Instruction

Dayan Kai is a brilliant instructor with a profound depth of musicality and understanding of music theory. Individual or group online instruction is available for improvisation, harmony, song writing, and technique. Lessons may also include or focus on jamming for those in need of practice with a professional. He is also available for consultation on songwriting. Instruments include piano, accordion, organ, various types of guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, flute, saxophones, clarinets, trumpet, trombone, harmonica, drums and percussion. Genres include jazz, soul, funk, blues, Americana, Hawaiian, folk, bluegrass, reggae, and various types of word music. Please email dayan@dayankai.com or call 808-856-5078 to set up. For individual classes the current rate is $40 for 30 minutes or $65 for an hour. 

Recording & Engineering

Dayan Kai is available remotely or live in studio as a session artist, arranger, consultant, or record producer.  Instruments include piano, accordion, organ, various types of guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, flute, saxophones, clarinets, trumpet, trombone, harmonica, drums and percussion. Genres include jazz, soul, funk, blues, Americana, Hawaiian, folk, bluegrass, reggae, and various types of word music.


Public and private Events

Dayan Kai currently lives on the island of Maui in Hawaii and can play private and public events, including weddings, parties, and personal ceremonies. He is also available as a touring musician for bookings abroad. Online services are available via Zoom and other platforms. 

Performances 

Dayan Kai is available as a solo performer, accompanist, band leader or participant in a variety of ensembles. Instruments include piano, accordion, organ, various types of guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, flute, saxophones, clarinets, trumpet, trombone, harmonica, drums and percussion. Genres include jazz, soul, funk, blues, Americana, Hawaiian, folk, bluegrass, reggae, and various types of word music. 

Inspirational Speaking

As the blind, haolie son of a lesbian growing up in two states spanning the Pacific (Hawai'i and California), Kai's inspirational speaking brings light and a humorous perspective to subjects such as music history, cultural bias, diversity, and the positive manifestation of aloha in our daily lives.

Ministerial Services

An ordained minister, Dayan Kai is available to officiate wedding ceremonies in the state of Hawai'i. 

Booking

You can also request a quote by emailing dayankai@dayankai.com or calling 808-856-5078.

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Upcoming shows

Date Event Location
Dayan Kai and Jimmy Dillon ~ 4pm HT, 7pm PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai ~ Saturday Serendade ~ 5pm HT, 8m PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai and Jimmy Dillon ~ 4pm HT, 7pm PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai ~ Saturday Serendade ~ 5pm HT, 8m PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai and Jimmy Dillon ~ 4pm HT, 7pm PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
CANCELED Dayan Kai Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
Dayan Kai ~ Saturday Serendade ~ 5pm HT, 8m PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai and Jimmy Dillon ~ 4pm HT, 7pm PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
 —  — POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 Kate Wolf Music Festival~ Dayan Kai Laytonville, CA Laytonville, CA
Dayan Kai ~ Saturday Serendade ~ 5pm HT, 8m PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai and Jimmy Dillon ~ 4pm HT, 7pm PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai ~ Saturday Serendade ~ 5pm HT, 8m PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai and Jimmy Dillon ~ 4pm HT, 7pm PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai ~ Saturday Serendade ~ 5pm HT, 8m PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai and Jimmy Dillon ~ 4pm HT, 7pm PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai ~ Saturday Serendade ~ 5pm HT, 8m PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic
Dayan Kai and Jimmy Dillon ~ 4pm HT, 7pm PT Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic Facebook.com/DayanKaiMusic