Past Jazz Maui Events 2017

 Jazz Maui presents

Off Beat Jazz with

Katie Thiroux – Bass & Vocals, Justin Kauflin – Piano, Matt Witek – Drums

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 at 7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theater – Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Rising star jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura playing, assured singing and compelling compositions. Quincy Jones selected Katie to perform at his new club, Q’s Bar and Lounge, in Dubai for the 2017 summer program as artist in residence. Quincy said, “I couldn’t be happier to have such a talented young bassist and singer … this girl is IT!” This fall, Thiroux embarked on a U.S. tour to promote her new album, Off Beat, which received 4 stars from Downbeat and features pianist Justin Kauflin and drummer Matt Witek. In concert, the trio performs in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings. 

Preshow in McCoy Courtyard at 6 pm:

Jazz Metropolis DJ Lee Norris presents Concept One – mixing Jazz, Deep Lounge and House infused with organic improvisational saxophone and flute

Latin American Soul with Tanama Colibri & Rick Brayner – Tanama was raised in New York on world music and is a singer-songwriter and poet, vocalizing a unique style from jazz and soul to Latin American folklore; Rick was raised in Salvador, Brazil and plays classical guitar, samba, bossa nova and jazz

TICKETS: $35, $45 • MACC Box Office 808-242-7469 (SHOW) or

Sponsored by: Wikiwiki Tax Services • Arts Education for Children Group • Emily Thiroux Threatt • Mana‘o Radio • Maui Signs • BJ’s Barbecue

Jazz Music Workshop at King Kekaulike High School

Tuesday, December 12 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm
with Katie Thiroux and Music Instructor Casey Nagata
Free and open to the public
To register, call AECG President Bryant Neal at 808-283-3576



 Jazz Maui presents

Jazz Metropolis with Lee Norris

Wednesday November 1st, 5:30pm – 7:30pmWai Bar, 45 N. Market St., Wailuku Maui

KMNO 91.7’s Jazz Metropolis with Lee Norris debuts his new Concept One.

Mixing Jazz & Deep Lounge infused with the Brilliant saxophonist and flutist Joie Yasha Live in the Moment, On The Fly, In The Mix. Great atmospheric vibe and a very cool place to chill out at after work.

The newly created Wai Bar 45 N. Market St. Wailuku. Wednesday November 1st 5:30pm – 7:30pm No Cover:

 Jazz Maui presents


Enjoy live music on two stages for the 4th of July Celebration in Lahaina!

Tuesday, July 4

Lahaina Library’s oceanside lawn next to Pioneer Inn

5 pm

Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra of Maui,
featuring Percussionist LaFrae Sci from New York

6 pm

Darren Lee as Elvis and the Burn’n Love Band

7 pm

Maui Community Band

8 pm

Fireworks Show over the ocean in Lahaina

It’s all free! 

Tuesday, July 4

Outlets of Maui shopping center, 900 Front Street

4 pm

DJ Lee Norris and his Jazz Metropolis mix

5 pm

Jazz Guitarist Prem Brasso

6 pm

Jazz Maui All-star Band

7 pm

Na Ali‘i Big Band from King Kekaulike High School

8 pm

Fireworks Show over the ocean in Lahaina

It’s all free! 


LaFrae Sci, an internationally recognized composer, drummer and educator, will teach the following free classes:

Thursday, June 29 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm – Drum & Rhythm

Saturday, July 1 from 10 am to 12 pm – Improv

Open to the public at King Kekaulike High School in Pukalani.
To register, call AECG President Bryant Neal at 808-283-3576


Jazz Maui’s 4th of July concert series and clinics are sponsored by:

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, County of Maui Office of Economic Development, Makana Aloha Foundation and WorldWide Music Ventures with support from Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise and African Americans on Maui .

 Jazz Maui presents

2017 East Meet West Festival

The festival is where Eastern and Western Music, Art and Culture collide and inspire!
The East Meets West Festival is happening to encourage cross-cultural dance and musical collaborations. Explore a variety of styles and movements from east and west.  Our two-night program features an exciting lineup of professional jazz fusion and dance artists along with community orchestras and student combos.

Thursday, May 25 at 6 pm

All That Jazz – an intimate, at-home concert, featuring the Ictus Band
with short performances by June Skies Jazz Combo, Billy Chang & Tara Pandeya
East Meets West themed pupus and wines included – $50 per person
Hosted by Mary Anne Fitch & Nam Le Viet in Lahaina

Friday, May 26

‘Iao Theater in Wailuku

6:30 – 7:30 pm  Na Ali‘i Big Band and Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra (Maui)
7:40 – 8:30 pm Cultural Dance performances:

Angel Prince (Hawai‘i Island)
Toni Pasion (O‘ahu)
Billy Chang (Taiwain)
Tara Pandeya (USA)
8:45 – 9:30 pm IctusJazz Fusion Band  (Spokane & Gonzaga University)

Saturday, May 27
‘Iao Theater in Wailuku

6:30 – 7:15 pm  June Skies Jazz Combo (Maui)
7:30 –  8:20 pm Cultural Dance performances:

Sarala Dandekar (Maui)
Akari Ueoka (Maui)
Jazmyne Koch Geis (Maui)

Billy Chang (Taiwan)
Tara Pandeya (USA)
Musical accompaniment by Zan on bamboo flutes
8:45 – 9:30 pm Ictus – Jazz Fusion Band (Spokane & Gonzaga University)

Billy Chang

Ictus Band

Tickets are $25 and $15 and will soon be available at (see “Buy Tickets, other events”)

Music & Dance Workshops

Tuesday, May 23, Wednesday, May 24

King Kekaulike High School in Pukalani

2:30 – 3:30 pm Open Improvisation and Jazz Technique Clinic for all ages – Free
3:30 – 5 pm Jazz Band Rehearsal – Open to observers

Free Jazz Music clinics will be available to students and other musicians

Jazz on Maui

Saturday, May 27

Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului

Tara Pandeya

Cultural Dance workshops will be held in Omori Studio A from 9 am to 5 pm, $5 donation is suggested for each participant.
To register for the workshops, call 808-283-3576

Mahalo to Our Sponsors

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, County of Maui Office of Economic Development, Makana Aloha Foundation, WorldWide Music Ventures, Story of Hawai‘i Museum, Zanboo Flutes

For more information on these events, contact Bryant Neal at (808)283-3576

Photography by:  Dahan Fu, RJ Muna, courtesy of Ictus, courtesy of Billy Chang and Tara Pandeya

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