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Jazz Maui Sunday Jazz August 2022

Jazz Maui Presents

SUNDAY JAZZ

Maui KU’IA Estate Chocolate Tasting

AUGUST 7th
Music starts at 10:30 AM
Chocolate Tasting at 11:00 AM
Music continues after the tasting
Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate

MUSIC BY KEYBOARDIST, TRUMPETER

PAUL JANUARY

WITH GUEST VOCALIST

GINA MARTINELLI

Enjoy breathtaking views. Sample nine varieties of award-winning chocolate including unique island flavors found only on Maui!

HELP SAVE THE MUSIC!
Support our music education programs by buying chocolate at mauichocolate.com/collections/arts-education-for-children-group

40% of chocolate sales from this page benefit Arts Education for Children Group music education programs

Click here for more on Paul January
Click here for more on Gina Martinelli

Sunday, August 7th

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

BUY CHOCOLATE & SUPPORT AECG

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
808-868-4544
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!
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
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.