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‘Plantation Jazz’ benefit slated at Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms

By Staff | May 27, 2010

Montana State University’s 1 O’Clock Jazz Band will play in front of the Rainbow House at the event.

KAANAPALI — Montana State University’s 1 O’Clock Jazz Band will perform at a unique benefit, “Plantation Jazz,” on Saturday, June 5.

This fund-raiser for Arts Education for Children Group will be held at the Rainbow House at Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms from 5 to 10 p.m.

Along with the 15-piece ensemble from MSU playing Big Band Jazz, Henry Kaleialoha Allen and musical guests will also perform.

Crudo, sushi and appetizers will be provided by Casey Piquet, one of Maui’s own top sushi chefs from Cane & Taro Restaurant in Kaanapali. Beverages will be offered by The Maui Brewing Company and Southern Wine and Spirits. 

In the garage, Brenton Keith will lead “The Family Feud” in association with Game Show Fanatics. The feud will add excitement and entertain guests with its high-energy game show format and valuable giveaways.  

Information booths will be staffed by the West Maui Watershed, MauiGrown Coffee and Kona Red (representing the medicinal qualities of Coffee Cherry). They will highlight the benefits of living on a coffee farm and discuss water and geography in West Maui.

In the Media Room, Merkaba Productions will show imagery of Ka‘anapali Coffee Farms and the Arts Education for Children Group (AECG) on 8-foot by 8-foot’ movie screens.

And a silent auction will feature items from Maui vendors to support music and arts enrichment programs on Maui.

For $100, two people can enjoy this benefit. For information, call (808) 357-0920 or e-mail m_lane@hotmail.com.