MIKE LEWIS PRESENTS: THE BEST OF HAWAII'S HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BANDS: PUNAHOU AND CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BANDS 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Tuesday, Jul 04, 2017 9:00 PM HST
(8:30 PM Doors)
Blue Note Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
MIKE LEWIS PRESENTS: THE BEST OF HAWAII'S HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BANDS:
PUNAHOU AND CASTLE HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BANDS 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
A native New Yorker who has spent substantial time performing in Polynesia, Mike Lewis has recently moved back to Hawaii from the Pacific Northwest. He is the creator and band leader of Big Band Monday at Jazz Minds Honolulu and the Jazz Band Director at University of Hawaii.
Fluent in jazz trumpet, lead trumpet, and recording studio work, his resume includes touring and recording with Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughn, Sammy Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny and Cher, Billy Joel, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, The Temptations, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, and Bruno Mars.
THE PUNAHOU JAZZ (BIG) BAND
The Punahou Jazz (Big) Band is under the direction of Punahou School jazz band teacher Alec Briguglio, a Hawaii Music Awards former jazz artist and music teacher of the year and consists of some of Hawaii's most outstanding jazz high school musicians. The exciting band consists of 28 members, including incredible vocalists and highly skilled instrumental soloists and will perform a variety of jazz compositions ranging from legendary Standards to Swing to Latin Rock to Fusion. In the past they have performed at Hawaii's Manoa Jazz festival, the Punahou Carnival, Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, New York's famous Zinc Club and even as far as China.
Castle High School Jazz Band
The Castle High School Jazz Band hails from the Windward side of our island and the city of Kaneohe. The Castle High School band program in recent years has traveled to Maui, California, Washington DC, New York, Florida, Japan, Paris, and London. Locally they have marched in the Aloha Festivals Parade, the Kaneohe and Waikiki Christmas Parade, and the City Lights Parade. The Castle High School Jazz Band has performed for Hawaii International Jazz Festival, Oahu Interscholastic Association Corporate Banquet, and the Oahu Public Schools Foundation Banquet.
Seating is First Come, First Served
$10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person Once Seated; Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available
Kama'aina discounts available. Call 808.777.4890 Discounts do not apply to prior ticket purchases. No refunds or exchanges. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!