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JAZZ MAUI PRESENTS

SUNSET JAZZ SERIES

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 February Schedule of Events

SUNSET JAZZ CELEBRATES
BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February 4

Nightcap

Shea Derrick – Vocals
Brent Elberg – Piano
Gibran Vicente – Guitar / Vocals
Alex Keeney – Saxophone

February 11

Sheryl Renee

Mark Johnstone – Piano
Howie Rentzer – Drums
Dave Graber – Bass
Sheryl Renee – Vocals

February 18

Meg Okura & Kevin Hays
Jazz Band

Meg Okura – Violin
Kevin Hays – Piano
Ian Sheridan – Bass
Paul Marchetti – Drums

February 25

Hawaii Jazz

Joie Yasha – Saxophone
Paul Marchetti – Drums
Jeff Hellmer – Piano
Ian Sheridan – Bass

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 MAUI PRESENTS

SUNSET JAZZ SERIES

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 March Schedule of Events

March 3

Swing Star
with special guest
Tom Stryker

Michael Guzalak – Clarinet, Saxophone, Vocals
Steve Elliott – Guitar
Loren Tilley – Guitar
Dave Graber – Bass
Tom Stryker – Harmonica

March 10

Sheryl Renee

Paul January – Keys, Trumpet
Michael Feegrade – Bass
Howie Rentzer – Drums
Sheryl Renee – Vocals

March 17

Lady Kiah Jazz Quartet

Jeff Hellmer – Keys
Ian Sheridan – Bass
Kevin Garland – Drums
Lady Kiah – Trumpet, Vocals

March 25

Gina Martinelli Quartet

Gilbert Emata – Keys
Paul Marchetti – Drums
Dave Graber – Bass
Gina Martinelli – Vocals

March 31

Mark Johnstone Quartet

Ian Sheridan – Bass
Paul Marchetti – Drums
Steve Boynton – Guitar
Mark Johnstone – Keys

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.

Support Events

Sheryl Renee Salutes ...
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
WWW.PROARTSMAUI.ORG

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. $10 Cover.
For dinner reservations call 808.868.4544

The Empanada Lady

Feb. 3 – Abra Joy, vocal; Jeff Hellmer, piano; Ian Sheridan, bass

Feb. 10 – Mary Anne Anderson, vocal; Jeff Hellmer, piano; Paul January, trumpet

Feb. 17 – Gina Martinelli, vocal; Jeff Hellmer, piano; Ian Sheridan, bass

Feb. 24 – Ellen Bellerose, vocal; Jeff Hellmer, piano; Dave Graber, bass

Save the Musicians

SAVE THE MUSICIANS

Jazz Maui is supporting local musicians. You can, too, when you click on the Donate button.
Your contributions support Maui musicians who have lost their livelihood and just about everything else due to the recent fires. By organizing events at various venues around the island, Jazz Maui is creating paying jobs for these out-of-work musicians. Your donations also support Jazz Maui and these performers in providing music as therapy for traumatized residents, many of whom are sheltered in temporary housing.
All funds raised directly support local musicians.
Mahalo.

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
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.