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Title:Bonny B. and Friends!
Date:2/22/2017 (Wednesday)
Address:Gordon Biersch - Honolulu, 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Ste 1123,
Location:Honolulu, HI
Hours:6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Web Page:http://www.michimooreimages.com/
Updates will be made as it happens.
Stay tuned!

Bonny B. and Friends!

Enjoy jazz music under the stars featuring the infectious and energetic music of Bonny B. and Friends!

"Jazz Wednesdays" at Gordon Biersch is thee place to be and has been a staple of music here in the islands. Hosted by everyone's friend, Robert Shinoda, you're sure not to miss this event!

February 22, 2017
Showtime starts at 6:30pm and ends at 9:30pm
No cover charge

Where: Gordon Biersch Restaurant,
Aloha Tower Marketplace
1 Aloha Tower Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

For more information visit http://www.gordonbiersch.com/
or call Gordon Biersch at 808-599-4877 or 808-537-3291.

MEET ROBERT SHINODA! (www.RobertShinoda.com)

Robert Shinoda has worked professionally in Hawaii and the mainland U.S. as a guitarist, arranger, producer, film composer and musical director since 1971.
Credits Include:

The Honolulu Symphony, Masterworks Series 2001 to present
The Honolulu Pops Symphony, various programs 2001 to present
Eric Marienthal (guitar)
Monica Mancini (guitar)
Sir James Gallway (guitar)
Don Grusin (guitar)
Lea Salonga (guitar)
Michael Ruff (guitar)
Gabe Baltazar (guitar)
Makoto Ozone (guitar)
Valery Ponomarev (guitar)
Tiger Okoshi (guitar)
Na Leo in concert at The Hollywood Bowl and California Tour, Fall 2005
Craig Schullman (guitar)
Dianne Carol (guitar)
The Wally Amos Happiness Hour (nationally syndicated TV) arranger, guitarist
The Fifth Dimension (guitar)
Broadway Babies at Hawaii Theater (musical director / arranger / guitar)
Teddy & Nanci Tanaka Show (musical director / arranger )
Eddie Aguinaldo Concerts (musical director/arranger/ guitarist)
Martin Nievera in Concert, Aloha Stadium
Martin Nievera in Concert with the Honolulu Symphony Pops
Fernandez in Concert, 2006
American Legion Aloha Concert, 2005 (musical director / arranger)
The Hawaii International Jazz Festival (guitar)
Legends in Concert (arranging/guitar)

Recordings: (guitar/arranging/musical direction),
Keahiwai Merry Christmas (2006) Gail Mack –Christmas in Hawaii Nei (2006) & Snowbird,
George Street –Magic Lady & Seasons, Randy & Gay Hongo –Never Far From Home,
Ben Vegas, Ginai-Jazz Island, Frank Delima, Melveen Leed

Robert Shinoda's band, Nueva Vida, performs at all major quality venues in Hawaii and at all major
high profile celebrity events in Hawaii including:
The American Heart Association "Heart Ball" (4 years), NFL Pro Bowl
TV Producer Al Masini's wedding (Entertainment Tonight, Star Search, Baywatch, etc…
State Department of Education "Artists in the Schools" program (12 years)
Koele Lodge-Lanai, Four Seasons Hualalai, Princeville Resort, Maunalani Bay Resort,
Waikiki Shell, NBC Concert Hall, Mauna Kea Beach Resort, Maui Prince,
Las Vegas Hilton, many more…

Graduate studies in music composition, University of Hawaii
Bachelor of Music Composition, Berklee College of Music, Boston

Musical Theater:
Les Miserables, Anything Goes, Footloose, Aida, Little Shop of Horrors,
Rent, Shout, The Full Monty, Sweet Charity, The Altar Boyz

MEET BONNY B. (www.BonnyBMusic.com)

Bonny Bonaparte was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. He began playing drums at the age of 3 and performing in local shows with groups as The Trinidad Troubadours, a legendary island band which toured in the United States, Virgin Islands as well as the Caribbean when he was 6 years old.
Bonny has played with many incredible luminaries such as Freddie Hubbard, Al Jarreau, Grover Washington, Jr., George Duke, The Jacksons, James Brown, B.B. King, Albert King, Bob Marley, Abba, Natalie Cole, The Bee Gees, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Tosh, Paul Taylor, Paul Christopher, Sister Sledge, LTD, Jeffrey Osborne, The Grateful Dead, Vince Gill, Dave Koz, Take 6, Clint Holmes, Dennis Miller, David Breener, KC and the Sunshine Band, Maysa, The Commodores, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The Manhattans, Millie Jackson, B.T. Express, Mindi Abair, Yellowman, Valentine, The Mighty Sparrow, Crazy, Calypso Rose, Tony Ricardo, and his mentor, Earl Rodney and much more!

