May 13, 2014 > Award-winning Hawaiian musician to perform benefit concert
Award-winning Hawaiian musician to perform benefit concert
Submitted By Stacey Conners
The sounds of aloha will fill the air when award-winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist Patrick Landeza and friends celebrate the release of his religious CD, ÒI Call Your Name.Ó The show will take place on Saturday, May 17 at FremontÕs historic Mission San Jose. LandezaÕs special guests for the evening are Jon Monongdo and Neil Sugay, and Father Jayson Landeza will MC the event.
A musician, composer, author, and producer, Landeza made history in 2013 by becoming the first mainland-based Hawaiian musician to win N? H?k? Hanohano, which is Hawaiian musicÕs equivalent of the Grammy. Born and raised in Òthe island Berkeley,Ó California, to Hawai`i-born parents, he became the youngest recipient of the prestigious Kapalakiko Aloha Spirit award when he was 34 and is the 2014 recipient of Listen For LifeÕs ÒMusician of the HeartÓ Award. In January 2012 he performed at Carnegie Hall in Listen for Life's "Power of Eight" concert, which promoted peace through music. Landeza now teaches middle school Social Studies and Religion at St. Joseph School in Fremont.
LandezaÕs seventh CD release, ÒI Call Your Name,Ó is a musical reflection of his faith. His songs and his public life reveal a deep faith shaped by his family life, cultural heritage, and in his own personal journey. Having grown up in a family that cherishes its faith and cultural traditions, Landeza learned not only the song of his roots but he also gained a profound sense of a sacredness that surrounds all things. His music is filled with a joy that recognizes an abiding goodness in everything, through every experience, and in every person. This has shaped Landeza as a father, musician, and teacher. Through his work with young people, most often the ones who come from difficult backgrounds and situations, Landeza embodies this joy and hope. He now shares these songs with a wider audience in the hopes that they will bring as much joy and peace to listeners as he has experienced throughout his life.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. A special meet and greet pre-show reception is available for $45. All proceeds from the concert will help Mission San Jose and St. Joseph School. Tickets can be purchased at St. Joseph School or online at www.landezapresents.com. For additional information, please contact St. Joseph School at (510) 656-6525 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrick Landeza CD release concert
Saturday, May 17
Mission San Jose
43300 Mission Blvd, Fremont
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at door