Jazz Maui Presents

The Benny Uyetake Quartet

performing
“A little bit of this and a little bit of that 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Benny Uyetake – Guitar and vocals
Jay Molina – Bass
James Somera – Drums
Jeff Hornbeck – Guitar

2 Dinner Show Seatings  5PM & 7:30 PM

Benny Uyetake is an accomplished Maui based musician and Educator.  He has entertained on Maui for more than 35 years having opened for Herb Alpert, Diana Ross, America, Big Vodoo Daddy, Boz Scags, War and performed with Delfayo Marsellis, Paula Fuga, Henry Kapono, Larry Coryell, Les McCann, Judy Collins and many others.   The “Na Hoku Hanohano” recipient performs regularly at Kimos Restaurant in Lahaina.

The dinner show, a benefit for music education programs, is being held on Saturday, April 10, at the Empanada Lady Restaurant in Wailuku.

The Empanada Lady restaurant, located at 2119 W. Vineyard Street in Wailuku, offers traditional Caribbean food from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica using fresh ingredients and exotic flavors.

Jazz Maui, a nonproft organization, provides opportunities for participation in high quality jazz music education and performances for students of all ages. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Jazz Maui presented live festivals, clinics and workshops and now offers them virtually, creating a venue for student performers to learn from and establish connections with music professionals.

Jazz Maui Presents

“An Evening of Straight Ahead Classic Jazz”

By some of Maui’s best jazz musicians

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Featuring

Gene Argel – Piano & vocals,
Paul Marchetti – Drums,
Phil Smith – Saxophone & vocals,
Doug White – Bass,
and special guests

2 Dinner Show Seatings  5PM & 7:30 PM

Jazz Maui Presents: An Evening of Straight Ahead Classic Jazz

MUSICIANS

PAUL MARCHETTI
Paul Marchetti is from Englewood, New Jersey. He started his career in 1973, touring and recording with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary. During this time Paul appeared on such TV shows as the Tonight Show, the Merv Griffin Show, the Mike Douglas Show, Midnight Special, In Concert with Dick Clark, and many local shows in various cities.

In 1976 Paul recorded with Brazilian musician, composer, arranger, and producer, Eumir Deodato, and also worked with Brazilian percussionist Rubens Bassini. In 1977 he recorded the rock opera “Intergalactic Touring Band “, a project for Passport records. In 1978 Paul worked with vocalist Martha Velez and recorded the album “American Heartbeat “, for Sire Records. Later that year he toured Japan with Japanese rock star Joe Yamanaka, recorded the album “Joe Yamanaka Live at Nippon Budokan “, for Atlantic Records.

GENE ARGEL
Gene Argel, native of the Pacific Northwest, studied piano and composition at the University of Puget Sound, and played in various clubs and venues in Seattle while completing his degree in education.

Gene says: “I’ve always had a Hammond B3 organ”; “I’ve played in Las Vegas, Denver, and on the road in the 70’s, and in Los Angeles in recording studios and clubs.”

In 1980, Gene moved to Honolulu to play for the Dick Jensen show, with saxophone player Gabe Baltazar at the Cavalier jazz club, and with trumpeter Joe Burnett (“Joe B”) at Valentino’s.

DOUG WHITE
Over 40 years ago Doug White began his career on Maui playing bass at some of the world’s most beautiful resorts with many talented musicians performing Jazz, Hawaiian, Rock ‘n Roll and Blues.

PHIL SMITH
Phil has been performing and recording for over six decades as a Master Woodwind Musician. He has a lifetime of experience playing all the saxophones and in addition, plays a superb clarinet and has a rich baritone voice for vocals and funny Cajun stories. Phil Smith’s passion includes playing all styles of jazz, rhythm ’n blues, latin, swing, and danceable classics.

Phil’s talents have been sought after for performance and recording by such notable talent as: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bloomfield, Charlie Rich, Dinah Shore, Joe Williams, Johnny Mathis, Big Joe Turner, San Francisco Medicine Ball Band, Bourbon Street Irregulars, Cami Thompson, Vic Damone, Edy Gorme, Mac Davis, Henry Mancini, Doc Severenson, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Michael Buble, Englebert Humperdinck, The Smothers Brothers, Buddy Morrow, Claude Thornhill, Les Elgart, and Willie K to name a few.

The dinner show, a benefit for music education programs, is being held on Saturday, April 3, at the Empanada Lady Restaurant in Wailuku.

The Empanada Lady restaurant, located at 2119 W. Vineyard Street in Wailuku, offers traditional Caribbean food from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica using fresh ingredients and exotic flavors.

Jazz Maui, a nonproft organization, provides opportunities for participation in high quality jazz music education and performances for students of all ages. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Jazz Maui presented live festivals, clinics and workshops and now offers them virtually, creating a venue for student performers to learn from and establish connections with music professionals.

Jazz Maui Presents: A Musical Tribute to B.B. King

Jazz Maui Presents

“A Musical Tribute to
B.B. King”

A Dinner Show to Benefit Music Education

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Featuring Music by

Ron Metoyer, Tim Hackbarth, Jesse Smith, Tanama Colibri, Sarah Black and special guest Gene Argel

2 Dinner Show Seatings  5PM & 7:30 PM

“A Musical Tribute to BB King”, a retrospective of classic blues inspired by the legendary BB King performed by some of Maui’s most accomplished musicians. The show features music by Ron Metoyer, Tim Hackbarth, Jesse Smith, Tanama Colibri, Sarah Black and special guest Gene Argel.

The dinner show, a benefit for music education programs, is being held on Saturday, March 20, at the Empanada Lady Restaurant in Wailuku.

The Empanada Lady restaurant, located at 2119 W. Vineyard Street in Wailuku, offers traditional Caribbean food from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica using fresh ingredients and exotic flavors.

Jazz Maui, a nonproft organization, provides opportunities for participation in high quality jazz music education and performances for students of all ages. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Jazz Maui presented live festivals, clinics and workshops and now offers them virtually, creating a venue for student performers to learn from and establish connections with music professionals. For tickets and more information, visit jazz maui.org.

Jazz Maui Presents

“A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO CHICK CORREA”
A Dinner Show to Benefit Music Education
Saturday, March 13, 2021

Featuring Music by

Sal Godinez, Eddie Aviles, Estaire Godinez, Paul Bunyan

along with Special Guests

Gene Argel  and D’Vonne Lewis

2 Dinner Show Seatings  5PM & 7:30 PM

Jazz Maui Presents: A Musical Tribute to Chick Corea

Jazz Maui presents “A Tribute to Chick Corea”, to honor the late, great jazz pianist featuring music performed by some of Maui’s most accomplished musicians and special guests. The dinner show, a benefit for music education programs, is being held on Saturday, March 13, at the Empanada Lady Restaurant in Wailuku. The show features music by Sal Godinez, keyboards; Eddie Aviles bass; and, Estaire Godinez, vocals/percussion; Paul Bunyan, sax; along with special guests Gene Argel, keyboards, guitar; and, D’Vonne Lewis, drums.

The keyboardist, composer and bandleader Chick Corea, considered one of the most revered figures in contemporary jazz, as well as an artist whose work spanned fusion to classical , died on February 9, 2021 at age 79. As a member of Miles Davis’s band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion. In the 1970s he formed the jazz fusion band Return to Forever. He continued to collaborate frequently while exploring different musical styles throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His compositions such as ”Spain”, “500 Miles High”, “La Fiesta”, “Armando’s Rhumba”, and “Windows” are widely considered jazz standards. Regarded as one of the foremost jazz pianists of the post-John Coltrane era, Corea was named a “Jazz Master” by the National Endowment of the Arts, won 23 Grammy Awards and was nominated 67 times.

Times for the two dinner show seatings are 5PM and 7:30PM. Show tickets are $15 and are available at Jazzmaui.org. Seating is limited and table reservations may be made by calling (808) 868-4544. This event is semi-outdoor with socially-distanced Covid-19 policies in effect for your protection and comfort. Adults only, 18 year minimum, ID required.

Composer, bandleader, poet and drummer D’Vonne Lewis has become one of the most frequently seen and widely respected artists on Seattle’s music scene. As first-call drummer to many musicians, he gigs with styles ranging from jazz, funk, hip hop and rock to Brazilian and African. Aside from his work as an in-demand sideman, Lewis works regularly with his own bands: Triplifried, D’Vonne Lewis’ Limited Edition and the award-winning Industrial Revolution. Many thanks to Patrick Dours and Ian Bag of Rodeo General in Makawao for their support in bringing D’Vonne to Maui.

