In 1995, while a member (drummer) of the Hoku Award winning band Ehukai, Jaz met Nelson Ray Parker (Program Director of KBIG FM at the time) while recording a commercial for an Ehukai concert. Nelson realized Jaz’ quick wit humor and natural gift of gab and immediately offered Jaz a shot on the radio. Well, he’s been on air ever since and has been anchor to many top Morning Show programs such as Kiss Fm’s Morning Zoo, Kapa Fm’s “Da Boloheads”, The Aloha Morning show and KBIG Fm’s Hawaiian Sunset. Jaz also lends his voice to numerous TV Commercials and Extreme Sport Programs. Jaz has been the music / programming director for Kapa for the past 10 years and continues his passion for radio with his partner Ka'ea Lyons in the mornings, since her joing the show in January 2011. Although Jaz grew up in the Bay Area in California as an R & B Musian, he has a love & Passion for Hawaiian Music and has been instrumental in getting up & coming Hawaiian Artist a chance to be heard, You can find Jaz engineering at his studio , The Kaiwiko'o Music Lab in kailua Kona, Jaz is also a lifetime Martial Artist holding a 10th Degree Red Belt Professorship in Hawaiian Kenpo & Kodenkan Jujitsu. He dontates his time to many worthy causes and non profit organzations which support Hawaiian Language & Arts in schools, Including Kako'o i Na Keiki and the Lahui Project which he co-founded with Ka'ea. Jaz also studies Hawaiian language and Hula under his Kumu... Kaea Lyons.
Ka'ea has had the blessing of traveling throughout the world and the mainland USA sharing her aloha through hula. Through over 25 years of study, she has graduated to Kumu Hula from the award winning halau, Nä Lei 'O Kaholokü, under the direction of Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap and Leialoha Amina.
Ka'ea continues her desire to humbly serve others. While strengthening and nurturing cultural identity by enriching community relationships through education, Hawaiian culture and language.