Past Jazz Maui Events 2019
Jazz Maui Presents
Home for the Holidays
Friday, December 20, 2019
Jazz Maui presents “Home for the Holidays”, a Christmas concert featuring Jake Thomas and Tanama Colibri, on Friday, December 20 at the Maui Coffee Attic, 59 Kanoa Street, Wailuku. Doors open at 6:30, show begins at 7pm. Tickets are $10 per person and are available online at mauicoffeeattic.com.
Both Jake Thomas and Tanama Colibri are Maui students currently studying at distant music conservatories: singer, songwriter and musician Tanama Coliri is home from the Edgard Varese Conservatory of Music in Paris; trumpeter and King Kekaulike graduate Jake Thomas is home from State University New York Purchase Conservatory of Music.
“Jazz Maui is happy to showcase these talented individuals and welcome them home for the holidays,” says Bryant Neal, executive director of the nonprofit organization. “Jake grew up taking advantage of all of the performers and teachers that Jazz Maui brought to Maui as part of its music education program. Tanama performed at Jazz Maui’s East Meets West Festival in 2017. Afterward, both she and Jake were invited to perform at the Blue Note Hawaii with Mike Lewis.”
He added that there is only seating for 60 at Maui Coffee Attic so tickets are limited. Proceeds benefit Jazz Maui’s music education programs.
Jazz Maui is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for participation in high quality jazz music education and performances. The “Home for the Holidays” Christmas Concert is supported by Hawaii Tourism Authority, County of Maui, Arts Education for Children Group, Makana Aloha Foundation and Maui Coffee Attic.
For more information, call Bryant Neal at (808) 283-3576 and for tickets visit www.mauicoffeeattic.com
Jazz Maui Presents
WOLFCHILD AND ISABEAU WAIA’U WALKER
IN A BENEFIT CONCERT
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Jazz Maui presents brother duo Wolfchild, and Isabeau Waia’u Walker in concert on Saturday, December 28th at the Maui Coffee Attic, 59 Kanoa Street, Wailuku. Doors open at 6:30, show begins at 7pm. Tickets are $15 per person and are available online at mauicoffeeattic.com. Proceeds benefit Jazz Maui’s music education programs.
Wolfchild is a Seattle-based Indie Folk Rock music group. Their official music video “Runaways” received a favorable review by the Huffington Post and the band was featured recently 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 recent tour crisscrossed the US including stops at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the Egg in Albany and The City Winery in Nashville.
Singer-songwriter and musician Isabeau Waia’u Walker has been described as an independent alternative folk rock chick. Now based in Portland, Oregon, she is a firm believer in the power of stories shared through song.
“Gabriel and Eli participated in summer music camps we produced early on when we brought in LA Music Academy,” says Bryant Neal, executive director of Jazz Maui. “Isabeau is from Wailuku. It’s great to have them back on Maui to perform. Both are accomplished and have been quite successful.”
Jazz Maui is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for participation in high quality jazz music education and performances and is supported by Hawaii Tourism Authority, County of Maui, Arts Education for Children Group, Makana Aloha Foundation and Maui Coffee Attic.
For more information, call Bryant Neal at (808) 283-3576, for tickets visit www.mauicoffeeattic.com.
An Intimate Evening with Justin Kauflin and Friends
Friday Jun 28, 2019 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Home of Mary Anne & Nam LeViet
272 S. Ulukoa Place in Kaanapali Golf Estates, 96761
Please join us for an exclusive private event to benefit The Jazz Maui Music Education Program. Quincy Jones protégé Justin Kauflin & the Katie Thiroux trio with vocalist, Sheryl Renee. Presented by Arts Education for Children Group.
Tickets – $100 – SOLD OUT
Donations support scholarships to Jazz Camp
Jazz, Blues, and Beyond!
Jazz Maui: Jazz, Blues, & Beyond!
With the Katie Thiroux Trio with guest artists Justin Kauflin, Sheryl Renee, Mike Lewis, and Paul Contos
Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 7:30 PM
McCoy Studio Theater
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
1 Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732
The celebrated and internationally renowned bassist and vocalist, Katie Thiroux, will light up the night with her all-star trio supporting four knockout guest artists.
Enjoy a night of great music with Quincy Jones’ protege, pianist Justin Kauflin; Jazz & Blues vocalist, Sheryl Renee; Honolulu-based trumpet sensation, Mike Lewis; and saxophone giant, Paul Contos, who has toured with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to the Temptations.
“Katie Thiroux is a multitasking talent who swings her bass with a Mack-truck-powered lilt that would make her hero Ray Brown proud and who transforms her smallish voice into a thing of delight” – The New Yorker
“Justin is simply a beautiful cat…you can feel it in every note he plays.”
– Quincy Jones
“Sheryl received the “Presidential Seal of Approval” when selected to perform the National Anthem for President Barack Obama in 2009; Witek is all class and groove. His time is impeccable, he has his brushwork down, he knows when to open things up.” – All About Jazz
Special screening of
Keep on Keepin’ On
Thursday, June 27 – 7 PM
King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center,
King K High School, 121 Kula Hwy., Makawao
$10 per person at door
A documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition.
Q & A with co-producer Justin Kauflin after the movie.
Director: Alan Hicks
Writers: Davis Coombe, Alan Hicks
Stars: Clark Terry, Justin Kauflin, Quincy Jones
Jazz Maui Dance Class
1-2pm – In8 Flow
3-4pm – Hip Hop
10:30-11:30am – Hip Hop
1:30-2:30pm – Rooted Rhythms
5-6 Demo and / or performance
a workshop that centers Hip Hop culture as the heart and soul and brings to focus the ways in which Hip Hop dance has brought joy and resilience to our communities through intercultural and intergenerational ciphers. dancers will be encouraged to activate their innate groove and discover a collective orientation towards a more harmonious future.
a movement exploration workshop that engages rhythms and dance traditions of the African diaspora. through soulful song and polyrhythms, dancers will seek to deepen their connection with land and lineage through a grounded release and a repetition of flow. elements from contemporary dance will further encourage dancers to explore the relationship between the earth and sky – the seen and the unseen.
participants will explore what it means to embody the individual within the collective – finding one’s innate flow through rootedness in the natural elements, spiritual essence, and fundamentals of movement found in hip hop, african diasporic, and contemporary dance.
All classes $10 collected at location.
Jazz Maui Camp
June 23-30, 2019
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
Paul Contos (Woodwinds, Brass) “Educator of the Year” – Downbeat Magazine (Director of Monterey Jazz Festival Education, Director of SF Jazz High School All Star Big Band, Director of Next Generation Jazz Orchestra)
CELEBRATE JULY 4TH WITH FREE MUSIC
Jazz Maui presents two free concerts on Thursday, July Fourth
Concert in the Park
Lahaina Library Lawn – 5pm
Annual music and fireworks extravaganza held under the stars
Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra
Vocalist Sheryl Renee
Maui Community Band
followed by fireworks at 8pm
Mahalo to our sponsors: Lahaina Sunrise Rotary, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Lahaina Restoration Foundation, and Lahaina Town Action Committee
Jazz at the Shops
Outlets of Maui, 900 Front Street – 5pm
Enjoy music, food and fun!
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