Pianist and vocalist Sal Godinez is a well-known favorite on Maui. He has played with some of Hawaii’s most popular entertainers including Benoit Jazz Works, Amy Hanaialii Gillom, Willie K, and Melveen Leed. Originally from California, Sal has been a professional musician since the age of 15. His first interest was classical music but in college his horizons broadened to jazz, funk, salsa, Brazilian and indigenous genres. Before moving to Maui, he toured across the mainland United States playing with different bands.

Estaire Godinez, grew up in the San Francisco, California Bay Area and has lived and performed throughout Europe and the USA. She has toured and performed with Prince, George Benson, the Brothers Johnson, and Larry Graham and has played on more than 80 albums. She now lives on Maui where she performs with her own group and with John Cruz.

A Tacoma, Washington state native, Gene Argel left the Pacific Northwest in his early 20s to gig in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and points west – the westernmost being Maui, Gene’s home since 1982. As both leader and “house pianist” for countless club gigs, Gene has backed visiting class acts who came to the island including stars such as Branford Marsalis, Emil Richards, George Benson, Bill Perkins and Steve Gadd. He has also played with fellow islanders Gabe Baltazar and Henry Allen. Whether on piano, keyboards or his beloved B-3, Gene distils the full quantum of beauty and passion in his performances.

Bassist Eddie Aviles was born in New Jersey and started playing guitar at 11and bass at age 18. He has performed metal, country, rock, soul and Latin with different bands in the bay area. He moved to Maui in 1984, where he presently lives and performs.

The Empanada Lady restaurant, located at 2119 W. Vineyard Street in Wailuku, offers traditional Caribbean food from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica using fresh ingredients and exotic flavors.

Jazz Maui, a nonproft organization, provides opportunities for participation in high quality jazz music education and performances for students of all ages. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Jazz Maui presented live festivals, clinics and workshops and now offers them virtually, creating a venue for student performers to learn from and establish connections with music professionals. For tickets and more information, visit jazz maui.org.

Jazz Maui Presents
Swing Star
Dinner and Show
Saturday, February 27, 2021

with Special Guests

Bassist Marcus Johnson and Vocalist Renee Joy Fields
Performing music inspired by Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club of France and Jazz Standards

2 Dinner Show Seatings  5PM & 7:30 PM

Jazz Maui Presents: Swing Star

Swing Star plays Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club of France.

This musical style includes swinging jazz, Waltz, passionate Ballads, Bossa Nova and Waltz, as well as the sound of European Gypsies.
The group of guys; Steve Elliott on guitar, Loren Tilley on guitar, and Michael Guzalak on clarinet and sax, got together on Maui in early 2018.

Steve is the founder and instigator of the group, so you can blame him. His burning passion for Gypsy Jazz drew in Loren next, and Michael soon joined in to form Swing Star.

All the members are multi-instrumentalists and over the years have played in many different bands and styles of music, from Accordion to Zydeco.

Joy Renee Fields is one of Maui’s own premier entertainer and Vocal coach.Her entertainment history on Maui is vast.

Some of her favorite gigs include working nine seasons with Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats; A wonderful duo in the Four Seasons Lobby for eight years; and a short time with Darren Lee, Elvis impersonator for the Burn’n Love Show.

Vocal Coach Joy has trained hundreds of voices through the years, and vocal rehabilitation has become her passion.

 

Dinner reservations required. Call (808) 868-4544 for table reservation.

Semi-outdoor event – socially distanced. Covid-19 policies in effect for your protection & comfort. 2119 W. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.
Tickets are $10 for the music portion at jazzmaui.org and benefit “Virtual Jazz in the Schools”. Adults only – 18 yr. minimum. ID required.

