Escondido, California — :

Masters of Hawaiian Music returns to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 7:30pm!

Three Masters of Slack Key guitar, bring folk tradition from the 19th century Hawaiian cowboy culture to 21st century stages. George Kahumoku Jr. is a multiple Grammy award winning guitarist, songwriter, multi-medium artist. Led Kaapana has been one of Hawaii’s most influential musicians for four decades, pairing his extraordinary voice with exceptional guitar playing. Jeff Peterson combines his expertise in Slack Key guitar with classical and jazz styles with a versatility that has earned him numerous awards. Experience the warmth, beauty, and culture of Hawaii through their music, stories, and imagery.

Known as Hawaii’s Renaissance Man, George Kahumoku Jr. is a four-time Grammy & Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner and a slack key guitar virtuoso. His relaxed manner and entertaining stories frame his easy going slack key guitar style.

A master of the slack key guitar and National Heritage Fellow, Led Kapaana has been one of Hawaii’s most influential musicians for four decades. His mastery of stringed instruments, his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and his extraordinary baritone to leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend and earned him multiple Na Hōkū Awards.

Jeff Peterson is one of the most versatile musicians in the Hawaiian music scene today. Specializing in Slack Key, Classical, and Jazz guitar, he has contributed to two Grammy Award-winning recordings and has been honored with eight Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards in Hawaii.

Generously sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council and WESTAF.



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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