On the Scene
A Mancini and Waite weekend
A LATE NIGHT JAZZ DELIGHT
: A handful of jazz fans enjoyed a great unscheduled jam session as Friday turned into Saturday last weekend when Gregg Field, left, and pianist Shelly Berg sat in with Steve Jones, second from left, and Tennyson Stephens at The Bistro at Century Center after their scheduled gig with Monica Mancini and the Honolulu Symphony. Carolyn Berry had invited Mancini, Field, Berg and a few close friends to join her for a late-night dinner in the private room at the Bistro after the concert, and Jones and Stephens asked Field if he'd like to sit in for a song a two after he finished eating. Berg joined them a few minutes later to make it a quartet.
GREAT JOB, MATT
: Honolulu Symphony Pops Conductor Matt Catingub, right, talked music with Jimmy Borges and Carolyn Berry at The Bistro.
A PERFECT TRIBUTE
: Tennyson Stephens, center, greeted Monica Mancini and Gregg Field. Mancini's Friday concert was a beautiful tribute to the music of her father, the late Henry Mancini. She also shared favorites from her current album, "Cinema Paradiso." Among the highlights of the show: "The Days of Wine and Roses," "Moon River" and "Peter Gunn."
WANT ROCK? GREG'S GOT IT
: Concert promoter Greg Azus, left, talked backstage with veteran rocker John Waite just before showtime Saturday at the Pipeline Cafe. Azus presents Everclear at the Pipe this Saturday.
WAITE ROCKS THE PIPE
: John Waite, front, rocked hard on Saturday with a powerful 70-minute set of classic English rock at the Pipeline Cafe. "Missing You," his million-selling solo hit, was the highlight of the show for pop fans, but the set list also included a good representation of Waite's work with the Babys and Bad English, and some of his newer solo material as well.
Newlyweds Craig and Violet Futter, visiting from Florida, enjoyed the John Waite concert in the upstairs lounge. Violet said she was surprised to recognize so many of the songs.