Visit JazzMaui.org for more information. (text) 808-283-3576

Jazz Maui Presents
“A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH”
Dinner and Show
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Featuring music by

Sal Godinez, Ron Metoyer, Jesse Smith, Jay Molina, Tanama Colibri, Sarah Black and Prem Brosio

Along with poetry by

Bryant Neal and Ayin Adams

2 Dinner Show Seatings  5PM & 7:30 PM

Jazz Maui Presents: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH

“A Musical Tribute to Black History Month”, a retrospective of classic African American inspired music performed by some of Maui’s most accomplished musicians. The dinner show, a benefit for music education programs, is being held on Saturday, February 20, at the Empanada Lady Restaurant in Wailuku. The show features music by Sal Godinez, Ron Metoyer, Jesse Smith, Jay Molina, Tanama Colibri, Sarah Black and Prem Brosio along with poetry by Bryant Neal and Ayin Adams.

Times for the two dinner show seatings are 5PM and 7:30PM. Show tickets are $10 and are available at Jazzmaui.org. Seating is limited and table reservations may be made by calling (808) 868-4544. This event is semi-outdoor with socially-distanced Covid-19 policies in effect for your protection and comfort. Adults only, 18 year minimum, ID required.

Pianist and vocalist Sal Godinez has been tickling the ivories on Maui for years and has played with some of Hawaii’s most popular entertainers including Amy Hanaialii Gillom and Melveen Leed. Coming from a musical family, Sal spends his days composing, rehearsing and performing.

Originally from Oakland, California, guitarist and vocalist Ron Metoyer was a member and songwriter for Rhythm Riot and released a self-titled LP on the San Francisco-based Infransonic records. He moved to Maui in 1983 yet left soon afterward to tour with platinum-selling Canadian rock artist Kenny Shields. Upon his return to Maui he has become a regular performer with his band, The R. E. Metoyer Blues, Rock &Soul Revue since 2011 and the Island Soul Band since 2015.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Jesse Smith began playing drums at the age of four. He feels his experience is too extensive to list but is always happy to answer any questions. As a drummer, he continues to pursue his primary goal of playing with sensitivity and taste.

Jay Molina has a long history of outstanding musical collaboration in his home state of Hawaii-from Music Magic to Asian Blend, one of the State’s most popular event and nightclub bands, to Slam featuring David Choy. Most recently he can be seen playing bass with his son Andrew, a well-known ukulele player, here in the Islands and traveling the world.

Sarah Black is a contemporary jazz and soul vocalist from the West Coast who got her professional start in San Diego. She spent years visiting Maui and recently moved to the island to be closer to her family as she pursues a remote graduate degree in psychology. Sarah’s vocal style is greatly influenced by gospel and soul traditions and she layers modern, jazz and neo-soul styles to create her unique sound.

Prem Brosio is a professional guitarist and music educator from Maui. He studied jazz guitar in Switzerland and earned a Bachelor of Education in Music from UH Manoa. Prem currently calls Maui his home and is where he spends his time teaching and (since Covid) making music online.

Singer, songwriter, author and poet, Tanama Colibri is of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage. Her multi-lingual and experimental style encompasses world, pop, spoken word and soul which she expresses with authenticity and fervor. Tanama attended the Edgard Varese Conservatory of Music in Paris studying Afro-Cuban percussion. She opened for world-renowned Katie Thiroux Trio during the 2017 Jazz Maui Music Festival and in 2018 was a guest singer with trumpeter Mike Lewis at the Blue Note Hawaii. Tanama is presently working on a new EP and performs weekly at family-owned Empanada Lady Restaurant.

The Empanada Lady restaurant, located at 2119 W. Vineyard Street in Wailuku, offers traditional Caribbean food from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica using fresh ingredients and exotic flavors.

Jazz Maui, a nonproft organization, provides opportunities for participation in high quality jazz music education and performances for students of all ages. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Jazz Maui presented live festivals, clinics and workshops and now offers them virtually, creating a venue for student performers to learn from and establish connections with music professionals. For more information, visit jazz maui.org.

 

Dinner reservations required.
Get Tickets at Jazzmaui.org
Call (808) 868-4544 for table reservation.

Semi-outdoor event – socially distanced. Covid-19 policies in effect for your protection & comfort. 2119 W. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.

