Welcome to Jazz Maui

An Intimate Evening with Justin Kauflin and Friends

Friday Jun 28, 2019 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Home of Mary Anne & Nam LeViet
272 S. Ulukoa Place in Kaanapali Golf Estates, 96761


Please join us for an exclusive private event to benefit The Jazz Maui Music Education Program. Quincy Jones protégé Justin Kauflin & the Katie Thiroux trio with vocalist, Sheryl Renee. Presented by Arts Education for Children Group.


Tickets – $100 – SOLD OUT
Donations support scholarships to Jazz Camp



Jazz, Blues, and Beyond!

Jazz Maui: Jazz, Blues, & Beyond!

With the Katie Thiroux Trio with guest artists Justin Kauflin, Sheryl Renee, Mike Lewis, and Paul Contos

Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 7:30 PM
McCoy Studio Theater
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
1 Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732

The celebrated and internationally renowned bassist and vocalist, Katie Thiroux, will light up the night with her all-star trio supporting four knockout guest artists.

Enjoy a night of great music with Quincy Jones’ protege, pianist Justin Kauflin; Jazz & Blues vocalist, Sheryl Renee; Honolulu-based trumpet sensation, Mike Lewis; and saxophone giant, Paul Contos, who has toured with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to the Temptations.

“Katie Thiroux is a multitasking talent who swings her bass with a Mack-truck-powered lilt that would make her hero Ray Brown proud and who transforms her smallish voice into a thing of delight” – The New Yorker

“Justin is simply a beautiful cat…you can feel it in every note he plays.”
– Quincy Jones

“Sheryl received the “Presidential Seal of Approval” when selected to perform the National Anthem for President Barack Obama in 2009; Witek is all class and groove. His time is impeccable, he has his brushwork down, he knows when to open things up.” – All About Jazz

Special screening of

Keep on Keepin’ On

Thursday, June 27 – 7 PM
King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center,
King K High School, 121 Kula Hwy., Makawao
$10 per person at door

A documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition.

Q & A with co-producer Justin Kauflin after the movie.

Director: Alan Hicks
Writers: Davis Coombe, Alan Hicks
Stars: Clark Terry, Justin Kauflin, Quincy Jones

Jazz Maui Dance Class

 SAMMAY 2019

Friday 6/28
Omori A
1-2pm – In8 Flow
3-4pm – Hip Hop

Saturday 6/29
Omori A
10:30-11:30am – Hip Hop
1:30-2:30pm – Rooted Rhythms
5-6 Demo and / or performance

 Hip Hop
a workshop that centers Hip Hop culture as the heart and soul and brings to focus the ways in which Hip Hop dance has brought joy and resilience to our communities through intercultural and intergenerational ciphers. dancers will be encouraged to activate their innate groove and discover a collective orientation towards a more harmonious future.

Rooted Rhythms
a movement exploration workshop that engages rhythms and dance traditions of the African diaspora. through soulful song and polyrhythms, dancers will seek to deepen their connection with land and lineage through a grounded release and a repetition of flow. elements from contemporary dance will further encourage dancers to explore the relationship between the earth and sky – the seen and the unseen.

in8 flow
participants will explore what it means to embody the individual within the collective – finding one’s innate flow through rootedness in the natural elements, spiritual essence, and fundamentals of movement found in hip hop, african diasporic, and contemporary dance.

All classes $10 collected at location.

Click here for More on SAMMAY

Jazz Maui Camp

June 23-30, 2019

This exciting new camp is designed for aspiring young musicians (13+) of all skill levels looking to unleash their creativity and explore the beauty of Hawaii. Instruction includes ensembles, master classes, electives and concerts from our award winning faculty. Daily music curriculum will be enhanced with Hawaiian immersion activities including Luau, Snorkeling, Beach time, History Tours and more. Come spend a fun filled week of music and culture in beautiful Maui.

Our professional instruction includes ensembles, master classes, electives and concerts from our award winning faculty. Collectively, they have performed at numerous prestigious venues including Birdland, Monterey Jazz Festival, The Blue Note, Montreux Jazz Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall and tours in Asia, Europe, South America.

Katie Thiroux (Bass, Vocals) “Rising Star Bassist” – Downbeat Magazine www.katiethiroux.com

Matt Witek (Drums) “Witek is all class and groove.” – All About Jazz www.mattwitek.com

Justin Kauflin (Piano) “Simply beautiful cat…you can feel it in every note he plays” – Quincy Jones www.justinkauflin.com

Paul Contos (Woodwinds, Brass) “Educator of the Year” – Downbeat Magazine (Director of Monterey Jazz Festival Education, Director of SF Jazz High School All Star Big Band, Director of Next Generation Jazz Orchestra)


Jazz Maui presents two free concerts on Thursday, July Fourth

Concert in the Park

Lahaina Library Lawn – 5pm

Annual music and fireworks extravaganza held under the stars
Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra
Vocalist Sheryl Renee
Maui Community Band
followed by fireworks at 8pm

Mahalo to our sponsors: Lahaina Sunrise Rotary, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Lahaina Restoration Foundation, and Lahaina Town Action Committee

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

Jazz on Maui

See below for current Jazz happenings on Maui.

Jazz Maui presents

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

About SAMMAY Dizon

SAMMAY (Samantha Peñaflor Dizon) is the daughter of Yolanda Peñaflor Dizon; granddaughter of Salvacion Orencillo Peñaflor and Carolina Agdeppa Dizon. Born from a collective dream where the ancestors danced, drummed, and sang around ceremonial fire in the mountain tops of the arkipelago - she is a healer, choreographer, producer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist of Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Bikol descent who envisions a future where our indigenous traditions co-exist with(in) our urban landscapes. Born and raised in LA County/Tongva Territory and a settler in San Francisco/Yelamu, she invokes ancestral healing and ritual within/around the intersection of performance art, dance theatre, music, and multimedia; their role as kinetic storyteller and healer is ancient medicine from their maternal lineage. SAMMAY is the Founding Artistic Director of intergenerational multidisciplinary arts festival - URBAN x INDIGENOUS, Founding Member of international Indigenous contemporary artist collective - I Moving Lab, and Core Member of acclaimed street dance theatre company - Embodiment Project. She is a three-time recipient of the "Presented by APICC" Artist Award; YBCA Public Imagination Fellow 2018; and first-ever Featured Artist for United States of Asian America Festival 2018. SAMMAY holds a B.A. in Media Studies and Sociology with minors in Dance & Performance Studies and Global Poverty & Practice from UC Berkeley. To follow her journey through the diaspora: www.sammaydizon.com.