Over the course of the 2016 Fall semester at UH Hilo, the Jazz Orchestra was joined by author, music historian, and documentary filmmaker Steven Roby. Filming the 12-week rehearsal process as well as both nights of the band's performance of their 4th annual Frank Zappa tribute concert, Zappa4Ever!, Roby produced this hour and twenty minute documentary which offers a look inside the orchestra.

Combining footage from the shows, behind-the-scenes looks at rehearsals, and interviews with band members and fans, Zappa U is an entertaining and informative look at what it takes to tackle the complicated compositions of Frank Zappa.

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Watch the entire film for free with the YouTube player below.