18th Annual KKHS Spring Concert

18th Annual KKHS Spring Concert

2015 Spring Concert

18th Annual KKHS Spring Concert

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:00pm
Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater

Featuring:

Na Ali’i Big Band

Kekaulike Concert Choir

Kekaulike Wind Ensemble

 

Free Jazz Clinic

Saturday, April 4, 2015
KKHS Bandroom
2:30-3:30pm

Dave Glenn was Director of Jazz Studies and professor of low brass at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington from 1989 until his retirement in 2011. He received a Bachelor of Music in trombone performance from North Texas State University and a Master of Music in composition from the University of Northern Colorado.

Dave spent eleven years as a professional trombonist in New York City and while there, played for ten years with the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band and toured extensively with Bill Watrous’ Manhattan Wildlife Refuge, Diana Ross, and Lou Rawls. He also subbed on tours with Chuck Mangione, Blood, Sweat and Tears, and the Mel Lewis Orchestra and was on the Grammy Award winning recording Walk on the Water by the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band.

Dave has also recorded two jazz CDs of his original compositions and arrangements, Journeys and National Pastime (released in June 2009). He has composed five commissioned works for orchestra, the latest being “Romantic Fantasy on Themes by Mozart” for the Walla Walla Symphony in 2015, and numerous chamber works including “Fireflies,” the title piece of a CD by the Free Range Saxophone Quartet (Origin Classical Records) and “Sculpture Garden for Piano Quintet,” commissioned by the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival.

Dave Glenn is an endorsing artist for Conn/Selmer, a member of the American Composers Forum, and an Origin Records recording artist.

 

 

About Jazz Maui 2014:

Jazz Maui 2014 provides an opportunity for local residents, music students, aspiring young musicians, professional musicians, and jazz music aficionados to participate in and/or attend high quality jazz music performance concerts on Maui. We provide a venue for young aspiring local jazz musicians to establish connections within the professional jazz music scene that may facilitate career opportunities,” states Jazz Maui Founder, Bryant Neal.

Holiday Swing

Holiday Swing


Jazz Maui 2014 presents Holiday Swing, Sunday Dec 14 at the Four Seasons Resort Wailea – Maui

Holiday Swing - JazzMaui.org

Jazz Maui 2014 presents “Holiday Swing” with the Big Band sounds of the Moonglow All-Stars featuring special guests vibraphonist Emil Richards and saxophonist Eric Schneider on Sunday, December 14 from 5-8pm at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. Tickets are $40 per person, $350 for a table of ten, and are available at www.jazzmaui.org or by calling (808) 283-3576.

We are thrilled to present two of the world’s most highly-regarded musicians,” says Bryant Neal, director of Jazz Maui. “This is a rare opportunity for Maui’s residents and visitors to spend an evening with jazz legends such as Emil Richards and Eric Schnieder.

Emil Richards’ illustrious career began in the 1950s and, since then, he has played and/or recorded for most of the famous names in music including: Charles Mingues, Perry Como, Ray Charles, George Shearing, Paul Horn, Shorty Rogers, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Judy Garland, Sarah Vaughan, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Stan Kenton, the Beach Boys, George Harrison, Frank Zappa, and many, many more.

Tenor-saxophonist Eric Schneider is an institution in the Chicago jazz scene, having played topnotch jazz for 30 years. He gained recognition when he was a member of the Earl Hines Quartet during 1979-82 (also playing alto and clarinet), and he toured with the Count Basie Orchestra during 1982-83. He has also performed with Benny Goodman, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Rosemary Clooney and Billy Eckstine.

The 17-piece Moonglow All-Stars, under the direction of Lisa Owen,specialize in swing music of the 1940s and 50s. The music is geared for ballroom dancing and there is plenty of room to swing on the resort’s 900-foot dance floor. Vocalist Louise Lambert opens the show at 5pm and the entire band takes the stage at 6pm.

In celebration of Jazz Maui, the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is offering a prix fixe dinner before or after the show at the poolside restaurant, DUO Steak and Seafood. The three-course menu for Holiday Swing attendees includes choice of appetizer (Baby Beet Salad or Crispy Tempura Short Ribs Steamed Buns); entrée (Flat Iron Steak or Seared Mahi Mahi); and, dessert (Warm Ono Farm Banana Toffee Pudding or Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brulee). The price is $49. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the hotel’s concierge at 808-874-2201.
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Jazz Maui is produced by the nonprofit organization Arts Education for Children Group (www.aecg.org) and supported by Sara Gadarian
(mauisaraJazz.com) and Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. For more information, visit www.jazzmaui.org or call (808) 283-3576.
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Jazz Maui 2014

Jazz Maui 2014


Jazz Legends Valery Ponomarev, Tommy James and Five-Time Grammy® Nominated Vocalist Amy Hānaiali’i Headlined Jazz Maui 2014!

