UHH Arts Season: It Begins With Latin Jazz

October 1, 2012, 10:49 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:13 PM
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No need to pine for great music and impressive staging.

On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the University of Hawai’i at Hilo’s Performing Arts Center opens its season with sizzling Latin Jazz.

The Eddie Palmieri – Brian Lynch Latin Jazz Quartet brings decades of Jazz mastery to a single stage in Hilo town.

Latin Jazz Pianist, Palmieri, is a nine-time Grammy Award Winner and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters highest honor recipient, has 50-plus years as a bandleader in Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras.

This Thursday, Palmieri will combine his immense talents with other impressive musicians.


Jazz trumpeter and Grammy Award winner Brian Lynch, Grammy nominated drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto, and bassist Luques Curtis will create an unforgettable night of complex musicality.

University of Hawai’i at Hilo Performing Arts Center. Photo by Kristin Hashimoto.


Tickets are $25 general, $20 discount and $12 for UHH and Hawai’i Community College students and children under 17 years of age.

Call the UHH Box Office at 974-7310, or go online at, to purchase tickets.

For those that plan to enjoy the entirety of the UHH Arts Season, special package deals are available.


The Fall Quatro includes tickets to all of the UHH Art Department’s semester events at a 40 percent discount.

Events include the Kapili Choir Concert, Joe Turner’s Come & Gone, the Great Leaps Dance Concert, and the UHH Jazz Ensemble Concert. Cost is $20 general and $15 discounted. This package deal is only available until October 18.

The Season Subscription is available for $110 general, $82 discounted, and $50 for students and youth aged 17 and younger.

This subscription includes one ticket to Eddie Palmieri-Brian Lynch Jazz Quartet, Red Grammer, On Ensemble, Sounds of the Season, The Intergalactic Nemesis, Keigwin + Company and Obake Stories & Ancient Hawaiian Myths.

The University of Hawai’i at Hilo Performing Arts Center is located at 200 West Kawili St.

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