Patrick Landeza & Sons Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Hot off the heels of his historic second Na Hoku Hanohano Award win (Hawaiian GRAMMY), Patrick Landeza heads to The Annex with his new musical creation Patrick Landeza & Sons. The group includes prodigy Justin Firmeza on Hawaiian steel guitar and keyboard along with Patrick Landeza, Jr or “PJ” on bass guitar. Come celebrate an evening of Hawaiian music, hula and aloha! About Patrick Landeza & Sons A native Hawaiian who was born and raised on the continent, Patrick Landeza found his roots in the music shared with him by his mother, Frances Kawaipulo?u Kuakini O?Sullivan Landeza. The songs that she taught him, many of which are on this new release, were songs that she learned growing up in Ho?olehua, Moloka?i. The music filled cultural gaps left by his childhood in California, providing him with a firm foundation upon which he built his musical career. The music he grew up listening to sparked an interest in the traditional art of slack-key, connecting Patrick with some of ki ho?alu’s most legendary names: Cyril Pahinui, Raymond Kane, George Kuo, and Dennis Kamakahi. Under their tutelage, the network of roots that his mother had carefully established grew and Patrick’s style of music became firmly rooted in slack-key. Now a father of 5, it’s Landeza’s turn to follow in his mother’s footsteps and share the songs of his heritage with the next generation, connecting them to their ancestors through the very roots that connected him. Patrick Landeza & Sons are made up of Patrick, his son, Patrick Landeza, Jr. or PJ (17), and his hanai son, Justin Firmeza (19). PJ is currently an 11th grader at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward and Justin is in his 3rd year at San Jose State University majoring in Jazz Studies. By teaching these young men the songs he was taught, Patrick is ensuring that the legacy that he was entrusted with by his mother and many slack-key mentors will live on. He has assembled some of his favorites in this CD offering, Back to the Roots, a collection that celebrates his commitment to root a new generation of musicians in the same traditions that were instilled in him. Hawaiian music is dynamic, changing, and evolving with the world around us. But through this creative process, we must never lose sight of our roots, those ties that bind us to the foundation so carefully laid by those that came before us. This concert was originally scheduled for 10/15/2022 all tickets purchased for the original date have been exchanged and will be valid for the new date of 5/20/2023. Thank you for your understanding. Pre-concert Slack Key Guitar Workshop at 7PM Slack and Steel: Hawaiian Steel and Slack Key Guitar Clinic w/ Justin Firmeza and Patrick Landeza Justin and Patrick demonstrate the dynamics of these two unique Hawaiian styles of playing. This will be both a hands on and wala`au (discussion) session so feel free to bring an instrument. Justin Firmeza is one of the young up and coming steel players. A student of steel master Alan Akaka, his ability to incorporate the different traditional Hawaiian styles of playing with modern licks shows his versatility. His unique style blends jazz, western swing along with sacred steel. Justin is currently a jazz major at San Jose State University and teaches music part time at Moreau Catholic High School. Patrick Landeza is a two time Na Hoku Hanohano award winner. He was mentored by Hawaiian Slack Key Legends Cyril Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi and Ray Kane. Concert at 8:30PM Tickets include workshop.Patrick Landeza & Sons Hawaiian Slack...
Date and Time
Saturday May 20, 2023
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM PDT
Grand Annex 434 W 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731
$23-33 per person
Grand Vision Foundation (310) 833-4813