Sunset Jazz 2015
We would like to issue a huge Mahalo to all of our table sponsors, ticket holders, and picnic basket buyers as well as all the volunteers, staff, musicians and performers who made this year’s Sunset Jazz another night to remember!
Even though we were forced indoors to La Pietra's Barbara Cox Anthony Gym by inclement weather and the saturated state of our Great Lawn, we enjoyed a beautiful evening of fun and great music produced by our own wonderful Ms. Shari Lynn!
Frank Sinatra table sponsors enjoyed fantastic served pupus and desserts prepared by award-winning Eberhard (Chef Hardy) Kintscher of Michel’s Colony Surf while Billie Holiday table sponsors feasted on delicious gourmet picnic baskets. Dishes created especially for Sunset Jazz 2015 included grilled island fish on a bed of Israeli couscous, baked diver scallops in puff pastry and beef tenderloin wrapped in apple smoked bacon with mashed potatoes and broccolini—hardly your average picnic food!
Wine and good cheer flowed as the amazing Saloon Pilots got the evening’s entertainment started with their special brand of toe tapping bluegrass. Next up, Shari and Honolulu’s beloved velvet-voiced Jimmy Borges wowed the crowd as usual, backed by the Sunset Jazz All Stars. Up and coming ukulele artists Usaburo Mendenhall and Ryan Nakagawa truly brought down the house with their high energy renditions of favorites like “Wipeout” and virtuoso interpretations of songs such as “What a Wonderful World”. The evening was topped off by a hot salsa dance set that got the crowd off their feet and onto the dance floor by internationally known Hawaii artists Eddie Ortiz and Son Caribe.
If you missed this year’s concert, mark your calendar now for September 11, 2016. This yearly event just keeps getting better and better! Information will be emailed to everyone on our contact list next August. If you know someone who would like to receive an invitation please encourage him or her to contact the Advancement Office at (808) 922-2744. Thanks again for supporting La Pietra—Hawaii School for Girls with your table sponsorship, ticket & picnic basket purchases. See you next year!