Hawaiʻi Public Radio hosts the return of neo-soul singer/songwriter Maryanne Ito to the Atherton Studio on Saturday, August 19th at 7:30 p.m. Likened to Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Ito combines a soulful jazz style with R&B, reggae, and hip hop. In her upcoming Atherton concert, she performs some new music, as well as new arrangements of work on her debut album “Waking Up." She'll also be putting her twist on jazz standards and soul classics.
Tickets to HPR's evening of intimate soul with Maryanne Ito are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. Reservations may be made at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.
“Waking Up” jumped to #4 on the Official UK Chart a few weeks after its release and was a Na Hōkū Hanohano nominee for Best R&B album. Ito says of her first album, “This is my introduction to a world that involves more of what I’m passionate about. The title track ‘Waking Up’ is a reminder to myself to truly live outside the mundane.”
About the Artist
Maryanne Ito is of Samoan and Japanese descent and a resident of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. A mother of two, she writes daily and enjoys performing live with a full band or intimate acoustic sets.