Recognized as one of Hawaii’s most versatile musicians, Jeff Peterson is at the heart of the Hawaiian music scene today. His passion for the guitar has allowed him to shine as a solo artist and has given him the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of artists from Hawaii, across the US, and abroad. His focus on Slack Key guitar, classical, and jazz music has allowed him to develop a unique and transcendent voice on the guitar while being deeply rooted in the traditions of his Hawaiian heritage. He has contributed to two Grammy Award-winning recordings and has been honored with five Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards in Hawaii.
His solo CD Maui on My Mind was recognized as the Slack Key Album of the Year and received a Grammy nomination in 2010. Recent musical highlights for Jeff include the release of a new solo CD Slack Key Travels, being the first Slack Key guitarist ever featured on Public Radio’s Performance Today, a New Year’s Eve appearance on two shows of A Prarie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and selection to represent the USA during a month-long tour in Brazil and Venezuela organized by the State Department for the American Voices series. Five of his songs were featured in the Oscar-winning film The Descendants starring George Clooney. The soundtrack for the film received a Grammy Nomination in 2013.
Sunday, August 17, 7 pm
Vashon Allied Arts
Tickets: Member/Student/Senior $14, General $18