UH Hilo presents annual Zappa performance Dec. 5 & 6

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Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Jazz Orchestra’s Frank Zappa tribute returns for its sixth annual performance with Zappa 6: Holiday In Berlin at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center December 5 & 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring more than 20 student performers under the instruction of musical director Trever Veilleux, the Jazz Orchestra will bring to life a selection of music from the late American composer’s catalog.

“Working diligently to recreate the music while also adding its own flair, the Jazz Orchestra’s upcoming Holiday in Berlin show plans to include works from albums such as Burnt Weeny Sandwich, Sleep Dirt, and Chunga’s Revenge, among others,” Veilleux said.

“The music takes a journey through hard rock, elegant jazz, delightfully bizarre neo-classical tangents, driving progressive adventures, and soulful rhythm and blues, all culminating in a sound that can only be described as ‘Zappa,’” he added.

In early 2018, the Orchestra was invited to perform as part of the 2019 Zappanale festival, a three-day celebration of all things Zappa, in Bad Doberan, Germany. With hopes of showcasing the efforts of UH Hilo’s young musicians to a wider audience, the Orchestra’s upcoming performance in December will be a fundraising event to help the students take their show on the road.

Tickets are open seating and priced at $12 General, $10 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 Performing Arts Center 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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