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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: 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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The Buzz: February 10 thru February 12

Good morning from the chilly (for us thin skinned Mauians anyway), blustery, not-raining-for-now Valley Isle!  Got another week of music for ya, here’s where you can find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, February 10 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm –...

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The Buzz: February 3 thru February 6

Good Monday morning to ya!  Woo hoo, the SUN IS SHINING!!!!! I got so caught up in things yesterday – yes, among them was catching a few moments of themostboringSuperBowlever - and I never got around to “talking” with you.  Anyway, here is where you’ll find Phil &...

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The Buzz: January 20 thru January 22

Oh it’s a gorgeous sunny Sunday!  The Rams are doing their best to beat the Saints, we had a Y U M M Y breakfast and look forward to playing our music this evening.  Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, January 20 (tonight) at PITA...

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The Buzz: January 6 thru January 8

Well Happy New Year everyone!  Look forward to a whole new year and playing our music for you.  Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, January 6 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  I’ve caught a very bad cold...

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The Buzz: December 30 thru January 1

Happy last-Sunday-of-2018!  Phil’s already left to go surfing and I am savoring my last cup of coffee and enjoying this beautiful morning.  Excited to play our music for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, December 30 (tonight) at PITA...

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The Buzz: December 23 thru December 25

Good Sunday morning to ya!  It’s a beautiful one and I hope you can get out there and enjoy it.  Got a short week with music, here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, December 23 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Tuesday,...

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The Buzz: December 16 thru December 18

Oh my goodness is it ever wonderful to see the sun shining so bright today!  And of course the birds are singing which makes everything perfect.  We are back to our normal schedule, here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, December 16...

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The Buzz: December 9 thru December 11

It’s a cool, rainy morning here in Makawao.  Hoping the sun will burn through the grey…it’s trying!  Anyway, we have music to play for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, December 9 at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm...

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The Buzz: December 2 thru December 5

Happy Sunday morning to you!  After a yesterday’s rain it looks like we have the makings of a beautiful sunny day.  We have a lot of music for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, December 2 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea...

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The Buzz: November 25 thru November 27

Birds are singing, the sun is coming up and there’s a nice chill in the air.  Happy Sunday everyone!  Hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday, we sure did and now we’re ready to get back to the music.  Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this...

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The Buzz: November 18 thru November 20

Yesterday was a very wet, rainy day.  I can see some patches of blue peeking out from the gray skies but so far no rain.  The sun should come out later today.  In the meantime, we are getting ready to play some music for you.  Here is where you can catch Phil &...

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The Buzz: November 11 thru November 13

It’s so nice to see blue skies and the sun after the very wet, rainy weather yesterday.  Got lots of music to play for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, November 11 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Tuesday,...

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The Buzz: November 4 thru November 8

It’s a gorgeous morning here in Makawao.  Our dog Elis is laying at my feet as I type this, our cat Mocha is lazing out in the sun and I can hear Phil running through tunes for his upcoming DAVID & GYPSY PACIFIC gig happening later this week.  It’s been a while...

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The Buzz: September 9 thru September 11

Well hello there! It’s BEEN a while, hasn’t it?  I only meant to take a week off from this gig email but the Summer bug got a hold of me I guess and, oh well…I’m baaaaaack!  We can’t wait to play our music for you - here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit:...

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The Buzz: July 1 thru July 3

Happy July!  Here we are in the seventh month of 2018.  Whew!  Kind of an overcast day here but we still have a lot of music to play for you.  Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Sunday, July 1 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00...

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The Buzz: June 24 thru June 26

Loving this beautiful day and look forward to playing our music for you.  Here’s where you can find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, June 24 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.  Excited to tell you that our daughter Kendall will be...

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The Buzz: June 17 thru June 19

Hello there!  Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there – hope you all get treated like kings today.  We’ll be playing our music for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, June 17 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30...

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The Buzz: June 10 thru June 12

Happy Sunday! It’s a gorgeous and I mean G O R G E O U S morning here in Makawao and the entire island of Maui.  We should all be going to the beach!  As usual, we have a lot of music to play for you and this is where you’ll find Phil and Angela Benoit coming up:...

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The Buzz: June 3 thru June 6

Wow, we are in the month of June already…the months go flying by.  Well in the meantime we have lots of music to play for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, June 3 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00...

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The Buzz: May 27 thru May 29

It’s a beautiful Sunday here on Maui nei!  Got music for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, May 27 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Monday, May 28 at MERRIMAN’S in Kapalua from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm. ...

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The Buzz: May 20 thru May 22

It’s a gorgeous day out with the birds happily trilling.  Got music to play for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Sunday, May 20 (tonight) at PITA PARADISE in Wailea from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Tuesday, May 22 at MERRIMAN’S in Kapalua...

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The Buzz: May 11 thru May 15

I love Aloha Friday especially when the birds are chirping and the SUN is shining!  Oh there are grey clouds out there and it may rain (what else is new these days?) later but for now we have blue skies and sunshine.  We also have a lot of music to play for you and...

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The Buzz: May 4 thru May 8

Wait a second…what’s that blue I see out there?  Oh it’s the SKY!  With all the constant rain we’ve been having, it’s been a while since I’ve seen the any blue out there.  It could very well be a sunny day.  I’m giddy just thinking about it!  Rain or shine we have...

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The Buzz: April 27 thru May 1

We look forward to all the flowers in May from all these April showers we’ve been having!  Can you believe that this is already the last Friday of the month? Well it is and we have a lot of music to play for you…here is where you can find Phil & Angela Benoit this...

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The Buzz: April 20 thru April 24

Hello from overcast Makawao!  The birds are still singing and there are no raindrops yet so all is good.  Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Friday, April 20 (tonight) at ‘AMI ‘AMI BAR & GRILL at the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei from 6:00...

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The Buzz: April 13 thru April 17

Happy Aloha Friday!  It’s a gorgeous one and we can’t wait to play our music for you.  Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Friday, April 13 (not gonna say anything about “Friday the 13th”) at ‘AMI ‘AMI BAR & GRILL at the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei...

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The Buzz: April 6 thru April 10

It’s an overcast, drizzly day but it’s the start of the weekend and we have a lot of music for you.  Here’s where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Friday, April 6 (tonight) at the KAMAOLE POOLSIDE CAFE at the Maui Coast Hotel from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. ...

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The Buzz: March 30 thru April 3

Happy Aloha Friday, y’all!  We’ve got a lot of music to play for you this Easter weekend – here’s where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Friday, March 30 (tonight) at ‘AMI ‘AMI BAR & GRILL at the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday,...

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The Buzz: March 23 thru March 27

It’s the start of the weekend and we have a lot of music to play for you.  Here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit: Friday, March 23 (tonight) at ‘AMI ‘AMI BAR & GRILL at the Maui Coast Hotel in Kihei from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday, March 24 at ‘AMI...

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The Buzz: March 16 thru March 20

Oh my goodness, the birds are chatting and singing merrily!  We had the most beautiful, sunny day (the first one in a long while!) and I’m hoping for a repeat performance today.  We look forward to playing our music…here’s where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit:...

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The Buzz: March 9 thru March 13

Happy Aloha Friday!  Sun’s not up yet but from what I see right now it looks like another cloudy, rainy day.  No worries, we still have a lot of music to play for you and here is where you’ll find Phil & Angela Benoit this week: Friday, March 9 (tonight) at ‘AMI...

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