The 2018 Jazz in the Forest series continues with two performances (4:30pm & 7:00pm) on Saturday, February 10th with Pianist Loren Wilken and Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones. Loren Wilken will be featured on some of his original compositions, and vocalist/ trumpet virtuoso Andrea Lindborg singing a beautiful selection of Brazilian favorites in the Portuguese language. Jean Pierre Thoma will cover the woodwind chair on flute and sax, and Brian McCree will be on acoustic bass.
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 for both shows are $18 for VAC members ($20 non-members)!
*The last day to purchase tickets online is Friday, March 23rd. 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.