Mon October 2, 2023

All Ticket Proceeds to Maui Relief - Special Guest Azure McCall


Doors: 7:30PM   Show: 8:00PM

Join us as Northern California's top Hawaiian musicians gather in the spirit of kōkua (assistance) and aloha (love) to raise funds for those affected by the fires on Maui.  Two-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner and Berkeley native Patrick Landeza has gathered his award-winning friends for an evening in support of Maui.  Steven Espaniola brings his unique style of traditional Hawaiian music, leo ki'e ki'e (traditional Hawaiian falsetto) and slack key to the Freight. Steven is an Kanile`a `ukulele artist and along with performing teaches throughout the country. Kumu Kawika Alfiche is the Kumu Hula (Master teacher) for Hālau o Keikiali'i, and is the Director for the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center in South San Francisco and has been teaching hula and Hawaiian cultural arts for over 25 years. With a mission to preserve and perpetuate all things Hawaiian, Kawika spends his life learning, teaching, and sharing his culture through the hula and cultural arts and continues to teach throughout the globe.

Special Guest: Azure McCall
Azure McCall, Hawaii’s first lady of jazz is a multi-award winning
vocalist. She is heir to the vocal tradition of Sarah Vaughan, Carmen
McRae and Ella Fitzgerald. Her warmth and sense of humor fuel every
interpretation. After releasing her first CD ‘Body and Soul’ she was
asked by the great bassist Ray Brown to be his vocalist on tour. Of
course, she accepted, beginning an incredible jazz journey – school
was in! Soon after, Azure became the first singer to work with Freddie
Hubbard’s band. Additional collaborators include Frank Morgan,
Tennyson Stephens, Joe Lovano, Geoffrey Keezer, Curtis Lundy, Dizzy
Gillespie and many more. In 2008, President Barack Obama asked her to
perform at his pre-election party. “That’s why he won,” Azure says
(smiling). Azure became the ‘Jazz Diva’ for Celebrity and Royal
Caribbean Cruises. She has traveled to more than 50 countries
including, Greece, Germany, Russia, and Italy- just to name a few.

 ALL TICKET PROCEEDS from the evening will go directly to help those affected by the fire on Maui.