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The Satomi Yarimizo Quartet is, from left, Jon Hawes, Satomi Yarimizo, Shinya Yarimizo and Reggie Padilla.
By Jason Genegabus
Local jazz musician Satomi Yarimizo is back in action for the summer, with a regular gig at the Dragon Upstairs in Chinatown and a special performance at Aloha Tower Marketplace next month.
Every Saturday through the end of August, the Satomi Yarimizo Quartet will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight; cover is $10 at the door. The Aug. 7 show is billed as “Double Standard,” with special guest DeShannon Higa; Aug. 14 will be a “Vocal Jazz Night” with Los Angeles-based vocalist Sharmila Guha. Aug. 21 and 28 will be “New York Jazz Night,” featuring visiting saxophone player Aaron Holbrook. Call 526-1411 for more info.
On Aug. 23, Yarimizo will host “N.Y.-L.A.-Tokyo-Honolulu Collaboration,” featuring musicians/artists Emi Meyer, Shing02 and Aaron Holbrook. Visit HonoluluJazzScene.com for more.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser staff photographer FL Morris was at the Dragon Upstairs recently to catch up with Yarimizo and her band. Read more
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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. Read more