CITY PAGES The week’s best concerts: Feb. 4-7

Masters of Hawaiian Music @ Dakota + Richard Johnson Trio @ Vieux Carre

Masters of Hawaiian Music @ Dakota
As Midwestern wind chills plunge each midwinter, Hawaiian master musicians drift in on virtual balmy breezes. This year’s trio features George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau, and Kawika Kahiapo, all slack-key guitar aces steeped in paniola culture and other islands traditions. Primarily a twelve-string guitarist, Kahumoku has earned multiple Grammys and been a preservation activist. Aweau has won numerous awards for his vocals and is a virtuoso on jazz-oriented electric seven-string bass, while Kahiapo also ventures into contemporary folk. 7 p.m. $35—$45. 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. More info here.—Rick Mason

Richard Johnson Trio @ Vieux Carre
Johnson played in ensembles led by the cream of contemporary jazz classicists—folks like Wynton Marsalis and guitarist Russell Malone—around the turn of the century before getting into musical education. So it’s a tonic to hear that the pianist will be tackling Dave Brubeck’s catalog, including the entirety of Time Out, which turns 60 this year, an iconic LP with a lot of sophisticated time signatures embedded in its toe-tapping familiarity. 9:30 p.m. $17 for a table seat, $12 at the bar. 408 St. Peter St., St. Paul. More info here.Britt Robson

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