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Jim Kimo West

Jim Kimo West

Other / Hawaiian / Slack Key Guitar Van Nuys, CA  US


  • Sat

    Apr 16

    Pasadena, CA, US | 6:00pm

    “Muses, Music & Magic,” on Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m.! Join us for a magical evening with award-winning poets Cecilia Woloch and Brenda Yates, and actress and playwright Odalys Nanin. Enjoy dinner and wine al fresco, groove to the Hawaiian melodies of award-winning slack key guitarist James “Kimo” West, and have some fun with our special guest from L.A.’s Magic Castle. When: Saturday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Where: 1681 N. Michigan Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104. Admission is $40 per person. RSVP by April 13, 2016. Advance tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/muses-music-magic-tickets-24129510014 This is a fundraiser of Tebot Bach (www.tebotbach.org) in support of the Patricia Bibby First Book Prize and Scholarship. Tebot Bach is a non-profit poetry foundation dedicated to promoting poetry through publishing, readings, and workshops. tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/muses-music-magic-tickets-24129510014 or rsvp @ begonya.desalvo@gmail.com

  • Sun

    Apr 10

    Altadena, CA, US | 7:00pm

    "Songs Of Hana, Maui" Celebrated Maui vocalists Leokane Pryor and CJ Helekahi join slack key master, Jim Kimo West for an evening of Hawaiian music from the small town of Hana in East Maui. Call 626-798-6236 to reserve ( Between 10AM and 10PM)

  • Sat

    Apr 9

    Long Beach, CA, US | 2:00pm

    An intimate house concert with slack key master, Jim Kimo West and Maui falsetto vocalists, Leokane Pryor and CJ Helekahi. Not to be missed! Show is 2-4 PM but come around 1:30 for pupus and talk story! Call to reserve: 562.760.3620

  • Fri

    Apr 8

    Santa Barbara, CA, US | 5:30pm

    "Songs Of Hana, Maui" with slack key guitar master, Jim Kimo West and - direct from Maui- the superb vocalists Leokane Pryor and CJ Helehaki. Although they have performed together many times in Hawaii, this is a rare occasion to see Kimo perform with Leokane and CJ here on the mainland.

  • Sun

    Mar 20

    Altadena, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Join us for this special show! Kimo will host Grammy-winning slack and steel guitar master, Ken Emerson for an unforgettable evening of duets and hula.


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  • Love And Voodoo (Artist)
    Love And Voodoo
    we are your new fans ! Happy Hump Day ! Listening to your awesome music ! yay
  • MykoMan (Artist)
    Awesome tunes! Tight sound here!! Check us out when you can, we'd appreciate it~ MykoMan
  • Jim Kimo West (Artist)
    Jim Kimo West
    Get a free signed copy of my new holiday CD, "Ki Ho'alu Christmastime" with any $99 or more purchase of tickets to the Southern California Slack Key Festival! http://www.slackkeyfest.com/Slack_Key_Festival/Slack_Key_Festival.html
  • Jim Kimo West (Artist)
    Jim Kimo West
    To receive my monthly slack key newsletter, please sign up at www.jimkimowest.com
  • Mustang Corners (Artist)
    Mustang Corners
    Aloha! Beautiful guitar playing, Jim!!!
  • PRD.Vocals (Artist)
    Love your playing.


  • Kaua'i 2006
  • Slack Key Fingers
  • On Keawakapu beach, near Kihei, Maui


Sounds Like: Keola Beamer, Ledward Kaapana, Gabby Pahinui, George Kahumoku Jr., Ozzie Kotani

Label: Westernmost Records

Bio: Jim “Kimo”West is recognized as one of the world’s top players of ki ho’alu or Hawaiian “slack key” guitar. “Slack key” is a style of playing that evolved in the 1830’s when Spanish vaqueros, imported by King Kamehameha III to teach the Hawaiians cattle management, brought guitars to the Big Isla...See Full Bio

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