Nick Yee

Host, Bridging the Gap

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both southern California and Honolulu.  In college he started DJ-ing around town, playing long acid jazz and bossa nova sets at various lounges under the name dj mr.nick.  He started to incorporate down tempo and electronic music into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy.

In addition to his club life, Nicholas has spent the last 7 years as a DJ for UH Mānoa’s KTUH, running one of its most popular radio shows The Jet Set. He has also served at KTUH in various capacities, including manager and educator.

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Tonight on Bridging the Gap a few songs for memorial day, with a lot of other favorites mixed in.  

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm we're keeping it light and fun to ease you into the weekend.  New music from Quantic & Nidia Gongora, Ondatropica, and Vieux Farka Touré.  

Jim Mina
Jim Mina

For the last 16 years The New Mastersounds have developed unique blend of Jazz, Soul and Boogaloo. Formed in Leeds in the late 90’s by drummer Simon Allen and guitarist Eddie Roberts, the duo eventually added bassist Pete Shand and keyboardist Joe Tatton. 

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm going into the studio empty handed! In other words...with nothing picked out in advance...as these usually are my best shows.  

The New Mastersounds
The New Mastersounds

Tonight on Bridging the Gap I'm joined in studio by Simon of The New Mastersounds ahead of their shows at the Blue Note Hawaii.  So the music is going to be upbeat and funky.

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Dan Medhurst via The New Mastersounds
Dan Medhurst via The New Mastersounds

Keeping the music upbeat and funky tonight on Bridging the Gap.

Tomorrow on the show we'll be chatting with Simon of The New Mastersounds ahead of their string of shows at the Blue Note Hawaii. 

Focusing on a little dreamy Indy Rock mixed into a little world sounds tonight on Bridging the Gap.

Spinning some vintage Latin Jazz, Jamaican Ska and swing into tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

Keeping it eclectic as always with a little light Drum & Bass, Soul and Downtempo mixed into the set tonight on Bridging the Gap.

The unexpected announcement of the death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has changed the feel of tonight session of Bridging the Gap.  So I'm weaving in a few of his songs and covers, and keeping it mellow in between.

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will focus on bluesy, mellow, songs with a little spoken word.    

Rejoice as you've all survived another Monday! So to help you chill out, I'm keeping the music mellow and pretty during this evening's session of Bridging the Gap.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, music from the new Quantic and Nidia Gongora album and a few Latin/Brazilian Drum and Bass tracks to speed you to your weekend.  I'm also playing some select performances from our Atherton studio to kick off the start of the Summer season.

Tickets for the Atherton can be found at hprtickets.org

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, I'm revolving around intelligent, mellow indy rock, with a few little suprises in between.  Also have one last pair of tickets to the Allison Adams Tucker show to give away on air.

Tonight on Bridging the Gap, I'm talking to musician, filmmaker and activist Michael Franti, frontman for the group Spearhead.  They play shows this Friday at the Republik and Sunday at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.  So the music will be positive, with heavy reggae notes.  

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Filmmaker, activist and Spearhead front-man Michael Franti joins Nick Yee by phone to discuss his career and his upcoming show in Honolulu at the Republik.

WOUB
WOUB

Some new music (for me) tonight on Bridging the Gap, with songs from Miles Mosley, Angel Olsen, and Somi and The Bongo Hop.  Also giving away a pair of passes to the Allison Adams Tucker show this Friday in the Atherton.

Stefano Zattera
Stefano Zattera

Happy Monday to you all! Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will be nice and eclectic... but nice, mellow, and a sure cure for those Monday Blues.

Diego Huerta
Diego Huerta

Tonight on Bridging... a sort of Cinco De Mayo show. I'll admit I do have a little apprehension about celebrating a day that has more to do with college drinking than Mexican Independence.  With that said, it's still a great excuse to put together a great selection of Chicano/a artists.

Honolulu Biennial
Honolulu Biennial

Going into tonight's show blind, with no theme planned... usually these are my best shows.

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Since this show has gone to the late night time slot I really haven't spent all that much time and attention on Jazz. So for a change I'm going to structure the playlist around some of my favorites across the world of Jazz and Downtempo.

Reggie Padilla
Reggie Padilla

Tonight's session of Bridging the Gap will have a more world music slant with a lot of music from Africa, and feature some new music from Bonobo, Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band, and Nilamayé.

The Pledge Drive is over, and I'm back to a more normal show...and how strange it feels. Will be rotating in some new music from Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band, and Jungle Fire.

Diego Huerta
Diego Huerta

We did it! Hawaii Public Radio's Spring 2017 Pledge Drive is finished (7 hours early). The station exceeded its goal of $900,000...and many of those came in via Bridging the Gap. 

Thank You so much to everyone who pledged during the drive... and especially those who pledged for Bridging the Gap, and a special thanks my co-dj Jon Alan for sticking around with me for so many nights. 

I have a few weeks of catch up for the "bag-o-schwag" bonus gifts... but will be sending them out ASAP. 

 

Diego Huerta
Diego Huerta

It's Day 9 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive...and the LAST DAY I'm pitching Bridging the Gap for the Drive, and your last chance to support the show and pick up the Bag-O-Swag.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

It's Day 8 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive...and the momentum is starting to pick up... we just need your help to keep it going.  So if you can, please give us a call and give whatever.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

It's Day 7 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive...and we're pushing on raising money for both Bridging the Gap as well as all the programing.  Tonight I'm joined on air by Joey Gonz, the General Manager of KTUH and host of "Unfun Radio".

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Chef Mavro
Chef Mavro

Here we go with Day 6 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive!  Tonight (I think) I'm going to slow it down a little with a little more World Music and Downtempo.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

It's Friday, and Day 3 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive... which means I'm following Latin Beat w/ Ray Cruz... which means it's a whole night of upbeat party jams.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

Donna Blanchard
Donna Blanchard

Happy 4/20 and Day 2 of the HPR Spring 2017 Pledge Drive.

The number to call to support Bridging the Gap as well as ALL the programing on HPR is:
(808) 941-3689

Or pledge online at bit.ly/isupporthpr
 

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