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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 June Schedule of Events

June 2

Gina Martinelli Quartet

Jeff Hellmer – Keyboards
Paul Marchetti – Drums
Dave Graber – Bass
Gina Martinelli – Vocals

June 9

Nara Boone Quartet

Josh Hearl – Guitar
Jordan Kamikawa – Drums
Dave Graber – Bass
Nara Boone – Vocals

June 16

Father’s Day with Sheryl Renee

Rod Antoon – Keyboards
Dave Graber – Bass
Howie Rentzer – Drums
Sheryl Renee – Vocals

June 23

Hawaii Jazz

Dr. Joie Yasha – Saxophone
Jeff Hellmer – Keyboards
Paul Marchetti – Drums
Dave Graber – Bass

June 30

Tadashi Thomas Quartet

Julian Miltenberger – Drums
Caelan Cardello – Keyboards
Aron Caceres – Bass
Tadashi Thomas – Trumpet

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.

Jazz Blues & Beyond Festival

Jazz Maui and the King Kekaulike High School Music Department present

The 5th Annual

Jazz Blues & Beyond Festival

The Tadashi Thomas Quartet

“Four Of New York City’s Finest Young Jazz Musicians”

Tadashi Thomas, trumpet; Caelan Cardello, piano; Aron Caceres, bass; and Julian Miltenberger, drums

with The Na Ali’i Big Band

“One Of Hawaii's Finest Youth Jazz Ensembles”

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2024
Performing Arts Center
King Kekaulike High School
121 Kula Highway, Makawao
Show at 6:00 PM
Doors Open at 5:30 PM
Suggested Donations: $15 Adults $10 Students

The Jazz Maui 2024 Maui Music Series is supported by Hawaii Tourism Authority Community Enrichment Program.
Jazz Maui presents Tadashi Thomas The Quartet

Jazz Maui presents

The Tadashi Thomas Quartet

One-Of-A-Kind Jazz Evening 

An Intimate Concert featuring New York Jazz Pianist Caelan Cardello on an exquisite Bösendorfer piano, accompanied by heavy pupus and fine wine.

Saturday, June 29 at 6pm
At the home of Mary Anne & Nam Le Viet
Tickets - $150 PP

Please Join us for an exclusive private event of great music to benefit The Jazz Maui Music Education Program featuring fabulous trumpeter Tadashi Thomas, pianist Caelan Cardello, bassist Aron Caceres, and percussionist Julian Miltenberger. Presented by Arts Education for Children Group.

Jazz Maui Jazz Camp 2024

Jazz Maui Jazz Camp 2024

Backlit Buddha Studios
395 Dairy Road #M, Kahului

Jazz Maui presents Jazz Maui Camp 2024, a series of inspiring clinics designed for aspiring jazz vocalists and musicians of all ages including high school and college students and adults.

Jazz Maui Camp’s clinicians include four of New York City’s finest young jazz musicians; leading figures of Maui’s jazz scene that have toured and taught internationally; and, two outstanding vocalists that have performed and recorded worldwide. Clinics will focus on instrument and vocal-specific jazz techniques, performance practice, and jazz improvisation, often in hands-on settings. Participants may attend as many sessions as they like, held mostly in the evenings between July 1 and July 11 at Backlit Buddha Studios in Kahului. To secure a seat for the clinics please reserve your spot here. We look forward to seeing you!

ProArts Playhouse and Jazz Maui present Victor Fields

ProArts Playhouse and Jazz Maui present

Victor Fields

“One of the most dynamic and versatile jazz singers today!”
Chicago Jazz Magazine

keyboardist Jeff Hellmer; saxophonist John Zangrando, guitarist Prem Brosio, bassist Ian Sheridan,
drummer Paul Marchetti, percussionist Larry Fitzgerald.

Starts 7:30 pm • Tickets $20-40
CALL: 808-463-6550

1280 South Kihei Rd in Azeka Plaza
ProArts Playhouse Hawai’i’s Favorite Local Theatre
-- Broadway World

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


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 Jazz Maui 2024 presents Sunset Jazz every Sunday and the Pau Hana Series every Friday 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 are live-streamed here on our website.


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

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.