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2018 Jazz Maui East Meets West Schedule

Vocal Improv and Stage Technique Clinic with Ginai

Wednesday, June, 27 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
King Kekaulike High School, Band Room
121 Kula Hwy
Makawao, HI 96768

Improve your singing skills with internationally renowned jazz and R&B artist Ginai. She will offer an introduction to scat and developing improv skills along with performance tips and tricks from her decades of experience! Open to the public.
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FREE, To register call (808) 283-3576.

Jazz Technique with Mike Lewis

Wednesday, June, 27 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
King Kekaulike High School, Band Room
121 Kula Hwy
Makawao, HI 96768

Take your jazz technique to the next level! Mike Lewis is an experienced teacher and performer and like a great jazz solo, this workshop will go where it needs to go. Topics covered include sound, listening, story telling, scales, sequencing, air support, jazz history and so much more. University of Hawai’i Maui College Jazz Band Director, Mike Lewis, has recorded and toured with artists such as Sammy Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny and Cher, Billy Joel, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, Bruno Mars and more.
FREE, To register call (808) 283-3576.

in8 flow w. SAMMAY

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center Omori Studio
One Cameron Way
Kahului, HI 96732

This workshop will focus on learning to embody the individual within the collective and finding one's innate flow through rootedness in the natural elements, spiritual essence, and fundamentals of movement found in hip hop and modern dance.
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FREE, To register call (808) 283-3576.

Jazz Maui Presents East Meets West Festival Kick Off Concert

Thursday, June, 28 2018, 6:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m.
Home of Nam and Maryanne LeViet
272 S. Ulukoa Place, Kaanapali Golf Estates
Kaanapali, HI 96761

Presented by the Arts Education for Children Group, this one-of-a-kind event features The June Skies Jazz Combo as well as the Mike Lewis & Friends Quartet joined by the fabulous vocalist and three-time Hawaiian Music Awards Winner, Ginai. Mike Lewis and Ginai will be joined by some of Hawai’i’s top jazz musicians. This event is not to be missed.
Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by clicking the link below.
East Meets West themed pupus and wines are included.

Jazz Maui Presents East Meets West Festival

Friday, June 29, 2018, Pre Show 4:00 p.m., Concert 6:00 p.m.
King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center
121 Kula Hwy
Makawao, HI 96768

Best of the Blue Note Tribute with Mike Lewis & Friends Quartet featuring award winning Jazz/R&B vocalist Ginai and performances by renowned San Francisco choreographer SAMMAY with UH Maui Dance Club & Dance International Foundation and Zenshin Daiko. The opening pre-show concert features the June Skies Combo and Tanama Colibri. Kathy Collins will serve as emcee.
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Tickets are $15. Food will be available for purchase at the event.

Jazz Maui Presents East Meets West Festival

Saturday, June 30, 2018, Pre Show 4:00 p.m., Concert 6:00 p.m.
King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center
121 Kula Hwy
Makawao, HI 96768

Best of the Blue Note Tribute with Mike Lewis & Friends Quartet featuring award winning Jazz/R&B vocalist Ginai. The Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra will also take the stage and the Na Ali’i Big Band will close the evening in a special performance joined by Mike Lewis on trumpet and vocalist Ginai. The opening 4:00 p.m. pre-show concert features Shea Derrick accompanied by Dave Elberg. At 5:00 p.m. the pre-show concert continues with a performance by Joie Yasha and the Gems of Jazz. Kathy Collins will serve as emcee.
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Tickets are $15. Food will be available for purchase at the event.

Joie Yasha and the Gems of Jazz

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Center Stage at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center
275 West Ka’ahumanu Avenue
Kahului,   HI 96732

Jazz Maui presents First Sunday Jazz concerts as part of its annual East Meets West Festival and Queen Kaahumanu Center's Maui Made Sundays.
July’s featured performers will be Joie Yasha and the Gems of Jazz. Led by saxophonist Joie Yasha, the Gems of Jazz is made up of some of Maui’s finest jazz musicians with Sal Godinez on keyboard, Peter Delacroce on percussion and Jake on trumpet. They will be performing from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Maui Made Sundays' entertainment continues until 5:00 p.m. with a variety of Hawaiian music students and artists.
FREE

Concert in the Park

Wednesday, July, 4 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Lahaina Library Lawn
680 Wharf St
Lahaina, HI 96761

An incredible line up of two of Maui’s top jazz ensembles, the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra and the Na Ali’i Big Band! Over 70 members of the community will perform. The event concludes appropriately with fireworks.
FREE

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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.