Tickets are $10 for the music portion at jazzmaui.org and benefit “Virtual Jazz in the Schools”. Adults only – 18 yr. minimum. ID required. Visit JazzMaui.org for more information. (Text) 808-283-3576

 

Jazz Maui Presents
A Valentines Day
Dinner & Show

featuring

Eric Gilliom & Dr. Nat 

“Love Songs”

Saturday, February 13th

2 Dinner Show Seatings  5PM & 7:45 PM

Jazz Maui presents A Valentine's Day Dinner Show
A night of Eric and Nat’s favorite romantic tunes put together for this special event.
Special 3 course Valentine’s dinner with a glass of champagne. $75 pp ( gratuity included)

PERFORMER BIOS

Eric Gilliom is an award-winning musician and entertainer whose multi-hyphenate talents have taken him from his roots in Hawaii to performing live on the stages of Broadway, the Grammy Awards and into the mainstream through his various concerts and appearances in films and television.

He is currently the lead singer of Mick Fleetwood’s Island Rumours Band, based on the island of Maui. As a native Hawaiian singer, songwriter, and musician, he’s won the Hoku Award (Hawaiian Grammy) for Best Album with his partner Willie K as ‘The Barefoot Natives.’

His versatility allows him to sing everything from Rock, Soul, R&B to Hawaiian and Broadway show tunes. He has played with and opened for a who’s who of musical legends including Earth Wind & Fire, Steven Tyler, John Legend, Willie Nelson, Jamie Foxx, Michael McDonald, Dave Mason, Dave Koz and Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers just to name a few.

A graduate of the Goodman School in Chicago, as an actor, singer and performer, he’s worked with Debbie Allen on Broadway (Carrie & TV’s Fame,) in television on The Jamie Foxx Show, and on the big screen with Gene Hackman in Hoosiers, and starred in the award-winning comedy Get A Job.

Currently, Eric is playing and touring with Barry Flanagan of HAPA and writing his one man show which is set to hit the road this fall

Dr. Nat

For over 30 years on Maui, Dr. Nat has been a physician by day and a musician by night. A Naturopathic physician, Dr. Nat specializes in Regenerative and Physical medicine. As a musician, Dr. Nat feels grateful to have evolved in his music by having had the opportunity to play and grow with many of the island’s talented artists.

Born in Argentina to Chilean and American parents, Latin music has always touched a part of his soul. He started the band “Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo” in 1998, a source of Latin rhythms and dance for the Maui community to enjoy for over two decades. While delighted to play Cuban salsa and Brazilian samba all night, he also loves any chance to play Funk, Reggae, Rock, and Jazz as well.

Together these “Brothers From Another Mother” have been affiliated at different times in different projects for 30 years most memorably playing the roles of Dr. Frankenfurter and Rocky in the various Maui Rocky Horror Show incarnations.

Dinner reservations required.
Get Tickets at Jazzmaui.org
Call (808) 868-4544 for table reservation.

Semi-outdoor event – socially distanced. Covid-19 policies in effect for your protection & comfort. 2119 W. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.

Tickets are $75 for dinner and show at jazzmaui.org and benefit “Virtual Jazz in the Schools”. Adults only – 18 yr. minimum. ID required. Visit JazzMaui.org for more information. (Text) 808-283-3576

 

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues Dinner & Show
Saturday, February 6, 2021

Jazz Trio Phil Smith, Brian Cuomo, Jesse Smith with special guest vocalist Sarah Black

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Jazz Trio Phil Smith

Jazz Maui is pleased to present a new dinner show series showcasing some of Maui’s best musicians at the Empanada Lady restaurant in Wailuku Town.

“We are excited to offer music of this caliber while enjoying great food in an intimate covid safe environment..”  Bryant Neal, founder Jazz Maui

Jazz Maui is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for participation in high quality music education and performances and is supported by, Arts Education for Children Group, and Makana Aloha Foundation.

PERFORMER BIOS

Phil Smith – Phil has been performing and recording for over six decades as a Master Woodwind Musician. He has a lifetime of experience playing all the saxophones and in addition, plays a superb clarinet and has a rich baritone voice for vocals and funny Cajun stories. Phil Smith’s passion includes playing all styles of jazz, rhythm ’n blues, latin, swing, and danceable classics.

Phil’s talents have been sought after for performance and recording by such notable talent as: Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bloomfield, Charlie Rich, Dinah Shore, Joe Williams, Johnny Mathis, Big Joe Turner, San Francisco Medicine Ball Band, Bourbon Street Irregulars, Cami Thompson, Vic Damone, Edy Gorme, Mac Davis, Henry Mancini, Doc Severenson, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Michael Buble, Englebert Humperdinck, The Smothers Brothers, Buddy Morrow, Claude Thornhill, Les Elgart and Willie K to name a few.

