Masters of Hawaiian Music flyer
Masters of Hawaiian Music flyer

Grammy-Award Winning Hawaiian Musicians Benefit Concert

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
200 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928

Event Description

Warm your soul with an evening of award-winning Hawaiian music, storytelling, and aloha. Hawaiian slack key guitarists George Kahumoku, Jr., Led Kaapana, and master 'ukulele instrumentalist Herb Ohta, Jr. will perform at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chatham this January 21, 2022.

This evening of acoustic music also serves as a fundraiser for St. Paul’s outreach programs that help food insecure families, women, and children in our community. These programs include Family Promise, the Interfaith Food Pantry, North Porch, Crossroads Camp and Retreat Center.

This show marks George Kahumoku, Jr’s seventh time performing in Chatham, now a favorite stop during his national tours. The four-time Grammy-winning slack key guitarist, known as “Hawaii’s Renaissance Man,” is a multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter, author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef.

National Heritage Fellow, Led Kaapana 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 kiʻekiʻe (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend and earned him multiple Na Hoku Awards.

ʻUkulele virtuoso Herb Ohta Jr’s talent, technique, and speed are unsurpassed. Son of the legendary ʻukulele artist Ohta-san, Herb learned his first ʻukulele song at age three and has won 7 Nā Hōku Awards (including Best ʻUkulele in 2021) and 4 Hawaiʻi Music Awards.