Bonny has toured and recorded with Grammy Award winning and Platinum recording artist Bruce Hornsby from 1999-2002. Bonny is blessed to have played drums and percussions with these incredible musicians on the following albums:

2002: LIVE ALbum "Here Come the Noisemakers"
2002: "Big Swing Face
2004: "Halcyon Days"
In 2006, tours the world with legendary and Multi-Grammy Nominated winning jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra for 6 years.

In 2007, they were awarded the George Benson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.

Below are albums Bonny recorded with drums, vocals and/or percussion with Spyro Gyra
2007: Grammy Nomination - Best Pop Instrumental Album "Wrapped in a Dream"
2008: Grammy Nomination - Best Pop Instrumental Performance "Simple Pleasures”
2008: Grammy Nomination - Best Pop Instrumental Album "Good to Go-Go"
2009: Grammy Nomination - Best Pop Instrumental Album "A Night Before Christmas"
2010: Grammy Nomination - Best Pop Instrumental Album for "Down The Wire"
2016: Spyro Gyra - Best of the Heads Up Years

Bonny B. now calls Hawai'i his home and is one of the most "in demand" musicians in the islands. He plays for private and special events, festivals and concerts that have included noted musicians such as Norman Brown, Gerald Albright, Brian Simpson, Peter White, Marc Antoine, Michael Ruff, Tommy James (Duke Ellington Orchestra), Jeff Richman, Gerardo Velez and more!

MEET ARON NELSON! (www.aronnelson.com)

Grew up in Hilo, Hawaii. Played with various bands including the very fun N-Focus with Moon Brown, Rainbow Page, Craig Ochikubo and Sid Hopson. While playing with N-Focus, we were one of the first pioneers locally to use computer-based sequencing onstage along with some of the first use of professional drum machines (Linn Drum, Oberheim and Yamaha drum machines). Sequencer Plus and Personal Composer w/IBM PC- LIVE! Back then Craig and I were deep into sequencing and analog synthesizers as well as playing guitar. Yes, I have been sequencing since the beginning! Received performance degree from University of Hawaii at Hilo (piano).

Moved to Bay Area (San Jose, California). Studied Electronic Music Composition with Allen Strange. Received Masters Degree in Composition from the Electro/Acoustic Program at SJSU. During this time I developed several MIDI toolkits in Pascal and C for writing sequencers and real-time MIDI control. I programmed in FORTH as well as using a language developed at SJSU called MASC written by Dan Kelley. I got to study/work/learn from tons of people including Morton Subotnick, Dan Wyman, Michael Boddicker, Larry Wendt, Randy Masters, and many others. I wrote a real-time gestural sequencer/MIDI "transforming" application as part of my studies.

Studied Jazz Piano with George Cables.

Played with a bunch of people and played in Import/Export: Darryl Rowe, Ken Harrill, Chris Miller, Gus Kambeitz, James Reily and Dean Hudson. This band later became an instrumental fusion band. In the Bay Area, I mainly played Jazz/Rock aka "fusion" music as well as R&B. I played everywhere from Scramento all the way down to Monterey, CA; mostly in clubs. I was lucky to share the stage with (Nicolas Bearde, Tony Lindsay, Myron Dove, Tom Politzer, Oliver Harris, Gary Brown, Kenny Brown, Joel Griffin and many others.

In Hawaii, I have played with Pauline Wilson (Seawind), Jimmy Borges, Loyal Garner, Maila Gibson, Ben Vegas, Na Leo, Kristian Lei, Rocky Brown, Ginai, Richard Elliot, Jeff Lorber, Brian Culbertson, Michael Paulo, Keiko Matsui and many more...

