Hawaiian Jazz crooner, Paul Shimomoto, has won the Jazz Album of the Year award in the 15th Annual Hawaii Music Awards for his work on “All That Hawaiian Jazz” (Oct. 2010). The award is Paul’s second, consecutive Hawaii Music Award; his previous CD, “Sentimental Alibi” (Dec. 2007), won the award for Best Contemporary Hawaiian Album of the Year in the 11th Annual Hawaii Music Awards. Both efforts were self-produced under Paul’s own label, Leo Hano Records. A complete list of this year’s winners can be found at: http://www.thehawaiimusicawards.com/theHawaiiMusicAwards/2011_WINNERS_LIST.html
“All That Hawaiian Jazz” features nine tracks all of which are smooth, relaxing and unique interpretations of hapa haole classics (songs about Hawai’i written in the English language) and jazz standards, including the timeless “Stardust” and an initmate, all-Spanish rendition of Ernesto Duarte Brito’s “Como Fue”. The album also features a never-been-done-before medley of some of the late Israel Kamakawiwoole’s (“Iz”) most popular recordings. Recorded in both Hawai’i and Tokyo, Japan, “All That Hawaiian Jazz” also showcases some of Hawai’i’s most reputable and accomplished musicians, including: Grammy® award-winning guitarist, Jeff Peterson; Dan Del Negro (piano/keyboards); Mark Tanouye (bass) and von Baron (drums).
The Hawai’i Music Awards Ceremony & Dinner Show is open to the public and will be held on Monday, April 11, 2011 (6:00pm – 10:00pm), at the Japanese Cultural Center ~ Manoa Grand Ballroom. Dinner tickets are $75 per person - Single Seating or Tables of 10.
For more information, please contact Paul Shimomoto at Leo Hano Records, LLC 808.223.8694 /