The 2010 Maui Invitational Music Festival invited a lot of people to the Jazz and Blues Fest. And if you’re trying to throw a good party (festival=fiesta=party… logical, right?) the trick is to invite a lot of people who enjoy each others company and keep the energy high and positive. The musical community on Maui most definitely knows how to do that. So lets do a quick run-through of the enticing gueste list. The Highseas Dixieland Jazz Band, composed of Lisa Owen, tuba player and band leader (as well as former band director at Seabury Hall,) Jerry Eisenberg, clarinet; Willie Boughton, trumpet; Mickey Felipe, banjo; and Jimmy C., drums and vocals, will bring us authentic New Orleans – style jazz. The Mana’o Radio Orchestra will also perform, bringing Vince Ewquire, Omar and The Soultones featuring Ken Stover on Keys and Rick Yamashiro on Sax, and Jamllad and the AECG student ensemble with them. Kathy Collins will emcee the show, surely keeping it upbeat and spicy. All of these people are coming together to perform at The Jazz and Blues Fest, as well as the rest of the events of the Summer-long festival (Check out Mautime.com/calendar) , to support the Arts Education for Children Group (AECG).
2010 Maui Invitational Music Festival schedule:
Friday, June 25 – Student/ Faculty Concert.
place: Kihei Charter High School, 300 Ohukai Road, Kihei
One of the highlights for students and faculty participating in the Maui Invitational Music Festival is this opportunity to perform on stage together in front of a live audience.
Saturday, June 26 – Jazz and Blues Fest
place: Iao Theater, 68 N. Market Street, Wailuku
$10 suggested donation at the door
An evening of great music by High Seas Dixieland Band, Mana‘o Radio Orchestra featuring Vince Esquire, Omar & The Soultones featuring Ken Stover on Keys and Rick Yamashiro on Sax, Jamallad and the AECG student ensemble, with emcee Kathy Collins.
June 28 – July 17
Introduction to Musical Instruments
This course is designed to ascertain where the musicality of each child lies. A variety of instruments is provided to allow students hands-on experimentation and an opportunity to try different instruments to find which one interests them. The focus is on the three elements of the music making process: rhythm, melody, and silences/pauses. Instruction by United Globe Music Inc.
Age level for participants: Beginning players 9 – 12
Location of program: Pukalani Elementary – Summer Pals Site
Cost of program: Participant of Summer Pals Pukalani
For applications and more information, visit the Arts Education for Children Group website at www.aecg.org or call (808) 283-3576.
Thursday, July 1 – Maui Community Band Woodwind Symphony Orchestra Concert
place: Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, 275 W. Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Kahului.
Concerts by the Maui Community Band are an annual Festival favorite. Lisa Owen is founder and music director of The Maui Community Band which is comprised of musicians from all walks of life — doctors, opera singers, car salesmen, bankers, teachers, hotel workers, high school students, and retirees.
Friday, July 2 – vocalist Sheryl Renee
place: The Wailuku Coffee Shop (formerly Café Marc Aurel) 28 N. Market Street, Wailuku
Suggested $5 donation at the door
Vocalist Sheryl Renee will perform as part of Wailuku’s First Friday celebration. Sheryl Renee is a versatile artist – vocalist, actress, playwright. She has shared the stage with some of the best musicians, artists, actors and directors in the world. Based in Denver, Colorado, Sheryl has been the featured guest soloist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, opened for Joe Cocker, and won awards for her stage performances including playing Hattie McDaniel and Tina Turner.
Sunday, July 4 – Lahaina’s Fourth of July Celebration
place: Lahaina Library lawn, Front Street, Lahaina
This annual open-air celebration features musical performances followed by a fireworks extravaganza. The Maui Community Band will perform “Fanfare for Festival,” an original composition by New York composer Carl Strommen commissioned especially for the Maui Invitational Music Festival along with holiday favorites. The show opens with Latitude 21º featuring David Chou, Bob Harrison, Sal Godinez, and Mike Buono playing jazz with a a Latin flair. Vocalist Sheryl Renee will also perform.