Bryan Tolentino & Herb Ohta Jr. House Concert San Jose, CA
Jun
1
12:30 PM12:30

Bryan Tolentino & Herb Ohta Jr. House Concert San Jose, CA

  • 21 Uxbridge Court San Jose, CA, 95139 United States (map)
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Aloha mai San Jose family and friends! I'll be joining my good friend Herb Ohta Jr. along with Steven Kanahe Espaniola for a house concert Saturday, June 1!
WORKSHOP - 12:30PM

MINI LIVE - 2:00PM

KANIKAPILA - 3:30PM

DINNER - 4:30PM


Aloha,
Bryan

*For tickets go to www.honeebeeproductions.com or contact Lori at (408) 838-3999. Mahalo!

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'Uke 'Ohana O'ahu
Aug
18
to Aug 22

'Uke 'Ohana O'ahu

Come to the North Shore of Oahu and touch the roots of old style Hawaiian music and aloha culture while learning to play and compose on your ukulele like never before!

Five melodic days of Aloha, playing Ukulele and studying in master classes , experiencing the cultural traditions of the epic north shore of Oahu, savoring the beauty of the land and seascapes and enjoying delicious local cuisine.

Ukuele Classes with world famous musicians Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, Kalei Gamiao, Bryan Tolentino and Walt Keale will open up new possibilities of skill and pleasure for the ukulele enthusiast as well as a deeper experiential understanding and appreciation of Hawaiian culture.

Mornings of Ukulele classes, afternoon with excursions to Hawaiian cultural sites and events followed by evenings of Kanikapila under the stars. Our meals will be provided by local farmers and foragers to connect us all to a deeper sense of place.

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Port Townsend 'Ukulele Festival
Sep
11
to Sep 15

Port Townsend 'Ukulele Festival

*This workshop has reached capacity. 

To place yourself on the wait list please send an email to Peter McCracken with "Ukulele Festival 2019" in the subject line. You'll be notified if there is an opening. Send to: peter@centrum.org

Workshop artist faculty: https://centrum.org/port-townsend-ukulele-festival-artist-faculty/

Daniel Ho, Peter Luongo, Neal Chin, Rachel Manke, Aaron Keim, Cynthia Kinnunen, Jason Arimoto, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Brook Adams, Del Rey, Adam Franklin, Abe Lagrimas Jr., Jere & Greg Canote, Matt Weiner.

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L.A. 'Ukulele Festival - Bryan Tolentino and Herb Ohta Jr.
Sep
28
9:30 AM09:30

L.A. 'Ukulele Festival - Bryan Tolentino and Herb Ohta Jr.

The Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival, presented by Kala Koa Entertainment, is an exciting day-long event dedicated to exploring the musical versatility of the ukulele for the experienced ukulele player, the occasional strummer, or simply the curious spectator. Admission includes workshops for all levels of playing ability, live all-star performances by some of today’s most popular ukulele players, strum-alongs and more. Only $45 for all-access, kids 12 and under are free to attend.
*More information to follow.

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Funky Frets 'Ukulele Festival!
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Funky Frets 'Ukulele Festival!

I’ll be sharing my ‘Ukulele Aloha through some workshops and performance! And of course some good fun talk story!
Also sharing their ‘ukulele talents: Danielle Ate the Sandwich, The Aloha Boys, Glen, Isaac and Irv, Curt Sheller, Petey Mack, Devin Scott and Debi Velasco!

More info at: https://funkyfrets.com/festival
 

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Bryan Tolentino Workshop and Concert Portland, ME
May
8
4:00 PM16:00

Bryan Tolentino Workshop and Concert Portland, ME

  • Marine Charitable Mechanic Association (map)
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Welcome to Bryan's "Living Room"!

Enhance Listening, Connection and Feeling With Your Ukulele Playing

Prerequisites: To get the most out of this workshop, students should be comfortable with basic chords and a few barre chords.

Why take this workshop: For many people, learning to play the ukulele starts with chords and lyrics on a sheet of paper. It is then up to you and the group you are jamming with to turn a song into an interesting performance, while conveying emotion and inspiration. In this workshop, Bryan will show you tools and processes to help you take your songs to a higher level. Perfect for players looking to improve comping and listening skills!

What is Bryan teaching: In an ensemble setting, he'll work on how to listen more to others and create different rhythms and dynamics that complement the song and performance. By introducing different physical and mental thought processes, he'll guide you in adding layers to your playing while increasing your musical awareness. You'll learn various ways of experimenting and listening to help you develop your playing style with others or as a soloist. With this approach, you should be able to develop musical awareness to make choices while playing in real time.

