On Saturday January 12, 2019 at 7 p.m., the Aloha Theatre will be home to the 8th Annual Kona Jazz Experience which will once again bring together acclaimed jazz artists to perform a combination of jazz, soul, tango and reggae to tempt your earbuds. KJE is proud to debut original music by jazz composer Ann Hoku Lyn. This year’s show will feature Ann Hoku Lyn on Trumpet, Russ McKinnon, Drums, Matt Spencer, Bass, Loren Wilken, Piano, Truth Musiq, Guitar and Harmonica, Binti Bailey and Jeannine Guillory, Vocals, and Amanda Trusty, Tap Dance.
The opening set will be by the Big Island Music Academy All-Star Jazz Band and special guests. The Big Island Music Academy teaches students ages 10 and up on a variety of instruments including bass, guitar, drums, ukulele, congas, piano, trumpet, flute, saxophone, trombone and vocals and provide the highest caliber of group instrumental and vocal music instruction, tailored to each student’s unique strengths and goals.
All proceeds will benefit the Aloha Theatre, a non-profit organization. Tickets are $25 adults, $10 under 18 and may be purchased at AlohaTheatre.com.