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The first Red Clay Jazz Festival took place on Kauai in 2008, and since then it has evolved into a red-hot event for visitors and locals alike. Scheduled for June 27-30, the fifth annual celebration features nationally acclaimed blues artist Miss E.C. Scott.
Also on tap: Venissa Santi and her sextet Afro Cuban Holiday, playing vibrant jazz with a Latin flair. Boston’s Berklee College of Music All Stars and Kauai’s own Kirk Smart Quartet promise to fire up audiences even further.
Located at the Kauai Lagoons Resort, the main concert venue is open-air with oceanview lawn and tent seating. As part of the festivities, food booths offer locally grown and prepared items from several of Kauai’s restaurants. www.redclayjazz.org