Feb. 2024 

Welcome!

HIGHLIGHTS:

New single, “Honolulu Hang”, out now.

New album, “Magic Island Dreams”, out now.

Links to stream / like / follow / buy my music.

At Honolulu Beerworks with the Honolulu Jazz Quartet 2/5.

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed.

 

RECORDINGS


 

New single, “Honolulu Hang”, out now.

An instrumental with an Afto-Cuban groove, inspired by my first night out in Honolulu.


 

LINKS


 

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New album, “Magic Island Dreams", out now. - on all streaming services and available on CD.       LINKS

FOR MORE MUSIC, CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE MUSIC PAGES FOR PREVIEWS AND TO PURCHASE DOWNLOADS AND CDs

AND LINKS TO MY STREAMING ARTIST PAGES - LIKE AND FOLLOW TO GET NOTIFIED EARLY ABOUT RELEASES AND OTHER HAPPENINGS.

 

LIVE GIGS

At Honolulu Beerworks with the Hoku Award-winning Honolulu Jazz Quartet 2/5, 5:30-8pm

INFO


 

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Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed

The band:

Reggie Padilla, bandleader and sax

Starr Kalahiki, on vocals

Mark Tanouye on bass

In-person at St. Peter's Episcopal Church:

1317 Queen Emma St

Honolulu, HI 96813

 

Livestream Thurs.s at 6pm and archived on facebook.

 

Aloha, and have a great Feb.!

 

Dan

Jan. 2024 

Welcome!

HIGHLIGHTS:

New album, “Magic Island Dreams”, out now.

Links to stream / like / follow / buy my music.

Lewers Lounge w/ Rocky Holmes 1/4.

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Jessica Sands Hoffmann 1/6.

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed.

 

RECORDINGS

New album, “Magic Island Dreams", out now. - on all streaming services and available on CD.       LINKS

FOR MORE MUSIC, CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE MUSIC PAGES FOR PREVIEWS AND TO PURCHASE DOWNLOADS AND CDs

AND LINKS TO MY STREAMING ARTIST PAGES - LIKE AND FOLLOW TO GET NOTIFIED EARLY ABOUT RELEASES AND OTHER HAPPENINGS.

 

LIVE GIGS

The Bros. Casanova, yours truly and Rocky Holmes, are playing Lewers Lounge 1/4, 8:30pm - midnight.

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Jessica Sands Hoffmann 1/6, 7-10p

In the Rainbow Tower. Valet parking available w. validation. Good to arrive early. No info on Hilton website, but can call: (808) 949-4321.

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed

The band:

Reggie Padilla, bandleader and sax

Starr Kalahiki, on vocals

Mark Tanouye on bass

In-person at St. Peter's Episcopal Church:

1317 Queen Emma St

Honolulu, HI 96813

 

Livestream Thurs.s at 6pm and archived on facebook.

 

Aloha, Happy New Year, and have a great Jan..!

 

Dan

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dec. 2023 

Welcome!

HIGHLIGHTS:

New singles, “Blues in F” released 12/4; “Magic Island Dreams” releasing 12/15.

Links to stream / like / follow / buy my music.

Waikiki Yacht Club w/ Rocky Holmes 12/8.

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Jessica Sands Hoffmann 12/29.

New Years Eve at the Kahala Hotel and Resort.

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed (Reggie and I are off 12/7, and no Vespers on 12/28 - holiday break).

RECORDINGS

New single, “Blues in F” released 12/4 - swing meets blues meets Monk dissonance!

STREAMING LINKS

New single, “Magic Island Dreams” releasing 12/15: contemporary jazz with an infectious groove…

PREVIEW / PRE-SAVE  LINKS

Stay tuned: planning to release a solo piano Christmas album and an album including the singles I’ve been releasing, during Dec.

 

FOR MORE MUSIC, CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE MUSIC PAGES FOR PREVIEWS AND TO PURCHASE DOWNLOADS AND CDs

AND LINKS TO MY STREAMING ARTIST PAGES - LIKE AND FOLLOW TO GET NOTIFIED EARLY ABOUT RELEASES AND OTHER HAPPENINGS.

 

LIVE GIGS

The Bros. Casanova, yours truly and Rocky Holmes, are playing the Waikiki Yacht Club 12/8, 6-9pm, so if you’re a member or a friend of one you can be a guest of, come on out!

