We Plan to Hold the 7th Annual East Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival on October 27, 2019. Check back next summer for updated info.

Deems Tsutakawa keyboard & Dave Yamasaki
Jr. Volcano Choy keyboard & Fred Hee

Many thanks to the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel  Castle Hotels and resorts for helping us out with their generosity.   


Nine years ago we started a Sunday afternoon Jazz fundraiser at a small restaurant in Hilo that has now grown into one of the most popular Jazz and Blues Festivals in Hawaii. For the past six years we’ve held our signature event, the “East Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival,” at the beautiful Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo.  This gala features a lavish pupu buffet, a dessert station, two free tickets for wine and/or beer tasting, no host bar and three stages of music featuring some of Hawaii’s finest jazz and blues musicians along with highly acclaimed artists from the mainland.  

This musical extravaganza draws enthusiastic
jazz and blues aficionados and performers from
all over the state and from the mainland!


     Enjoy a Lavish Pupu Buffet & Dessert Station, Scroll down for the Pupus Menu.  Two free Wine and/or Beer Tasting tickets, Three stages of Non-Stop Music!       

East Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival at the beautiful Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo.
View of the stage at a distance.

This year’s 6th Annual East Hawaii Jazz & Blues Festival was held once again at Nani Mau Gardens and included all of the following performers and more “

Doug Mac Donald, LA Guitarist and Allison Adams Tucker, San Diego Vocalist featuring
Dean Taba, (Bass) Ethan Capone (Piano), and Darryl Pelligrini, Drums 
Deems Tsutakawa (Seattle Pianist) & Friends, Featuring Bradley Leighton on Flute, David Yamasaki (Guitar), Owen Matsui (Bass), Fred Li (Sax), Steve Bader (Drums)
Pacific Music Experiment and Jessie Lane Powell (Kentucky Jazz Vocalist) 
Keahi Conjugacion (Grammy and Hoku nominated Vocalist) and Larry Dupio (Hoku Winning Blues Rock Guitarist) featuring Star Kalihiki (Vocalist), Jeanine Guillory Kane (Vocalist), and Matt Spencer on Bass
Jazztones Featuring JP Thoma on Sax and Bubb Pratt Guitar and Vocals 
Elena Welch (Portland based Vocalist) and Greg Hester (Bay Area Pianist)
Moon’s Landing featuring Moon Brown (Sax), Gary Washburn (Piano), Bruce David (Drums), Fred Hee (Guitar)
Soul Town (Featuring Randy Skaggs)
Jazz x 2 
Leonard & Jim (Jazz Guitar Duo)
And others

Here are some clips from From Previous Festivals: