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Sundays • 5-7 PM
Maui Ku'ia Estate Chocolate Factory
78 Ulupono Street, Lahaina

Sunset Jazz spotlights an all-star line-up of local and visiting professional jazz musicians in the upstairs open air pavilion. Different artists perform each week and the music is always top-notch.

Jazz Maui Presents: Sunset Jazz Series May Schedule of Events

May 5

John Zangrando Quartet

John Zangrando – Saxophones and Flutes
Mark Johnstone – Keyboards
Paul Marchetti – Drums
Dave Graber – Bass

May 12

Sheryl Renee

Sheryl Renee – Vocals
Mark Johnstone – Keys
Dave Graber – Bass
Jimmy C – Drums
Steve Dubey – Trumpet

May 19


Brent Elberg – Keys
Dave Elberg – Guitar/Vocals
Alex Keeney – Sax
Shea Derrick – Vocals

May 26

Three to 5

Matt Del Olmo – Guitar
Ian Sheridan – Bass
Kevin Garland – Drums
Matt Novotney – Organ

Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate, through its Chocolate Laulima program, supports local nonprofit organizations such as Arts Education for Children Group/Jazz Maui. Proceeds from concert ticket sales benefit Jazz Maui’s music education programs.

The Jazz Maui 2024 Maui Music Series<br />
Presents “More Classics From The Blue Note Jazz Era”<br />
With Steve Dubey And The Maui Jazz Elements

The Jazz Maui 2024 Maui Music Series Presents

 “More Classics From The Blue Note Jazz Era”

With Steve Dubey And The Maui Jazz Elements
On Saturday, May 11, 2024

On Saturday, May 11, the Jazz Maui 2024 Maui Music Series presents “More Classics from the Blue Note Jazz Era” with trumpeter Steve Dubey and The Maui Jazz Elements featuring John Zangrando on sax and flute, Mark Johnstone on piano, Ian Sheridan on bass, and Paul Marchetti on drums, at the ProArts Playhouse, 1280 S. Kihei Road, in Kihei. The show begins at 7:30pm and tickets are available at www.ProArtsMaui.org.

The second in a series, this evening of music celebrates the classic period of Blue Note Records and commemorates the 85th founding of the company. The Blue Note record company released more than 1000 albums from 1949 to 1966, and 900 of them have been labeled”classics” in the history of American jazz music. Legendary jazz icons such as Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Cannonball Adderly, Hank Mobley, Ron Carter, Freddie Hubbard, Max Roach, Thelonious Monk and many more were recorded and their music preserved by Blue Note for future jazz lovers. The May 11th concert is an homage to the legacy of the artists who created the Blue Note sound and shaped this unique American tradition.

Trumpeter Steve Dubey has been an active member of the music community on the island of Kauai for the last three decades. He has appeared with many resident and visiting artists such as Michael Ruff, Lao Tizer, Tierney Sutton, Gabriel Espinosa, Taj Mahal, Howard Levy (of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), and others. He has been a pillar in Kauai's premier latin jazz/salsa ensemble Rumba De Fuego. More recently, he has appeared as a guest artist with Maui's own Angela and Phil Benoit, both on Maui and their West Coast tours.

John Zangrando, or “Johnny Z,” came to Maui in 1980 from New York and has been one of the busiest sax players on the island since. He has played or recorded with George Benson, John Mayall, Michael McDonald, Dionne Warwick, and Gladys Knight. He has also played with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Danny Gottlieb and Mark Egan of Elements and was musical director for singer Jon Hendricks for his Hawaii tour. Johnny Z plays tenor, alto, soprano, baritone and bass saxophones, as well as flute, piccolo, bass clarinet and electronic wind instrument (EWI).

Multi-instrumentalist Mark Johnstone is best known for his keyboard work with the Grammy-nominated Mick Fleetwood Blues Band and The Island Rumors Band. He can also be found in a variety of settings as a soloist or sideman, displaying skills on keys, guitar, harmonica and vocals. While working and touring with Mick Fleetwood he shared the stage with many accomplished artists such as Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, John Mayall, Michael MacDonald, Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, Dave Mason, Pat Simmons, Sammy Hagar and many more.
Ian Sheridan is a professional bassist, producer, and mixing engineer. Ian has performed and recorded with many artists including multiple Grammy winner Jason Mraz. Ian has produced and engineered many songs and albums that have received national radio airplay, charting, and commercial and media placement.

