Calendar – Sandy Tsukiyama

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Hey hey! If you live in a cave you may not have heard or heard of local girl, viagra sale Sandy Tsukiyama, treatment who was obsessed with bossa novas so she embarked on a quest for more and more music of Brazil. Her first vocal gigs were with Brazilian-inspired group, there “Ohta-San’s New Thing” and the Ebbtides, in 1975. Then in 1980, she was recipient of a Rotary Post-Graduate Fellowship for International Understanding, and studied Brazilian folk music traditions and voice at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Escola de Música. She performed backups for Marku Ribas and Robertinho do Recife, among with other well-known artists. Sandy appeared at Chiko’s Bar, Rive Gauche, and did national TV broadcasts on Rede Globo; was house vocalist at Restaurante Antonino in the Lagoa District, where Lisa Ono, who later became Japan’s primary bossa nova exponent, would occasionally sit in. At the “Todos os Cantos” music festival in Curitiba, Paraná, she was accompanied by the yet unknown, Eliane Elias. She was married to percussionist Carlinhos “Pandeiro de Ouro” de Oliveira.

This month, you can catch her performing with Johnnie Bamont (sax player with Huey Lewis & The News). Should be a lot of fun and a few places where she and some other outstanding local musicians are playing include:

February 26th Wednesday. Location: Gordon Biersch 6:30-9:30pm. Aloha Tower

March 1st Saturday. Location: Mezz 127 10pm-12:30PM

Players: David Yamasaki guitar, Bruce Hamada bass (Gordon Biersch), Aaron Aranita keys, Stew Sherman drums; Sandy Tsukiyama vocals, Johnnie Bamont saxes


  1. She also performs around town but I’ve never made it to one of her gigs but I listen to her Saturday public radio show and keep up with brazilian musicians performing in Honolulu.

  2. Im a big fan of hers, I witnessed her live and she does bossanova to its standards, expecially with Astrud’s and Joao’s works…

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