Worked at Graphic Notes - an international (Australian/US) company developing music notation software (Music Publisher). I was a product specialist and tech support. Worked at Opcode Systems Inc. - tech support/sales/R&D. While I was in tech support I was able to help some of the top studio musicians in the world. I helped develop tons of editors and librarians for various synthesizers. During this time I got to work with many synthesizer manufacturers as well as have access to the latest digital synthesizers. Later I did some work on Studio Vision Pro doing some of the 24-bit work.

Moved to Honolulu, HI working for Audio Bytes, and started building guitar pedals as a hobby.

I have written music for many commercials including: Hilo Hattie, Ala Moana, Hawaii Dental Services, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Ward Center, Altres, Toyota, Lexus, Hawaiian Airlines, Aloha Airlines, Alu Like, Kau Inoa, Central Pacific Bank, Verizon, Pacific Resource Partnership, Finance Factors, Homeworld, Nissan, Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii Humane Society, State Farm Insurance, Foodland, KHON-TV, KITV, AIG, City Mill, Golf Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank, Pepsi/Guam, Symantec, Servco Automotive, HMSA, McDonald's of Hawaii and many other companies. I have also written the theme music for Golf Hawaii, Long Story Short (Leslie Wilcox), City Mill and many other shows.

I also have a DIY stompbox page where people can go online to find out how to build and modify guitar pedals. I have also been keeping up with software and I am the author of unrealBook, a sheet music reader for the iPad that is being used on stage all over the world.


Jon Porlas Jr. was born in Hawaii and has lived there for 50 years. He is a percussionist by trade, playing all styles of music including Hawaiian, reggae, hip hop, contemporary, jazz, and country, with various different bands in Hawaii. Jon has recorded music many times over the years, and he is still going strong. Jon is proud to be a Hawaiian and thanks God for his blessings every day!


Mark has been a professional musician for more than 25 years and enjoys a busy career as a bassist and an occasional keyboardist. From 2000 until 2008 he was the keyboardist/bassist for Hawaiian music legends Cecilio & Kapono. He began with classical piano lessons at age 4 and choir at age 8; adding violin and pipe organ before settling on bass as his main instrument in 1985.

He began his professional career in Ithaca, NY in 1989 and continued in Hawaii after 1991, playing in bands and for Manoa Valley Theater and Army Theater. From 2000 until 2008 he was the keyboardist/bassist for Hawaiian music legends Cecilio & Kapono. He also worked for each of them in their separate musical projects. For the last ten years he has been the main bassist for Manoa DNA. He has worked both in the US and internationally with artists such as Jake and Bruce Shimabukuro, Michael MacDonald, Nine Inch Nails and Def Tech .

SELECTED STUDIO WORK ? Manoa DNA ? Alx Kawakami ? Def Tech ? Adagio ? Blayne Asing ? Cecilio & Kapono ? Jake Shimabukuro ? Bruce Shimabukuro ? Paul Shimomoto ? Rolando Sanchez ? Swampa ZZ SELECTED LIVE WORK ? Valery Ponomarev ? Def Tech ? Senri Oe & Junko Yagami ? Ipso Facto ? Johnnie Bamont ? Adagio ? Don Tiki ? Boy Katindig ? Michael Paulo / Rene Paulo ? Keith Marks ? Jeff Richman ? Rolando Sanchez ? Billy Kilson ? Ozomatli ? Gerardo Velez


Born in Honolulu, Tim graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1977, attended Lawrence University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He also attended the Berklee College of Music.
Professionally, Tim has performed with Ray Charles, the Temptations, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Honolulu Symphony, University of Hawai‘i Saxophone Choir, Benny Golson, Michael Paulo, C andK, Kalapana, the Ornery Horns, and the Honolulu Jazz Quartet.

Tim's experience in the Royal Hawaiian Band has been a lot more exciting than he ever imagined but also very rewarding and entertaining!

Tim enjoys playing golf, a good meal, and acting silly with good friends.

*More information to be updated as it happens!
See you all there!
Event is:One Day Only
Audience:All Welcome
Category:Concert, Jazz
Submitted by:contributed
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