Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s 2017-18 Atherton Studio Winter Season closes with a concert by esteemed local jazz pianist Ethan Capone on March 10. The evening is the final one of four to feature Hawaiʻi’s great jazz pianists in solo performance on the Atherton’s magnificent Bösendorfer grand this season.
Reservations for Ethan Capone may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID. 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.
About the artist
As the son of a piano teacher and a piano technician, Ethan Capone began his music education early. He developed his technique further at Ithaca College in upstate New York with the head of jazz studies Steve Brown. Traveling abroad his junior year, he studied with Italian pianist Lorenzo Definiti. Capone moved to Hawaiʻi in 2007 and has immersed himself in the music scene here. Well-known in jazz circles, he has worked in many jazz ensembles, one of which performed alongside Chris Botti and his quartet. Other jazz musicians he has worked with include Valery Ponomarev, Bob Albanese, Rob Sheps, and Michael Paolo. He has collaborated on several projects with local artist Henry Kapono, including a performance at the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards with Mick Fleetwood. More recently, Capone took a position as Minister of Music for the Nelles Chapel Gospel Choir, and he accompanied Grammy Award-nominated gospel singer/songwriter Vashawn Mitchell.