Bravo Awards a Success
The AASA Bravo awards ceremony was held last night at the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. There was a silent auction and a chance for attendees to mingle and get to meet friends. The dinner was delicious and emcees David Ono and Cindy Shin entertained and ran the live auction. The honorees, Japan America Society of Southern California and saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa each had short video introductions and accepted the Bravo awards. The evening also featured wonderful entertainment from the Asia America Youth Orchestra and Jeff Kashiwa. The AAYO performed David Benoit’s new composition, The Journey of the Endeavour. Jeff Kashiwa played one of his own compositions along with maestro Benoit on the piano. After the concert, many participants were heard commenting about how they enjoyed the ceremony. We’re happy about this and consider the event a success.