DIAMOND HEAD, Hawaii - A series of free, local jazz concerts near Diamond Head this fall aim to promote peace between Japan and the US – using music as the common ground.

The lineup is this:

Saturday, September 21, from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Ars Café, 3116 Monsarrat Ave.

Mike Lewis - Trumpet

Thomas MacKay - Keyboard

David Yamasaki- Bass

Chris Pangaribuan – Drums

Mihoko M – Vocals


Swingy Sakano & Junichi Moriyama


Sunday, October 6, from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Monday, October 7, from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Ars Café- 3116 Monsarrat Ave.

Swingy Sakano – Ukulele (also a Na Hoku  Hanohano award winner)

Junichi Moriyama - Ukulele

Mihoko M – Vocals

The concert is free, but donations are welcome. More at https://www.facebook.com/events/490589038166508/ or Facebook: Mihoko Maier.