Tag Archives: John Cruz

Ke Kani O Ke Kai @ Waikiki Aquarium!

Ke Kani O Ke Kai – Summer Music Concerts at the Waikiki Aquarium! Read all about it on the Honolulu Pulse!
Tickets are ON SALE NOW for Friends of Waikiki Aquarium (FOWA) members!
Tickets available to the general public MAY 18!

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John Cruz @ North Kohala Community Resource Center Fundraiser!

The North Kohala Community Resource Center is throwing a fundraiser to support its wonderful community at the beautiful and historic Puakea Ranch. APR 27, 5-9PM.

Featuring entertainment by John Cruz, pupus from local chefs, and a live auction.

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Na Mele: Pure Caz on PBS Hawaii


The Brothers Cazimero share their lifetime of music, along with very personal thoughts about Hawaiian music and culture in the PBS Hawaii broadcast premiere of Na Mele: Pure Caz Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 pm HST. The program will also be available online via live streaming on PBSHawaii.org.  Please check PBSHawaii.org on February 21st, at 8pm HST to see the streaming video!

The live pledge broadcast supports the public television station’s NEW HOME Campaign, a $30 million capital fund to build a new broadcast facility at Sand Island Access Road off Nimitz Highway.

Co-hosted by PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox and Honolulu radio personality Billy V of KINE/KCCN, the two-hour program features the pure natural sounds of Robert and Roland Cazimero − a definitive collection of music that’s marked their legendary career.

Na Mele: Pure Caz also includes candid interviews with Robert and Roland describing their childhood, parental influence on their career and their roles in making Hawaiian music a living legacy for future generations. During the live portions of the broadcast, the Cazimeros will be joined by entertainers and special guests whose own careers have been influenced by the brothers. They include: Amy Hanaialii Gilliom, Leinaala Heine, Haumea Ho, Harry Soria, Mihana Souza and John Cruz among others, along with Leah Bernstein and Jon de Mello of Mountain Apple Records.

Na Mele: Pure Caz is the second pledge program the station is airing in support of the NEW HOME Campaign. With $19 million raised to date, PBS Hawaii must secure $11 million more to reach its capital campaign goal.

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Hawaii Ukulele Museum Benefit Concert

Come down to the Inaugural Hawaii Ukulele Museum Benefit Concert for special performances by Raiatea Helm, John Cruz, and Ho’okena!

Feb. 9th at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Great Lawn! 6PM! $35 General Admission.  For more information, click HERE!

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25 Greatest Highlights-Kaumakaiwa / Natalie Ai Kamau’u / John Cruz

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka`ole‘s song, “Grandchild”, from his album, “Kaumakaiwa” is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”.  The album ranked 8th on the magazine’s list.

Jon de Mello says, “I’ve always said that he’s 1,000 years ago, and 1,000 years ahead. As traditional as the Kanakaole family is, they’re really edgy. They love to push the envelope.”


Natalie Ai Kamau’u‘s song “Pili Aloha” from her album “`E” is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”!
The album ranked 20th on the magazine’s list.

“She reaches out to you,” says panelist and Hawaiian 105 KINE radio personality “Billy V” Van Osdol, “and you can’t help but want to smile back.”

John Cruz‘s song, “Missing You” from his album “One Of These Days”, is featured in Honolulu Magazine’s “The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century”!
The album ranked 6th on the magazine’s list!

“One Of These Days” is soulful, folksy, bluesy and technically superb, yet seemingly effortless, with a sound that has more in common with 1970s Kalapana and Cecilio & Kapono than anything else in Hawaii music today.

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Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival is being held in Ewa Beach!

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

For the first time in its 30 year history of perpetuating this uniquely Hawaiian music, Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival is being held in Ewa Beach for all west side ohanas! Sunday, October 28th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm at Hoalauna Park!

For folks that can’t make it, performances will be live streamed online at this site!

Join Brother Noland, Hi’ikua, Ho’okena, John Cruz, Maunalua, and more for a day of great music and fun on the west side! Live music, ono food, crafts, ukulele and guitar exhibit, Halloween costume contest, exciting prizes and more!

For more info please visit here or here.

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John Cruz & Jack Johnson

To celebrate the release of “Jack Johnson and Friends – Best of Kokua,” Jack has invited John and Paula Fuga on tour with him. They’ll each do their own sets and play some songs together as well.
Tickets go on sale at noon on Saturday March 3rd at the KCC box office, with a strict 2 ticket limit per person. Bring photo ID, since ticket vouchers are non-transferable. Check their website for other details.

They will be giving 7 performances all together on the islands of Kaua`i, O`ahu, Maui, and the Big Island. See our event page for more info on each show!

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Friday’s Performances @ Kahala Mall!

Don’t forget, John Cruz and Lehua Kalima will all be performing at Kahala Mall this Friday!! Click our “Events” link on Facebook for more info!


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Mountain Apple Artists Entertain the President and APEC

Mountain Apple artists entertained dignitaries from all over the world this week during Hawaii’s hosting of APEC. John Cruz, Manu Boyd and halau, Na Palapalai, and Kuana Torres Kahele were among them.

Here’s an article by the Honolulu Pulse about John Cruz’s performance for President Obama at the Aulani Resort!


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FREE Shows This Saturday!!

That’s right, so bring your tutu and the rest of your ohana as these guys will be blessing you with some FREE beautiful Hawaiian music to kick off your holiday shopping season!

  • Hi’ikua at Windward Mall  - Saturday  Nov 12, 6 pm

Part of the 7th annual Festival of Giving.

  • John Cruz at Pearlridge – Saturday Nov 12, 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Kuana Torres Kahele at PearlridgeSaturday Nov 12, 2 pm to 3 pm
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