☆ Part of the Roots & Rambles concert series.
Hot off the heels of his historic second Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award win (Hawaiian GRAMMY), Patrick Landeza heads to The Annex with his new musical trio Patrick Landeza & Sons. The group includes star Hawaiian steel guitar player Justin Firmeza and PJ Landeza on bass guitar. Come celebrate an evening of Hawaiian music, hula and aloha!
About Patrick Landeza & Sons
A native Hawaiian who was raised on the mainland, Patrick Landeza found his roots in the music shared with him by his mother, Frances Kawaipūloʻu Kuakini OʻSullivan Landeza. The songs that she taught him were songs that she learned growing up in Hoʻolehua on the island of Molokaʻi. The music filled cultural gaps left by his childhood in California, providing a firm foundation upon which he built his musical career. The music he grew up listening to connecting Patrick with some of kī hōʻalu’s (slack key guitar’s) most legendary names: Cyril Pahinui, Raymond Kāne, George Kuo, and Dennis Kamakahi. Under their tutelage, Patrick’s style of music became firmly rooted in slack-key. Now a father of 5, it’s Landeza’s turn to follow in his mother’s footsteps and share the songs of his heritage with the next generation. His son, PJ Landeza and his hānai son, Justin Firmeza regularly tour with Patrick.
Pre-concert Workshop at 7PM: Slack & Steel: Hawaiian Steel and Slack Key Guitar Workshop w/ Justin Firmeza and Patrick Landeza
Justin and Patrick demonstrate the dynamics of these two unique Hawaiian styles of playing; steel guitar and slack key guitar. This will be both a hands-on and wala`au (discussion) session so feel free to bring an instrument. Justin Firmeza is one of the young up-and-coming steel players. His unique style blends jazz and western swing along with sacred steel. Justin is currently a jazz major at San Jose State University and teaches music part-time at Moreau Catholic High School.
☆ Roots & Rambles is a three-concert series featuring musicians dedicated to the preservation, artistry and evolution of folk and traditional music in the United States. Each concert includes a workshop highlighting an aspect of the performer’s craft. Made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.