7th Annual East Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival – October 27, 2019

The 7th Annual East Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival will be on October 27, 2019. 
Tickets go on sale starting the first week in August

7th Annual East Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival on October 27, 2019

Deems Tsutakawa keyboard & Dave Yamasaki the east Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival in Hilo Hawaii
Deems Tsutakawa keyboard & Dave Yamasaki
Jr. Volcano Choy keyboard &  Fred Hee East Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival
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 one Lavish Pupu Buffet & Dessert Station, 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.

Last 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: