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Benoit JazzWorks Blog

“I’ve enjoyed hearing Phil and Angie, both live and on CDs, for several years. I count them as good friends, fine musicians and great entertainers.”

Bill Mays

Jazz Pianist/Composer/Arranger

The Buzz: June 26th

Hey there!  We're back at PITA PARADISE in Wailea tonight from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.  Call 808 879 9177 to make a reservation.  We'd really love to hang with you. See you soon... P. S.  This is obviously a picture from long ago (ummm, look at my HAIR!) but it's how I feel...

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The Buzz: June 19th

Aloha everyone.  We hope you're having a wonderful day.  Sorry to say that we won't be groovin at Pita Paradise tonight but we will definitely be doing that next week. Have a great week and HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the dads out there!

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The Buzz: June 12th

Wow it's a very breezy Sunday morning here.  Tradewinds are dancing away!  We'll be at PITA PARADISE in Wailea tonight from 6 pm to 8:30 pm and we'd LOVE to see ya.  Call 808 879 7177 to make a reservation. Big, heartfelt mahalo to those of you (you know who you are)...

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The Buzz: June 5th

Happy-first-Sunday-in-June!  I wish you could see the flowers in bloom in our yard and hear the birds chirping and feel the morning sun.  I can also hear Phil working on a new composition on the guitar in his studio.  Love these mornings!  Anyway we have some a lot of...

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The Buzz: May 29th

Wow, it's already the last Sunday in May, Maui public school's out for the summer, I think all high school graduation ceremonies are also done and it's Memorial Day weekend!  Seems like the month just blinked by.  Well one constant remains...we will be at PITA...

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The Buzz: May 22nd

Good morning!  It's a gorgeous day here on Maui and we hope you're enjoying it wherever you are.  Look forward to playing our music tomorrow evening, Sunday, May 22 at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We would LOVE to see you!  Call 808 879 7177 to...

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The Buzz: May 8th

Happy Mother's Day!  We will be at PITA PARADISE tonight from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm crooning our tunes in honor of all mother's.  Hope you can make it!  Call 808 879 7177 to make a reservation. P. S.  Here's a pic of two of the GMOAT (Greatest Mothers Of All Time) - my...

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The Buzz: May 1st

Good morning and HAPPY LEI DAY!  It's May 1st and May Day, which is Lei Day in Hawaii.  Hope you're having a good one.  It's a rainy, chilly one here in Makawao.  But we look forward to playing at PITA PARADISE tonight from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Call 808 879-7177 to...

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The Buzz: April 17th

It's Easter Sunday and Pita Paradise is closed for this holiday so we will not be there tonight.  But you can catch us back there next week on Sunday, April 24th from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.   Enjoy the day and hope to see you soon! P. S.  Here's a little Easter color for...

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The Buzz: April 10th

Good Sunday mornin' to ya!  Phil's gone surfing, I'm here with the Dodger v Rockies game on the TV, the birds are chirping and all is right with the world.  We'll be at PITA PARADISE in WAILEA tonight from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.  Call 808 879 7177 to make a reservation....

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The Buzz: April 3rd

Happy 1st Sunday of April...and it's a breezy one in Makawao this morning.  But the sun is shining and the birds are singing and we have a gig to play!  Come join us at PITA PARADISE in Wailea this evening.  We'll be there from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.  Call 808 879 7177 to...

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The Buzz: March 27th

Goooooood Sunday morning to ya!  It's a very lovely day here.  Phil just got back from surfing at Ho'okipa, the fur babies are behaving and life is good.  We'll be at PITA PARADISE in Wailea this evening from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Along with our fave bossa, standards...

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The Buzz: March 20th

It's overcast in Makawao as I type this but the sun is sure to come out and shine bright.  We'll be at PITA PARADISE tonight from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.  We'd sure love to see ya.  Call 808 879 7177 to make a reservation. P. S.  Here's a fun shot.  I spy a couple of older...

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The Buzz: March 13th

Late start here, so much going on and I'm still getting used to sending these weekly emails out again.  Anyway, join us tonight at our usual Sunday haunt, PITA PARADISE in Wailea this evening from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.  Call 808 879 7177 to make a reservation. Have a great...

