Big Island All-Star Youth Jazz Concert
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 4:00 pm
Kahilu Theatre, Waimea, 808-885-6868
On Sunday, February 25th, the Big Island’s young jazz musicians, featuring the Honoka’a High School Jazz Band, and the students of the Big Island Music Academy from Kailua Kona, will come together for a special concert at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.
At a time where music programs are being cut out of public schools, the Honoka’a High School Jazz Band and the Big Island Music Academy are holding strong to the legacy of music education, channeling the talents of our young musicians who are providing awe-inspiring performances. In The Big Island’s All-Star Youth Jazz Concert, Hawaii’s talented youth will shine at the Kahilu Theatre for an evening of extraordinary jazz music.
The Honoka’a High School Jazz Band is a group of advanced music students who uphold a long tradition of excellence at Honoka’a High and Intermediate School. Under the direction of Gary Washburn, a dedicated teacher, and accomplished jazz artist, the band is considered one of the state’s top High School Bands.
The Big Island Music Academy features students ages 10 and up with a passion for music and empowers them to high-level musical performances. Exploring genres from blues to jazz to contemporary, these young students inspire audiences with their soulful and compelling musical renditions. Under the direction of Andrea Lindborg and Luke Clebsch, students with varied levels of experience delight in America’s true democracy-jazz music.
Prepare to be inspired, entertained and uplifted as the Kahilu Theatre celebrates the gifts of the next generation at the Big Island’s All-Star Youth Jazz Concert. All proceeds from this event support music education programs and scholarship opportunities for students to study music on the Big Island. Don’t miss it!
Proceeds from ticket sales go to support jazz education on the Big Island.
Please visit the Big Island Music Academy’s website: https://bigislandmusicacademy.org
Photo credits: Featured image by Sarah Anderson. Big Island Music Academy photo by Daryl Salmo.