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Keola Beamer With Geoffrey Keezer Hawaiian Musician Keola Beamer With Geoffrey Keezer One of Hawaii's most respected singer-songwriters, slack-key guitar master Keola Beamer, combines his talents with jazz piano virtuoso Geoffrey Keezer to create a unique musical style all their own. Best known for the breakthrough album Honolulu City Lights, Beamer is a member of one of the Aloha State's most illustrious and beloved musical families, reaching back five generations, and was one of the first to combine the island's roots music with a more contemporary sound. Keezer's contemporary American jazz piano stylings bring a spatial openness to their music that makes the whole greater than the sum of their individual genres.
Holani: Keola Beamer & Geoffrey Keezer, with Moanalani Beamer Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Master Keola Beamer and Jazz Piano Virtuoso Geoffrey Keezer combine their artistic talents to create a new, evocative space where chords shimmer and harmonies interweave in unique and inspiring ways. Infused with the earthy tonality of ki-ho'alu (slack key guitar) and the Hawaiian ancient instruments and hula of Moanalani Beamer, and with the spatial openness of contemporary American jazz piano, the musicians create a compelling musical world that draws from the seemingly disparate influences of their own genres. They come together at "Holani" the Hawaiian mythical island among the stars, a source of life and inspiration. "Keola Beamer is the best slack-key guitar player on the planet."Willie Nelson "Geoffrey [Keezer] possesses a refreshingly open-eared sensibility in the modern manner, and he has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole."Time Magazine
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