Jazz

The Real Deal with Seth Markow

May 8, 2021

Saturday and Sunday at 8 PM on HPR-1. Join host Seth Markow from 8 to 10 p.m. as he presents the entire historical and stylistic spectrum of jazz in a lucid, entertaining and informative manner. The birthdays of great jazz artists are often celebrated with musical biographies. New jazz releases are frequently played, as are classic live recordings. Listeners' requests are welcome

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Tonight, citizens could find out what the City plans to do to relieve the filth and crime in Chinatown. Mayor Blangiardi, the City Managing Director, and all the area representatives are scheduled for presentations at tonight's Downtown Chinatown Neighborhood Board meeting. Recent depressing images of the area can make us forget the unique heritage of Honolulu's Chinatown, but during and after WWII, Hotel Street was the center of a vibrant music scene.

The legendary, elusive rapper MF Doom passed away on New Years Eve - it certainly felt like the final nail in the coffin of 2020. Tonight, we'll be paying tribute to the influential artist through a handful of his best tracks and a a look into some of his wide-reaching samples.

It's my last show of the year, so we're going out on a funky bang! This show is full of music that is infused with other genres (mostly reggae, dub, jazz, and hip-hop) that create these catchy, fun, and funky tracks to bid 2020 adieu to. 

Merry Christmas Eve! Prepare yourself for possibly the most mainstream show I've ever done - at least in the first hour. In the second hour we'll delve into some more alternative holiday tunes, such as my favorite - "Don't Believe in Christmas."

Digging into the current state of Jazz music in this session of Bridging the Gap, mixing it up with bits of experimental, beat driven and world influenced songs... as well as a few classics.

We're all taking in a lot of election-related noise this week, so I figured as a respite it would be nice to relax with an evening of instrumentals. No talking, no arguing - just great music.

I don't know about you, but whenever Fall rolls around I find myself much more in the mood for jazz. So for tonight, we'll start off with some jazz classics, move to some funk and soul, and finish up by putting some really exciting modern jazz on display.

Bridging the Gap ~ July 30th, 2020 ~ Not a Peep

Jul 30, 2020

Tonight will be a little different in that our show will consist entirely of instrumentals across a wide variety of genres - particularly world, jazz and soul. Let's really test the limits here of "letting the music speak for itself."

What's better than soul and jazz? How about soul, jazz and everything inbetween? Tonight we'll be exploring everything from classic Blue Note jazz legends to modern brass ensembles here on Bridging the Gap.

Evening Jazz with Charles Husson

Jun 11, 2020

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 8 PM on HPR-1. The latest in instrumental and vocal releases is the focus of Evening Jazz. You'll also hear about live jazz acts performing around the islands.

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Most of the music we hear today has deep roots in black culture - music made by black people - and we would be purposefully ignorant not to recognize and pay tribute to that fact. This show is definitely not finite, and could easily go on for days if not months, but it does allow me to use the two hours I have to highlight black voices both old and new.

Putting black voices and black musical artistry on display tonight all while looking back on some classic selections of soul, funk and jazz.

Paying tribute to the late jazz icon McCoy Tyner on this session of Bridging the Gap, and filling in the rest of the show with mostly new releases that explore the changing landscape of Jazz.

Bridging the Gap ~ February 28th, 2020: Fat Friday

Feb 28, 2020

Fat Tuesday may have come and gone, but who doesn't love more Mardi Gras music? Jazz, soul, funk and a whole heck of a lot of brass band - all coming from in and around the great city of New Orleans.

Bridging the Gap ~ January 20th, 2020 ~ MLK Day

Jan 20, 2020

For tonight's show, we'll be paying tribute to Dr. King with a great selection of gospel, blues, jazz and just a touch of soul. Songs about struggle, perseverance and fighting the good fight to ring in Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Bridging the Gap ~ December 5th: Holiday Jazz

Dec 5, 2019

Typical holiday music doesn't really do it for me. Unless, of course, we're talking about jazz. I don't think anything brings me more firmly into the holiday spirit than the opening keys of a piano solo or the introductory blare of a trumpet. Hopefully, you'll feel the same after tonight's show.

Bridging the Gap ~ November 28th ~ Do The Mashed Potato

Nov 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Through a track list comprising mainly of jazz and soul (the kind of music I like to listen to when I'm digging in to my Turkey Day spread) and a few wild cards thrown in at the end, we'll be ringing in the holiday with no shortage of songs with titles that evoke thanks, gratitude and, most importantly, food.

Tonight, a slew of new (and new-ish) releases ranging from soul and jazz to indie and experimental. New music, hot off the press.

Atherton Winter 2019-2020 Concert Season

Oct 9, 2019

Schedule subject to change.

Ticket packages are currently available as thank you gifts for HPR members.

The Atherton Winter Concert Series is sponsored by The Rice Partnership.

November 9 - The Honolulu Jazz All-Stars with Doug MacDonald

Jazz guitarist Doug MacDonald returns to HPR's Atherton studio with an all-star lineup of Honolulu's top jazz musicians. 

Inspired by NPR's "Turning The Table: 8 Women Who Invented American Popular Music" piece, tonight's show honors the 8 women that the piece centers around (Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Maybelle Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Marian Anderson, Rosetta Tharpe, Celia Cruz, and Mary Lou Williams) along with other female artists, old and new, whose music draws inspiration from them in one way or another.

This session of Bridging the Gap is another exploration into the intersection of Jazz and Hip-Hop, Soul and Downtempo.

I'm been on a Hip-Hop kick the last few days. So the majority of this session of Bridging the Gap is going to be a collection of Jazz influenced Hip-Hop, and a few artists that are currently trending.

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We've got a week of hot, muggy, generally awful weather ahead of us here in Hawaii, so in an effort to cool down (at least musically speaking) we'll be playing some really interesting indie soul/jazz tonight.

Maryanne ito

Singer, songwriter Maryanne Ito is a single mother of two, and she was serious about her full time insurance career, when her debut album reached #4 on the U.K. Soul Chart. That was 2014. Five years later, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports the Hawai‘i-based singer is back from a smash tour of Japan, and ready to release her latest album.

Bridging the Gap ~ July 11th: Thursday Night Free-For-All

Jul 11, 2019

Sometimes the best plan is no plan at all. HPR's Harrison Patino proves that with tonight's Bridging the Gap, where he goes down the musical rabbit hole - exploring jazz, world music, indie rock, soul and even a few new releases to boot. Expect the unexpected.

Harrison Patiño pays homage to the great New Orleans pianist Malcom John Rebennack known to the world as Dr. John who died today at 77.  As a tribute to the renowned musician a handful of best and most intriguing tracks interspersed with a variety of iconic New Orleans music... from dixieland to second line brass bands.

Exploring the current state of Jazz, and some brave new territory. It’s a show to really screw on your headphones and thinking cap, and open your mind.  Expect music from Snarky Puppy, Fazer, Sons of Kemet, Reggie Padilla, Jesse Fischer and more.

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Mohammad Fzi

Sticking the the Jazz this evening... with a very loose representation as to what that may mean. Exploring both contemporary and traditional Jazz, with new releases mixed in.

Exploring Jazz with a global element this evening on Bridging the Gap.

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