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Lana‘i Jazz Festival 2012

Plan ahead for a swingin’ new year.

December 22, 2011
The Maui Weekly

Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i, in partnership with HawaiiONTV

.com, Jazz Alley TV and, is pleased to announce the second annual Lana'i Jazz Festival, which will be held Friday through Sunday, Jan. 13 to 15, 2012.

The melodic sounds of the base will bebop, swing and boogie through upcountry Ko'ele for the three-day event benefiting the Lana'i Community Association. Jazz enthusiasts and novices alike will be treated to complimentary performances by legendary Grammy winner Skip Martin from Dazz Band and Kool & the Gang; Jazz 'ukulele duo Benny Chong and Byron Yasui; saxophone master David Choy; jazz guitarists Benny Uyetake and Robbie Ray; and Jazz Alley TV trio Sal Godinez, Doug White and Paul Marchetti.

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Catch Tom Scott (left), Skip Martin (right) and other Grammy Award winners at The Lodge at Ko‘ele during the Lana‘i Jazz Festival, which will be held Friday through Sunday, Jan. 13 to 15, 2012.

"Four Seasons is honored to once again host the music festival with such revered artists gracing our stage to perform for the Lana'i community and resort guests," said Tom Roelens, general manager of Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i. "We understand the importance of the arts and are privileged to be able to assist with bringing the Lana'i Jazz Festival to the island and assist with creating awareness for the Lana'i Community Association."

"Creating a free jazz festival with world-renowned musicians for all the citizens and visitors in Lana'i is a way for us to give back to this incredible, friendly and historical island," said Maui filmmaker and TV host Ken Martinez Burgmaier, founder of the Lana'i Festivals. "An island with no stop lights and everyone waves at you spreading aloha."

Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i is offering a special accommodations package for kama'aina, with rates starting at $199 per night at Manele Bay and $179 per night at The Lodge at Ko'ele. For more information, or to make room reservations, call (800) 321-4666 toll-free and ask for the Lana'i Jazz Festival Package.

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Lana'i Jazz Festival 2012 schedule of events

Friday, Jan. 13, 6 to 9 p.m. Manele Bay

Enjoy seaside music in Ihilani with special performances by Skip Martin, Benny Chong, Byron Yasui, David Choy, Benny Uyetake, Sal Godinez, Paul Marchetti and Doug White.

Guests may also enjoy a special Jazz Duo and Trio dinner in Ihilani during the performance. Advanced reservations are required.


Saturday, Jan. 14, 9 to 11 a.m. Coffee Works

Start the morning with a 'Cup of Joe' and Jazz Guitarist Benny Uyetake's java jam session.


Saturday, Jan. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Caf 565

Enjoy live music in Lana'i City during lunch with jazz guitarist Robbie Ray.


Saturday, Jan. 14, 4 to 8 p.m. The Lodge at Ko'ele

The Great Hall will come alive with an afternoon of award-winning jazz music. The lineup includes Skip Martin, Benny Chong, Byron Yasui, David Choy, Benny Uyetake, Sal Godinez, Doug White, and Paul Marchetti. Following the performances, guests may enjoy a special pupu menu or Jazz Duo and Trio dinner in the Music Room.


Sunday, Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to noon Blue Ginger Caf

Special morning performance by jazz guitarist Benny Uyetake.


Sunday, Jan. 15, 10 a.m. to noon The Lodge at Ko'ele

Hana Hou performance with jazz pianist Sal Godinez in the Great Hall.


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