Herb Ohta Jr.   (San Luis Obispo)

Herb Ohta Jr. (San Luis Obispo)

Monday, May 14

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

San Luis Obispo, CA

$20.00 - $25.00

Herb Ohta Jr.
Herb Ohta Jr.
An international recording artist, Herb is considered to be one of today’s most accomplished `ukulele masters.’ Influenced by Jazz, R&B, Latin and Brazilian music, Herb puts his stamp on Hawaiian music by pushing the limits of tone and technique on this versatile and beautiful instrument. The son of ‘ukulele legend Ohta-san,’ Herb Junior started playing the instrument at the age of three, and teaching it at the age of 9.

Ohta now shares the music of Hawaii, and the beauty of the ukulele with Hawaiian music enthusiasts around the world, performing in concerts and conducting instructional workshops. This Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner (Hawaiian equivalent to the Grammy) and four-time Hawaii Music Award winner effortlessly translates the beauty and culture of Hawaii through his creative musical expression.

With nine solo albums and eight duet albums in circulation, and contributions on more than 40 other recordings, Herb is on his way to matching his father’s legacy. In 2010 Herb celebrated his 20th Anniversary in the music industry by releasing two new recordings, `Ukulele Nahenahe’ and ‘Take 1.’ In 2011, `Ukulele Nahenahe’ won the Hawaii Music Award for ‘Best Ukulele Recording’ and also won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for ‘Best Instrumental.
Venue Information:
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
http://www.sloma.org/