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December 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hawai‘i State Art Museum
250 S. Hotel Street

Join us on December 9th for the latest installment of The Vibe, a monthly live music series held at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, in partnership with the Dae Han Ensemble! This month’s featured artists are vocalists Nick Kurosawa, Ana (of MAUVE), and Melissa Diallo, and instrumentalists Reggie Padilla, Travis Oh, and DJ Packo.
On the grand lanai, Pau Hana Painters will return, along with food vendors and our bar, sponsored by the Friends of HiSAM!
Find information on parking and transportation below.

Analiese Esopenko (Ana) is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for indie rock band, MAUVE, based out of Honolulu, HI. The Mauve captures the Americana sound with a unique grit and vulnerability inspired by Phoebe Bridgers, Delta Spirit, and Lord Huron.

Melissa Diallo is a French-Canadian jazz and Soul vocalist from Montreal, Quebec. She has performed in thousands of events while touring Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA over the past 25 years.
Since 2012, Mel has been an active member of the entertainment community in Honolulu. From the beloved Waikiki’s Rock n’ Reception, to other public and private events, she has been sharing her powerful vocals and vibrant energy throughout the State of Hawai‘i.

Nick Kurosawa is a soul singer and songwriter from Honolulu.

Reggie Padilla was born and raised in Long Island, NY. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Classical Piano Performance from Long Island University at C.W. Post, and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from New York University.
Throughout his career, Reggie has had the opportunity to study and participate in master classes with Lew Soloff, Phil Woods, Jim Snidero, Doc Severinsen, Marcus Roberts, Billy Taylor, Pete Malinverni, Bob Albanese, Don Friedman, and Martin Wind.
Reggie performs and records around the world on both tenor saxophone and piano. He has a private lesson studio, teaching both saxophone, piano, classical, jazz, theory, and improvisation.

Travis Oh is a freelance trombonist born in Hawai‘i.  His musical journey started at a young age with piano, voice, and guitar lessons.  He was introduced to the trombone in middle school and continued his studies at the University Lab School as a classical trombonist.  He was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa where he continued his classical studies while playing withthe Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Jazz Band.
Since then, Travis has had the privilege to play with world renowned musicians like: Eric Miyashiro, Jimmy Borges, Martha Reeves, Benny Rietveld (Bass Guitarist for Santana), Raiatea Helm, New York artist Rob Scheps, Michael Paulo and more.  With his diverse background in musical styles, Travis has performed with such groups as: The Harry James Orchestra by Fred Radke, The Glenn Miller Tribute Orchestra, Honolulu Symphony and Honolulu symphony Pops, and various local artists. In 2020 Travis become an artist for “Butler Trombones.”
Travis continues his music career as an educator, composer, band leader, and guest artist. Travis is currently working on his first album to be released in 2023, “Slide Effects.”

DJ PACKO is a deejay and producer currently working and performing in Hawai‘i. As a practitioner of the turntables, Packo has been a staple in the underground hip hop and electronic dance culture since 1999. Amongst the pool of deejays in today’s society, he’s found his niche as being Hawaii’s most distinguished “scratch artist,” or turntablist, bringing more to the table than just mashing buttons and moving a crowd. Instead, utilizing the ‘tables as an actual instrument, alongside live bands and as a medium for percussive textures, or solo instrumentation.
Packo’s recent explorations into production revisits the art of instrumental storytelling. He runs his own record label, Skratchmore, having several releases over the past few years: “Oneironauta”, “Verses Undefined”, and the “Pocketbook Collection” vinyl series.

Dae Han’s swift, technical style on the drums compliments every situation, from jazz and funk to R&B, reggae, and hip hop. Dae Han is the unsung backbone behind progressive Honolulu acts and international artists. He’s the go-to drummer whenever Japanese rapper Shing02 tours the US and Asia with a full band. In 2019, Takuya Kuroda tapped Dae to organize a band to support the Brooklyn-based trumpeter’s gig at Blue Note Hawaii. Dae also recently teamed up with guitarist Gilbert Batangan and bassist Mark Tanouye to open for Khruangbin. Every year he organizes an always impressive jazz-forward tribute to the late J Dilla. 


TheBus – many bus routes stop directly in front of or very close to the museum. For routes and schedules, call TheBus at (808) 848-5555 or check online at
The Waikiki Trolley – the Red Line State Capitol/Iolani Palace Stop is a short walk from HiSAM. For more information, call the Waikiki Trolley at (808) 591-2561, or check online at
Biki Bikeshare – the closest
Biki racks are directly in front of the building on South Hotel St. (120 Chinatown/DT – Hotel & Richards), and at the corner of Richards and South Beretania St (121 Chinatown/DT – Beretania & Richards).
Bicycle Racks – nearby Honolulu City & County bike racks are on South Hotel St. near Alakea St., on Richards St. near South Hotel St., and on the lawn between the Hawai‘i State Capitol building and Iolani Palace.


There is no parking on site. Parking is available at nearby lots, including across Hotel street in the Ali‘i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea Street, cash only), across Richards Street at Iolani Palace, the Kalanimoku Building, Kinaʻu Hale/Department of Health, State Capitol basement, Honolulu City Municipal Parking, and metered street parking in the area.


Free accessible parking stalls are available in these locations for persons with disabilities:
Iolani Palace grounds (one stall near the Richards Street exit, one stall near the State Archives building, and one stall near the gate leading to the State Capitol)
Ali‘i Place building parking structure (vehicle entrance at 1099 Alakea Street, pedestrian entrance/exit on South Hotel Street directly across from the Hawai‘i State Art Museum). Cash only.
State parking lots allow metered spaces in those lots to be used as accessible parking, with a 2 hour limit. Nearby state parking lots include the State Capitol (415 South Beretania Street and Punchbowl Street), and the Kalanimoku Building (corner of Beretania Street and 1151 Punchbowl Street). For a full list of state government parking lots and a map, please visit the
Automotive Management Division webpage. In order to use the spaces, vehicles must display the appropriate placard issued to individuals.

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