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UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra to perform at the Honoka’a People’s Theater Feb. 27

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Date: Friday, January 29, 2016
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Jazz Orchestra invites the public to its popular Frank Zappa show on the road for a one night only performance on Saturday, February 27 at 7 p.m. at the Honoka`a Peoples Theater.

Musical Director Trever Veilleux says, “last year we were invited to perform at the Honoka`a Peoples Theater for the first time. We had a great time playing the show and the Honoka`a audience gave us such an incredible welcome. We are beyond thrilled to have been invited back this year.”

The setlist focuses on Zappa’s bestselling albums from the 1970s, including Joe’s Garage, Apostrophe’ and One Size Fits All, and features Zappa’s trademark humor and virtuosic musicianship.

“Zappa’s music can be very difficult to play and students in the band rise to the challenge, putting in countless practice hours in order to play this stuff correctly,” Veilleux added. “I think someone coming to see one of our concerts for the first time will notice that we put a lot of effort into putting on a fun and entertaining show. What you will see is more akin to a rock concert then a typical university jazz band recital.”

This is an open seating event. Admission is $15 General. Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, contact the Honoka’a Peoples Theater at 775-0000, email, or Veilleux at

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