Photos: UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra performs Frank Zappa Tribute Concert

The concert featured songs from throughout Zappa’s recording career with an emphasis on his bestselling albums from the 1970s such as Joe’s Garage, Apostrophe’, and One Size Fits All.

Photos by Daniel Nathaniel.

Cheryl "Quack" Moore on stage playing the piano.
Cheryl “Quack” Moore made a special cameo appearance on piano. She is the musical director for the Hilo Palace Theater musicals and former musical director for Saturday Night Live. Click photos to enlarge.

 

Playing horn.The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Jazz Orchestra presented Zappa3, the 3rd Annual Frank Zappa Tribute Concert, on Dec. 9 and 10 at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. The concert featured songs from throughout Zappa’s recording career with an emphasis on his bestselling albums from the 1970s such as Joe’s Garage, Apostrophe’ and One Size Fits All.

Guest performers were Cheryl “Quack” Moore, former Saturday Night Live musical director, on piano; Justin Chittams, a Jazz Orchestra alumni and current member of Medicine for the People; Randy Skaggs, St. Joseph School’s band director; and Jackie Pualani Johnson, UH Hilo drama professor.

More photos, click to enlarge…

Four singers at mics.

Horn section. Flute player.

Horn section.

 

About the photographer: Daniel Nathaniel is a senior at UH Hilo majoring in linguistics on the GI Bill. Previously, he served nine years as superintendent of public affairs, 624th Regional Support Group at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oʻahu. He currently is a photographer in the Office of the Chancellor.

-UH Hilo Stories