Kind words from venues and friends

“Their  Hornet’s Nest show was on par with jazz performances I’ve seen at the Carlyle Hotel in NYC!”

– Carol Giardino, Holistic Health Coach

“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

“I have enjoyed Angela and Phil’s music for many years; always a treat to hear Hawaii’s own Tuck and Patti.”

– Eric Gilliom, Musician/Actor/Director

“Phil and Angela are consummate professionals. Their repertoire is vast, from the Great American Song Book to Salsa and Bossa Nova, all of which is done with excellence and fine taste.”

– Paul Janes-Brown, Columnist at the “Weekly Dish” (KAOI 1110 AM, 96.7 FM Maui)Freelance writer

“Whether it’s just the two of them performing at a dinner show or fronting a band in a large venue, they charm you like you’re sitting in their family room listening to them at a family party.”


– Jack Gist, Air Talent/ Program and Music Director, KAOI Radio Group; Musician/ Entertainer

“Benoit Jazz Works has quickly become synonymous with “cool jazz” in Maui’s music scene. Angela’s sultry voice and Phil’s smooth guitar styling are mood provoking, whisking listeners on a tuneful and light-hearted musical journey down jazz alley.”

– Wayne Hikiji, Owner/Envisions Entertainment & Productions, Inc

“We love having Phil and Angie perform at our restaurants; it is always a special treat for our guests and us. Our customers look forward to their performances. Best Jazz in Maui!”

– Mike & Dana Pastula, Chef-Owners/Café O’Lei Restaurants

“Every time Phil & Angela play at Merriman’s, we get rave reviews! We have regulars who come in just to see them, and the dining experience is that much greater when you two are here! Love you guys!”

– Brandi Smith, General Manager/Merriman's Kapalua

“Wherever you find them, go and treat yourself.  It is impossible not to smile when you hear Angela’s smooth, lush voice dancing playfully with Phil’s virtuoso guitar. He can somehow make six strings sound like three instruments at once.  Wrap that all up in the obvious love between them and you can’t help but end the evening feeling better.”

– Candace Croteau, Executive Vice President/Maui Arts & Cultural Center

“Benoit JazzWorks has been performing at Whalers Village steadily since 2005; we consider them to be part of our Whalers Village family.  Not only are they professional and reliable but also their music is a breath of fresh air on our center stage and is enjoyed by our shoppers and shop owners.  I’ve been lucky to have them perform here at Whalers Village and I especially enjoy watching them perform during the holidays, they definitely know how to set the mood with their music.”

– Lisa Donlon, Marketing Manager/Whalers Village