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Dweezil Zappa In Hawaii and on HPR's ATC

courtesy UH Hilo

For five years now, UH Hilo have celebrated the music of Frank Zappa with annual concerts by their UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra. This year, the event is called "UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra Meets Dweezil Zappa" as the most-famous son of the late guitar genius joins the festivities tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence welcomes Dweezil Zappa for a very special interview exploring these concerts, his guitar playing, influences, memorable encounters with Ozzy Osbourne and Eddie Van Halen, and the battle he's in against a pair of his siblings for the right to use his own name professionally


Hear the complete interview:

See a recent concert video:

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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