Jason Taglianetti

Multimedia Production Manager

Jason Taglianetti joined Hawaiʻi Public Radio in October of 2006 as its multimedia production manager. Born and raised on Oʻahu, Jason grew up backstage, due to his parents, both theatre artists.  In 1996, Jason attended the Art Institute of Seattle, where he studied Audio Production under many of the sound engineers, musicians, and music producers responsible for Seattle's grunge sound. Returning home to Hawaiʻi, Jason began his career in a familiar place -- the theatre. Today, Jason is a multiple award-winner for his sound design work for the stage. He also has several album credits and is a licensed amateur radio operator.

Ways to Connect

photo Dave Tonnes, Panaviz

Sundays at 4pm on HPR-1, Applause in a Small Room celebrates live performers, live performances as well as the magic that happens when performers and audiences meet. Hosted by Jason Taglianetti.

In this episode of The Big Ears Music Club, Louise King Lanzilotti and John Zak explore the world of classical wind instruments.

Eric Hutchinson joined us in the Atherton studio to share his song "Dear Me." Eric is playing at the Blue Note in Waikiki August 31 thru September 2 2017.


Take 6 joined us in the studio ahead of their dates at the Blue Note Hawaii. They shared two songs with us. Stand By Me and Straighten Up and Fly Right.

Two of Hawaiiʻs favorite songwriters and performers, Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos joined us in the studio for a performance of the classic song, Nānākuli Blues.

The J.P. Jofre Nuevo Tango Quartet visited the Atherton studio ahead of their concert at the Blue note this week... they performed two compositions for us both by J.P. Jofre. After The Rain and Universe.

The quartet features:
J.P. Jofre - Bandoneon/Composer
Eric Silberger - Violin
Kwan Yi - Piano
Sung Chan Chang - Cello

The Rippingtons

Jul 28, 2017

The Rippingtons were in town for a few nights at the Blue Note Hawaii. they stopped by the HPR studios to share some tunes with us.

The songs featured in this performance are... in order:
North Star

The Rippingtons are:
Russ Freeman, Guitar
Brandon Fields, Sax
Dave Karasony, Drums
Rico Belled, Bass
Bill Heller, Keys

Mango Season

Jul 5, 2017

Mango Season is a Honolulu-based seven-piece band that serves up an intoxicating mix of vintage soul, jazz-infused harmonies, and booty-shaking funk. Their Atherton concert will also celebrate the release of their new CD.

On todays show we're featuring a concert with Streetlight Cadence from August 8th, 2015.  The band features cellist Brian Webb, Violinist Jonathan Franklin, Guitarist Chaz Umamoto, and Accordionist and percussionist Jesse Shiroma.


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