Pianist, Brian Cuomo has been a major player on the Maui music scene for over 30 years.  Arriving on Maui from New York, he has accompanied Bill Perkins,  Etta James and Freda Payne on piano and has created arrangements for Martha Valez, Inter Gallactic Touring Band, Eon and Fireballet.

Jesse Smith Born and raised in Hawaii, Jesse began playing drums at the age of 4. Although extensive, rather than listing his experiences, he is ‘always happy’ to entertain any questions. As a drummer, his primary goal is to play with sensitivity, taste and to never be offensive.

Sarah Black is a contemporary jazz and soul vocalist from the West Coast who got her professional start in San Diego and Southern California. Sarah has spent years visiting Maui and moved to the island last year to be closer to her family as she pursues a remote graduate degree in psychology.

While in San Diego, Sarah was recognized as a new premier vocalist and performed in the Young Lions Series put on by internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos. Sarah’s vocal style is greatly influenced by gospel and soul traditions, and she layers modern, jazz and neo-soul styles to create her unique sound.

Dinner reservations required.
Call (808) 868-4544 for table reservation.

Music begins at 6:00pm. Semi-outdoor event – socially distanced.
Covid-19 policies in effect for your protection & comfort. 2119 W. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.

Tickets are $10 for the music portion at jazzmaui.org and benefit “Virtual Jazz in the Schools” – Adults only – 18 yr. minimum. ID required. (text) 808-283-3576

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues Dinner & Show
Saturday, January 30, 2021

Featuring

Cellist Georgy A Gusev
with special guest
Percussionist Eli Abrams

6 PM

Tanama Colibri
accompanied by
Pianist Brian Cuomo

7:15 PM

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Georgy Gusev

PERFORMER BIOS

Cellist Georgy A. GUSEV is a graduate of the famed Moscow P.I.Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Georgy performs at major festivals and venues worldwide with world- renowned musicians and actors such as Natalia Gutman, Giovanni Sollima, Enrico Dindo, Rocco Filippini, Monika Leskovar, and many others.

As a teacher he has worked at the Moscow Gnessin School of Music and Accademia Musicale Praeneste in Rome.

In 2011 Georgy founded “GOSH Projects” – a nonprofit which actively promotes the cultural exchange between Russian and foreign students of Art Disciplines including musicians, actors, dancers, painters and violin makers.

In the past two years Georgy had a chance to work with multi-Grammy Award winning composers, producers and performers such as Randy Jackson, Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Marc Alan Mancina and many others.

His US debut as composer and cellist took place at Carnegie Hall in New York on February 2, 2018. Georgy plays a cello by Ernst Liebich III (Breslau, 1880) and Nicolas Geisser (St.Peterburg 1901).

Tanama Colibri is a singer, songwriter, author and poet of Dominican and Puerto-Rican heritage with an ardent belief that music can arouse change.

Her multi-lingual and experimental style encompasses world, pop, spoken word and soul which she expresses with authenticity and fervor.

Tanama attended the Edgard Varese Conservatory of Music in Paris studying Afro-Cuban percussion.  She has opened for the renowned Katie Thiroux Trio as part of the 2017 Jazz Maui Music Festival and in 2018 was a guest singer with trumpeter Mike Lewis at the Blue Note Hawaii.  Tanama is presently working on a new EP and performs weekly at family owned Empanada Lady Restaurant.

Pianist, Brian Cuomo has been a major player on the Maui music scene for over 30 years.  Arriving on Maui from New York, he has accompanied Bill Perkins,  Etta James and Freda Payne on piano and has created arrangements for Martha Valez, Inter Gallactic Touring Band, Eon and Fireballet.

 

Dinner reservations required.
Call (808) 868-4544 for table reservation.

Music begins at 6:00pm. Semi-outdoor event – socially distanced.
Covid-19 policies in effect for your protection & comfort. 2119 W. Vineyard St. in Wailuku.

