Top Talent at 2018 Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival

The 7th annual Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival kicks off May 25 and runs through June 3.

Saturday June 2
7th Annual Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival Concert
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Waimea
(808) 882-7222
5-9 pm. Gates open at 4:30 pm
or call: 866-774-6236

Michael Doucet – Zydecko Cajun Master. Three-time Grammy winner, NEA recipient, and founder of Beausoleil.
Jo-El Sonnier – Grammy winner & Louisiana Hall of Fame Inductee -Cajun Zydecko accordion Master.
Fareed Haque – Proclaimed as the “Best World Guitarist,” and tours with Sting.
Javon Jackson – Grammy nominated Jazz Saxophone Master and Jazz Messenger.
Filmore Slim – Blues Hall of Fame inductee and Godfather of Hip-Hop-Blues Guitar,
John Keawe – Grammy & Na Hoku Winner. John will do his “SLAZZ” – Slack Key Jazz!
Gary Washburn & The Honoka’a High SchooL Jazz Band
Benny Uyetake – Jazz Alley TV Trio and Na Hoku winner for Blues Guitar.
No Coolers or Chairs allowed. Seating provided.

Other Jazzfest Events
Friday May 25
BMW of Hawai’i
74-5533 Loloku St.
(808) 930-3400
4:30-6:30 pm
Grammy winner Gary Washburn & sax master Bill Noble perform a special kickoff event at BMW of Hawai’i in Kona.

Thursday May 31
Redwater Café
65-1299 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea
(808) 885-9299
6-9 pm
Jazz Fest dinner event at the Redwater Café with Chef David Abrahams. Call for reservations.

Friday June 1
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Waimea
(808) 882-7222
6-9 pm
Jazz Fest Dinner 6-9 pm at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel at the Copper Bar. Call for reservations.

Sunday June 3
Jazzfest Brunch
Manta Restaurant at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Call for Reservations!

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