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

Tango Milonga Nights

Tue - Jun 27
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!

JIMMY FUNAI QUARTET

Fri - Jun 30
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Due to overwhelming demand, the Jimmy Funai Quartet will again be creating their magic at Medici's! The last time they were here, there was a palpable wave of satisfaction and good will over the entire audience as this tight-knit group blew everyone away with their performance. 
 
Jimmy Funai is the most recorded guitarist in Hawaii history. He will be joined by these superb musicians: Hal Mita on piano, John Kolivas on electric bass and Von Baron on drums.They'll be playing everything from jazz to Jimi Hendrix. Corey Funai, Jimmy's son, a well-known guitarist in his own right, will also be joining them tonight for a few numbers, along with his own group, Rootie's Roots.  This will be an incredibly fun evening!

RYAN SOUZA & RUTH SHIROMA FOSTER

Sat - Jul 01
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Medici's is ecstatic to feature Ryan Souza, probably one of the best singers we have ever heard, as part of our Hawaiian Music Nights series. His range includes a rich operatic tenor to an incredibly powerful Hawaiian falsetto, and we think he will blow you away. His partner is Ruth Shiroma Foster, herself an exceptional dynamo in the Hawaii music world. 

They will be performing not only Hawaiian, but jazz, pop, and songs from the Great American Songbook, and will be joined by several guest artists, including some of the best musicians in town. This is a don't-miss-it evening!

Click here to see and hear an example of their wonderful talent: 
https://www.facebook.com/ryan.souza.94?fref=ts 

$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. Medici's has recently been selected as the "Best In Honolulu" jazz venue by Honolulu Magazine!

Reservations strongly suggested by going to our website at http://musicatmedicis.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=895356 Call or text 808-351-0901 for questions on seating on using the on-line ticketing service.

TOMMY JAMES TRIO

Fri - Jul 07
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Tommy James, current musical director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra in New York, wild genius at the piano, and profilic arranger; and Duane Padilla, violinist extraordinaire, gypsy jazz guitarist, executive chef, recording engineer, and photographer -- in other words the ultimate Renaissance Man; are probably two of the most creative souls in Honolulu at this time. They will be joined by masterful bassist and head of the Honolulu Jazz Quartet, John Kolivas.

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

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