SFJAZZ x OluKai Collaboration

On February 28, 2015, OluKai, in partnership with SFJAZZ will be hosting "Anywhere Aloha," a one-night-only event in San Francisco celebrating music, art and the ocean lifestyle with Taj Mahal, Kamea Hadar and a showroom with the new 2015 lines from OluKai. This event is sold-out and only open to media. OluKai's Anywhere Aloha™ Campaign proves that though Aloha was born in Hawaii, it is a spirit not bound by geography. Aloha is one way to unlock its spirit in all of us. WHEN Saturday, February 28, 2015 WHERE SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin Street (at corner of Fell Street), San Francisco OPEN TO ALL MEDIA 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Meet the lead designer from OluKai and learn about the inspirations for the new 2015 men's and women's lines. Watch Hawaii-based artist Kamea Hadar create live digital art. Get your shoes shined (and suede cleaned) with free shoe shines. VIPS ONLY 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Watch the sold-out Taj Mahal show from the reserved VIP section. VIPS ONLY 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Post-event cocktail party, meet and greet SF Jazz and OluKai leadership circle, unveiling of Hadar's work (created during the event) along with customized OluKai fittings so you can walk away with the perfect footwear. The talent during the night will be two-time-Grammy Award-winning blues musician Taj Mahal and Honolulu-based artist Kamea Hadar. Taj Mahal is best known for mixing elements of music from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific into his work. He is beloved by many, beginning his lengthy, worldwide career as a self-taught singer-songwriter who plays many instruments including guitar, piano, bajo and harmonica. Kamea Hadar, admired for blending authentic Hawaiian iconography with modern street style, currently lives in Honolulu after studying at Sorbonne in Paris, University of St. Louis in Madrid and the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, among others. Hadar is the youngest board member of the Hawaii Arts Alliance, one of the lead directors of POW! WOW! Hawaii and designer/artistic director of Utopium, home of POW! WOW! Hawaii. About SFJAZZ Founded by Randall Kline in 1983 under the name Jazz in the City, SFJAZZ has become the world's leading cultural institution devoted to jazz and related forms of music, presenting over 300 performances each year at the new SFJAZZ Center and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. SFJAZZ is a recognized international leader in jazz creation, presentation, and education. SFJAZZ explores the full spectrum of jazz, from the music's origins in the African American community to its diverse present-day expressions around the world. As a non-profit organization, SFJAZZ works to develop the audience for jazz in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. SFJAZZ celebrates jazz as a living art form, built on a constantly evolving tradition. Visit www.sfjazz.org for more.