Hawaiʻi’s legendary jazz musician Gabe Baltazar Jr. has thrilled audiences since the late 1940s with his powerful and passionate playing. In If It Swings, It’s Music: The Autobiography of Hawaiʻi’s Gabe Baltazar Jr., Baltazar takes readers through the highs, lows and in-betweens on the long road to becoming one of the very few Asian Americans who has achieved worldwide acclaim as a jazz artist.

Written by Baltazar and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa English Instructor Theo Garneau, If It Swings, It’s Music is published by University of Hawaiʻi Press.

Gabe Baltazar Jr.

Gabe Baltazar Jr.

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