One of the main focus of the festival is to feature notable Asian American musicians who have succeeded in embracing jazz, an original American art form. They will also continue to showcase new and younger artists who deserve wider recognition.The festival is proud to provide opportunities to these Asian artists and showcase them with some of the more prominent artists and musicians today. This years event features saxmen Jeff kashiwa, Michael Paulo, and Austin Gatus our scholarship recipient. Hawaii’s piano legend Rene Paulo along with keyboardist Kimo Cornwell, Tateng Katindig, guitarists Kayta Mizuno, Fred Schreuders, Child Prodigy Drummer Vinnie Aguas, bassists David Inamine, Ben Sheppard, vocalist Kemaya Sherkan, award winning singer Terry Steele from Hiroshima, and from Hawaii Bruce Hamada and more TBA.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:30 PM
Aratani Theatre, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012