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

Chatham Gazebo Concert Series

I played a solo set of Hawaiian music before the John McDermott Band jammed their 1960s rock and roll revue. The weather was perfect -- no humidity -- before a warm Chatham crowd.

My Visit to HiSessions Live

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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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