The Vibe: Live Music at HiSAM

January 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hawai‘i State Art Museum
250 S. Hotel Street

The Vibe: Live Music at HiSAM

Join us on January 13th for the latest installment of The Vibe, a monthly live music series held at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum, in partnership with the Dae Han Ensemble! Special guests include Abe Lagrimas on vibraphone, Jabari Prevost on tenor sax, and recently announced Hawai‘i State Poet Laureate, Brandy Nālani McDougall!

On the grand lanai, Pau Hana Painters will return, along with food vendors and our bar, sponsored by the Friends of HiSAM!

Find information on parking and transportation below.

About the Artists:

Abe Lagrimas, Jr. is a musician, composer, educator, and author who plays the drums, vibraphone, and ukulele, and studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 2012, he competed in the highly prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition and has worked with many artists such as Eric Marienthal, Eric Reed, Kamasi Washington, Dontae Winslow, Barbara Morrison, Michelle Coltrane, Jake Shimabukuro, and Kenny Endo, and continues to be an indemand session musician in LosAngeles.

Jabari Prevost is a professional multiinstrumentalist, freelance musician and music educator based inHonolulu, Hawaii. He has supported and recorded with local and international artists such as NaturalVibrations, Steve Smith (Journey),Yoza, Tim Rose, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck), and KikuCollins (Beyonce, Gloria Gaynor).

Brandy Nālani McDougall was born and raised on Maui in the ahupuaʻa of Aʻapueo in Kula. McDougall is the author of the poetry collection, The SaltWind, Ka Makani Paʻakai (2008). She teaches as an Associate Professor of American Studies specializing in Indigenous Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her second poetry collection, ʻĀina Hānau, Birth Land, is forthcoming from the University of Arizona Press in Summer 2023. She has made substantial contributions to Hawaiʻi literature and community as an editor and publisher, as a teacher and mentor (at Kamehameha Schools, at UH Mānoa, and in community settings), and as a literary event organizer. As part of her term as Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate, McDougall wants to highlight the ways in which poetry can heal and bring connection.

Dae Han’s swift, technical style on the drums compliments every situation, from jazz and funk to R&B, reggae, and hip hop. Dae Han is the unsung backbone behind progressive Honolulu acts and international artists. He’s the go-to drummer whenever Japanese rapper Shing02 tours the US and Asia with a full band. In 2019, Takuya Kuroda tapped Dae to organize a band to support the Brooklyn-based trumpeter’s gig at Blue Note Hawaii. Dae also recently teamed up with guitarist Gilbert Batangan and bassist Mark Tanouye to open for Khruangbin. Every year he organizes an always impressive jazz-forward tribute to the late J Dilla. 

Transportation and Parking

Public Transportation

  • TheBus – many bus routes stop directly in front of or very close to the museum. For routes and schedules, call TheBus at (808) 848-5555 or check online at
  • The Waikiki Trolley – the Red Line State Capitol/Iolani Palace Stop is a short walk from HiSAM. For more information, call the Waikiki Trolley at (808) 591-2561, or check online at
  • Biki Bikeshare – the closest Biki racks are directly in front of the building on South Hotel St. (120 Chinatown/DT – Hotel & Richards), and at the corner of Richards and South Beretania St (121 Chinatown/DT – Beretania & Richards).
  • Bicycle Racks – nearby Honolulu City & County bike racks are on South Hotel St. near Alakea St., on Richards St. near South Hotel St., and on the lawn between the Hawai‘i State Capitol building and Iolani Palace.


There is no parking on site. Parking is available at nearby lots, including across Hotel street in the Ali‘i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea Street, cash only), across Richards Street at Iolani Palace, the Kalanimoku Building, Kinaʻu Hale/Department of Health, State Capitol basement, Honolulu City Municipal Parking, and metered street parking in the area.

Accessible Parking

Free accessible parking stalls are available in these locations for persons with disabilities:

  • Iolani Palace grounds (one stall near the Richards Street exit, one stall near the State Archives building, and one stall near the gate leading to the State Capitol)
  • Ali‘i Place building parking structure (vehicle entrance at 1099 Alakea Street, pedestrian entrance/exit on South Hotel Street directly across from the Hawai‘i State Art Museum). Cash only.
  • State parking lots allow metered spaces in those lots to be used as accessible parking, with a 2 hour limit. Nearby state parking lots include the State Capitol (415 South Beretania Street and Punchbowl Street), and the Kalanimoku Building (corner of Beretania Street and 1151 Punchbowl Street). For a full list of state government parking lots and a map, please visit the Automotive Management Division webpage. In order to use the spaces, vehicles must display the appropriate placard issued to individuals.