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Berkeley native brings spirit of aloha to everything he does — which is a lot

Patrick Landeza East Bay Times Article
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From East Bay Times:

Patrick Landeza is certainly a nominee for the title of Bay Area’s busiest man.

“Sometimes I forget where I am,” jokes the Berkeley native who now lives in San Lorenzo. “I do keep a rigorous schedule and people ask me, ‘When do you sleep?’ I tell them, ‘I’m sleeping now as we speak.’”

To his fans, Landeza is best known as the award-winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist, who has released a dozen albums — the latest of which, “Patrick Landeza & Sons,” has just been nominated for island music album of the year at the 2023 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaii’s equivalent of the Grammys).

Yet his students know him for his daytime gig at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, where he has just taken on his new role of program/outreach coordinator.

He also runs Landeza’s Island catering business, has his own clothing line (Aloha Everywhere) and wine label, makes jewelry, writes books, and promotes concerts, among many other things.

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