Gary Washburn and the Honoka’a Jazz Band will perform at the Kahilu Theatre on April 24, and the concert will be livestreamed at 4 p.m. on kahilu.tv. Ticket info below.
The Honoka’a Jazz Band is a group of advanced music students from Honoka’a High School who uphold a long tradition of excellence in Hawaii’s music industry and the community. Under the direction of Gary Washburn, a dedicated educator, and accomplished jazz artist, the band is considered to be one of the top high school bands in the country. The band is attributed with 18 albums. BANDemic is their latest release.
As the Honokaa High School music director since 1978, Gary Washburn has brought much attention and accolade to the school’s music programs. In 2011, they were recognized with a NAMM Award (National Association of Music Merchandisers) as one of the best communities in the U.S. for music education, and Washburn earned a “Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction Award” by the National Society of High School Scholars. The program received a GRAMMY Signature Schools Award in 2013 and Washburn was recognized by the Hawaii State Senate as “A Living Treasure of Hawaii”. This year, he received the 2021 Ellis Marsalis, Jr./John LaPorta Jazz Educator of the Year Award from the Jazz Education Network and Berklee College of Music.
If You Watch… Have A Good Show!
Event: Gary Washburn and the Honoka’a Jazz Band
When: April 24, 2021, at 4 p.m.
Cost: $9.99. Individual tickets are good for an entire household.
How to Watch: After purchasing a ticket, you will be able to enjoy the Livestream concert when it is available. This will work with any computer, tablet, or smartphone. This is an online show only. More streaming info here.