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The Buzz: March 6th

Wow, what a gorgeous Sunday it is up here in Makawao.  Hope you're having beautiful weather wherever you are.  We will be at our usual haunt this evening, PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.  Come on down and join us if you can make it.  Call 808 879 7177 to...

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The Buzz: February 27th

We are very excited to be back at Pita Paradise every Sunday, starting tonight. We will be there from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Call 808 879 - 7177 to make a reservation. See you there! Oh! Also, if you can't make it down to Pita Paradise this evening, mosey on up to Booch +...

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The Buzz: February 9 thru February 11

It’s a beautiful, crisp morning and I can hear a few lawn mowers and weed eaters going – taking advantage of the opportunity now that the rain stopped.  We have a lot of music for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, February 9...

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The Buzz: January 26 thru January 28

Oh my goodness is it ever so wonderful having a beautiful sunny Sunday!  We have been blessed with gorgeous weather the last week…makes me want to scream and shout and SING!  Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, January 26 (tonight) at...

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The Buzz: January 19 thru January 21

Good Sunday morning to ya!  Right now, it’s a cloudy, rainy day BUT the sun is also shining.  Love the sun showers we get here.  Anyway, we have a lot of music to play, rain or shine.  Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, January 19 at...

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The Buzz: January 12 thru January 14

Well hello there from wet, rainy Makawao!  We have been having constant rain the last week with more to come but you know what?  I kinda love it!  Anyway, rain or shine we have a lot of music to play for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this...

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The Buzz: January 5 thru January 7

Happy 1st Sunday of 2020!  It’s a very blustery one here in Makawao but at least I see blue skies out there.  I haven’t been “talking” with you the last few weeks – just had a very hectic last part of 2018 but all the craziness is over…for now at least.  We have music...

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The Buzz: December 8 thru December 10

It’s a nice sunny but chilly morning here.  Phil’s gone to catch some waves and I’m enjoying my first cup of coffee.  Lots of music to play for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, December 8 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in...

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The Buzz: December 1 thru December 3

Happy-1st-day-of-December! We have a very beautiful, sunny, breezy day here in Makawao. Lots of music to play for you (we start adding holiday tunes tonight!) and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, December 1 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in...

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The Buzz: November 24 thru November 26

Happy Sunday! Blustery day here in Makawao but we are loving the cooler temps after the hot summer we had. Look forward to playing our music this week and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, November 24 at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm –...

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The Buzz: November 17 thru November 19

Hey there! They say that we should be expecting rain but as I look out the window all I see are blue skies and sunshine. Oh well. In the meantime we’ll enjoy our day and will welcome any rain we can get. Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week:...

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The Buzz: November 10 thru November 12

Hello there and happy Sunday! The second of November, to be exact. The remaining weeks of 2019 are flying by and we have a lot of music to play for you. Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, November 10 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from...

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The Buzz: October 27 thru October 29

Happy-last-Sunday-of-October. It’s cloudy and sprinkly up here today and a little chilly. Very nice for a change! Lots of music to play and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, October 27 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30...

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The Buzz: October 20 thru October 22

Oh what a fabulous morning! Hope you’re enjoying yours. Can’t believe we’re almost at the end of this month. This is the time of the year when time just goes flying by. Well we still have lots of music to play for you…here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit...

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The Buzz: October 13 thru October 15

Hello there! Loving this gorgeous day and hope you’re having a great Sunday. We look forward to playing our music for you…here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, October 13 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm...

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The Buzz: October 6 thru October 8

Happy 1st Sunday of October! Couldn’t ask for a nicer day with the blue skies, bright sun and chirping, happy birdsongs. We are ready to play some music for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, October 6 (tonight) at PITA...

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The Buzz: September 29 thru October 1

Well we had the most fabulous time on our Mini Fall Tour 2019 and now we’re so glad to be back on beautiful Maui. We’re pretty much back to our normal routine and ready to play our music for you. Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, September 29...

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The Buzz: September 1 thru September 4

Happy 1st Sunday of September…yay I get to flip a page on the calendar! It’s a very still Sunday morning, no tradewinds. Thank goodness the birds are still happily chirping away. We are busy getting ready to leave on Friday for our Mini Fall Tour 2019 but in the...

