Medicis Honolulu Music Jazz

Jazz & Blues

Friday & Saturday is Music Night at Medici's

Regulars such as Tommy James, Pierre Grill, Duane Padilla, Ginai, Shari Lynn, DeShannon Higa, Jimmy Funai, and the Honolulu Jazz Quartet are regularly featured. We also have many up and coming talents such as Grant Carvalho and Harmonic Odyssey. We provide a massive salad bar, pizza by the slice, and a different special entree each day featured by Chef Tim.

Tango Tuesday

Tango and Milonga Instruction and Dancing

Instruction is provided for a very reasonable price, and Milonga comes afterwards where you can dance with whoever meets your fancy. Pizza and soda is provided to make a full evening out of the experience and you can always BYOB.

Chamber Music

Sunday is for the Classics

Come and Enjoy some of your favorite Classical pieces in an acoustically superb setting. Being connected to the Manoa School of Art and Music means we feature the best classical pianists and instrumentalists on the island. Salad Bar and Pizza are available during intermission.

Fine Dining

Are you Hungry?

Events at Medici's normally feature our massive salad bar and pizza by the slice. Most main events (Friday and Saturday Jazz ...) also feature a special entree by Chef Tim such as Shepherd's pie, Indian curry, Meatballs and Pasta, and Clam Chowder.

Upcoming Events

Culinary Class with Rebecca Woodland - A Taste of Mexico

Mon - May 22
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Explore authentic flavors from the heart of colonial Mexico in this hands-on class taught by Rebecca, featuring pre-Hispanic recipes from her culinary teacher in San Miguel.

$50 including dinner (BYOB ok)

Pre-registration is required.

Text Rebecca at 808-295-3027 or e-mail her at rebeccawoodland@gmail.com.

Tango Milonga Nights

Tue - May 23
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

 Tango and Milonga

Tango Milonga Nights with Larry Biggs & Yara Veronese Machado

Where: Medici's
Fundamental Class (6:30 - 7:30) [All levels accepted]

Intermediate/Advanced "technique" Class (7:30 - 8:00)
Milonga 8:00 - 10:30

Cost: $10 (all inclusive)
Wear comfortable shoes with leather soles.

 

Argentine Tango is a beautiful dance for young and the young-at-heart: the embrace, the walk, the pivot, and the turn – these are all that comprise of this lovely dance. Learn these and much, much, more!


Larry & Yara are passionate about dancing and spreading the love for Argentine tango… patient and articulate, Larry & Yara pull from over two decades of dance training, spanning not only Argentine Tango but Ballet, Modern, Tap, Lindy Hop, Salsa and more to help you learn and excel at Tango.


Learn to Tango with grace, poise and confidence. You don’t need a partner to begin. Wear comfortable shoes with leather soles. Dress is casual.

 

FUNDAMENTAL CLASS (6:30 - 7:30) as always, our focus will be on Tango "fundamentals" for Beginning Tango Students in the development of balance, connection, movement technique, musicality, etc. However all levels are welcome as it is very important to have beginning Tango Students dance with higher level dancers to increase our overall understanding and experience in Tango.

 

Note: Please feel free to stay and dance during the Milonga (there is no extra cost for this). Please try and get as much "dance time" on the dance floor, as that is how we ALL improve. Larry and Yara will explain the rules (codes) of the social dance floor if you're not sure.

 

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED "technique" CLASS (7:30 - 8:00) will follow the Fundamentals class, and we will offer a variety of techniques and sequences from week to week that can be utilized on the social dance floor. Last week we worked on: FLOOR BOLEO FROM CROSS SYSTEM, OVER ROTATION FOR THE FOLLOWER into a FORWARD PIVOT so that the dancers can move along in the line of dance. These different techniques will stimulate your improvisational learning skills, and expand your repertoire and understanding of the music.


Come ready to Tango!

Private Party

Thu - May 25
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

FREDDIE MIRANDA JR. QUINTET

Sat - May 27
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Swing to the Latin and Salsa rhythms of Freddie Miranda, Jr., drummer and percussionist extraordinaire. Originally from Puerto Rico, Freddie was trained at and eventually became professor of percussion at the Conservatory of Puerto Rico's prep school, and has performed and recorded all over the world with such luminaries like Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Bobby Valentín, Ray Barretto (RIP), Mario Ortíz, Jerry Rivera, Olga Tañón, Juan Gabriel (RIP), Lucesita Benítez, Gen Ogimi & Salsa Swingoza, Sayaka Katsuki, among many others, and also shared stage with all time greats like, Sammy Davis Jr (RIP), Maynard Ferguson (RIP), Giovanni Hidalgo, Ruben Blades, Eddie Palmieri, Dave Samuels, Take 6, Sandy Patty, Aaron Neville, Jamie O'Neall, Melina León, Wynonna, "The Miracles", among others.

His band consists of 4 incredible musicians:

Carlos Betancourt- Vocals/Congas
Adam Walker - Piano
Andy Detra - Bass
Ryan Terronez - Trombone

To know more about Freddie's background, you can visit the following links:

www.freddiemirandajr.webs.com
www.youtube.com/Fr3ddi3jr


$20 Cover Charge / $20 for Medici's Renowned Salad Bar

Medici's is a family-friendly, beautiful venue located right in Manoa with plenty of free parking. Delicious salad bar, full bar and fabulous people help to complete the offerings. Medici's has recently been selected as the "Best In Honolulu" jazz venue by Honolulu Magazine!

Buy your tickets at http://musicatmedicis.tix.com/ or call/text 351-0901 for reservations or questions.

Please visit our Event page for complete descriptions of all of our events.

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Honolulu Jazz Quartet
Jazz Club Loft
Pacific Harp Project
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Tango Milonga Dance