THE FESTIVAL


 

 
Kalapana Kalapana
Their songs have bridged generations and they remain the most popular band of all time from Hawaii. With over twenty recordings throughout their career they have a popular following in Asia and California.

They recently were recognized at The Grammys for their contribution to the Hawaiian Pop music history.

 

 



 

Michael PauloMichael Paulo
Festival Host and Producer Paulo has traveled the world as an ambassador of jazz. Hailing from Hawaii, his personal style and energy in his performances has electrified audiences everywhere.

 

 



 
Gregg KarukasGregg Karukas
Grammy award winning pianist /composer brings his unique sound to this years festival. He is the most sought after keyboardist and has performed with the top names in the genre.

Paul BrownPaul Brown
With over 70 number one hit songs as a producer and artist Paul has been one of the biggest influences in the smooth jazz and R&B genre. His unique guitar style is reminiscent of jazz greats Wes Montgomery, Eric Gale and BB king.

Blake AaronBlake Aaron
Guitarist Blake Aaron has recently released his new record Soul Stories. His unique style ranges from Rock, Jazz, R&B, fusion and latin music. He is a master of the guitar.

Gail JhonsonGail Jhonson
She is known as the first lady of smooth jazz but her talent bridges the gap from straight ahead jazz, R&B, Funk and Gospel. She has performed at major festivals around the world and is the leader of the popular band Jazz in Pink.
 





 

KanzakiKanzaki
From Japan this Japanese sax legend is a festival regular representing Yanigasawa Saxophones a festival supporter and contributor to our local charities.

BenjaSoulBenja Soul
Making his Southern California Debut, Benja is a vocalist, pianist, composer, flutist, choir director and minister to mention a few of his many facets. His songs deliver positive messages and his music is heartfelt.

Kimaya SewardKimaya Seward

Rene PauloRene Paulo
He is known as "Hawaii's Favorite and Most Famous Pianist" and has been invited repeatedly to perform in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. Paulo played with famous artists like Alfred Apaka, Hilo Hattie, Don Ho and Sandii. He has played music at a church in Kapolei, Hawaii that was founded by Pastor Danny Yamashiro and is the father of cosmopolitan and versatile saxophonist Michael Paulo.