$30 for both the hour-and-a-half workshop and the concert which will follow the workshop; payable at the ballroom door.

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Bryan Tolentino Workshop and Concert Boston, MA
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Bryan Tolentino Workshop and Concert Boston, MA

Aloha! I’ll be bringing my living room to yours! I’ll be doing a 90 min. Workshop and mini Concert to follow!
”Bryan Tolentino's upcoming New England workshops will focus on playing the ukulele by listening and feeling. Bryan will teach you how to internalize songs so you can feel and express the music as you play, rather than relying on a sheet with chords and lyrics. You will benefit the most from the workshop if you are comfortable with basic chords.”
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-hawaii-to-boston-bryan-tolentinos-ukulele-workshop-concert-tickets-60444975549?aff=ebdssbeac
COST: $30

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'Ukulele Workshop Vienna, VA
May
6
6:00 PM18:00

'Ukulele Workshop Vienna, VA

  • 1014 Lynn Street Southwest Vienna, VA, 22180 United States (map)
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Bryan brings his living room to ours! If you are looking to add to your ‘ukulele playing, this workshop will be covering next level thought process and techniques, something for all levels!

COST: $25
Call Donelle to reserve your seat 646-250-9105

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Save the Date! Saturday, May 4! Workshops and Concert with Bryan Tolentino Herndon, VA
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Save the Date! Saturday, May 4! Workshops and Concert with Bryan Tolentino Herndon, VA

Bryan Tolentino has more than 40 recording credits, including 14 Na Hoku Hanohano winners and two Grammy nominations. Tolentino is the ukulele player Hawaii’s top artists and producers call when they want that indescribable, certain something on their track. He calls it “fairy dusting,” and over the years he has sprinkled it on recordings from Raiatea Helm, Weldon Kekauoha, Hoku Zuttermeister, Ku’uipo Kumukahi, and Kuana Torres Kahele. Throughout his professional career as a musician and recording artist, he has performed and continues to perform locally and abroad with notable Hawaiian entertainers such as: Aunty Genoa Keawe, Jake Shimabukuro, Karen Keawehawai’i, Ku’uipo Kumukahi, Marlene Sai, Raiatea Helm, Jerry Santos and Olomana, Hoku Zuttermeister, O’Brian Eselu, Frank Hewett, Byron Yasui, Benny Chong, Herb Ohta, Jr., ‘Elua Kane, Sonny Lim, Nā Leo, Jeff Peterson, Halehaku Seabury, Danny Naipo, Aaron J. Sala,and the Side Order Band. 


Bryan will be in Northern Virginia on Saturday, May 4, 2019, when he plans to teach ukulele and music performance workshops in the afternoon and perform in a house concert in the evening in Herndon, VA, near Dulles airport.

We are extremely fortunate that Bryan has agreed to share his knowledge with us.  He is offering three 90-minute workshops.

12:30 -  2:00 Hawaiian Style Vamps.  Bryan is a master of numerous Hawaiian Style Vamps or turnarounds, the staple of Hawaiian music.  He will be sharing how to strum and pick many of them at this workshop. 

2:15 - 3:45 Beyond the 3d Fret.  Bryan will help you navigate beyond the 3d fret of the ukulele where he does much of his magic.  As our good friend Byron Yasui says, “you paid for it, you might as well use it!” Bryan will show you how.  This is where a lot of “fairy dust” resides.

4:00 -  5:30 Music Awareness. This is a more advanced level of technique and connecting the analytical and technical part of music with the heart while listening and fitting in.  Bryan will share his approach to music and how he creates his “fairy dusting”.  This is what makes leading musicians in Hawai’i seek out Bryan. 
 
Bryan is asking $25 for one 90-minute workshop, $45 for two workshops, and $60 for three workshops payable at the workshop.
 
We will have a potluck at 6:00 p.m.  You are welcome to bring a dish to share.  We will provide, plates, bowls, utensils, and water.  Feel free to bring other beverages that you may care to drink.
 
The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.  We are asking for a suggested donation of $20 per person attending the concert. 
 
