HJQ CURRENT PERFORMANCES

THE HONOLULU JAZZ QUARTET CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF
THELONIOUS "SPHERE" MONK WITH SPECIAL GUEST, TOMMY JAMES ON PIANO

Aloha Jazz Aficionados,


On Saturday, December 6, we will be featuring members of the Honolulu Jazz Quartet with guest pianist Tommy James (director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra), performing a tribute to Thelonius Sphere Monk.  With the superb caliber of the musicians in this event, we can promise you an evening to remember.
 
When:     SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014, 7:30-10:30 PM
                 Come early to get the best seats! Doors open at 6:30.
Where:    MEDICI'S, in Manoa Marketplace (near Paesano's, next to Manoa Laundry)
                  2754 Woodlawn Dr., #7-103, Honolulu HI
Who:       Tommy James, piano; John Kolivas, bass;

                 Tim Tsukiyama, sax; Von Baron; drums

 Cost:        $15 Cover Charge

Food:       BYOB; Pizza, Salad Bar and a Special Entrée prepared by Chef Tim
Parking:   Free 

 Check out our website for more events: http://www.manoaschoolofartandmusic.com/Events.html

The Honolulu Jazz Quartet is a logical progression in the great tradition of jazz in Hawaii. The band was founded in 2001 by local bassist John Kolivas with the intent of bringing four like-minded musicians together to create a consistent, indelible sound. The result is a beautiful blend of four individual voices into one distinctive and original voice " a voice that has thrilled audiences at the 10th Annual Hawaii International Jazz Festival, the Honolulu Symphony Pops (with full symphony arrangements), and the finest jazz settings throughout Hawaii.

 Substituting tonight for the group's fine pianist is world-class pianist Tommy James, current director of the Duke Ellington Band, and one of the world's leading pianists, arrangers and musical directors. Over the years he has worked with an eclectic group of artists in many musical genres. Among the outstanding artists and bands with whom he has performed and /or recorded are The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, Joe Williams, Maureen McGovern, Cleo Laine/John Dankworth,Nell Carter, Marlena Shaw, Roy Ayers, The Stylistics, Melba Moore, George McCrae, Grand Master Flash, Manu Dibango, Billy Vera, The Spinners, and the Temptations.  

Carolyn Stanton
Ph:  808-779-5363 

  • Jazz Quartet marks 10 years with CD release and party

    Ben Wood Article

    10th Anniversary CD release and party pictures


  • "The Honolulu Jazz Quartet (HJQ) is one of the state's most popular contemporary jazz bands, and Sounds Of The City is a satisfying document of their straight-ahead style." - Todd Jenkins, DOWNBEAT Magazine
     
     

    For more information, call John Kolivas at (808) 383-3909

     

    E-mail: hjqjazz@gmail.com


    HJQ members belong to the Musicians' Association of Hawaii, Local 677/AFM

    Click Here!


       

    Honolulu Jazz Quartet

    "The Honolulu Jazz Quartet - through its performances at the Hawaii International Jazz Festival, the Honolulu Symphony Pops, and jazz venues throughout Hawaii - is ready to be recognized in jazz scenes throughout the world, as is manifestly, invigoratingly evident in 'Sounds of the City' and now 'Tenacity.'"
     - Nat Hentoff, author "Jazz Is", "The Jazz Life", Listen to the Stories", and "American Music Is"
     

    To Purchase the new CD, "HJQ - Remembrance / Live at The Triple Door", please send a check or money order for $10.00 + $3.00 (shipping and handling) to John Kolivas, HJQ Records, 444 Lunalilo Home Road #706, Honolulu, HI 96825. If you'd like to order more than one please email me at hjqjazz@gmail.com so I can give you the correct shipping charge.

     Please make check payable to HJQ Records.

     (We are expecting the CD shipment on July 19, 2011.) Mahalo!

     
     
     

     

     

     



    Dear Live Music Fan,
     

     

    The nationally acclaimed Honolulu Jazz Quartet has been thrilling audiences since its formation in 2001. Members John Kolivas on bass, Tim Tsukiyama on saxophones, Dan Del Negro on piano, and Adam Baron on drums present a sound that reflects the diversity of their talents and a broad spectrum of influences and interests. These four musicians have explored the jazz tradition as sidemen with some of the jazz genre's most distinguished artists. The Honolulu Jazz Quartet offers listeners a mix of jazz standards and original compositions that demonstrate the individual and collective virtuosity of its members, as well as their proven dedication
    to the craft of music.

     

    Bandleader, composer, and bassist John Kolivas is a Hawaii native who has performed on both acoustic and electric bass in a myriad of musical situations, and with countless jazz luminaries, including Larry Coryell, Makoto Ozone, John Pizzarelli, Don Grusin, George Benson, John Clayton, Robin Eubanks and Eric Marienthal. After high school, Kolivas traveled to New York City to study, and while there gathered valuable experience as the original bassist for the Broadway show The Tap Dance Kid. He later joined the company of Big River, and also toured with The Pirates of Penzance and The Gregory Hines Show. As a classical player, Kolivas has been a valued member of the Honolulu and Hawaii Symphony bass sections, and is equally at home performing Hawaiian music in concert and on recordings with Hawaiian slack key guitar master Keola Beamer and Grammy-nominated artist Keali'i Reichel. John Kolivas teaches double bass, electric bass, and jazz improvisation at his alma mater, Punahou School, where he also assists with the orchestras. He has taught clinics as faculty of the Hawaii International Jazz Festival and the Hawaii Contrabass Festival. (photo: Michi Moore)
     

    Dan Del Negro, piano

    Pianist/composer Dan Del Negro hails from the south side of Chicago, where he worked with jazz icons Herbie Mann, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tiger Okoshi, and Nestor Torres, among others. He has extensive experience in musical theater, having performed with touring companies of Les Miserables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Miss Saigon.

     

    Tim Tsukiyama, saxophonesBerklee College of Music alumnus Tim Tsukiyama plays soprano and tenor saxophones in the quartet and is a member
    of the Royal Hawaiian Band. He has shared the stage with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bunky Green, John Pizzarelli, and the Hawaiian band Kalapana, among others.
     

    Von Baron, drummer

    Kansas City native Von Baron began playing drums at age 15. He later studied at the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music and the Berklee College of Music. His professional collaborations include those with Jovino Santos Neto, Shelly Berg, and Carlinhos de Oliveira. Unbeknownst to many, Mr. Baron also holds a degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Washington.
     

    The Honolulu Jazz Quartet has developed
    a much loved signature sound colored by the influence of jazz forbears such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter as well as innovative techniques and the wide-ranging musical experiences of its members.


    HJQ's debut recording, Sounds of the City, was released nationally in 2004 and
    spent several weeks on JazzWeek's National Jazz Radio Top 50 Chart.
    A second CD, Tenacity, was released in March 2007;
    the most recent recording, Remembrance/Live at the Triple Door
    was released in 2011 to celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary.

     


     



     

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    ! SPECIAL OFFER !

    We are thrilled to welcome our jazz friends, Pete and Sylvia Thompson,
    whose NEW gourmet vegan restaurant is in our building!



    Greens and Vines is open for dinner from 5-9 pm.
    On the day of a Studio 909 event, you can show proof of your ticket purchase for a 5% discount on your meal (excluding alcoholic beverages).

    To reserve a table, call 536-9680
    They also have yummy takeout!

     



    Studio 909 Presents is produced and managed by the Musicians Association of Hawaii - AFM Local 677, in partnership with Live Music Awareness, a registered 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization based in Honolulu.
    Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.





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