January 9–14, 2012
Jason will be heading back to the islands for some intensive study time with Pops and the 'ohana in Hālawa Valley on the beautiful island of Molokai. Right on! Stay tuned… We're sure he'll come back with lots of wild stories.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's New Year's 'Ohana Festival (Honolulu, HI)
January 8, 2012
We're going to O'ahu to be a part of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i's New Year's 'Ohana (family) Festival! Jason will be sharing music, talk-story and Aloha at this year's festivities. Fun for all ages! Details are still forthcoming. Check the blog for updates!
Folk Songs from Around the World (NYC, NY)
December 17, 2011
Jason is thrilled to be joining mezzo-soprano Yumi Thomas and other amazing artists as they explore the musical traditions of Japan, Mexico and Hawai'i as well as Jewish songs in Ladino and Spanish.
Workshops at 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM
The JCC in Manhattan
EmBodying Passion, Purpose, Presence (NYC, NY)
December 3, 2011
Jason will be presenting the closing segment of the workshop, EmBodying Passion, Purpose, Presence in NYC. Presented by Jean Sun Shaw (life's journey, LLC) and Claudi Toyama (Solsten 212), the workshop will help folks learn to listen to the body, live their purpose, authentically express themselves and be in balance!
Jason will be sharing his own story of learning how to live a life of Showing Up and Saying "YES!"
Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)
Hawaiian Culture Presentation/ʻUkulele Classes in NYC Public Schools! (PS 212M, NY, NY)
November 3 – December 22, 2011
Thanks to Midori & Friends, Jason will be leading a series of seven workshops for students in grades K-2 in an NYC public school as part of their after-school program. He'll be introducing the kids to Hawaiian culture through stories and music and tales of his adventures on Molokai. And they'll be strumming the 'ukulele together! Right on!
Jason Poole will be the guest speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Studio City, CA!
August 21, 2011
Jason is honored to be heading to California to speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City. He'll be sharing his personal story of how he learned to live by the motto Show Up and Say "YES!"
Sunday Service and Youth Program 10 AM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City
Hawai'i Culture Camp 2011 (Warwick, RI)
August 6–7, 2011
The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner will be heading to Rhode Island for a weekend of Hawaiian culture. He'll be leading an 'ukulele workshop and playing for hula classes taught by hula teachers from the Northeast. Panel discussions, potluck pa'ina and fun.
"Hey Uke Dude!" Jason Teaches 'Ukulele at Camp Yomawha Summer Day Camp (NYC, NY)
July 11–August 12, 2011
Thanks to Midori & Friends and the YM&YWHA of Washington Height & Inwood (NYC), Jason (aka The Uke Dude) will have the pleasure of sharing the joys of strumming an 'ukulele with kids at a summer day camp for six weeks! This is his second summer working with the camp — a return gig he's been looking forward to all year.
The Crooner's Sister Ties the Knot! (Pittsburgh, PA)
June 9, 2011
Jason has the honor and privilege of singing (and strumming!) for his sister and her new husband at their wedding in Pittsburgh, PA.
June 19–July 5, 2011
Jason will be heading back to the islands for some intensive study time with Pops and the 'ohana on Molokai. (And he'll be singing at a wedding down in Hālawa Valley!) Right on! Stay tuned… We're sure he'll come back with lots of wild stories.
Jason will attend The World Domination Summit (Portland, OR)
June 3–6, 2011
Don't let the name intimidate you! This is all about meeting up with creative thinkers from around the globe and learning from each other. A think tank of epic proportions! Presented by Chris Guillebeau (Art of Non-Conformity).
Hālau i Ka Pono's Spring Concert (Chicago, IL)
May 8, 2011
Jason will join Kumu June Kaililani Tanoue and the dancers of Hālau i Ka Pono in Chicago for their annual spring concert! Modern and traditional hula will be presented.
163 N. Humphrey
Performance from 2–4 PM
Jason Poole and Manuwai Peters will perform together as Lei Molokai at the Purple Yam's "An Evening in Territorial Hawai'i" (Brooklyn, NY)
May 5, 2011
Jason and Manuwai will join voices as Lei Molokai and entertain guests as they step back in time and enjoy "an evening in territorial Hawai'i" at the Purple Yam Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. An authentic Hawaiian dinner will be served. (Prix fixe)
Seatings at 7:30 PM and 9 PM
The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner to serenade Punahou School alumni at a private party in NYC! (NYC, NY)
April 8, 2011
Jason and Manuwai Peters to perform as Lei Molokai for the release party of Kawika Alfiche's newest CD, KALE'A (NYC, NY)
March 27, 2011
Kumu hula and recording artist, Kawika Alfiche will be releasing his latest CD, KALE'A in NYC. And Lei Molokai will be there to help kick off the event by sharing some traditional hula mele, showcasing the music of Molokai.
Performance 8–10 PM
Connoly's Pub & Restaurant
Hawaiian Culture Presentation in NYC Public Schools! (C.E.S. 64X, Bronx, NY)
March 17 – April 1, 2001
Thanks to Midori & Friends, Jason will be leading a series of six workshops for second graders in an NYC public school. He'll be introducing the kids to Hawaiian culture through stories and music and tales of his adventures on Molokai.
