Summer House Music
Honolulu – May 21, 2012 Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, located at 2424 Kalakaua Avenue, invites the public to enjoy a musical celebration from Thursday, June 28 to Sunday, July 8, 2012. Each night the third floor will feature special musical ensembles from Glendale California’s Citrus College Fine and Performing Arts Music Program. Two of the school’s most notable bands – The Blue Note Swing Orchestra and Night Shift - will also make special appearances.
“We are pleased to welcome such a wonderful group of talented young performers to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. This is an excellent opportunity for many in the community to enjoy some incredible jazz ensembles as well as classic rock while taking in a sunset or eating a great dinner,” says Jerry Westenhaver, general manager at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa.
The Citrus College Fine and Performing Arts Music Program is well known for talented leadership and performers. Robert Slack, Dean of Fine Arts and Performing Arts, as well as founder of the Blue Note Swing Orchestra, has an impressive array of career accomplishments. His talents have included recording sessions for Mattel, Toyota, Diet Coke, Pillsbury, Ford Motor, Taco Bell, Tristar Pictures, Disneyland, NBC News and CNN. Film credits include Disney’s D3: The Mighty Ducks, Casper, Dillinger and Capone, Desert Storm for HBO and most recently the hit movie, That Thing You Do! Mr. Slack also performed for former President Ronald Reagan in Phil Donahue’s 25th Anniversary Special.
The Blue Note Swing Orchestra is a critically acclaimed jazz group that has travelled the globe and is noted for its ability to recreate traditional and contemporary big band styles. The group has performed for some of Southern California’s most esteemed hotels and companies. Some have also toured with Arturo Sandoval, Gwen Stefani, and Dale Kristien. A special performance featuring the Blue Note Swing Orchestra is scheduled for Friday, June 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the pool deck near SWIM.
The Night Shift ensemble performs classic rock, R&B, and contemporary artists. The band performs private parties and plays anything from Aretha Franklin and James Brown to Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. A special performance featuring the band will be on Wednesday, July 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the pool deck near SWIM.
In 2011, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa completed a $13 million renovation of the third floor and public areas. Included in the transformation were the addition of SHOR American Seafood Grill, Japengo, and SWIM. The area now serves as the entertainment hub of the property where the summer performances from the Citrus College performers will be located.
About Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
Balanced between the idyllic beauty of the legendary Waikiki Beach and the dynamic city center, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is a vibrant destination combining relaxation and adventure with true Hawaiian hospitality. Each of the 1,230 guestrooms, including 19 suites, offers Hawaiian elegance and private lanai with panoramic beach, mountain, and city views. With an unrivaled location just steps from world-famous waves, the resort affords effortless exploration of the island’s attractions, from Diamond Head Crater, Honolulu Zoo, and Waikiki Aquarium, to world-class shopping, sophisticated dining and expert surfing lessons. Offering endless amenities including luxurious treatments at the 10,000 square foot Na Ho’ola Spa, StayFit Fitness Center, freshwater swimming pool overlooking Waikiki Beach, fresh regional seafood dishes with upscale American cuisine at Shor American Seafood Restaurant, Pacific Rim at Japengo and more than 60 boutiques on site. Hyatt Regency Waikiki promises Hawaiian-style excitement paired with the warmth of authentic Aloha spirit.
For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, please contact the resort by phone at (808) 923-1234, or visit the resort website at: waikiki.hyatt.com.