Jazz in the Forest: “Take a Giant Step Outside Your Mind – a history of jazz guitar music”

May 11, 2024 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Road
Volcano, HI 96785
$25 VAC Member/$30 Non-Member

Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 5:30 pm

The Volcano Art Center’s Jazz in the Forest series continues on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 5:30 pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

 “Take a Giant Step Outside Your Mind-a history of jazz guitar music”  will feature internationally known and respected guitarist and vocalist Benny Yutake, along with JP and the Jazztones.

The guitar has been a popular instrument for hundreds of years throughout the world, in various forms. We will visit many of the primary composers and performers, beginning with Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, and Taj Mahal, who gave us the song titling this program. We will then move along with Delta Blues from the South, to international influences with Django Reinhardt, and Hawaiian; to the development of jazz styles through the last century including the blues, as jazz moved up the river to Chicago, with Muddy Waters, Joe Turner, and T Bone Walker.

Then we are going to have fun with rock and roll as it changed the world during the 50’s. Please come and experience our broadly drawn picture of this musical development.

The Jazztones will also feature JP Thoma on saxophones and clarinet, Joey Carroll on vocals, acoustic as well as electric bass, and Owen Matsui on percussion.

Tickets are $25 for VAC members ($30 non-members)! Ticket holders will be able to purchase pupu, beer and wine. Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, or at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village.


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