UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra CD release concert is May 4

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Date: Monday, April 10, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Celebrating the release of new album Professor T & The East Side Shredders, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Jazz Orchestra will perform at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 pm.

The UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra will play original songs from the new album written by musical director Trever Veilleux. The album features Veilleux on guitar and vocals and performances from several members of the UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra.

“When it came time to record the tracks for the album, I chose some of my favorite musicians to work with. It just so happened that many of them were members of the UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra. These young performers play at a professional level beyond their years,” he said.

Several of East Hawaiʻi’s musicians will perform as special guests at the concert, including Wendell Ing on keyboards, Jeff Gaeth on saxophone, Gonzo on bass, RaVani Flood on vocals, and Gardner De Aguiar on guitar and vocals.

The concert will also feature choreography by Dori Yamada.

“I've had the pleasure to work and perform alongside Trever for the past five or six years and this one definitely feels the most personal and special because it originated from his creative genius,” Yamada said.

Advance copies of the new CD will be available for purchase at the concert.

Tickets are open seating and priced at $10 General, $7 Discount, $5 Students w/ Valid ID & Children 17 & under. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

For more information or to order tickets, contact the UH Hilo Box Office at 932-7490 or artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.

For disability accommodation, contact Dori Yamada at 932-7496 (V) or 933-3334 (TTY) at least 10 working days prior to the event.

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