‘Like Being in Love’: Jazz to fill the forest in Volcano Village

Courtesy photo Saturday night’s Jazz in the Forest shows feature vocalist Binti Bailey.

Jazz in the Forest at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village kicks off the new year with two performances, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, featuring vocalist Binti Bailey with Jean Pierre Thoma and the Jazztones.

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

The Jazz in the Forest concert series offers an opportunity to hear some of the highest caliber jazz up close and personal, and an area has been set aside for dancing.

Tickets for both shows are $18 for VAC members, $20 nonmembers.

Ticket holders will be able to purchase Volcano Red Ale and Mauna Kea Pale Ale from Mehana Brewing Co. as well as wine before each performance. Pupu by ‘Ohelo Café also will be available for purchase.

Tickets are available for sale at VAC’s Administration Office in Volcano Village and VAC Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or online at http://volcanoartcenter.org/classes-and-workshops/purchase-tickets-to-vac-events.

For more information, visit www.volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222.