Tavana is super excited to be welcoming Jon Yamasato to the stage on Tuesday, November 11th at Crossroads Hawaiian Brian's at 8 p.m.
Jon Yamasato is a slack key guitarts who was trained by Slack Key guitar master, Dennis Kamakahi. With his band, 'Pure Heart' (also featuring Lopaka Colon!) Jon has won 5 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, Hawaii's most prestigious music award. These awards include: Album of the Year (1999), Island Contemporary Album of the Year, Most Promising Artist (1999), Entertainer of the Year (1999), and Contemporary Album of the Year (2000).
Jon also performed with the group Na 'Oiwi (with Dennis Kamakahi, David Kamakahi, and Mike Kaawa) releasing two albums: 'Crossroads' and 'The Sequel'.
Yamasato has toured the mainland with Kahiwai, Round and Round, Imua, and in Japan with Herb Ohta Jr.
He is also co-founded HI*Sessions with Dave Kusumoto in 2011. Hi*Sessions 'brings Hawaii's top musical talent into the limelight and onto the worldwide stage by capturing them in high quality music videos.' Check out all of the great videos here.
Also featured will be Tavana's new weekly arrangement with Saxophone and Keyboard master Jabari Prevost and Jon's fellow 'Pure Heart' band member and wicked good percussionist Lopaka Colon!
Check out Jon Yamasato and Lopaka Colon in this super high quality a HI*Sessions video!