Jazz in the Forest | December 2018



Volcano Art Center is pleased to announce the return of the “Jazz in the Forest” series! Jazz in the Forest returns for a Christmas special concert on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 5:30pm at VAC’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village, featuring Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones with Jeannine Guillory, playing Christmas favorites and original compositions!

The Wine and Beer Room will be open for attendees to enjoy before and after the concert. And as usual, an area has been set aside for dancing, so you don’t have to stay in your seat when the band starts to swing and you’re moved to your feet.

Tickets are $25 or $20 for VAC members. Ticket holders will be able to purchase beer, wine, as well as pupus.

Tickets are available for sale online at www.volcanoartcenter.org(Click Here), at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

Tickets will be held at Will Call on the day of the show. OR, you may pick them up any day before the show at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus Administrative Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

OR Click the button below to purchase tickets online*!


*The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, December 7. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out.

About the Artists

Jean Pierre Thoma

A world traveled professional musician on flute, saxophone clarinet and piano, with experience throughout America, France, Japan, India, and Israel. Holds 2 masters degrees in music, and has been a public and private school teacher as well as 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 Hawaii.

Jeannine Guillory

An acclaimed vocalist in Hawai‘i, Jeannine’s background in Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Rhythm and Blues lend to a strong versatile sound and energy that gets her audience and peers alike to stand up and applaud her amazing voice and on stage presence. She is a “must see” if you see her name on a billboard. Jeannine has performed at venues throughout Europe, South America and the United States. Stage performances include the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the Big Island Jazz Festival. She is a former vocalist with the internationally known reggae/jazz group “Groundation” which continues to tour the globe.


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