UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra presents Swing Thing May 8th

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Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Jazz Orchestra presents its spring concert, Swing Thing, on Thursday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. The 25-piece Jazz Orchestra is comprised of UH Hilo student musicians under the direction of Trever Veilleux.

The concert celebrates the great swing bands of the 1930s as well as those from the swing revival. Classic repertoire such as In the Mood by the Glenn Miller Orchestra will be performed alongside more modern pieces like Zoot Suit Riot from the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. The UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra will be joined by special guest vocalists and dancers performing original choreography by Dori Yamada.

The concert will also feature the award-winning Honoka’a High School Jazz Band under the direction of Gary Washburn.

Tickets are $7 General, $5 Discount, Students with a valid ID, and Children 17 & under and available at the Box Office, Tuesday - Friday, 9 am-1 pm, on school days. To order by phone, call 932-7490, or order online at artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu. For disability accommodation, contact Dori Yamada at 932-7496 (V), 933-3334 (TTY) at least 10 working days prior to the event.

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