Seating is limited.  If you wish to any of the workshops, and/or the concert, please send an email to homeconcert@outlook.com, for our private home address and more.  In your reply, please state the specific workshops you wish to attend and whether you will attend the concert.  Please provide the names of those attending and what they would like to attend.  An email will be sent to you in response to your RSVP confirming your reservation
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Feel free to call Glen Hirabayashi, mobile 571 224-3067, if you have any questions.  Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you,

Glen and Donna Hirabayashi

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Merrie Monarch this Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Apr
25
to Apr 28

Merrie Monarch this Thursday, Friday and Saturday

  • Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium (map)
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Del Beazley, Keao Costa, Zac Lum, Nick Lum and myself will be performing music for Hālau Kekuaokalā’au’ala’iliahi under the guidance of Nā kumu hula ‘Iliahi and Haunani Paredes from the island of Maui! We will be performing on Thursday night for Ka’imilani Marie Corpuz for the Miss Aloha Hula Competition and Saturday for the Women and Men ‘Auana!
You can watch the live broadcast online at : http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/merriemonarch/

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West Side 'Ukulele Bash 2019 Ko'olina
Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

West Side 'Ukulele Bash 2019 Ko'olina

‘Ukulele master workshops, ‘Ukulele builder workshops, ‘Ukulele vendors, performances by westside schools and clubs, and live performances by special guest artists! Chris Kamaka, Moon Kauakahi, Herb Ohta Jr., Pomaika’i Lyman, Kimo Hussey to name a few!

FREE

Sponsored by the Andria Tupola Foundation, Valley Made ‘Ukuleles, The Queen Lili’uokalani Trust, The ‘Ukulele Guild of Hawai’i, The Resort Group and many others!
For more information email: info@andriatupola.org

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Bryan Tolentino & Steven Espaniola @ 'Ukulele Hale
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Bryan Tolentino & Steven Espaniola @ 'Ukulele Hale

We are excited to have two wonderful Hawaiian Style Musicians joining us for a double workshop. Both musicians are fantastic teachers and you won’t want to miss out on this one of a kind experience.

Both workshops are only $50 - or you can do a single workshop for $30. Please call ahead to reserve your spot- posting via Facebook does not guarantee you a seat.

Steven Espaniola 1PM
Kani Ka Pila 101
Steven focuses on 3 popular traditional Hawaiian songs from the popular *He Mele Aloha songbook (song handouts provided). Students will learn the common rules for participating in a traditional Hawaiian jam session or Kani Ka Pila. These general principals are the foundation for any type of jam session and can be utilized in any genre of music. Focus on leading your own song in a group setting and valuable skills like listening, awareness, understanding song structure and keys. To highlight their new skills, each student will have the opportunity to lead the group with their own song of choice.
*Limited number of He Mele Aloha Books will be available for purchase.

Bryan Tolentino 3PM
Next level thinking: being an accompanist
Bryan will take you through steps using your own Musical awareness to make choices while playing in real time. This class is perfect for those that are looking to add more to their comping and listening skills. To get the most out of this class, students should be comfortable with their basic chords and barre chords.

CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT - 858-414-4492

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'Ukulele Concert featuring Benny Chong, Bryan Tolentino with Halehaku Seabury and the Steven Espaniola Band!
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

'Ukulele Concert featuring Benny Chong, Bryan Tolentino with Halehaku Seabury and the Steven Espaniola Band!

Ok SoCal friends, save the date for my annual NAMM showcase w/ friends at Happa in Gardena!! Last year sold out quick and this year promises to repeat! Incredible lineup featuring Benny Chong, Bryan Tolentino, Halehaku Seabury and Steven Espaniola! NAMM Show attendees receive $5 off with badge! Seats very limited. Tons of SURPRISE GUESTS!! See you there!

Fri Jan 25 2019
$30/$25 w/ NAMM badge
*email: ms.momigurl@gmail.com for tickets

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Workshop & Demonstration at Hale 'Ukulele.
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop & Demonstration at Hale 'Ukulele.

We are so excited to have one of Hawai’i’s finest musicians - Bryan Tolentino. He has had the pleasure to perform Herb Ohta Jr., Jake Shimabukuro, Raiatea Helm, and many more!

Bryan embodies the spirit of Aloha. His gentle touch and sweet vocals take you away to the islands. Come learn the Hawaiian way and join us for an event that you will never forget!

WORKSHOP - MUSICAL AWARENESS

Bryan is known for his ability to compliment any player he performs with. This takes skill, but also listening and being aware of what is going on around you. Taking you through his thought process of moving up the fretboard, he’ll get you truly LISTENING to those around you. This class will give you the tools you need to enhance any style of jam.

There will be something for everyone, so please don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Tickets are $30 and need to be bought in advance through Hale ‘Ukulele. This is sure to sell out, so be sure to get your tickets soon.

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