Pianist Josh Kaye returns to Blue Note leading his trio in a special concert tribute to the “First Lady of Song” Ella Fitzgerald. The trio will feature Bruce Hamada on bass and San Francisco drummer Rob Hart. Joining the trio will be Hawaii vocalist Ginai.
Yoza took to music early, learning the ukelele at age five. By the time she turned 10, she performed with world-renowned ukelele master, Ray Sakuma, as a "Super Keiki." Not being bound by one instrument, she began playing the saxophone at age 12 with her school's symphonic orchestra. Her accomplishments as a saxophonist gained her a full music scholarship to Hawai'i Pacific University.
Praised for their “engaging jazz…with scintillating plays of light and subtle colors” by DownBeat Magazine, Pacific Harp Project’s emergence on the jazz scene has surprised listeners with a unique sonic experience. By incorporating classical harp music into the realms of jazz, pop, and fusion, this groundbreaking group “leads the listener to the conclusion: The harp has been unchained and left to go wherever it is guided.”