All that jazz — and wine, too

PRINCEVILLE — Hawaii kamaaina and visitors are invited to mingle and savor an evening under the stars at the eighth annual Westin Princeville Jazz and Wine Festival on Saturday, Sept.16 presented by The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the resort’s main lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean high above Anini Beach. The evening will feature wine, island-inspired cuisine and lively jazz music headlined by Adagio. Proceeds from the annual silent auction will benefit the Kauai Lifeguard Association.

Set against a backdrop of Kauai’s pristine North Shore, The Westin Princeville Jazz and Wine Festival offers dishes from the island’s premier chefs, including the resort’s Nanea Restaurant & Bar and Wailele Bar, Kauai Marriott Resort, Hukilau Lanai, Piazza, April’s Aloha Cakes and more.

Guests will have the chance to pair the delicious fare with more than 30 wines from a variety of sought-after vineyards. The night’s entertainment will kick off with taiko drumming by Joyful Noise, an ‘ukulele jazz performance by Benny Chong and guests, and Adagio’s feature performance.

Adagio is comprised of founder Joshua Kaye on keyboards, Riya Davis on lead vocals, Mark Tanouye on bass, and Bonny B. on drums and vocals. The O‘ahu-based band blends genres, including R&B, soul, classics and pop to their neo-soul and jazz sound.

Throughout the evening, a silent auction will offer bidders hotel stays, airfare, activities, dining certificates and more, all benefitting the KLA.

As a nonprofit organization, the KLA aims to maximize ocean safety in and around Kauai waters through education, training and maintaining high standards of professional and open-water lifesaving practices and techniques.

The resort has raised more than $120,000 for the KLA through past Jazz and Wine events as part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the Kaua‘i community.

Tickets are $100 per person, and include entertainment, an etched Jazz and Wine Festival wine glass, food, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity.

To purchase tickets or to book the resort’s villa accommodations, call The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas at 827-8700, or visit westinprinceville.com.

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