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Jazz Maui Presents: Sunset Jazz Series January 29 – Makai Jazz Group



Sunday, January 29 • 5-7 PM
Maui Ku'ia Estate Chocolate Factory
78 Ulupono Street, Lahaina

Music by

Makai Jazz Group

Bruce Boege – Saxophone
Jeff Hellmer – Keyboard
Jimmy C – Drums and Vocals
Dave Graber – Bass

Sunset Jazz spotlights an all-star line-up of local and visiting professional jazz musicians in the upstairs open air pavilion from 5-7 on Sundays. Different artists perform each week and the music is always top-notch.

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.



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 February Schedule

February 5

Sal Godinez Jazz Trio

Sal Godinez – Vocals, Piano
Doug White – Bass
Duke Gadd – Drums

February 12

“For My Sweet”
A show for Valentines Day

Sheryl Renee – Vocals
Paul January – Keyboards, Trumpet
Howie Renzer – Drums

February 19

The Hi C’s
Dixieland Band

Paul January – Trumpet
Michael Guzalek – Clarinet
Jimmy C – Drums
Loren Tilley – Banjo
Colton Rafanan – Tuba

February 26

Godinez Family Trio
Latin / Brazilian Jazz

Estaire Godinez – Congas, Vocals
Felipe Gardinez – Bass, Vocals
Sal Godinez – Piano, Vocals

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.

Concert on the Green

South Maui Learning Ohana & AECG / Jazz Maui Present

Concert on the Green

A Benefit for Music and Arts programs in the Schools

Saturday, February 18th
Kihei Charter School Courtyard
650 Lipoa Pkwy, Kihei, HI 96753
Doors Open 4:30pm • Preshow 5:00pm


Legendary Guitarist / Singer / Music Director from the Conan O’Brien Show



Vizztone Blues Artists
“Long Tall Deb” and Colin John

Paul Marchetti - Drums
Tim Hackbarth - Bass
Jeff Helmer - Keyboards

Sheryl Renee

George  Tavy - Keyboards
Howie Rentzer - Drums
Jay Molina - Bass

Preshow by The Timeline Band 

Sponsored by:  South Maui Learning Ohana &  Arts Education for Children Group / Jazz Maui
Supported by: Mana‘o Radio

ProArts Playhouse, Jazz Maui, and Mana‘o Radio present 


Tickets: $30 Each Or See Both For $50


Tommy James Plays
The Music Of The Jazz Great

Friday, February 24, 2023 at 7:30PM

Besides being a wonderful jazz pianist, Tommy James is a composer, arranger and music director having majored in composition at the Manhattan School of Music. He has been the pianist and music director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra for the past nine years and recently moved to Honolulu from his former home in New York. Over the years Mr. James has worked with a wide ranging group of artists of many musical genres. Among the outstanding artists and bands with whom he has performed and/or recorded with are The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, Joe Williams, Maureen McGovern, Cleo Laine/John Dankworth, Nell Carter, Marlena Shaw, Roy Ayers, Melba Moore, Manu Dibango, Billy Vera, The Spinners, and the Temptations.

A One-Man Play
Starring Rome Neal
Written By Laurence Holder

Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 7:30PM

One-man play MONK by Laurence Holder, finds Jazz great American piano player/composer Thelonious Monk in an "afterlife state". Set in his home in San Juan Hill, New York, he revisits his existence from his childhood, until his final days on this earthly plane. The play explores Monk's obsession with Jazz music, the people who influenced him and those who he influenced along the way to becoming a legendary modern Jazz composer and pianist, who wrote classic tunes like :"Round Midnight", "Straight No Chaser" and "Well, You Needn't".

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

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.