As part of the upcoming 6th Annual Red Clay Jazz Festival, June 26 to 29, aspiring jazz and blues musicians (adults and students) are invited to attend a special workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at Kaua`i Community College June 27.
Red Clay Jazz Festival featured artist, Lavay Smith with her pianist Chris Siebert; drummer, Paul Marchetti of the Maui Jazz Quartet and Kaua`i jazz musician, Kirk Smart, will teach jazz and blues composition and blending.
The workshop is structured to provide four concurrent sessions. Each will focus on a specific instrument with a blending of all instruments at end of the session.
Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, a nationally acclaimed seven-piece jazz band are the headline performers at the festival’s main concert Saturday, June 29. Also appearing is the Maui Jazz Quartet and the Pro Am Band from Kaua`i, a 12-piece ensemble of local jazz and blues musicians.
Cost for the workshop is $20. Scholarships are available for students.
This year’s Red Clay Jazz Festival events also include jazz and blues jam sessions in Po`ipu, Lihu`e, Kapa`a and Princeville June 26 and 27 and a “Meet the Artists” party in Po`ipu May 28.
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The festival organizer is the Kaua`i Concert Association with major sponsorship from Kaua`i County, Hawai`i Tourism Authority, Kaua`i Lagoons and Koloa Rum.