Celebrate swing and spring with the UH-Hilo Jazz Orchestra


The University of Hawaii at Hilo Jazz Orchestra presents its spring concert, “Swing Thing,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, in the UH-Hilo Performing Arts Center.

The 25-piece orchestra is comprised of student-musicians under the direction of Trever Veilleux.

The concert celebrates the great swing bands of the 1930s as well as those from the swing revival. Classic repertoire such as “In the Mood” by the Glenn Miller Orchestra will be performed alongside more modern pieces such as “Zoot Suit Riot” from the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.

The orchestra will be joined by special guest vocalists and dancers performing original choreography by Dori Yamada.

The concert also will feature the award-winning Honokaa High School Jazz Band under the direction of Gary Washburn.

Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for discount tickets, students with a valid ID and children 17 and younger. Get them at the box office from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday on school days.

To order by phone, call 932-7490, or order online at artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.

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

 

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