Jazz in the Forest | January 2018


Jazz-InTheForest-January2018Jazz in the Forest kicks off the new year with two performances (4:30pm & 7:00pm) on Saturday, January 13 with Binti Bailey with Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones.

“Almost Like Being in Love” is the theme of the evening. Superb vocalist Binti Bailey, and her magical guitarist/ synthesizer partner Larry Seyer will join Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones for a collection of love songs from the world over.

The Jazz in the Forest concert series offers an extraordinary opportunity to hear the highest caliber jazz – anywhere – up close and personal.

Two shows will be offered, with a matinee at 4:30pm and an evening performance at 7:00pm. Tickets for the evening show are $18 for VAC members ($20 non-members)! 

Ticket holders will be able to purchase Volcano Red Ale and Mauna Kea Pale Ale from Mehana Brewing Company & as well as wine before each performance. Great pupu by ʻŌhelo Café will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are available for sale at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

OR Click the button below to purchase tickets online! The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, January 12. After that, tickets may be purchased at VAC Gallery or at the door on the day of the show.


About the Musicians

Jean Pierre Thoma is 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.

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