An unprecedented evening of jazz music is planned for Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Gannon's in Wailea in support of music education on Maui. The Deshannon Higa Benefit Jazz Concert was organized with Jazz Maui and Gannon's After Dark to raise awareness and funding for the Arts Education for Children Group (AECG).
Renowned trumpet player Deshannon Higa and his band will perform and feature jam sessions with special guest musicians comprised of local professionals, teachers and students in a showcase of Maui's jazz studies programs. Individual performances and jam sessions will include Teal & Black Quintet, the select student combo; the jazz instructor group Chop Suey Combo; and internationally acclaimed musicians Andrea Razzauti and Adonijah Imgrund.
Jazz Maui is produced by AECG, a nonprofit organization, to provide music students on Maui an opportunity to participate in instructional workshops and jam sessions conducted by internationally acclaimed jazz musicians and music educators. With this goal, Jazz Maui develops signature events featuring high quality jazz and various music performances for the enjoyment and enrichment of Maui visitors and residents.
Gannon's After Dark is an after-hours venue at Gannon's, A Pacific View Restaurant in Wailea, featuring live music concert series and dance parties. Gannon's After Dark is committed to featuring live music performances of local and visiting artists in a warm, intimate atmosphere for a rich musical experience.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased by calling Gannon's at (808) 875-8080.