Amy Hanaiali’i Christmas Concerts in Kealakekua, Kamuela and Hilo

Amy Hānaiali’i will perform three Christmas Concerts on the big island, on Wednesday December 18 at 7pm at the Aloha Theatre in Kealakekua, on Thursday December 19 at 8pm at Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela, and on Friday December 20 at 7pm at The Palace Theater in Hilo.

Amy Hanaiali'i for Friends and Family of Hawaii

Amy Hanaiali’i at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Tickets are available in advance from AlohaTheatre.com, or from Kiernan Music for the Kealakekua show; from Kahilutheatre.org, or 885-6868 for the Kamuela show, and via HiloPalace.com or 934-7010 for the Hilo show.  Tickets for the Palace and the Aloha Theatre are $30 general admission, with $25 discount price for students and seniors.  At the door all tickets will be $35.  Tickets for the Kahilu Theatre show are reserved seating, ranging from $20 to $65, with discounts for Kahilu Theatre members.

Amy’s band will include Kamuela Kimokeo, Steve Jones, and Darryl Pellegrini.  The shows are produced by Tim Bostock Productions – long time Honolulu promoter recently moved to the Big Island, and since September the Artistic and General Manager of the Kahilu Theatre.

Amy Hānaiali’iis Hawaii’s top selling female vocalist of all time. She is a 5 time Grammy Nominee and a 17 time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner. All 11 of her albums have been in the top ten World Billboard Charts.

While Hānaiali’i received years of formal musical and theatrical training, it was Tutu Jennie who ultimately inspired her to grow in Hawaiian music. Recognizing her natural vocal abilities, Tutu arranged for a meeting between the legendary Genoa Keawe and her granddaughter. It was Aunty Genoa that introduced Amy to the ha’i falsetto music. Amy’s talent of ha’i brought a new found appreciation for the art of Hawaiian female falsetto style for which she is known today.

Amy Hānaiali’i has opened for numerous acts such as: Joe Cocker, Diana Krall, Earth Wind and Fire, Boz Skaggs, and Carlos Santana and recorded an acclaimed duet with Willie Nelson on her Friends and Family CD. Hānaiali’i has performed numerous times with the Honolulu Symphony Pops and made her debut with the Nashville Symphony.  She will cross over to Oahu following the big island concerts to play the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall with the new Hawaii Symphony.

Her Christmas Concert is a beautiful blend of traditional Christmas songs, sung in Hawaiian and English.  This show is a tribute to her childhood (growing up in a Hawaiian Church), while holding true to her classic hits that have made her so popular. Amy Hānaiali’i lives on her home island, Maui, where she raises her daughter Madeline.

 

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