Honolulu Examiner: ‘DownBeat’ winner Bobby Broom among artists of note at 2nd annual Oahu Jazzfest

If going to Hawaii’s North Shore and the luxurious, oceanfront Turtle Bay Resort isn’t incentive enough, try the second annual Oahu Jazz & Blues Festival. The festival features past island favorites, including Grammy-nominated saxophonist Bobby Watson, Grammy-winning trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, three-time Grammy-winning blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker (Everybody Wants A Piece), and New Orleans stars of HBO’s “Treme,” The Iguanas.

Most of the featured bands have played neighbor island festivals in the past, but are new to Oahu’s. New to any of the island festivals is DownBeat Critics Poll winner many times over, guitarist Bobby Broom, and Kansas City jazz vocalist Pam Baskin Watson.

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