Friday, October 9, 2009
Wings for Shriners
You may recognize him from his days as a member of the local music group Pure Heart, but these days Jon Yamasato is working as a Realtor for Prudential Locations and is finding ways to give back to the community.
“I promised my family that I would finish college, so that’s what I did,” says Yamasato, a 2003 graduate of UH-Manoa.
“I tried touring for a short stint, which is what you need to do to make money as a musician nowadays, and didn’t like it. I turned to real estate from a suggestion by my uncle, and it fit my personality and ambitions well - so I continued to stay in the business.”
You can still catch Yamasato going back to his roots and performing live Oct. 16 as part of The Wings for Shriner’s. Sponsored by the Aloha Chapter of Hawaii Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designated Realtors, this annual fundraiser takes place from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Pau hana pupus will be provided by Highway Inn, and guests can enjoy the sounds of Yamasato along with performances by Dennis Kamakahi, Hapa, Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson.