AADAP will be celebrating their 47th Anniversary with a Benefit Concert at the Aratani Theatre on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Join us for an evening of live music, a silent auction, dessert bar, and more! All the proceeds will help AADAP fund core recovery programs to help serve the diverse communities of Los Angeles.
One of the most versatile and cosmopolitan saxophonists in pop, soul and contemporary jazz for nearly 35 years, Michael Paulo has added his distinct saxpertise to a virtual who’s who of artists, including Al Jarreau (Paulo’s longest term touring association), James Ingram, No. 1 Smooth Jazz Trumpeter and guitarist Rick Braun and Peter White, Oleta Adams, Kenny Loggins, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Jeff Lorber, David Benoit, Carl Anderson, Bobby Caldwell, Johnny Mathis and more. He recorded with Kalapana from 1975-1979 and has worked with legendary pianist Herbie Hancock.
Kalapana emerged as one of the most popular bands on the Hawaiian music scene in the 70s, producing a steady stream of hits. Their 1975 debut album was hailed as one of the best of the mid-70s Hawaiian renaissance. Tracks like “Naturally”, “Nightbird”, “The Hurt”, “You Make it Hard”, and “When the Morning Comes” became household tunes and still enjoy frequent play on contemporary Hawaiian radio. Musical trends have come and gone, but Kalapana’s many hits have remained Island classics. Kalapana still stands as a symbol of inspiration for contemporary Hawaiian music today.
Since 1972, AADAP has grown to be a leader in providing prevention and treatment services to Asian and Pacific Islander families affected by the consequences of substance abuse and addiction. AADAP addresses these unmet needs in our community by targeting public and private resources in order to offer the necessary programs that make a difference against the real and far reaching costs of substance abuse and addiction that touch every segment of our society. AADAP continues to serve over 16,000 clients annually from all over Los Angeles County and beyond, including Metro LA, South LA, San Fernando Valley, the South Bay, and San Bernardino.
Your support of AADAP, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Tax ID: 95-2848695), will have the benefit of “Changing Lives and Saving Families” by addressing the consequences of substance abuse and addiction.