 

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Jessica Sands Hoffmann 12/29, 7-10pm.

In the Rainbow Tower. Valet parking available w. validation. Good to arrive early. No info on Hilton website, but can call: (808) 949-4321.

 

Playing New Years Eve poolside at the Kahala Hotel and Resort, with Paradise and Co. band #2, 9:30-12:30. Open to the public- tix and info here.

 

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed

The band:

Reggie Padilla, bandleader and sax

Starr Kalahiki, on vocals

Mark Tanouye on bass

In-person at St. Peter's Episcopal Church:

1317 Queen Emma St

Honolulu, HI 96813

 

Livestream Thurs.s at 6pm and archived on facebook.

(Reggie and I are off 12/7, and no Vespers on 12/28 - holiday break)

 

Aloha, Happy Holidays, and have a great Dec.!



 

Nov. 2023 

HIGHLIGHTS:

New single, “Go Full Out!” releasing 11/2.

Links to stream / like / follow / buy my music.

Lewers Lounge w/ Rocky Holmes 11/2.

At Herringbone w. Rocky Holmes 11/3.

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Jessica Sands Hoffmann 11/4.

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed (8/4 in-person only).

 

RECORDINGS

New single, “Go Full Out!” releasing 11/2: A rockin’ tune based on a bluesy guitar-bass riff, featuring an organ solo, a piano solo, and a build in intensity into piano-organ trades, where the playing indeed goes full-out.

PREVIEW, LINKS

 

FOR MORE MUSIC, CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE MUSIC PAGES FOR PREVIEWS AND TO PURCHASE DOWNLOADS AND CDs

AND LINKS TO MY STREAMING ARTIST PAGES - LIKE AND FOLLOW TO GET NOTIFIED EARLY ABOUT RELEASES AND OTHER HAPPENINGS.

 

LIVE GIGS

The Bros. Casanova, yours truly and Rocky Holmes, return to Lewers Lounge at the Halekulani Hotel, 11/2, 8:30- midnight. https://www.halekulani.com/dining/lewers-lounge/

Also with Rocky Holmes at the Herringbone Restaurant in the International Marketplace, 11/3, 6-9 pm. https://aokigroup.com/herringbonewaikiki/

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Jessica Sands Hoffmann 11/14, 7-10pm.

In the Rainbow Tower. Valet parking available w. validation. Good to arrive early. No info on Hilton website, but can call: (808) 949-4321.

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed Thurs.s at 6pm (we're off 11/23 for Thanksgiving)

The band:

Reggie Padilla, bandleader and sax

Starr Kalahiki, on vocals

Mark Tanouye on bass

In-person at St. Peter's Episcopal Church:

1317 Queen Emma St

Honolulu, HI 96813

 

Livestream Thurs.s at 6pm and archived on facebook.

 

Aloha, and have a great Nov..!

 

Dan

 

 

 

 

 


 

Oct. 2023 

Welcome!

HIGHLIGHTS:

New single, “The ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ Bossa", out now.

Links to stream / like / follow / buy my music.

Accompanying Starr Kalahiki with the Hawai`i Symphony 10/7.

Concert w. Kristian Lei and Friends 10/14.

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Jessica Sands Hoffmann 10/21.

At Waikiki Yacht Club with Nolgee Vasquez and Friends 10/27.

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed.

 

RECORDINGS

New single, "The ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ Bossa", out now.

 

LINKS

 

FOR MORE MUSIC, CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE MUSIC PAGES FOR PREVIEWS AND TO PURCHASE DOWNLOADS AND CDs

AND LINKS TO MY STREAMING ARTIST PAGES - LIKE AND FOLLOW TO GET NOTIFIED EARLY ABOUT RELEASES AND OTHER HAPPENINGS.

 

LIVE GIGS

 

Accompanying Starr Kalahiki with the Hawai`i Symphony 10/7. Only one song, but what a song - “Stardust”! Matt Catingub arrangement.

 

TIX AND INFO

 

Concert w. Kristian Lei and Friends 10/14.

 

TIX AND INFO

 

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Jessica Sands Hoffmann 10/21, 7-10pm.

In the Rainbow Tower. Valet parking available w. validation. Good to arrive early. No info on Hilton website, but can call: (808) 949-4321.

