Andy is truly amazed that the gift of music continues to take him to new places and affords opportunities to meet interesting people.  His diverse public performance experiences include:

  • Hawaiian Slack Key Festival at Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre (NJ), The Barns at Wolf Trap (VA), SubCulture (NY)
  • Opening soloist for HAPA at the Highline Ballroom, NYC, SubCulture NYC, and Tin Angel, Philadelphia, PA
  • Special guest performer with HAPA at The Narrows Center for the Arts (Fall River, MA) and The Kaye Playhouse (New York, NY)
  • Opening soloist for an evening of aloha with Makaha Sons and friends at Thomas G. Meehan Center for the Performing Arts
  • Opening act in Stratham, NH for the Mākaha Sons Take A Walk Through the Country 2009 World Tour
  • Pakele Live! With Tony Solis at the Willows
  • Musician for Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima 2012 North East tour at Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center, La Mama ETC, and Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Stage
  • Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, HCIC Annual Forum (Big Island, Hawaii)
  • Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge – Festival (2013, 2014)
  • Housing Works Bookstore Cafe – “Facing Future” book signing
  • American Museum of Natural History, Island Beats: Festival of Oceania
  • New York Uke Fest 2013
  • Lunar Stages with hula dancers Nā Lehua Melemele (2007)
  • 15th Annual Taro Festival (Hana, Maui)
  • Sun to Stars: South Asian Festival
  • Asian American Arts Alliance, FAB! Festival 2012
  • Staten Island Yanks pre-game show
  • 2 sold out shows at the Monkey – 2007 NYC Duo Festival
  • Atherton Theatre at Hawaiʻi Public Radio
  • Guest artist joining Big Island slack key guitarist Chris Yeaton at Cabin Concerts
  • Hula Moves, La Mama Dance Festival featuring Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima O Nuioka (Kumu Vicky Holt Takamine) and the Gracious Ladies
  • The Power of Hula at Ellen Stewart Theatre/The Annex featuring Nā Lehua Melemele, Hālau Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima O Nuioka (Kumu Vicky Holt Takamine), and Kumu Robert Cazimero
  • Japan Festival 2003 (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
  • Dance Your Heart Out! with Hui Nā Pua A Ka Makani (2005)
  • Sussex County Community College Performing Arts Center

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As a fan of HISessions since it launched in 2011, it was so much fun to be invited to perform on a Twitch live stream. I have so much appreciation for the high-quality videos featuring the best music from Hawaii. I am not worthy! Thank you Jon Yamasato, Dave and

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We define our family, our ‘ohana, very broadly. It may have be begun with our parents and brothers and sisters, but it now includes hundreds of people who give us the support necessary for our creative endeavors. – Hula Master Robert Cazimero Seven and a half years ago, I could

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