KAHILU THEATRE PRESENTS
Julia Keefe Quartet
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Doors: 6 p.m. | Show: 7 p.m.
67-1186 Lindsey Rd
Waimea, HI 96743
(808) 885-6868 KAHILU THEATRE
$65 Buy tickets> KahiluTheatre.org
Julia Keefe is a nationally acclaimed Native American jazz vocalist, actor, activist, and educator based in New York City. She grew up in Kamiah, Idaho, on her tribeʻs reservation before moving to Spokane, Washington, where she began studying music and competing at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival each year. In 2007, she won Outstanding Vocal Soloist in the alto division at the festival. She earned her bachelor’s in music from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in 2012, graduating with honors. She taught jazz voice at Gonzaga University and was a guest clinician at North Idaho College and Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival before deciding to relocate to New York City. She earned her master’s in music from Manhattan School of Music in 2019 under Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry, Jo Lawry, Stefon Harris, and Phil Markowitz.
Keefe’s professional career has spanned more than 15 years. She has headlined marquee events for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York and opened for stars such as Tony Bennett and Esperanza Spalding. Her life’s work is the revival and honoring of legendary Coeur d’Alene jazz musician Mildred Bailey and leading the campaign for Bailey’s induction into the Jazz Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center.
Julia’s quartet features Kelly Green (piano), Luca Soul (bass), and Adam Benham (drums).
On-Demand tickets for this show, which are good for an entire household, are $19.99 and are available on Kahilu.TV.