Maui Arts & Entertainment

Music Into Art: A Benefit for the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

December 4, 2014, 12:33 PM HST
* Updated December 4, 12:43 PM
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Dan Tepfer and Joanna Wallfisch.  Courtesy image.

Dan Tepfer and Joanna Wallfisch. Courtesy image.

By Wendy Osher

“Music Into Art is about indulging your senses, all while protecting what is most stunning of all: Maui’s coastal lands,” said event organizers.

The mixed media benefit concert for the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust features musician Dan Tepfer, vocalist Joanna Wallfisch, and renowned painter Scramble Campbell, who will capture the language of music live on canvas.

The work of art will then be auctioned off to benefit the land trust with 100% of proceeds going to the non-profit organization.

The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust works with private landowners, community groups, and government partners to protect the precious lands and resources for conservation in perpetuity.


The Music Into Art benefit concert begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at the Andaz Maui at Wailea. Tickets are $100 (plus applicable fees), and  include dessert and two glasses of champagne.


The event is being held as part of the Worthshop conference hosted by Hawaiʻi Life Real Estate Brokers from Dec 10 to 12, 2014 in Wailea.  The two day event encourages the adjustment, repair and evolution of thoughts and ideas through powerful speaking and networking.

About the performers:

Dan Tepfer is a pianist and composer who “grew up studying classical piano and obsessively improvising jazz” according to his website profile.  Born in Paris to American parents, Tepfer “translated his bi-cultural identity into an exploration of music that ignores stylistic bounds.”


He is a recipient of the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for compositions that include Solo Blues for Violin and Piano, which premiered at Carnegie Hall.

Having studied astrophysics as an undergrad, he is now combining that with his passion for music, by “integrating computer-driven algorithms into his improvisational approach.”

Joanna Wallfisch is a singer and composer who utilizes multiple instruments including the ukelele, piano, and flute.  She was born in London and moved to New York in 2012 to pursue songwriting and performance projects in the jazz scene.

Wallfisch recently completed her latest album in partnership with Tepfer that is scheduled for release in March of 2015.

Keith “Scramble” Campbell is a Colorado based artist that is known for the paintings he produces live in concert.  For the past two decades he has created works that have captured the “musically elite” and new and upcoming talent.

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