placeholder

2012 Update

Happy New Year! Actually I am writing this on Dec 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM Hawaii time. The new year has already turned for many, for  several hours. 

It's been a fun and fruitful year, filled with up's and down's…

placeholder

Update - Part Three

Liane and I just returned from a trip to L.A. and Las Vegas ( my first trip to Vegas) This was the classic work/vacation trip for both of us.

I played at the 2nd Annual Asian American Music Festival in…

placeholder

Update Continues...

September was fun with Robert Shinoda inviting me to join him and a bunch of friends to play at the 3rd Annual Manoa Muisc and Heritage Festival ( formerly, The Manoa Jazz Festival). The band was fun with three guitarists…

placeholder

Update!

Aloha,  I've been very delinquent in updating the site... very sorry about that. Here go's... 

The month of August was a blast playing with old friends visiting town. Ed Weber was great at Gordon Biersch and his wife Carol is…

placeholder

Sarento's July 29, 2010

Really had a great time playing with my best buddy, Dean Taba as he lead a band at Sarento's. Dean programmed an evening of wonderful music. Some Wayne Shorter, Victor Feldman, standards and of course, Dean's fine original compositions. Tim…

placeholder

Ornery Horns

Mahalo,

Really great playing and some fine writing and arranging with the Ornery Horns at Gordon Biersch ( July 21). We were blessed with some fine jazz played buy The Iolani School Jazz Combo directed by Robert Shinoda. The students…

placeholder

Ukulele Festival July 18, 2010

Aloha,

Wow, it has been about twenty years of Ukulele Festivals for me... all have been great fun. Congratulations to Roy and Kathy Sakuma, who this year put on the 40th Annual Festival. This years festival was  just perfect. Perfect…

placeholder

David Benoit

Aloha,

Had a great time playing with pianist David Benoit on July 17th. Big thank you to Michael Paulo for continuing to present great artists to the Honolulu audiences. I played with Benoit earlier in the year on Maui as…

placeholder

Rhythm Summit Review

Go to <http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p06584.htm> to check out a nice review of Rhythm Summit's new CD. Thanks to Mike Bloom my great friend and great publicist for his help.

Mahalo

placeholder

Dana Hall

Aloha,

Sorry this gig didn't make it on my calendar. This was with drummer Dana Hall at Gordon Biersch. The place was packed, with a lot of people and drummers. Always nice to see my drumming buddies.

I was on…

placeholder

July Update

Aloha,

Sorry for being so delinquent with the updates. The last gig listed on the calendar was The Red Clay Jazz Festival on Kauai. Rhythm Summit performed, and was warmly received. Played with Ernie Watts, and that was way over-the…

placeholder

Post Gordon Biersch

Many thanks to all who came out to Rhythm Summit's CD release party last night at Gordon Biersch. We had a blast playing and "stretching out" on the music. Thanks to Robert Shinoda for allowing us to play, and for…