Big Island Jazz & Blues Fest Coming Soon!

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, in partnership with Networks, Jazz Alley TV and, are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival. From May 30 through June 2, the rhythmic and alluring sounds of jazz and blues will sweep the Big Island, from the oceanfront setting of The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel to other amazing venues.

Delfeayo Marsalis

Throughout the music festival, patrons will be treated to performances by jazz and blues legends including: Grammy winner Delfeayo Marsalis (from the Royal family of Jazz of New Orleans); Grammy winner and zydeco master Chubby Carrier from Louisiana; saxophone master Bobby Watson of Kansas City; award-winning blues guitar legend Brint Anderson from New Orleans; Grammy winner John Keawe performing his slack key jazz guitar, SLAZZ; the Jazz Alley TV Trio; and many others.

“Following the success of over 10 years of music and cultural festivals in Maui, Molokai and Lanai and the Big Island, Jazz Alley TV and is honored to host our 2nd Annual Big Island Jazz & Blues festival music festival with such incredible artists performing for the Big Island community,” said founder Ken Martinez Burgmaier. “Music and the arts is vital to every community and we are humbled to have such an extraordinary opportunity to bring such a historic jazz and blues festival back to Hawaii Island. Last year our Big Island Jazz & Blues Fest was a SOLD OUT magical event that people are still talking about!”

Hawaii Film & Video Magazine is a proud sponsor of the festival.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit

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