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Kona Pacific School hosts Melvin Seals and JGB (Dec. 9)


Dancing Dog presents Melvin Seals and JGB in a benefit concert for Kona Pacific Charter School. The performance is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Gates open at 1 p.m.

Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room.

Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music.”

From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Melvin and JGB brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table.

With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of guitar, mandolin, slide and lap steel with savory bass, hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries.

Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting musical journey that keeps audiences dancing and smiling for several hours. Melvin is pioneering a path deeper into the musical territory he helped to establish.

A portion of the ticket sales and all of the concession proceeds will go directly to Kona Pacific Charter School. This is an all ages show. Kids 12 & under are free with a paying adult. No outside food or beverage, no alcohol, no pets please.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are available at all Concious Riddims stores, Soundwaves Music, CD Wizard in Hilo and online at

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