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Honokaa High School’s own legendary Jazz Band is performing April 30 at People’s eatre on International Jazz Appreciation Day. (PHOTO BY SARAH ANDERSON | SPECIAL TO NHN) CALL NOW FOR APPOINTMENTS Adjacent to ‘Aina Hou Animal Hospital Adjacent to ‘Aina Hou Animal Hospital 808-315-0260 Patty Herrera ABARKABOVE Grooming and Boarding Waimea - - Patty Herrera ABARKABOVE Grooming and Boarding Waimea - - Patty Herrera 2 | TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016 From e White House To Honokaa On April 30, the International Jazz Appreciation Day All Star-Global Concert, “Jazz at the White House,” will present a legend laden lineup led by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock. e concert is day’s grand nale, of which Washington, DC is the global host for the rst time. Closer to home, at Peoples eatre, Honokaa High School’s own legendary Jazz Band will celebrate the day playing the music they love that day, with a concert at 7 p.m. Under the direction of bandleader Gary Washburn, the Jazz Band has brought together students of varied backgrounds to practice, play in harmony and make music for almost 40 years. Jazz And Peace “Jazz was born in the US and traveled the world as a music of tolerance, freedom and human dignity. is is why UNESCO created International Jazz Day. is event reminds us jazz is more than music — it is a universal message of peace with rhythm and meaning,” declares UNESCO’s Director General Irina Bokova in a statement. Not that dierent from Hawaii’s musical melting pot, jazz — as with Pidgin, local potluck-style cuisine and many other aspects of life in our island state — as an art form, supports intercultural diplomacy, democracy, equality and peace in its own way. On JazzDay.com, Herbie Hancock says, “We all want to live in a jazz world where we all work together, improvise together, are not afraid of taking chances and expressing ourselves.” Jazz Appreciation Month Tour e Honokaa Jazz Band will also be helping to promote “Jazz at the White House” on a seven-concert Oahu tour April 21 through 24 during Jazz Appreciation Month, as they’ve done annually since 1989. Performances take place at Tamarind Square Park, Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, Honolulu Community College, the Navy Exchange, Royal Hawaii Center, and Wet ‘n’ Wild Waterpark. Most concerts are free and open to the public. Back on Hawaii Island, tickets for the April 30 concert at Honokaa Peoples eatre are $5 for adults, and $3 for students, available at the door. For more information, email Gary- Washburn/HONOKAHI/ HIDOE@notes.k12.hi.us. International Jazz Appreciation Day BY CATHERINE TARLETON Special to North Hawaii News


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