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5th Annual Maui Jazz and Blues Festival | Sept 10-13

Maui Jazz Fest

Kai Kanani is pleased to welcome back our friends, the talented jazz magicians and blues musicians of the  5th annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival. The festival is brought to you by Hawaii On TV and Jazz Alley TV.  We are also proud to be a sponsor.

This year returning to Maui are The Iguanas, a New Orleans based roots and rock band. We were lucky to not only see them live last year, but also have them join us on Kai Kanani for a little fun on the water.

The Iguanas

We were also lucky to have on board Lenny Castro, who showed us how to catch a couple of nice Mahi Mahi.Lenny Castro

One of our favorite previous Maui Jazz and Blues Festival participants has been local sensation, Paula Fuga.Paul Fuga


The Zenshin Daiko Drummers, are a visual feast and a spectacular show.

The Zenshin Daiko DrummersThis year we look forward to the return of sax legend Donald Harrison.


Grammy nominated Strunz & Farah will also be preforming, along with Grammy winner Russell Malone, Guitar Legend Kenny Neal, and local favorite Benny Uyetake.

The event kicks off Sept 10th at 5PM at Duke’s Beach house and continues until 9 at Hula Grill.

Friday, September 11 –  Duo at the Four Seasons will have live jazz and blues in Wailea.


Saturday, September 12 from 5-9AM – The Royal Lahaina Resort will feature the main event. Special room rates are available.  The next morning a special Jazzfest Brunch with mimosas will be live from 10AM-1PM.

Sunday, September 13, from 9AM – Noon  – Jazzfest Brunch at the Four Seasons.

Ken & Junior

Tickets are still available for the 5th annual Maui Jazz and Blues Festival and we hope to see you there!  #MauiJazzFest