Adriano Kawika Larioza

Adriano D. R. Larioza, a.k.a. “Adj” is a graduate of the University of Hawai’i, Manoa with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Music. Drummer / Percussionist, he has worked with many artists as Fiji, Zanuck Kapala Lindsey, Starr Kalahiki, N.J., Johnny Kamai, John Valentine, Mike Times, Rocky Brown, Corey Oliveros, John Cruz, Johnny Helm, Ernie Cruz Jr., Nohelani Cypriano, Gordon Freitas, Imua Garza, Peter Apo, Justin Young, Ben Vegas, Rocky Green and Israel Houghton.

“Adj “ holds the groove down” for groups as Edgewater, Jook Joint, Chant, Nalu, Groove Improv Artists, Ho’omalie, The Elements and Kapala. Catch him live with Afatia, Shawn Ishimoto, Sunway, on NCL’s Pride of Hawai’i or with the house band on “Night Time with Andy Bumatai.” It is a privilege to be a contemporary percussionist, infusing the traditional rhythm and sound of Hawaiian implements; to the blend of…..“Kapala!”