JAZZ BREAK
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SEEKING

Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Piano, Other.

ABOUT

By age 2, I was singing! Never stopped.

Used to attend open mic sessions and studio jams often, now perform at outdoors venues with guitarist, Firmin Oliveira, as JAZZ BREAK.

Spring, Summer 2021 - outdoors venues and private parties
Recorded our first free demo CD in Louisiana - January 2021
Spring, Summer, Fall 2020 - outdoors venues and private parties
Spring 2019 - sang last 6-months in New Orleans, my birthplace

Sang with Firmin at a restaurant in Hilo, Hawaii for 10 months until the restaurant closed end of 2018. Sang for Hilo’s Black & White Night November 2018. Performance feature for Live Aloha program December 2019 at the East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo.

Hosted a large party 1994 for a small town and, as a singer and guitarist, formed a band, “Abita and the Antiques” in Abita Springs, Louisiana.

Sang in the Lafayette Louisiana Chapter of the Sweet Adelines under the direction of Gwen Bruton, as a clarion lead. I stood in center front position for over a decade throughout the 1970s-1980s with weekly practices and performances, tours, plus extra holiday gigs.

I have the ability to sight-read sheet music and I may very well have perfect pitch. Enjoy playing a variety of musical instruments in accompaniment, including drums, ukulele, guitar, harmonica and play around with a keyboard occasionally. Love to sing jazz standards, vintage rock covers, and I accompany guitarist's Hawaiian slack key songs on my ukulele or conga.

Screen name:
JAZZ BREAK
Member since:
Aug 08 2019
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

I most prefer to sing cover songs in their original key.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Harmonica:
Beginner
Ukulele:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

sound system / instruments

A sample of Firmin's slack key music can be heard here: http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/~gcnews/GCconfs/GC02CD/Photo1/Hualalai_at_Sunset.mp3

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

11AM - 3PM

11AM - 2PM

12NOON - 4PM

12AM - 2PM

RIGHT OUT FRONT
UNDER THE TENT!

11AM-2:30PM
Hawaiian Slack Key
Light Jazz / Rock

RIGHT OUT FRONT!

9AM-NOON
IN THE PAVILION
COME HEAR US PLAY

10AM - NOON
JAZZ + ROCK COVERS

Best outdoors venue ever, great acoustics in the pavillion, please join us 9am-noon!

outdoors venue gig, 3hrs of music

11am-3pm: jazz tunes, rock covers, slack key

9AM - 1PM
UNDER THE TENT

Please join us 6:30-9:00pm at the East Hawaii Cultural Center in association with the LiveAloha events!

9am - 1pm
ALOHA!