Welcome to Jazz Maui

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

A Benefit to support “Virtual Jazz In the Schools”

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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.

Jazz Maui Presents
WOLFCHILD
Saturday, January 23, 2021

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Wolfchild

Jazz Maui presents brother duo “Wolfchild”, in a dinner show concert on Saturday, December 23rd at the Empanada Lady Restaurant 2119 W. Vineyard, Wailuku.

Wolfchild is a Seattle-based Indie Folk Rock music group originally from Maui. Their official music video “Runaways” received a favorable review by the Huffington Post and the band was featured in a segment about the Seattle music scene, which aired on the Travel Channel. The band has toured with artist Sawyer Fredericks, 2015 Spring Season winner of the popular television show “The Voice”. Gabriel Wolfchild made his national debut on the show that same season and he and Fredericks became friends. Their tour crisscrossed the US including stops at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the Egg in Albany and The City Winery in Nashville.

Recently the band retreated home to Maui to wait out the pandemic.  During the break they have been working on new material and playing with new musicians.  A most recent project is the Adrift video series which showcases the band playing in some of Maui’s most beautiful and strange places.

See WOLFCHILD II ADRIFT ; Bloodmoon https://youtu.be/wj9OsrjtMls

“Gabriel and Eli participated in summer music camps we produced some years ago when we brought in LA Music Academy,” says Bryant Neal, executive director of Jazz Maui. “It is great to see how they have grown and found a place in the international music scene”.

The Dinner show event at Empanada Lady will be a great opportunity to see them perform live in a Covid safe intimate environment.

Tickets are $10 for the music portion and you must have dinner reservations.  There will be two seatings 5:00 and 7:15.  For reservations call 808-868-4544 – Adults only – 18 yr minimum – ID required

Jazz Maui is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for participation in high quality jazz music education and performances and is supported by, Arts Education for Children Group, and Makana Aloha Foundation.

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, January 16th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

R.E. Metoyer Blues,
Rock & Soul Revue

featuring

Tim Hackbarth,
Jesse Smith
& Tanama Colibri

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with R.E. Metoyer Blues

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, January 9th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

Georgy Gusev
with Special Guests
Eli Abrams & Tanama Colibri

Opening Act

Jazz Maui Student Players
with Phil Smith

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Georgy Gusev

Jazz Maui Presents
Christmas Time & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, December 26th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

Patricia Watson and Friends

Featuring Guest Artist

Tanama Colibri & the Jazz Maui Student Players

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Tanama Colibri

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, December 12th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

Tanama Colibri and Friends

Featuring Guest Artist
Cellist

Georgy Gusev

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Tanama Colibri

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, December 5th
5:30 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

Tanama Colibri and Friends

Opening Act

Xaden Nishimitsu Sextet

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Tanama Colibri

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, November 28th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

Tanama Colibri and Friends

Opening Act

Arlie Asiu

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Tanama Colibri

Jazz Maui and Maui KU’IA Chocolate

present

Sunset Jazz
Chocolate Tasting

“An ultimate tasting experience”

Friday November 20, 5PM – 7PM

Rooftop Pavillion Maui KU’IA Chocolate Factory

 Chocolate tasting, Food, Music, breathtaking views, bring your own beverage

Limited to  30 People 

 Event Features

Maui KU’IA Chocolate Tasting  

Chef Paris Nabavi –  Chicken Mole Taco with cilantro and fesco cheese

Bring your own beverage 

Download the Chocolate and Beverage Pairing List

Music – Phil Smith Trio

Phil Smith – Sax and woodwinds, Brian Cuomo – Keyboards,
Jesse Smith – Drums

Event will be live streamed 

Chocolate Laulima – Arts Education for Children Group / Jazz Maui
Chocolate purchases benefit AECG / Jazz Maui charity

Sunset Jazz & Chocolate Tasting

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, November 21th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

R. E. Metoyer Blues

Rock & Soul Revue

Featuring

Tim Hackbarth and Brian Cuomo

Opening Act

Jazz Maui Student Players

An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Fundraiser Dinner & Show

Saturday, November 7th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

Gene Argel, Mark Johnstone
& Roscoe Wright

Opening Act
Jazz Maui Student Players
with Phil Smith

Jazz Maui Presents
Jazz at the Empanada Lady

Saturdays 6:30 PM

Dinner Reservations required
808-868-4544
2119 W Vineyard

Jazz Maui Presents
A Musical Tribute to
Emil Richards

Saturday January 11, 2020
6PM – 9PM

The Altitude Deck 650 Lipoa Parkway- Rooftop at Kihei Charter School

Featuring:
Members of The Original “Jazz at Blackie’s” Band & Special Guests
Musicians who played with Emil Richards at Blackie’s Bar, Lahaina 1982 – 1995
Paul Marchetti- Drums
Sal Godinez – Keyboards & Vocals
John Zangrando – Saxophones
Danny M – Bass
Estaire Godinez – Vocals & Latin percussion
Gene Argel – Keyboards
Marcus Johnson – Bass
The Jazz Maui Players & Guests
A Memorial Tribute led by Sara Gadarian
Limited Seating – RSVP- $15  Tickets at Jazzmaui.org – 808-283-3576
Food will be available for purchase – Proceeds benefit Jazz Maui Music Education Program
Sponsors: MANAO Radio – South Maui Learning Ohana – Sara Gadarian – JAZZ MAUI

 

 

 

 

He snapped his fingers on ‘The Addams Family,’ played the bongos for ‘Mission Impossible’, played vibes on the Flintstones theme song and worked with everyone from Judy Garland to Linda Ronstadt.

Jazz Maui Players 6-7 PM

Peter Dela Croce – Percussion
Prem Brosio – Jazz Guitar
Danny M – Bass
Jake Thomas – Trumpet
Joie Yasha – Sax
Michael Guzalak – Sax, Clarinet
Tanama Colibri – Vocals
Shea Derrick – Vocals

Memorial Tribute to Emil Richards 7 – 7:20

Original “Jazz at Blackies” Band 7:30 – 9:00

Paul Marchetti- Drums
Sal Godinez – Keyboards & Vocals
John Zangrando – Saxophones
Danny M – Bass
Estaire Godinez – Vocals & Latin percussion

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

Jazz Maui Camp

June 22-24, 2020

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

Jazz at the Shops

Outlets of Maui, 900 Front Street – 5pm

Enjoy music, food and fun!
featuring
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