 

At Waikiki Yacht Club with Nolgee Vasquez and Friends (Starr Kalahiki and Reggie Padilla) 10/27. If you're a member or can be a guest of one, come on out!

WEBSITE

 

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed.

The band:

Reggie Padilla, bandleader and sax

Starr Kalahiki, on vocals

Mark Tanouye on bass

In-person at St. Peter's Episcopal Church:

1317 Queen Emma St

Honolulu, HI 96813

 

Livestream Thurs.s at 6pm and archived on facebook.

 

Aloha, and have a great Oct.!

 

Dan

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sept. 2023 

Welcome!

HIGHLIGHTS:

New single, "For Mr. Duke", out now.

Links to stream / like / follow / buy my music.

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Rocky Brown 9/8.

 

Honolulu Jazz Quartet action: Studio 909 9/14; Maui benefit at Blaisdel Exhibition Hall 9/15

At Lewers Lounge with Rocky Holmes 9/28.

 

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed.

 

RECORDINGS

New single, "For Mr. Duke", out now.

 

LINKS

FOR MORE MUSIC, CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE MUSIC PAGES FOR PREVIEWS AND TO PURCHASE DOWNLOADS AND CDs

AND LINKS TO MY STREAMING ARTIST PAGES - LIKE AND FOLLOW TO GET NOTIFIED EARLY ABOUT RELEASES AND OTHER HAPPENINGS.

 

LIVE GIGS

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Rocky Brown 9/8, 7-10pm.

In the Rainbow Tower. Valet parking available w. validation. Good to arrive early. No info on Hilton website, but can call: (808) 949-4321.


Honolulu Jazz Quartet at Studio 909 9/14, 7:15pm. doing a tribute to the late, great Wayne Shorter. Besides the quartet regulars, weʻll also have Allen Won on sax and Sandy Tsukiyama on vocals.

Free Admission!

BYO food & beverage

Studio 909 free parking is at the Musicians Association parking lot.949 Kapiolani Blvd.
 

Enter from Waimanu Street. 
 
(behind the building) Ground floor.
 
Look for large “Musicians Hall Parking” sign.
 
Do NOT go up the ramp to the 909 condominium parking.
 
Additional parking on the street.

This concert is sponsored by MPTF and the Musicians Association of Hawaii.

 

Maui benefit at Blaisdel Exhibition Hall 9/15

Chefs for Hope

Friday, Sept. 15, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

This fundraising event organized by Chef Chai will feature more than 30 food and beverage stations as well as live music from local artists like Jake Shimabukuro and Robert Cazimero. Participating restaurants include Miro Kaimukī, Nami Kaze, Feast, Kapa Hale and many more.

 VIP table-service tables: $5000 for 10 guests, call Chef Chai at (808) 585-0011 to reserve
Reserved, self-serve seats: $300, available at the Blaisdell Box Office starting Aug. 25
Individual ticket: $200, available at the Blaisdell Box Office starting Aug. 25

Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, pacificrimconcepts.net, chefchai.com, @chefchaipacifica

TICKETS

At Lewers Lounge in the Halekulani Hotel with Rocky Holmes 8/31, 8:30pm-midnight.


Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed (8/4 in-person only)

The band:

Reggie Padilla, bandleader and sax

Starr Kalahiki, on vocals

Mark Tanouye on bass

In-person at St. Peter's Episcopal Church:

1317 Queen Emma St

Honolulu, HI 96813

 

Livestream Thurs.s at 6pm and archived on facebook.

 

Aloha, and have a great Sept.!

 

Dan

 

 

 

 

 


 

Aug. 2023 

HIGHLIGHTS:

New single, "Mindfulness", out now.

Links to stream / like / follow / buy my music.

New podcast.

Playing Honolulu Beerworks with the Honolulu Jazz Quartet 8/7.

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Jessica Sands Hoffmann 8/11.

At Lewers Lounge with Rocky Holmes 8/31.

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed (8/4 in-person only).

 

RECORDINGS

New single, "Mindfulness", out now.

A Tower of Power-ish funk vocal tune, all about the benefits of being aware in this moment. Background vocals by Erin Wong.

 

FOR MORE MUSIC, CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE MUSIC PAGES FOR PREVIEWS AND TO PURCHASE DOWNLOADS AND CDs

AND LINKS TO MY STREAMING ARTIST PAGES - LIKE AND FOLLOW TO GET NOTIFIED EARLY ABOUT RELEASES AND OTHER HAPPENINGS.

