Jazz Night Talk of the Town
We would like to say a big mahalo to Coffees of Hawaii for their continuing to make their facilities available for the entertainment provided by Molokai JAZZ on Saturday nights, and also the delightful and talented Na Ohana Ho Aloha on Sunday evenings.
They have expanded their food service offerings a great deal, and we always enjoy our Saturday night “date” for dinner and music; we rarely miss it. And we feel the addition of a $5 cover charge is entirely worth it for the joy we receive. Where else can you hear musicians of such caliber that they could be playing at any commercial venue. They are even better than the group I heard last year at a pricey jazz club in Santa Cruz, California.
Every night John Aki sets the beat with the conga drums, Isaac Kamaile gets down and coaxes amazing sounds from his guitar – many his own compositions. Bob Underwood underlies it all with his fantastic bass; sometime breaking out the bow to draw more music from the big strings. Rob Stephenson, who hits the licks on the saxophone, is the ‘leader of the band’ – and will delight you with his spontaneous arpeggios from somewhere out in left field. And of course, the delight of the evening is Dawn Bicoy, diva extraordinary! And then, you never know when a guest artist will appear. Thanks again, Coffees of Hawaii!
Frances and Bill Feeter