As part of a new showcase, Blue Note Hawaii will bring a number of music icons to the islands during the Jazz Legends Concert Series.
In addition to a residency at Blue Note Hawaii with evening performances, Blue Note will send the jazz legends artists to Hawaii schools, performing master classes and clinics, giving students an unprecedented opportunity to work side by side with legendary artists. When possible, the performers will also provide workshops for military bands.
Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends Concert Series Upcoming Lineup:
Christian McBride's New Jawn | June 21-22
Christian McBride has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. A bassist extraordinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator, the Philadelphia-born musician continues to showcase his remarkable talents.
Chick Corea Trio | February 8-11
Dee Dee Bridgewater | March 2-4
Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades. The Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant puts her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics.
Billy Cobham | March 16-18
Billy Cobham, widely regarded as the "world's greatest drummer" and revered for his musical ingenuity, the jazz fusion virtuoso has contributed seminally as a master drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, educator, clinician and tireless musical explorer.
Freddy Cole | April 5-7
Freddy Cole is recognized as one of the great practitioners of American Song. Like his late elder brother Nat "King" Cole, Freddy is widely regarded as one of the most influential singers in jazz music. His vocals — suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate — are among the most respected in jazz, and his career continues to ascend as he's moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form, with a style and musical sophistication all his own.