AUDIO/VIDEO: Five Minutes With… Dragon Chase
Photo and video by Jason Genegabus / firstname.lastname@example.org
The members of Dragon Chase, from left, Randy Wheeler, Brian “B-Cap” Capobianchi, Ikaika Tecson, Mark Tanouye and Kapono Nailiili.
By Jason Genegabus
When you stop and think about it, downtown Honolulu is the biggest sandbox in Hawaii for our state’s most creative minds to play in.
During regular business hours, towering office buildings contain hundreds — if not thousands — of people working very hard to come up with the next big thing in their respective industries. At night, the focus turns to numerous music venues in the neighborhood that present both live music and DJs with enough talent to spin more than just the same old mainstream radio hits.
Last weekend at the Dragon Upstairs, five like-minded musicians came together for the first time in public to present a “unity of jazz and hip-hop” called Dragon Chase. Every Friday through July 2, they’ll share their new musical adventure with bar patrons from 10 p.m. until about 1 a.m. Cover is $5 at the door.
Brian “B-Cap” Capobianchi – one of my favorite MCs/Vocalists with an ear for improvisation and an unusual taste for beer.
Randy Wheeler – on the tenor sax.
Kapono Nailiili on drums/vox
Mark Tanouye on Bass
Ikaika Tecson on keys
The video below was shot during Dragon Chase’s first set last weekend; click on the streaming player below that to listen to a short interview with Tecson and MC/vocalist Brian “B-Cap” Capobianchi.