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The Buzz: August 25 thru August 27

Oh how I love the tradewinds! We have the makings of a very beautiful day here. Lots of music to play for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, August 25 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Tuesday,...

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The Buzz: Mini Fall Tour 2019!

Hey there!  Got some exciting news.  We are going on our Mini Fall Tour 2019 next month and have two public performances in the PNW.  So if you happen to be in Washington state or Oregon between September 10 and 14, here's where you can find us: WASHINGTON Tuesday,...

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The Buzz: August 11 thru August 13

Not a breeze to be found in these parts but at least we have beautiful blue skies, sunshine and the birds singing their morning melodies. I gave myself a mini vacay from these gig emails but I’m baaaaaack. 🙂 Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this...

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The Buzz: July 7 thru July 9

Happy 1st Sunday of July!  Lots of music for us to play…here’s where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, July 7 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Tuesday, July 9 at MERRIMAN’S in Kapalua from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Enjoy the...

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The Buzz: June 30 thru July 2

Lazy last Sunday of June but not for the birds who are still out there singing away!  Can’t wait to play our music for you, here’s where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, June 30 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm...

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The Buzz: June 23 thru June 25

Hello there!  All the birds are out there singing their songs and the heat is already on.  We have been having some record-breaking temps here but nothing we can’t bear.  Lots of music for you this week – here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday,...

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The Buzz: June 9 thru June 11

Good morning!  Got the Dodger game with the birds singing and the sun shining.  Look forward to playing our music for you this week, here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, June 9 at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Tuesday, June 11...

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The Buzz: June 2 thru June 4

Aloha kakahiaka!  I wish you could hear the beautiful bird songs happening in our yard…such a lovely way to start every morning.  Speaking of songs, we have a lot to play for you; here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, June 2 at PITA...

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The Buzz: May 26 thru May 28

Happy-last-Sunday-of-May!  It’s also the long Memorial Day weekend and a lot of people have the day off tomorrow.  We have lots of music to play and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, May 26 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm –...

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The Buzz: May 19 thru May 21

Happy Sunday!  I got up and started doing yard work early this morning – Phil did the mowing yesterday and my job is the raking.  There’s something so peaceful about being in the yard at the crack of dawn with just the sounds of the birds and my raking.  Anyway I got...

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The Buzz: May 12 thru May 14

Oh what a beautiful morning!  Lots of music this week…here’s where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, May 12 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  The lovely Kendall Benoit sits in with Phil.  HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!! Tuesday, May 14...

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The Buzz: April 28 thru April 30

Hello there!  We have overcast Sunday morning here but that is not stopping the birds and their wonderful morning singing.  Lots of music this week, here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, April 28 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm...

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The Buzz: April 7 thru April 9

Good morning and Happy Sunday to you!  Lots of music to play, here’s where you can find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, April 7 at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  You’ll want to be there cause our daughter Kendall will be sitting in with...

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The Buzz: March 31 thru April 2

Well hello there on this last Sunday of March 2019!  It’s another gorgeous one and I hope you all get to go out to enjoy it.  Another week of music for us and here is where you can find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, March 31 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea...

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The Buzz: March 24 thru March 26

Oh how I love a sunny Sunday morning with the birds happily singing!  It’s Laundry Day for me (six loads, ugh!) but after that I get to spend some time with my Mom before we go off into gig land.  Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday,...

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The Buzz: March 10 thru March 12

Good morning…and what a lovely one it is! We’re expecting a cold front mid week but for now it’s looking so beautiful with the blues skies and sunshine.  Anyway, we have music to play for you and this is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday,...

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The Buzz: February 24 thru February 26

Good morning from Makawao!  It’s the last Sunday of February and we’ve got lots of music to play for you.  Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, February 24 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Tuesday, February...

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The Buzz: February 17 thru February 19

Happy Sunday morning!  I know we all look forward to Spring time, blue skies and sunny days (I know I am).  We had a bit of it up here for a spell in the last few days but the rains always take over.  Oh well.  “No rain, no rainbows” as they say!  Here’s where you can...

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