Summer Jazz Intensive

Summer Jazz Intensive

PMI Summer Jazz Intensive – Presented in Partnership with ‘Iolani School


Spearheaded by Director of HYS Jazz Dean Taba, PMI’s Summer Jazz Intensive introduces an exciting new partnership with Iolani School that has been in the works since PMI 2019, when Taba and Curtis Abe, director of Iolani School stage bands and combos, brainstormed ways for the two programs to combine their resources in an effort to provide the highest quality jazz education.

The new Summer Jazz Intensive will also introduce renowned faculty from the University of Texas at Arlington. The resulting week-long program will allow students from public and private schools, as well as neighbor island and national visitors, to receive expert instruction from more than a dozen notable jazz musicians. Tommy James, Abe Lagrimas Jr., Noel Okimoto, Robert Shinoda, and Steve Treseler,  are among the Institute’s star-studded faculty.

This exciting new Summer Jazz Intensive program also provides access to Iolani School’s state-of-the-art rehearsal facilities, new performance opportunities, and more. Because SJI takes place in a separate session that runs several weeks earlier than the other sessions, students can also participate in later sessions like the OLA Wind Ensemble or OLA Symphony Orchestra. Students can also sign up for either morning or afternoon or both jazz sessions!

Program Dates: June 7-13, 2020 at ‘Iolani School

9:00-12:30pm “Morning Combo” Session

1:30-5:00pm “Afternoon Big Band” Session

  • No previous experience required
  • “Morning Combo” Session is available to all instruments
  • “Afternoon Big Band” Session is available for saxophone (alto, tenor, bari), trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, piano, electric guitar, bass, drum set, vibraphone
  • Enrollment limited to 60 students.
  • Must be at least entering 6th grade


Registration link coming soon…

Program Direction

Director, HYS Jazz & Combo I
Jazz Trombone


Director, HYS Jazz & Combo I


HYS Jazz - Combo II

Drum Set & Vibraphone

Jazz Trumpet

Jazz Guitar

Jazz Saxophone

Drum Set & Percussion

Drum Set & Vibraphone

Jazz Piano

Jazz Trombone

Jazz Piano

Sponsored, in part, by:

The Tam-Young Arts Chair at ‘Iolani School
The Patrick Lim Family Stage Band Endowment
The Marcia Wong Stage Band Endowment
The Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
University of Texas at Arlington Jazz