Arturo O’Farrill

Arturo OFarrill Apollo Theater Photo Credit David GartenArturo O’Farrill is a Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator. Son of the late Cuban bandleader and jazz legend Chico O’Farrill, Arturo was educated at the Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley’s Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Belafonte and others. In 2002, he established the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and In 2014 won the Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album. O’ Farrill is internationally recognized as a leading music educator who has conducted workshops and seminars for thousands of students and musicians throughout the world to promote interest and appreciation for the unique music genre of Latin Jazz.

East Meets West Festival

East Meets West Festival

Jazz Maui 2016 


East Meets West Festival
“Where Eastern and Western music, art and culture collide and inspire”

Saturday, November 5 • 6:30 pm
Historic ‘Iao Theatre, 68 N. Market Street, Wailuku
                 Hawaii Jazz All-Stars             
• DeShannon Higa & Hawai‘i Jazz All-Stars – premiere of original arrangement, “Longing for the Spring Breeze”
Jazz Workshops:
Friday, November 4 • Jazz Clinic with DeShannon Higa • King Kekaulike High School

DeShannon Higa trumpet on beach

TICKETS:  808-242-6969 or

Produced by Jazz Maui / Arts Education for Children Group
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, County of Maui, Makana Aloha Foundation
Dancin’ Dave Productions, Story of Hawai‘i Museum, Tradewinds Production Group
Mana‘o Hana Hou Radio, AKAKU: Maui Community Media, Maui County Sister Cities Foundation


Jazz Maui 2016

Jazz Maui 2016

Jazz Maui 2016 Presents
2 Free July 4th Concerts
Jazzy Sunday

Centerstage, Queen Kaahumanu Center Kahului Sunday, July 3rd 1-5 PM Featuring The Gene Argel Quartet with Special guest vocalist Sheryl Renee ; Chop Suey Jazz Band

4th of July Concert in the Park
Lahaina library lawn Monday, July 4th 5 -8 PM
NaAlii Big Band Chop Suey Jazz Band Kukui Nuts Barbershop Quartet Maui Community Band Special guest vocalist- Sheryl Renee
Fireworks at 8:00

For more information; Call 808-283-3576 Sponsored by: Hawaii Tourism Authority: County of Maui: Lahaina Sunrise Rotary; Sheryl Renee Productions: Designs by Shirley; Tradewinds Production Group; Queen Kaahumanu Center: Arts Education for Children Group Fireworks begin at 8pm. Jazz Maui 2016 is presented by Arts Education for Children Group (AECG), a 501(c)[3] nonprofit organization established in 1996 to provide opportunities for artistic and cultural enrichment, AECG has presented free music at Lahaina’s Fourth of July celebration for more than 15 years.