Tickets are $10 for the music portion at jazzmaui.org and benefit “Virtual Jazz in the Schools” – Adults only – 18 yr. minimum. ID required. (text) 808-283-3576

Jazz Maui Presents
WOLFCHILD
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Show 1

Seating 5pm | Music 5:30 – 6:30pm

Show 2

Seating 7:15pm | Music 7:45 – 8:45pm

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Wolfchild

Jazz Maui presents brother duo “Wolfchild”, in a dinner show concert on Saturday, December 23rd at the Empanada Lady Restaurant 2119 W. Vineyard, Wailuku.

Wolfchild is a Seattle-based Indie Folk Rock music group originally from Maui. Their official music video “Runaways” received a favorable review by the Huffington Post and the band was featured 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 tour crisscrossed the US including stops at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the Egg in Albany and The City Winery in Nashville.

Recently the band retreated home to Maui to wait out the pandemic.  During the break they have been working on new material and playing with new musicians.  A most recent project is the Adrift video series which showcases the band playing in some of Maui’s most beautiful and strange places.

See WOLFCHILD II ADRIFT ; Bloodmoon https://youtu.be/wj9OsrjtMls

“Gabriel and Eli participated in summer music camps we produced some years ago when we brought in LA Music Academy,” says Bryant Neal, executive director of Jazz Maui. “It is great to see how they have grown and found a place in the international music scene”.

The Dinner show event at Empanada Lady will be a great opportunity to see them perform live in a Covid safe intimate environment.

Tickets are $10 for the music portion and you must have dinner reservations.  There will be two seatings 5:00 and 7:15.  For reservations call 808-868-4544 – Adults only – 18 yr minimum – ID required

Jazz Maui is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for participation in high quality jazz music education and performances and is supported by, Arts Education for Children Group, and Makana Aloha Foundation.

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, January 16th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

R.E. Metoyer Blues,
Rock & Soul Revue

featuring

Tim Hackbarth,
Jesse Smith
& Tanama Colibri

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with R.E. Metoyer Blues

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, January 9th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

Georgy Gusev
with Special Guests
Eli Abrams & Tanama Colibri

Opening Act

Jazz Maui Student Players
with Phil Smith

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Georgy Gusev

Jazz Maui Presents
Christmas Time & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, December 26th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

Patricia Watson and Friends

Featuring Guest Artist
Tanama Colibri & the Jazz Maui Student Players

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Tanama Colibri

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, December 12th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

Tanama Colibri and Friends

Featuring Guest Artist
Cellist

Georgy Gusev

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Tanama Colibri

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, December 5th
5:30 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

Tanama Colibri and Friends

Opening Act

Xaden Nishimitsu Sextet

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Tanama Colibri

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, November 28th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

Tanama Colibri and Friends

Opening Act

Arlie Asiu

An Evening of Jazz & Blues with Tanama Colibri

Jazz Maui and Maui KU’IA Chocolate

present

Sunset Jazz
Chocolate Tasting

“An ultimate tasting experience”

Friday November 20, 5PM – 7PM

Rooftop Pavillion Maui KU’IA Chocolate Factory

 Chocolate tasting, Food, Music, breathtaking views, bring your own beverage

Limited to  30 People 

 Event Features

Maui KU’IA Chocolate Tasting  

Chef Paris Nabavi –  Chicken Mole Taco with cilantro and fesco cheese

Bring your own beverage 

Download the Chocolate and Beverage Pairing List

Music – Phil Smith Trio

Phil Smith – Sax and woodwinds, Brian Cuomo – Keyboards,
Jesse Smith – Drums

Event will be live streamed 

Chocolate Laulima – Arts Education for Children Group / Jazz Maui
Chocolate purchases benefit AECG / Jazz Maui charity

Sunset Jazz & Chocolate Tasting

Jazz Maui Presents
An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Dinner & Show

Saturday, November 21th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Live at the Empanada Lady in Wailuku Town

 

R. E. Metoyer Blues

Rock & Soul Revue

Featuring

Tim Hackbarth and Brian Cuomo

Opening Act

Jazz Maui Student Players

An Evening of Jazz & Blues

Join Us For Our

Exclusive “Save the Music” Virtual Gala!
Friday October 30, 2020 5:00 PM

A Benefit to support “Virtual Jazz In the Schools”

Proposed Schedule: 

