Kirkland Performance Center presents...
Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson
- Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 7:00PM
- All Seats: $48.00
Keola Beamer is a Hawaiian legend who has stretched the boundaries of slack key guitar music. Jeff Peterson is one of the most versatile musicians in Hawaiian music, and has contributed to two Grammy-award winning recordings.
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Keola Beamer is a Hawaiian legend who has stretched the boundaries of slack key guitar music while remaining true to the soul of its deeply Hawaiian roots. Says Willie Nelson, “There’s no better slack key player than Beamer.”
Jeff Peterson is one of the most versatile musicians in Hawaiian music 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.
Together, they present an evening of superb guitar, accompanied by Beamer’s rich and soulful vocals, as they explore the beauty of Hawaiian music as it reflects its native land and the range of Hawai‘i’s many cultural influences. Their styles feature the complexity of technique that has shaped the distinctively resonant sounds of Hawai‘i, slack key guitar or ki-ho‘alu, with playing encompasses classical and jazz guitar as well.
They are joined by lovely dancer Moanalani Beamer, who brings hula and Hawaiian chants to the stage, and adds musical texture with ancient Hawaiian instruments. These two guitar virtuosos are as at home on a chamber music series as world music. Their impeccable playing is almost classical in nature, with a repertoire that draws from Pacific as well as western sources.
Genre Tags: Hawaiian