 

PODCAST

Also in the mindfulness realm, I've started a podcast called “Aware, Free, and Beneficial”. In video format on Spotify and Youtube; audio only everywhere else. Subscribe / follow to get notified when new episodes go live!

LINKS

LIVE GIGS

Playing Honolulu Beerworks with the Honolulu Jazz Quartet 8/7, 5:30-8pm, in celebration of our recent Hoku award for Jazz Album of the Year.

328 Cooke St.

MORE INFO

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Jessica Sands Hoffmann 8/11, 7-10pm.

In the Rainbow Tower. Valet parking available w. validation. Good to arrive early. No info on Hilton website, but can call: (808) 949-4321.

 

At Lewers Lounge in the Halekulani Hotel with Rocky Holmes 8/31, 8:30pm-midnight. INFO

 

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed (8/4 in-person only)

The band:

Reggie Padilla, bandleader and sax

Starr Kalahiki, on vocals

Mark Tanouye on bass

In-person at St. Peter's Episcopal Church:

1317 Queen Emma St

Honolulu, HI 96813

 

Livestream Thurs.s at 6pm and archived on facebook.



 

June 2023 update 

Some changes in June - 

Was scheduled to play Blue Note HI. 6/4 w/ the Donald Harrison Quartet. Heard from our bassist, John Kolivas: "So sorry to inform you that Donald Harrison had a mild heart attack and is in the hospital. The show is canceled for tomorrow. He’s doing better and should be able to recover thankfully." Sharing thoughts of a speedy recovery for Donald!

Contact Blue Note for more info: https://www.bluenotejazz.com/hawaii/contact/

Dates added: Playing solo at Lewer's Lounge 6/20, 21, 8:30pm-midnight

Piano, vocals, jazz, some originals, and yes - I do take requests!

https://www.halekulani.com/dining/lewers-lounge/

Aloha for now!

June 2023 

 

June 2023 


Welcome!

HIGHLIGHTS:

New single, "The Golden Hour", releasing 6/24.

Single, "Malaga"  - out now.

Links to stream / like / follow / buy my music.

Playing Jazz in the Park with the Honolulu Jazz Quartet and Kelsey Armstrong 6/2.

Backing up saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr. at Blue Note HI. 6/4

Tix on sale 6/5 for Hoku Awards 7/1 - Honolulu Jazz Quartet is nominated for best jazz album!

Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Shari Lynn 6/10.

Also continuing to play St. Peter's Episcopal Jazz Vespers, in-person and live-streamed (except 5/4).


RECORDINGS

NEW SINGLE, "THE GOLDEN HOUR" 

RELEASING 6/24

PREVIEW, PRE-SAVE, BUY
 


SINGLE, "MALAGA",
 OUT NOW!

STREAM, BUY


And...

Stream my album, "Some of My Favorite Grooves" and my singles on all the streaming services.

 

Click the "follow" buttons to get notified early about new releases and other happenings.

 

Purchase downloads and CDs on my website.


LIVE GIGS:


Playing Jazz in the Park with the Honolulu Jazz Quartet and Kelsey Armstrong 6/2.

 

Info


Backing up saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr. at Blue Note HI. 6/4

Also on the gig - my HJQ buds: John Kolivas, bass, and Noel Okimoto, drums.

Info and tix


Tix on sale 6/5 for Hoku Awards 6/1 - Honolulu Jazz Quartet is nominated for best jazz album!

Info and tix


Playing the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with vocalist Shari Lynn 6/10, 7-10pm. 

In the Rainbow Tower. Valet parking available w. validation. Good to arrive early. No info on Hilton website, but can call: (808) 949-4321.


ONGOING

JAZZ VESPERS AT ST. PETE'S!

 

Still doing our our weekly Jazz Vespers service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Honolulu. Live-streaming and in person..

The band:

Reggie Padilla, bandleader and sax

Starr Kalahiki, on vocals

Mark Tanouye on bass

In-person at St. Peter's Episcopal Church:

1317 Queen Emma St

Honolulu, HI 96813

Livestream Thurs.s  at 6pm. HST and archived, on facebook

 

Aloha, and have a great June!

 

Dan