Well known on Maui, Paul Marchetti studied drums and percussion in New York and has performed and recorded with artists such as Mick Fleetwood, Eric Marienthal, Walter Becker, Michael McDonald, Michael Buble and many more. He started his career in 1973, touring and recording with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. Marchetti has appeared on national and local television shows and recorded and toured with an international list of artists.
Jazz Maui, a branch of the 501(c)-3 nonprofit Arts Education for Children Group (www.aecg.org), provides opportunities for participation in high quality jazz music education and performances. Throughout the year The Jazz Maui 2024 Maui Music Series presents Sunset Jazz every Sunday in Lahaina, outstanding visiting virtuosos in a bi-monthly concert series in Kihei, and special concerts, clinics and classes held at various venues around the islands. Jazz Maui supports Jazz Night at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku and “Sheryl Renee Salutes” at ProArts.

Selected performances presented by Jazz Maui, including the first concert in the “Classics from the Blue Note” series are live-streamed on the organization’s website: www.JazzMaui.org.

The Jazz Maui 2024 Maui Music Festival is supported by Hawaii Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program.

Support Events

Sheryl Renee Salutes ... Aretha Franklin
ProArts Playhouse, Sheryl Renee and Jazz Maui present

Sheryl Renee Salutes…

A One-Woman Tribute to the Songs and Lives of the World’s Greatest Music Icons

Starts 7:00 pm • Tickets $20-35
CALL: 808-463-6550

1280 South Kihei Rd in Azeka Plaza

The Empanada Lady, Where the Caribbean meets Maui!

Enjoy rich flavors, soul-warming spices, hand made with tons of aloha!

2119 West Vineyard St, Wailuku
6-8 PM. $5 Cover.
For dinner reservations call 808.868.4544

The Empanada Lady

May 4 – Ellen Bellerose, vocals; Dave Graber, bass; Jeff Hellmer, keyboard

May 11 – Angela Benoit, vocals; Phil Benoit, guitar; Dave Graber, bass

May 18 – Abra Joy, vocals; Ian Sheridan, bass; Jeff Hellmer, keyboard

May 25 – “Jazz à Paris” – Mary Anne Anderson, vocals; Dave Graber, bass; Paul January, keyboard

Save the Musicians


Jazz Maui is supporting local musicians. You can, too, when you click on the Donate button.
Your contributions support Maui musicians who have lost their livelihood and just about everything else due to the recent fires. By organizing events at various venues around the island, Jazz Maui is creating paying jobs for these out-of-work musicians. Your donations also support Jazz Maui and these performers in providing music as therapy for traumatized residents, many of whom are sheltered in temporary housing.
All funds raised directly support local musicians.

2023 Maui Music Festival Series

ProArts Playhouse and Jazz Maui present Jocelyn Michelle Jazz Organ Band

Jocelyn Michelle Jazz Organ Band

ProArts Playhouse and Jazz Maui present DeShannon Higa

DeShannon Higa – Resilience

Presented by ProArts Playhouse and Jazz Maui: Ginai's Jazz Island

Ginai – Jazz Island

A Celebration of Thelonious Monk

Tommy James – Mostly Monk

ProArts Playhouse and Jazz Maui present Steve Dubey and the Maui Jazz Elements

Steve Dubey and the Maui Jazz Elements

Jazz Maui and ProArts Playhouse present THE CHARLIE PORTER QUINTET

Charlie Porter

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

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

Sunset Jazz Series at Maui Ku'ia Estate Chocolate Factory
Makana Aloha Foundation
Hawai'i Tourism Authority
Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau

Sheryl Renee

Sheryl ReneeThe dynamic versatility of Colorado's Sheryl Renee comes from a literal lifetime in and around the entertainment business. An audience favorite, Sheryl moves effortlessly between music genres, artistic avenues, and her entrepreneurial pursuits. Her voice can be heard on hundreds of recordings and commercials. She gets great joy from nurturing and introducing extraordinary talent.

Known as the "Lady with the Golden Voice", Sheryl's gift of song has led to wonderful opportunities, her highlight, performing the national anthem for President Barack Obama, featured and support vocals for countless CDs, bands, events, projects, and sharing creative time with some of the greatest names in show biz, including Candi Staton, Larry Dunn, Freda Payne, String Cheese Incident, The Contribution and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch. Other notable musical relationships and Co-producing shows since 1998 with Arts Education for Children Group in Maui HI. Her greatest joy is introducing extraordinary talent.

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.