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Led Kaapana, George Kahumoku Jr. and Jeff Peterson (Photo courtesy: CCAE)

Masters Of Hawaiian Music are Bringing the “Aloha Spirit” to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Escondido CA— 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 kiekie (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.

7:30 pm Sunday March 11, 2018 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

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


About California Center for the Arts, Escondido

With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate the arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events. San Diego Magazine named the Center the “Best Limited Engagement” in North County. The Center was named in the Top Five for U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll for “Best Live Music Venue” and the Top Five for “Best Place to Get Married.” In 2016, the Center was named “Organization of the Year” by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce.

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.