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Honolulu Jazz Quartet

The Honolulu Jazz Quartet is a logical progression in the great tradition of jazz in Hawaii. The band was founded in 2001 by local bassist John Kolivas with the intent of bringing four like-minded musicians together to create a consistent, indelible sound. There are many fine jazz artists in Hawaii, but the economics of making a living as a jazz musician in the 50th State are not conducive to the same group of players working together for an extended period of time. The four members of HJQ have done just that, and the result is a beautiful blend of four individual voices into one distinctive and original voice " a voice that has thrilled audiences at the 10th Annual Hawaii International Jazz Festival, the Honolulu Symphony Pops (with full symphony arrangements), and the finest jazz settings throughout Hawaii

Album

Tenacity

Label: HJQ Records
Released: 2007

Album

Sounds of the City

Label: HJQ Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Speed Trap, Ole Buddy, Rembrance, Hibiscus Drive, Deanna, Keahi, Mt. Fuji, Heater's On, Cozumel Breeze, Woody's Blues

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Article: Album Review

Honolulu Jazz Quartet: Sounds of the City

Read "Sounds of the City" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Figure in all the innumerable ensemble configurations possible in jazz, and a soft spot still clings to my heart for the well-rendered quartet outing, saxophone and a rhythm section playing straightforward mainstream jazz. The Honolulu Jazz Quartet's Sounds of the City delivers just that.Bassist John Kolivas leads the guartet, which has been together since ...


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