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26Sep
Jerry Santos
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Napili Kai Resort
Date: September 26, 2018 to September 26, 2018
Where: Napili Kai Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, Hawaii, United States, 96761
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Event Type: Other
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Best known for his work in the musical group Olomana, singer/songwriter Jerry Santos has been a familiar presence on the Hawaii music scene for almost four decades. The youngest in a family of nine children he was born and raised on the windward side of Oahu. Jerry attended Kaneohe Elementary, Benjamin Parker Elementary and Waiahole Elementary Schools. Entering in the seventh grade, he went on to graduate from The Kamehameha Schools and has attended The University of Hawaii and Kapiolani Community College.Like most island children, music was always a part of everyday family life. He started with the ukulele and by the 4th grade; he had won his first talent show. All through his formative years, he sang whenever the opportunity presented itself. From his first solo professional gig at the age of 18, Jerry has gone on to establish himself as a singer and song writer. After a few years of playing the clubs in Honolulu and a brief stint in California, he returned home to team up with Robert Beaumont in1974 to form the group Olomana. He helped to create a unique and easily recognizable musical style, blending Hawaiian music with contemporary rhythms. Over the years he has had the opportunity, as a soloist or with Olomana, to perform his music all over Hawaii, the continental USA, Canada, Japan and other Pacific Island Nations. He has performed his music with The Honolulu symphony, The Honolulu City Ballet and The Hawaii Youth Symphony. His work has been recognized by the Hawaii musical community with numerous awards. Amongst them are awards for male vocalist, for composition, and for both traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music. Honolulu Magazine named Olomanas first recording, Like a Seabird in the Wind, #11 on their list of the Top 50 Albums of all time and Jerrys signature song Kuu Home O Kahaluu was voted #7 on the top 50 Songs of all time. Olomana was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts for their body of work ove
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