Tickets are still available (but going fast!) for the 3rd Annual Big Island Jazz & BluesFestival at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The main event is Saturday, June 7, 5-9pm. but special performances will take place along the Kohala Coast from Thursday June 5 through Sunday, June 8, including a special performance at Waimea's Red Water Cafe (6/5) and a jazz brunch at Mauna Kea Hotel's Manta & Pavillion Wine Bar (6/8).  This year's lineup includes:

Grammy Winner Skip Martin
The Iguanas from New Orleans
Jazz Saxophone Legend Donald Harrison
Grammy-Nominated Jazz Saxophonist & Jazz Hall of Fame Inductee 
Bobby Watson
Johnny Sansone (voted New Orleans Best Harmonica Player)
"Saturday Night Live" Band Member, Trombonist Steve Turre
Na Hoku Winner 2013-Jazz Guitarist 
Benny Uyetake
The Honoka'a Select Jazz Band

Hurry and call for tickets at (866) 977-4589 (outside Hawaii), or (808) 882-7222 (within Hawaii). Premium seats are available for $85; general admission for $60. Click here for the entire event schedule and online sales.

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