Lanai to Host Second Annual Jazz Festival in January

Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel
photo by Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel/ Eric Cuvillier

Jazz fans should head to Hawaii in January to catch the second annual Lanai Jazz Festival, January 13-15, 2012. The complimentary three-day event will include performances by such performers as 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.

The schedule of events include:

    *      Four Seasons Resorts Lanai Manele Bay - Friday, January 13, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm. 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 for this special dinner.
    *      Coffee Works – Saturday, January 14, 2012, 9:00-11:00 am. The morning starts with a cup of "Joe" and Jazz Guitarist Benny Uyetake’s java jam session.
    *      Café 565 – Saturday, January 14, 2012, 11:00 am–1:00 pm. Live music in Lanai City during lunch with jazz guitarist Robbie Ray.
    *      Four Seasons Resorts Lanai The Lodge at Koele - Saturday, January 14, 2012, 4:00-8:00 pm. The Great Hall will come alive with an afternoon of award winning jazz music. The line-up includes Skip Martin, Benny Chong, Byron Yatsui, David Choy, Benny Uyetake, Sal Godinez, Doug White, and Paul Marchetti. Following the performances, guests may enjoy a special pupus menu or Jazz Duo and Trio dinner in the Music Room.
    *      Blue Ginger Café – Sunday, January 15, 2012, 9:00 am–12:00 pm. Special morning performance by jazz guitarist Benny Uyetake.
    *      Four Seasons Resorts Lanai The Lodge at Koele – Sunday, January 15, 2012, 10:00 am–12:00 pm. Hana Hou performance with jazz pianist Sal Godinez in the Great Hall.

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