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Maui Jazz & Blues Festival starts Thursday

By Staff | Sep 4, 2014

WEST MAUI – The Royal Lahaina Resort, in partnership with HawaiiONTV.com Networks, Jazz Alley TV and BMW of Maui, are pleased to announce the fourth annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival on Sept. 4-8.

Throughout the music festival, patrons will be treated to performances by jazz, blues, soul, funk and Zydeco legends, and Grammy and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners.

Musicians slated to perform include pianist/vocalist Les McCann, trombonist and shell player Steve Turre from the NBC Saturday Night Live Band, New Orleans alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, saxophone master Javon Jackson, Zydecko accordion master Cory Ledet from Louisiana, jazz and blues guitarist Benny Uyetake and the Kalama Intermediate School Ukulele Jazz Cats, Zenshin Daiko taiko drummers, and Paula Fuga.

The Maui Jazz & Blues Fest Kickoff will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, at Duke’s Beach House from 5 to 7 p.m, featuring music by Harrison, Turre, Ledet, and Benny Uyetake & Friends. Call 662-2900 for reservations.

On Friday, Sept. 5, at Hula Grill in Kaanapali from 6 to 8 p.m., enjoy a sneak peek with the festival artists. Call 667-6636 for reservations.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Maui Jazz & Blues Festival will be held at the Royal Lahaina Resort’s oceanfront venue. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Buy tickets online at www.mauijazzandbluesfestival.com.

On Sunday, Sept. 7, the Live Jazzfest Brunch will be held at the Royal Lahaina Resort, with special jazz festival guests playing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 661-3611 for reservations.

For more information, visit www.MauiJazzandBluesFestival.com.