Grammy nominated singer, drummer and percussionist Shiela E has collaborated with Prince, Billy Cobham, Ringo Starr, Lionel Richie, George Duke and many more.
Her breakout hit "The Glamorous Life" reached top 10 in the US charts and #1 on the dance charts. Catch her live at the 4th Annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival!
One of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US, Mindi Abair has sold a half million records as a solo artist, but you probably know her as the featured saxophonist on American Idol for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Filled with stylistic nuances that range from smoky noir to Latin jazz to surf guitar to Middle Eastern and Asian melodies, The Mystery of You tracks the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes harrowing arc of a romantic relationship from passionate beginning to painful demise to enlightened aftermath.
Festival Producer Michael Paulo is also a well respected and internationally renowned saxophonist and is a local home grown talent. Through his efforts jazz fans in Hawaii have been able to enjoy world class jazz artists in Hawaii.
As Music Director for Dave Koz, Brian has performed for every smooth jazz artist you can think of. His expertise in organizing musicians and talent lends itself well to our event . Brian has also had number one hits songs as a solo artist and is the most sought after pianist in Smooth Jazz.
Lil Man Soul as he is popularly called, Jakiem Joyner hails from Northfolk, Virginia. He's a composer and producer and plays the saxophone and flute. Jakiem has made his mark in contemporary Jazz, Gospel and World Music. He's the 2008 Smooth Jazz News artist of the year and has worked with artists like Keiko Matsui, Marcus Johnson, and Bobby Lyle.
Pianist Rene Paulo who is commonly known as Hawaii’s “King of the Keyboard“ is one of the most respected musicians of his generation. Breaking down barriers, he was one of the first ever musicians from Hawaii to be accepted into the prestigious Julliard School of Music.
Sensational singer/songwriter Ginai has worked many years to become one of Hawaii’s most accomplished entertainers! She has 8 CD releases in Japan, 3 Hawaiian Music Awards, 2 Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning CDs. She has opened for legendary artists over the years: Ray Charles, Lou Rawls, Bruce Hornsby,Diana Krall, to name a few!
Al Waterson is a professional Singer, Emcee, Actor and Recording Artist. Throughout Al’s extensive background in music, he has performed with bands, orchestras, duos, trios and pianists in most nightclubs, country clubs and showrooms in Hawaii, as well as numerous locations on the mainland.
The Bentos are Honolulu's own neo-soul jazz band. Mixing material from classic to modern jazz, Old school R&B like Stevie Wonder, to new school soul like D'Angelo and Erykah Badu, The Bentos create their own arrangements and add original material to define their unique sound.
Mahalo! On behalf of Apaulo Music Productions, we would like to thank all the sponsors, the artists and musicians, chefs and restaurants, the staff at The Hawaii Convention Center, vendors, new guests, the loyal fans, family and friends, the volunteers, and everyone who made The 4th Annual Infiniti Pacific Rim Jazz Festival a huge success. See you all next year!
We are proud to present The Fourth Annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festivalat The Hawaii Convention Center. With the success of our first three years we hope to continue our tradition of providing World Class entertainment and feature artists who are not only exceptionally talented on their voice and instruments but are also great performers and a thrill to watch. Along with these artist we are also proud to feature some of our best Local Entertainers, Chefs and Restaurants. In maintaining our connection with the community we will also help raise money for scholarship programs for our children. Last year we managed to raise over 30,000 dollars for these programs!
Located at the entrance to Hawaii's famous resort destination Waikiki, the Hawaii Convention Center provides a convenient location for all to attend. For those of you visiting our site from the US mainland, Asia and around the world we invite you to come and experience the best that Hawaii has to offer, Great Entertainment, Great Food and our world famous Hawaiian Hospitality! The Fourth annual Pacific Rim Jazz Festival, a unique entertainment experience for the people of Hawaii and our visitors to Hawaii!
Michael Paulo Event Producer
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