A Kanikapila with the 'Ohana (Long Beach, CA)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Crooner is meeting up with some good friends and family within the Southern California-based Hawaiian/Pan-Polynesian community while he's out on the west coast. Did somebody say "Hana hou?"
The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner Web Site Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary!
Februrary 28, 2011
How is it possible that an entire year has passed since we launched the home of the Accidental Hawaiian Crooner? We've got lots of great things planned for the coming year including new music, interviews, bonus features and (of course!) new stories! Stay tuned for more details…
An Evening of Hawaiian Music & Dance presented by Evy Mayer and the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc.!
February 26, 2011
Come beat the winter chill with an evening of traditional Hawaiian music and dance! You will hear 'ukuleles, slack key guitar, steel guitar and more, from some of the finest practitioners of Hawaiian music around, including Jason Poole (The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner,) Claudia Goddard, Andy Wang, Chris Davis, Triboro, and Ping Chun. In addition, you will enjoy authentic hula dancing by the New York branch of Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine's Pua Ali'I 'Ilima.
Performance 8:00 PM (Doors open 7:30 PM)
People's Voice Cafe at Community Church of NY
Jason Poole and Kristabelle Munson will perform at The New York Times Travel Show in NYC!
February 26, 2011
Jason and Kristabelle are honored to be sharing the mele of Aloha on the Global Stage at the Jacob K. Javits Center! And they'll be joined by some special guests — including a few of their hula friends! Open to the public.
Performance from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM on the Global Stage
Jacob K. Javits Center
Recording Session for the Accidental Hawaiian Crooner Web site!
February 20, 2011
Jason will be recording a BRAND NEW SONG that will be released as an audio file (AND A VIDEO!) on the web site! Stay tuned for details…
Talk Story with The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner at Kālele Bookstore & Divine Expressions in Kaunakakai!
November 10, 2010
Jason will be presenting a talk story about his journey with Hawaiian studies and the healing power of Hawaiian music and hula at the beautiful Kālele Bookstore & Divine Expressions. Come and spend some time under the lilikoi trees! Open to the public.
Kālele Bookstore & Divine Expressions
November 3, 2010
The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner heads back Hālawa Valley on the beautiful island of Molokai for some intensive stiudy time with his teacher. He promises to send updates when he can. And you know heʻll come back with some wild stories to share!
Housing Works Bookstore Café Event: Facing Future: Dan Kois and Nate Chinen on Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole
August 12, 2010
Author Dan Kois will be discussing his book, FACING FUTURE, along with Nate Chinen.
Jason and fellow musician, Andy Wang, will be helping to share the Aloha spirit by providing some traditional Hawaiian music.
Open to the public.
Discussion 7:00 PM
Housing Works Bookstore Café
Jason Poole Speaks about Showing Up and Saying "YES" at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles
July 22-23, 2010
Jason returns to Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California to talk with the students in the Summer of Arts Program. He will be speaking about his personal creed, Show Up and Say "YES", and how that applies to the artist's path.
Stuart H. Coleman's Book Launch Party at Fontana's in NYC
June 24, 2010
Jason will be strumming for the dancers of Aloha Hula NYC as they entertain the crowds at the book launch for Stuart H. Coleman's latest release, FIERCE HEARTS: The Story of Makaha and the Soul of Hawaiian Surfing!
The book will be released on June 22, 2010 by St. Martin's Press and Stuart will be hosting a book signing party along with the NYC chapter of the Surfrider Foundation!
It's sure to be an AWESOME time!
Party 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Power of Hula at La MaMa E.T.C.
June 20, 2010
Jason is honored to join a group of incredibly talented Hawaiian musicians (including Andy Wang!) and dancers for an awesome afternoon of hula in New York City at the famed NYC performance space, La MaMa.
The program will feature Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazmero, Kumu Hula Victoria Holt Takamine, Kumu Hula Jeff Takamine, Keo Woolford, members of Hālau Pua Alii Ilima and the NYC-based hula hui, Nā Lehua Melemele (directed by Lisette Kaualena Flanary).
Performance 5:30 PM
La MaMa E.T.C. Ellen Stewart Theatre/The Annex
Box office: 212.475.7710
Annual Hawaii Potluck Picnic in Central Park
June 6, 2010
Join the NYC-area Hawaiian community for a day of potluck food, hula and kanikapila-style music! It's always the best way to spend the first Sunday in June!
Picnic 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Summit Rock (Central Park West and 83rd Street)
Hula Association of the Midwest Second Annual Aloha Jam
May 22, 2010
Jason will be joining Kumu Hula June Kaililani Tanoue and dancers from Hālau i Ka Pono at a benefit performance for the Hula Association of the Midwest. Open to the public.
Performances from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Little Sisters of the Poor Auditorium
The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner to serenade Sen. Mazie K. Hirono
May 17, 2010
Jason will be strumming at a private function for Hawai'i Senator Mazie K. Hirono as she visits NYC!
A Landmark Event: It's All Music