The 7th Annual Kona Jazz Experience


Saxophonist and arranger Jesse Snyder, fresh from the release of Hawaiian Swing Band Kahulanui’s latest CD, Mele Ho’oilina performance at the Kahilu Theatre, heralds in another new year with live jazz music at the 7th Annual Kona Jazz Experience at the historic Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu, 7pm on January 20th, 2018.

This year’s concert features Loren Wilken & friends and Sarah Bethany on vocals and keyboard with Glen Goto on keyboards, Bill Noble and Jesse Snyder on saxophones, Pat Eskildsen on guitar, Garry Russell on trombone, Matt Spencer on bass, and Michael Surprenant on drums.

Bethany performs her original music as well as covers of her favorite artists. The group has performed in the past at the annual East Hawaii Jazz and Blues Festival at Nani Mau Gardens.

The Kona Jazz Experience’s mission is to bring high-quality live jazz performances to the people of the Big Island.

These well-known local artists perform regularly on the island and beyond are sure to delight jazz fans.

If You Go

Tickets are $20 and available online at, at the theater box office one hour before performance time or by calling 322-9924 between 10am – 4pm. Tuesday through Friday.

All proceeds will benefit the Aloha Performing Arts Co.

Feature photo: Jens Thekeveetil.
Read an interview with Jesse Snyder here:


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