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Local jazz band 'TOPAZ' releases debut album after 30 years

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Jazz Fusion sensation TOPAZ, featuring Benny Rietveld, Allen Won, Noel Okimoto, Fred Schreuders  and Carl Wakeland  take center stage again at Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s on Friday, August 7, 2015.  Concert tickets are $20 and will be available at the door or online through Hawaiianbrians.com.

TOPAZ recorded their first CD together earlier this year and it will make its debut at the upcoming concert. The music on the CD are originals which were written and arranged by each member of the band. 

“I had a great time recording this CD - amazing playing and writing” says Hawai‘i’s premier drummer Noel Okimoto, “and we want to thank the fans for sticking with us for all these years”.

For Carl Wakeland 'this reunion is nothing short of a dream come true'.  Fred Schreuders was not able to join the band at their first reunion concert last year and said 'he is thrilled to be able to make it this year and especially excited to perform in his home town.'

For concert and ticket information, contact Hawaiian Brians at (808) 946-1343 or purchase tickets online at www.hawaiianbrians.com

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