homepage logo

Front Street Jazz and Blues Walk to feature concerts around Lahaina

By Staff | May 1, 2014

LAHAINA – The Maui Jazz Society will present the fourth annual Front Street Jazz and Blues Walk on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3.

This event, the Maui Jazz Society’s scholarship fundraiser, celebrates America’s original musical art forms: jazz and blues.

Bill Burton, president of the Maui Jazz Society, said, “We’re very excited about this event. We’ve been endorsed by the LahainaTown Action Committee and Lahaina Historical Foundation.

“The Front Street Jazz and Blues Walk also celebrates the beauty and excitement of Front Street, and the wide variety of restaurants, clubs, shops and vendors who make up the unique character of the former capital of Hawaii.”

Friday’s lineup includes Melveen Leed at the Pioneer Inn from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; the R.E. Metoyer Blues, Rock & Soul Revue at Hard Rock Cafe from 8 to 10:30 p.m.; Le Gruv at Longhi’s from 8 to 10:30 p.m.; Benoit Jazz Works from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and The Houseshakers from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Captain Jacks; and Willie K at Kimo’s from 7 to 9 p.m. (cover is $5).

On Saturday, the music slate includes the Chris Galfas Soul Jazz Trio at Hard Rock Cafe from 4 to 6:30 p.m.; Ellen Bellerose, Sam Ahia and Doug White at Longhi’s from 4:30 to 7 p.m.; Gene Argel, Shiro Mori and Paul Marchetti at Captain Jacks from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and Sam Ahia from 8 to 10 p.m. at Kimo’s.

At the Royal Lahaina Resort from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Mel Martin, Rock Hendricks and Fulton Tashombe (featuring Paul Marchetti on drums and Lenny Castellanos on bass) will perform. The donation is $20.

The Royal Lahaina Resort is offering a special Front Street Jazz and Blues Walk Room & Show Package that includes a one-night stay at the resort and two tickets to the show for a special price of $179 plus tax. For reservations, call 661-3611.

The Maui Jazz Society produced The Maui Jazz Festival for ten years in Kaanapali Resort, as well as the Jazz Legends in Concert Series at the Maui Prince Resort.

For information, contact Bill Burton or Ron Metoyer at Sir Wilfred’s in Lahaina at 661-0202, or visit the event’s Facebook page.