 years of family leadership, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger(R) Resorts, OHANA(R) Hotels and Resorts, Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger(R), Embassy Suites(R), Holiday Inn(R), Best Western(R), Wyndham Vacation Ownership(R) and Hilton Grand Vacations™. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 40 properties with approximately 9,000 rooms located in Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawaii Island); Guam; Fiji; Thailand; Mauritius; Maldives; Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. For online information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com. Join Outrigger's social network to Find Out. Find Outrigger! Follow @OutriggerResort on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OutriggerResorts. For on-going news, visit http://news.outrigger.com.


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