Jazz in the Forest: Featuring Melanie Oldfather & Jean Pierre Thoma
The Volcano Art Center’s Jazz in the Forest series continues on Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 5pm – 7pm, at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. The evening features Melanie Oldfather & Jean Pierre Thoma highlighting “An Evening Of Piazzolla”
Jean Pierre Thoma is a world-traveled professional musician on flute, saxophone, clarinet, and piano, with experience throughout America, France, Japan, India, and Israel. He holds 2 master’s degrees in music and has been a public and private school teacher as well as a member of numerous jazz and classical ensembles, such as the Maui and Marin Symphonies. Leader of “The Jazztones”: “Raga Jazz” (with Sarangi, synth guitar & bass): member of “Royal Kona Harp Ensemble” (3 harps w/ 2 flutes & winds): “Volcano Trio” (2 flutes & piano): performer at Holy Cross Church in choir & as instrumentalist; and pianist at restaurants, and charity performances at Hospice and Life Care Centers. Now a music teacher in Hilo at The Pacific Academy of Music, and the Kukuau Studio, he happily lives in Hilo, Hawai‘i.
Tickets are $30/$25 for VAC members ! Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org, or at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village.