May 31, 2016

Hirono Statement On The Passing Of Jimmy Borges

Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement on the passing of Hawaii jazz legend Jimmy Borges.

“For six decades, Jimmy Borges brought joy to audiences with his unique voice, distinctive vocal jazz interpretations and warm sense of humor. Throughout his musical career, Jimmy entertained, but he also served with distinction as an ambassador for Hawaii.

“Off stage, Jimmy regularly gave back to his community, and particularly
to Hawaii’s young talented musicians. The Jimmy Borges Endowed Scholarship at the University of Hawaii ensures that underserved students will have access to educational opportunities to help them pursue their musical dreams. My thoughts, prayers and aloha are with Jimmy’s wife Vicki and the entire Borges ohana.”