Jazz in the Forest | November 2017



The 2017 Jazz in the Forest series continues with two performances (4:30pm & 7:00pm) on Saturday, November 11 with “Tin Pan Alley” with Leslie Harlib & Hal Glatzer with Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones.

Leslie and Hal will regale us with versions of some of America’s finest songs from the 30’s 40’s and early 50’s  by Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Berlin, and others, guaranteed to warm your hearts and move your feet.

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.

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, November 10. After that, tickets will be sold at VAC Gallery & at the door if they are not sold out.

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.
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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