Thursday, July 21, 2005

Hawaii International Jazz Festival

It'll be here before you know it. Next week Friday & Saturday at the beautifully renovated princess of theatres, the one and only Hawaii Theatre. Great lineup of Jazz greats, both local and international including guitar jazz legend Larry Coryell and the one and only Gabe Baltazar. Check out this lineup:

Friday July 29, 2005:

Larry Coryell-guitar jazz legend
Don Grusin & Makoto Ozone-grammy nominated pianist
Hawaiian Strings with Hoku winner Owana Salazar
Jeff Petersen-steel guitar Grammy winner
Abe Lagrimas, Jr.-ukulele virtuoso
DeShannon Higa-renown trumpet soloist

Saturday July 30, 2005:

Larry Coryell-guitar jazz legend
Gabe Baltazar-legendary saxophone master
Latin Soul with Scott Martin
Guest artists Ginai, Keahi Conjugacion, Kelly Covington
Waitiki and the HIJF All Star Big Band

Aaron Aranita will be on the grand piano on one of next Saturday's tribute tunes to Ray Charles. A big band arrangement done by Aaron Aranita with Gary Moore doing the honors in taking the vocal lead ala Ray Charles.

Click on the link at the bottom of this page for details. Sounds like it's gonna be a cool two night event in our tropical paradise!!!! Now that's cool, tropical and jazz!!!! Cool Tropical Jazz!!! Yes!!!!



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