HONOLULU -- The
Hawaii International Jazz Festival added a spring season to its
schedule, according to Abe Weinstein, founder and president.
The concerts will
take place on April 1 and 2. The festival, now in its 12th year,
formerly was held once a year, in July.
The venue for the
April 1 show will be the ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki
Resort and Spa. The concert will be followed by a jam session in
the hotels lounge. The April 2 show will be at the Four Seasons
Resort Maui at Wailea.
Among the artists
scheduled to perform are Jessica Williams, Gabe Baltazar, Jimmy
Borges, David Choy, Keahi Conjugacion, Owana Salazar, Ginai, John
Kolivas and Dan Del Negro.
Oahu Festival will be held on July 29 and 30 and will include
tributes to Ray Charles and Artie Shaw.
festival carried the theme, Swingtime in Hawaii, recalling the
1940s when artists such as Shaw came to Hawaii to perform. The
April show will be headlined, Swingtime in Hawaii, Part
For more on the
festival, visit www.hawaiijazz.com. To purchase tickets, call (808) 941-9974 or e-mail [email protected].
reporter Brian Berusch, send e-mail to [email protected].