Kahilu Theatre is excited to present the reunion of PURE HEART LIVE in concert on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at 4pm HST.
Back in 1999, three young guys in their early 20’s burst into the Hawaiian music scene as the group, Pure Heart. The group consisted of ʻukulele musician Jake Shimabukuro, acoustic guitar/vocalist Jon Yamasato and percussionist Lopaka Colon, Jr.. and is rated in the top-50 Musical Groups of All Times of Hawaii, and also one of Hawaii’s youngest musical groups ever to take the local music scene by storm in such a short period.
That same year, the group won five Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards including “Album of the Year.” Pure Heart has three albums titled Pure Heart, Pure Heart 2, and Pure Heart 2.5 Christmas, as well as a new digital album titled Best of Pure Heart. Despite being extremely popular, Pure Heart disbanded a few years later. But things happen for a reason and Jake Shimabukuro would become one of the world’s renowned ‘ukulele artists, Lopaka Colon, Jr., would go on to play with Hawaii’s top musicians, and Jon Yamasato, who returned to music three months after quitting Pure Heart in 1999 to release his first solo album, and has performed with numerous groups.
Pure Heart had a reunion performance on HI*Sessions in 2015, a concert in 2017, and Kahilu is thrilled to offer this special PURE HEART reunion concert LIVE on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at 4pm HST.