First Sunday Jazz Concerts

Sunday, February 4, 2018 and every First Sunday until December 2, 2018
11 am to 12 pm
Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului

First Sunday Jazz concerts are part of Jazz Maui’s annual East Meets West Festival and Queen Ka’ahumanu Center’s Maui Made Sundays.

 

Rising star artist, Prem Brosio from Maui headlines Sunday Jazz with Friends on the main stage. As a professional guitarist and music educator, Prem trained as a jazz guitarist in Switzerland and earned a Bachelor of Education degree in Music from University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He teaches choir at Haleakala Waldorf School, performs around the island as a soloist, and is a member of the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra and Maui Chamber Orchestra Chorus.

 

Maui Made Sundays’ entertainment continues until 5 pm with a variety of Hawaiian music students and artists. Admission is FREE.

 

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

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About Ginai

An award winning jazz and r&b vocalist, Ginai is a regular performers at the Blue Note Honolulu where she, along with Mike Lewis, present a series of tribute concerts recognizing some of the great women of song including Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole and most recently Sade.  Ginai is a three-time Hawaiian Music Awards winner and the winner of two Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for her albums Hot Club of Hulaville, Django Would Go and Hula Joe & The Hut Jumpers. She has proven to be a compelling surge of dynamism that continues to shock your mind, body and soul with her charismatic, hypnotic voice and welcoming stage presence.

About SAMMAY

SAMMAY (Samantha Peñaflor Dizon) is a Bay Area-based choreographer/producer and interdisciplinary performance artist of Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Bikol descent born and bred in Carson, CA/Tongva Territory and now reclaiming space in San Francisco, CA with honor and gratitude to the Ohlone. She holds a B.A. in Media Studies and Sociology and minors in Dance & Performance Studies and Global Poverty & Practice from University of California Berkeley. SAMMAY is a kinetic storyteller who engages her body as a vessel for spiritual intercession and envisions a future in which our indigenous traditions co-exist with(in) our urban landscapes. When she is not deep in creative collaboration, she is either facilitating writing or movement workshops or teaching through San Francisco Ballet's Dance in Schools and Communities Residency Program in San Francisco Unified School District.

About Mike Lewis

A native New Yorker who has spent substantial time performing in Polynesia, Mike Lewis has recently moved back to Hawaii from the Pacific Northwest. He is the creator and band leader of Big Band Monday at Jazz Minds Honolulu and the Jazz Band Director at University of Hawai‘i.
 Fluent in jazz trumpet, lead trumpet, and recording studio work, his resume includes touring and recording with Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughn, Sammy Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny and Cher, Billy Joel, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, The Temptations, Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight, and Bruno Mars. Teaching highlights include Jazz in the Schools Hawai‘i, Christ Church Polytech Jazz School, Friends Academy New York, and Washington Middle School Seattle.

Shea Derrick

Shea Derrick, a Texas native, has been singing for the past twenty years. With a soulful, rock, funky flair- this songstress captures her audience with each flawless note that will have you singing or dancing along. You can see her on Maui with one of her two talented and funky bands, Shea Butter and the Cream or Shea Derrick and the Full Flavor Band.

Shea Derrick

Joie Yasha

Joie YashaJoie Taylor has been a saxophonist for over 25 years, and has been a member and leader of several bands. In the Montgomery Jazz Orchestra of the State of Alabama she has performed in small and big bands with Tommy Stewart, Charles Ellington, Kebbi Williams and grammy award winning artists Javon Jackson and Delfayo Marsalis in the 2016 Maui Jazz Festival

As a member of the world famous Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra begun by Dizzy Gillespie, she has toured Europe as part of the Montreux, Paris, and North Sea Jazz festivals. She can be heard on the released album by Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground. On Maui was a member of Rio Ritmo and currently plays as a solo artist at various locations. She sang as lead vocalist in the group One & One. Her styles include: meditation, jazz, neo-­‐soul, electronic/dance, and lounge including original compositions.