AECG jazzFLY6 AllEvents 070714Presented by the non-profit Arts Education for Children Group, Jazz Maui took place from July 28th through August 3rd and featured live performances by Tommy James of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, legendary NYC trumpet player Valery Ponomarev, Maui’s own five-time Grammy® nominated vocalist Amy Hānaiali’i and many more. 

Festival performances offer a rare match up of on and off island talent performing with guest artists, backed by ensembles of local and visiting jazz musicians.
 
Performances took place at multiple island venues including the Maui Arts & Cultural Center; The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua; the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa and King Kekaulike High School. A series of free jazz performances also took place at the Whalers Village Courtyard in Kāʻanapali.
 
Jazz Maui 2014 also included workshops for musicians of all levels, taught by guest artists. Workshop highlights included a Big Band Swing workshop with Tommy James, a horn workshop with Valery Ponomarev, and a vocal workshop with renowned Honolulu vocalist Shari Lynn.
 
Jazz Maui is produced by Arts Education for Children Group (AECG), a nonprofit organization, to provide music students on Maui an opportunity to participate in instructional workshops and jam sessions conducted by internationally acclaimed jazz musicians and music educators. With this goal, Jazz Maui develops signature events featuring high quality jazz and various music performances for the enjoyment and enrichment of Maui visitors and residents.
 
Ticket prices and event locations vary. See the past schedule for more detailed information. These events sold out fast!
 

 

About Jazz Maui 2014:

Jazz Maui 2014 provides an opportunity for local residents, music students, aspiring young musicians, professional musicians, and jazz music aficionados to participate in and/or attend high quality jazz music performance concerts on Maui. We provide a venue for young aspiring local jazz musicians to establish connections within the professional jazz music scene that may facilitate career opportunities,” states Jazz Maui Founder, Bryant Neal.

Jazz Maui would not be possible without the generous support of Equity One Realty, the County of Maui, the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Dancin’ Dave Productions, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, The Whaler’s Village, Makana Aloha Foundation, Sumek Dance, LLC, and Mana’o Hana Hou Radio.

Deshannon Higa & Special Guests to Perform in Support of Music Education on Maui

Deshannon Higa & Special Guests to Perform in Support of Music Education on Maui

Deshannon Higa & Special Guests | JazzMaui.comAn unprecedented evening of jazz music is planned for Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Gannon’s in Wailea in support of music education on Maui. The Deshannon Higa Benefit Jazz Concert was organized with Jazz Maui and Gannon’s After Dark to raise awareness and funding for the Arts Education for Children Group (AECG).

Renown trumpet player Deshannon Higa and his band will perform and feature jam sessions with special guest musicians comprised of local professionals, teachers and students in a showcase of Maui’s jazz studies programs. Individual performances and jam sessions will feature guest musicians including the select student combo Teal & Black Quintet, jazz instructor group Chop Suey Combo, and internationally acclaimed musicians Andrea Razzauti and Adonijah Imgrund.

Jazz Maui is produced by Arts Education for Children Group (AECG), a nonprofit organization, to provide music students on Maui an opportunity to participate in instructional workshops and jam sessions conducted by internationally acclaimed jazz musicians and music educators. With this goal, Jazz Maui develops signature events featuring high quality jazz and various music performances for the enjoyment and enrichment of Maui visitors and residents.

Gannon’s After Dark is an after hours venue at Gannon’s, A Pacific View Restaurant in Wailea featuring live music concert series and dance parties. Gannon’s After Dark is committed to featuring live music performances of local and visiting artists in a warm, intimate atmosphere for a rich musical experience.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased by calling Gannon’s at 808-875-8080. Concert begins at 8:30pm and will conclude when the trumpet stops blowing.

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Jazz Maui 2013- Jazz and so much more

A celebration of America’s original musical art form, Jazz Maui 2013 features performances by visiting and local professional jazz musicians and instructional workshops for students.

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