3:00-4:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays

Week 1: November 5 & 6
Week 2: November 19 & 20
Week 3: December 3 & 4
Week 4: December 17 & 18
Week 5: January 7 & 8
Week 6: January 21 & 22

Jazz Maui Presents
Jazz at the Empanada Lady

Saturdays 6:30 PM

Dinner Reservations required
808-868-4544
2119 W Vineyard

Jazz Maui Presents
A Musical Tribute to
Emil Richards

Saturday January 11, 2020
6PM – 9PM

The Altitude Deck 650 Lipoa Parkway- Rooftop at Kihei Charter School

Featuring:
Members of The Original “Jazz at Blackie’s” Band & Special Guests
Musicians who played with Emil Richards at Blackie’s Bar, Lahaina 1982 – 1995
Paul Marchetti- Drums
Sal Godinez – Keyboards & Vocals
John Zangrando – Saxophones
Danny M – Bass
Estaire Godinez – Vocals & Latin percussion
Gene Argel – Keyboards
Marcus Johnson – Bass
The Jazz Maui Players & Guests
A Memorial Tribute led by Sara Gadarian
Limited Seating – RSVP- $15  Tickets at Jazzmaui.org – 808-283-3576
Food will be available for purchase – Proceeds benefit Jazz Maui Music Education Program
Sponsors: MANAO Radio – South Maui Learning Ohana – Sara Gadarian – JAZZ MAUI

 

 

 

 

He snapped his fingers on ‘The Addams Family,’ played the bongos for ‘Mission Impossible’, played vibes on the Flintstones theme song and worked with everyone from Judy Garland to Linda Ronstadt.

Jazz Maui Players 6-7 PM

Peter Dela Croce – Percussion
Prem Brosio – Jazz Guitar
Danny M – Bass
Jake Thomas – Trumpet
Joie Yasha – Sax
Michael Guzalak – Sax, Clarinet
Tanama Colibri – Vocals
Shea Derrick – Vocals

Memorial Tribute to Emil Richards 7 – 7:20

Original “Jazz at Blackies” Band 7:30 – 9:00

Paul Marchetti- Drums
Sal Godinez – Keyboards & Vocals
John Zangrando – Saxophones
Danny M – Bass
Estaire Godinez – Vocals & Latin percussion

Jazz Maui Presents

Home for the Holidays
CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Friday, December 20, 2019

Friday 12/20/19

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

Saturday 12/28/19

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.

Jazz, Blues, and 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.

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.

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

 SAMMAY 2019

Friday 6/28
Omori B
1-2 PM – In8 Flow
3-4 PM – Hip Hop

Saturday 6/29
Omori B
10:30-11:30 AM – Hip Hop
1:30-2:30 PM – Rooted Rhythms
5-6 Demo and / or performance

Hip Hop
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.

Rooted Rhythms
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.

in8 flow
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.

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Makana Aloha Foundation

About SAMMAY Dizon

SAMMAY (Samantha Peñaflor Dizon) is the daughter of Yolanda Peñaflor Dizon; granddaughter of Salvacion Orencillo Peñaflor and Carolina Agdeppa Dizon. Born from a collective dream where the ancestors danced, drummed, and sang around ceremonial fire in the mountain tops of the arkipelago - she is a healer, choreographer, producer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist of Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Bikol descent who envisions a future where our indigenous traditions co-exist with(in) our urban landscapes. Born and raised in LA County/Tongva Territory and a settler in San Francisco/Yelamu, she invokes ancestral healing and ritual within/around the intersection of performance art, dance theatre, music, and multimedia; their role as kinetic storyteller and healer is ancient medicine from their maternal lineage. SAMMAY is the Founding Artistic Director of intergenerational multidisciplinary arts festival - URBAN x INDIGENOUS, Founding Member of international Indigenous contemporary artist collective - I Moving Lab, and Core Member of acclaimed street dance theatre company - Embodiment Project. She is a three-time recipient of the "Presented by APICC" Artist Award; YBCA Public Imagination Fellow 2018; and first-ever Featured Artist for United States of Asian America Festival 2018. SAMMAY holds a B.A. in Media Studies and Sociology with minors in Dance & Performance Studies and Global Poverty & Practice from UC Berkeley. To follow her journey through the diaspora: www.sammaydizon.com.