Masters of Jazz Series Presents:

Live at Lewers

Join us in Lewers Lounge as we kick-off the 2019 Live at Lewers Jazz season with special performances by legendary New York jazz trumpeter, Eddie Henderson.

Eddie Henderson will perform two concerts at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm on both Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th in Lewers Lounge.  Henderson will pay tribute to Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Art Blakey, Big Band American jazz drummer and bandleader of the Jazz Messengers.  Tommy James (piano), Dean Taba (bass) and Noel Okimoto (drums) will accompany Henderson during the concerts.

Tickets for the Live at Lewers event are $65 for VIP seating and $55 for general seating including tax and parking. Beverages and food will be served prior to the concert for an additional cost. Reservations are required. To attend or for more information, please call (808) 923-2311 or visit Lewers Lounge.  For more information on Eddie Henderson, check out his story on HalekulaniLiving.TV

 

 

About Eddie Henderson

Eddie Henderson is one of today’s top and most original Jazz trumpet players. Henderson was born in New York City on October 26, 1940. His father sang with the Charioteers, and his mother danced as one of the Brown Twins at the Cotton Club. Louis Armstrong gave Henderson his first few trumpet lessons at the age of nine. Henderson moved with his family to San Francisco when he was 14 years old. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1954 to 1957. Around 1956, Miles Davis was a guest at Henderson’s home during a Black Hawk Jazz Club gig and was impressed with Henderson’s ability to perform his famous “Sketches of Spain” without a fluff and encouraged Henderson to seek his own originality. Following Air Force service from 1958 to 1961, Henderson became the first African American to compete for the National Figure Skating Championship, winning the Pacific and Midwestern titles. The year 1961 was the beginning of Henderson pursuing dual careers: medicine and music. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Zoology at the University of California at Berkeley in 1964, he got his M.D. at Howard University Medical School in 1968. Henderson interned at San Francisco’s French Hospital during 1968 and 1969 and undertook a two-year residency in Psychiatry at the University of California hospital from 1969 to 1971. Henderson first got worldwide recognition for his Jazz-trumpet playing from the popular recordings he made with Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Group during the early 1970’s. Other Jazz performers Henderson has played with include Pharoah Sanders, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Johnny Griffin, Slide Hampton, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, Max Roach, Jackie McClean, Dexter Gordon, Roy Haynes, Joe Henderson etc. Henderson has been on the faculty at The Juilliard School of Music since 2007 and Oberlin University Jazz Department faculty since 2014. His discography consists of albums under his name on Capricorn Records, Blue Note Records, Capitol Records, Columbia Records, SteepleChase Records, Sirocco Records, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue album, Furthermore Recordings and Smoke Sessions Records.

 

Photo Courtesy Nella Media Group for Living Magazine