A little ‘go daddy-o’ demonstration
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy horn section members Andy Rowley (from left), Karl Hunter, Mitchell Cooper, Glen Marhevka and Alex Henderson demonstrate a style of jazz made popular by Tito Punete while conducting a horn clinic with the King Kekaulike Na Ali’i Big Band on Friday afternoon at the Pukalani school. The full nine-member swing revival band from SoCal is scheduled to perform its tight, energetic mix of jazz, swing and Dixieland tonight at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. The King Kekaulike band, led by Music Director Casey Nagata, is set to play before the show in the MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion. This was the second visit to the school by members of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. “We’re super excited to be back,” Marhevka said. “We were here three years ago.” After playing some of their music, the band listened to the students play and offered some advice before they all jammed together. The visit was part of the MACC’s Artist in the Community program. Tonight’s show starts at 7:30. Benny Uyetake is scheduled to open the concert.
SECOND PHOTO: King Kekaulike Na Ali’i Big Band plays “St. Louis Blues” on Friday afternoon as Music Director Casey Nagata (right) conducts. Looking on are members of the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos