Hot off the heels of his historic second Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award win (Hawaiian GRAMMY), hear Patrick Landeza heads to The Annex with his new musical trio Patrick Landeza & Sons. The group includes star Hawaiian steel guitar player Justin Firmeza and PJ Landeza 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 Kawaipūloʻu Kuakini OʻSullivan Landeza. The songs that she taught him were songs that she learned growing up in Hoʻolehua, Molokaʻi. The music filled cultural gaps left by his childhood in California, providing a firm foundation upon which he built his musical career. The music he grew up listening to connecting Patrick with some of kī hōʻalu’s most legendary names: Cyril Pahinui, Raymond Kāne, George Kuo, and Dennis Kamakahi. Under their tutelage, 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. His son, PJ Landeza and his hānai son, Justin Firmeza regularly tour with Patrick.
Pre-concert 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. 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.