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Jazz Maui Presents: Sunday Jazz Maui KU’IA Chocolate Tasting

Jazz Maui Presents


Maui KU’IA Chocolate Tasting

JUNE 5th
Music starts at 11:30 AM
Chocolate Tasting at 12:30 PM
Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate





Enjoy breathtaking views. Sample nine varieties of award-winning chocolate including unique island flavors found only on Maui!

For the tastings, chocolate lovers should bring their own beverage; room temperature wines, coffee and stout beer are suggested pairings.

Support our music education programs by buying chocolate at mauichocolate.com/collections/arts-education-for-children-group

40% of chocolate sales from this page benefit Arts Education for Children Group music education programs

Click here for more on Paul January

Sunday, June 5th

Jazz Maui Presents: 1st Instrument Soloist Vocal Workshop

Jazz Maui 2022 Music Series Presents

Learn from the pros!

Spend a day with seasoned music professionals and working vocalists.
The 1st Instrument Soloist Vocal Workshop will give you a chance to ask questions, learn more about the performance industry and hone your skills. Presented by Jazz Maui, and hosted by recording artist and lifetime entertainer, Sheryl Renee in collaboration with Maui’s newest full-service recording studio and rehearsal space, Backlit Buddha Studios. Other clinicians include the Tempa Singer-Naor and Nave Naor of the Tempa & Naor Project, and vocalist Gina Martinelli.

The day includes multi-topic music workshops, and lunch provided by Las Pinatas, and ends with a chance to sing for your attendees, with a provided musician. For aspiring and professional singers ages 15 and older. Space is limited so book your slot today!

Register to Win a Scholarship

Register to spend a day learning from seasoned professionals and working vocalists on Saturday, June 25, 2022! Go to www.aecg.org and answer our one-question essay. Five finalists will be chosen on May 24, 2022.

The full-day event is being held at Maui’s newest recording & rehearsal space, Backlit Buddha Studios, and is hosted by recording artist and lifetime entertainer, Sheryl Renee. Featured clinicians are the incredible singing-songwriting duo, Tempa Singer-Nave and Naor Nave of the Tempa & Naor Project, and 30 year Maui resident and songbird, Gina Martinelli.

Jazz Maui Virtual Music Series

The series includes three themed concerts featuring professional guest and local musicians. All concerts are free and will be streamed at 8PM on Friday October 22, Friday November 26, and Friday December 17, 2021 here at JazzMaui.org, AKAKU Channel 55, and our Jazz Maui Facebook Page.   

December 17 – Jazz featuring Classical Instruments

with Members of Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Maui Flute Choir, Sharp Four Jazz Quartet with Mark Johnstone, and Phil Smith Trio

Watch below, at AKAKU Channel 55, or at Jazz Maui Facebook Page.

November 26 – Jazz with Ukulele and the Hawaiian Steel Guitar

with Benny Uyetake Band, Joel Katz Band, Kamalei Kawaa, Seabury Hall Hawai’ian Ensemble, Tanama Colibri, and Phil Smith

October 22 – “Jazz Blues and Beyond II”

featuring Katie Thiroux Trio with Quincy Jones protégé Justin Kauflin

Katie Thiroux is an internationally-acclaimed bassist, vocalist, composer, bandleader and recording artist. Thiroux’s contemporary jazz draws upon the rich history of the music and her unique gift of simultaneously balancing sultry vocals and virtuosic bass playing leaves audiences worldwide in awe. In the words of music icon Quincy Jones, “This girl is IT!”

Watch Our Exclusive “Save the Music” Virtual Gala!
A live event held on Friday October 30, 2020

A Benefit to support “Virtual Jazz In the Schools”

Virtual Jazz in the Schools, is a live online learning program, focusing on jazz instruction and performance. The program is designed as a supplement to the in-school music program. Click to learn more.
Jazz Maui - Virtual Jazz in the Schools


Chocolate Laulima

The Arts of Education for Children Group (AECG) has partnered with Maui KU’IA Estates to offer you an assortment of delicious chocolates. These gift bags and gift box make great presents for friends and family or can be a special treat for yourself to enjoy. Proceeds from these specific products benefit AECG.
Buy chocolate & support AECG

Jazz Maui Presents

Jazz at the Empanada Lady

Saturdays 6:30 PM

Dinner Reservations required
2119 W. Vineyard Street in Wailuku

About Jazz Maui

Jazz Maui, a program of Arts Education for Children Group (AECG) nonprofit organization, provides an opportunity for island residents, music students, aspiring and professional musicians, and jazz music aficionados to participate in or attend high-quality jazz music performances. Through festivals, music clinics and dance workshops, Jazz Maui provides a venue for student performers to establish connections with recognized professionals in music and dance.

Questions? Call Jazz Maui Founder Bryant Neal at 808-283-3576

Jazz at the Shops

Outlets of Maui, 900 Front Street – 5pm

Enjoy music, food and fun!
Prem Brosio
Jake Thomas Quartet
King Kekaulike Na Ali’i Big Band

Mahalo to our supporters: Hawaii Tourism Authority, Arts Education for Children Group, and Outlets of Maui

Makana Aloha Foundation
Hawai'i Tourism Authority
Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau

Tom Stryker

Tom StrykerTom received his first harmonica at the age of 15 in San Francisco as a Christmas gift.  It was then he engaged former “Harmonica Rascal” Ray Tankersley to teach him to play.   

Tom played lead with the “Harmonica Express,” and the world famous “Johnny Puleo Harmonica Gang.”.  Tom then went on to perform around the world on his own, also performing with the Harmonica Aces on Holland America Cruises Lines to South America.  He is continues to perform as a soloist in Asia including China.  Tom also performs in the Reno area clubs/restaurants and at Jazz Festivals along with Jazz Bands and Symphonies worldwide..

Tom recently recorded a CD Album, “EastCollaboration” with the great Tony Luisi.

A strong supporter of the harmonica movement, Tom joined “SPAH,” The Society For The Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica in 1980.  He was President of SPAH from 2006 to 2012  with members worldwide.

Paul January

Paul JanuaryPaul January got his first paying gig when he was 11 years old, playing piano for a children’s fashion show in Denver, Colorado. By 1972 he was attending music school, teaching piano and trumpet, and working every weekend, and when his former piano teacher said, “Let’s move to Vegas and play in the orchestras!” he was all in. By 1974 he realized that he couldn’t take the heat (literally as well as figuratively) and found a much more temperate climate and much nicer people in the Reno area, with still plenty of work in the field of music. He spent the next 46 years playing in various spots around Reno and Tahoe, as a single performer playing jazz, standards, and pop, or with groups as large as 17 playing everything from funk to big band jazz. He has had the privilege of working with some of the biggest names ever to grace the stages of Reno and Las Vegas, and has made many friends along the way. But when a global pandemic (we’re looking at you, COVID!) closes down your gig, what to do? The only logical answer is “Retire and move to Hawaii.”


Now Paul and his family live in Lahaina, Maui. Most of his time is spent homeschooling their 8-year-old grandson, offering advice to the adult daughters, or renovating their home, but in his spare time, he looks forward to sharing his music with the island of Maui.