Maui Arts & Entertainment

Saxophonist Rock Hendricks at The Shops, April 3

April 3, 2019, 10:34 AM HST
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Saxophonist Rock Hendricks will perform at Jazz at the Shops in Wailea Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. PC: The Shops at Wailea.

The Shops at Wailea welcomes award-winning saxophonist Rock Hendricks to Jazz at The Shops for a free live performance on Wednesday, April 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Hendricks was born with a rare congenital eye disease that rendered him virtually blind as a child and came to rely solely on his hearing to play the saxophone. After several operations resulted in sight restoration, he was gifted his first saxophone at the age of nine, and by 15 was already performing with soul groups in Oakland, CA.

Throughout his career, Hendricks has performed and recorded with artists such as The Funkadelics, Michael Buble, The Temptations, Bobby Womack, Bonnie Raitt and Sammy Hagar, among others. He also wrote and produced music for the Electronic Arts game “The Sims.” Having lived in Hawaiʻi for more than 20 years, Henricks has lent his talents to a number of performances and recordings with a variety of Nā Hōkū award-winning Hawaiian artists, such as Cecilio and Kapono, The Cazimero Brothers, Music Magic, Nohelani Cypriano, Azure McCall, Kalapana and more.

Since 2009, Hendricks has recorded over 30 songs with renowned composer Paul Hardcastle, resulting in nine Billboard #1 smooth jazz hits.

Jazz at The Shops is a complimentary music event that occurs on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. In a continued effort to give back to the community, The Shops at Wailea supports a different Maui non-profit each month with 60 percent of the special event parking fees going to the selected charity.

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The non-profit recipient for the month of April is Imua Family Services, whose mission is to “Empower children and their families to reach their full potential.” Imua Family Services programs and staff assist children and their families in overcoming developmental learning challenges in their most critical formative years using play-based instruction designed to help them move forward.

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The four-hour special event parking voucher is available for $5 and can be purchased at the non-profit’s parking table.

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