Jazz Maui presents

2017 East Meet West Festival

The festival is where Eastern and Western Music, Art and Culture collide and inspire!
The East Meets West Festival is happening to encourage cross-cultural dance and musical collaborations. Explore a variety of styles and movements from east and west.  Our two-night program features an exciting lineup of professional jazz fusion and dance artists along with community orchestras and student combos.

Thursday, May 25 at 6 pm

All That Jazz – an intimate, at-home concert, featuring the Ictus Band
with short performances by June Skies Jazz Combo, Billy Chang & Tara Pandeya
East Meets West themed pupus and wines included – $50 per person
Hosted by Mary Anne Fitch & Nam Le Viet in Lahaina

Friday, May 26

‘Iao Theater in Wailuku

6:30 – 7:30 pm  Na Ali‘i Big Band and Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra (Maui)
7:40 – 8:30 pm Cultural Dance performances:

Angel Prince (Hawai‘i Island)
Toni Pasion (O‘ahu)
Billy Chang (Taiwain)
Tara Pandeya (USA)
8:45 – 9:30 pm IctusJazz Fusion Band  (Spokane & Gonzaga University)

Saturday, May 27
‘Iao Theater in Wailuku

6:30 – 7:15 pm  June Skies Jazz Combo (Maui)
7:30 –  8:20 pm Cultural Dance performances:

Sarala Dandekar (Maui)
Akari Ueoka (Maui)
Jazmyne Koch Geis (Maui)

Billy Chang (Taiwan)
Tara Pandeya (USA)
Musical accompaniment by Zan on bamboo flutes
8:45 – 9:30 pm Ictus – Jazz Fusion Band (Spokane & Gonzaga University)

Billy Chang

Ictus Band

Tickets are $25 and $15 and will soon be available at MauiOnStage.com (see “Buy Tickets, other events”)

Music & Dance Workshops

Tuesday, May 23, Wednesday, May 24

King Kekaulike High School in Pukalani

2:30 – 3:30 pm Open Improvisation and Jazz Technique Clinic for all ages – Free
3:30 – 5 pm Jazz Band Rehearsal – Open to observers

Free Jazz Music clinics will be available to students and other musicians

Jazz on Maui

Saturday, May 27

Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului

Tara Pandeya

Cultural Dance workshops will be held in Omori Studio A from 9 am to 5 pm, $5 donation is suggested for each participant.
To register for the workshops, call 808-283-3576


Mahalo to Our Sponsors

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, County of Maui Office of Economic Development, Makana Aloha Foundation, WorldWide Music Ventures, Story of Hawai‘i Museum, Zanboo Flutes


For more information on these events, contact Bryant Neal at (808)283-3576

Photography by:  Dahan Fu, RJ Muna, courtesy of Ictus, courtesy of Billy Chang and Tara Pandeya