Phil Benoit is from Southern California and moved to Hawaii in the late 1970s. He started playing the clarinet at a young age and picked up the guitar as a teenager. A self-taught guitarist, he has been performing professionally for more than two decades. Angela Benoit was born and raised in Paia. She has been singing all of her life and has been performing professionally for more than 20 years. Together they head up the Maui-based jazz group “Benoit Jazzworks” and play their original music, jazz standards, bossa nova, pop, and Hawaiian swing. Angela’s vocals are smooth and rest somewhere between high alto and low mezzo-soprano while Phil provides a swinging guitar.