Kahulanui – The Legacy of Music – Horn Section

For immediate release: October 24, 2017

The horn section of Kahulanui is back in the studio putting the finishing touches on the second album, The Legacy of Music. Horn section arranger, saxophone and clarinet player, Jesse Snyder is excited about new innovative arrangements for great Hawaiian swing tunes new and old on this album. He also is sharing his vocal stylings on one of the songs.

Jesse Snyder

Jesse started playing the clarinet at 9 years old. He fell in love with Benny Goodman and the “Big Bands” of the 30’s and 40’s with the help of his grandparents and saturated himself with this style of jazz. He received rigorous classical training from clarinet virtuoso Doris Hall-Gulati and with her help he began taking private lessons through the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He and a friend started playing dinner music at local restaurants during high school. He had a scholarship to attend the University of the Arts and after one semester he went on to play full time for musicals with the Media Theater. After a few years he found himself playing on the weekends with local bands and joined a contemporary jazz R&B group out of Maryland.  Jesse then moved to Hawaii and began playing and writing horn arrangements for local groups. He is extremely excited to be a creative participant in Kahulanui’s sound in the style he fell in love with as a child.

Bill Noble

Bill was born and raised in Kohala, Hawaii. He received a teaching music degree in Texas and teaches at the intermediate, high school and college level. He is a veteran sax, flute, and clarinet player and has worked with national and local artists such as: the Temptations, Ray Charles, The Stylistics, Gladys Knight, Fifth Dimension, The Four Tops, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Platters, as well as local artists which includes: Zulu, Loyal Gamer and Dick Jensen. He has performed for both former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter and recently opened for Jennifer Hudson at the Maui Ritz Carlton Kapalua.. He also has his own Bill Noble Big Island Big Band which keeps the sounds of the Big Band Swing Era alive and also conducts the Olliephonic Horns.

Josh Timmons

Josh was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii and began playing the trumpet at the age of twelve. He currently attends the University of Hawaii at Hilo and has played in a number of school musicals and at the Palace Theater and with various bands around the island including Pathology and the Applesauce Boys. He has recently returned from a mainland tour with The Steppas.

Vince D’Angelo

Vince was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. He began studying the trombone at the age of ten with his grandfather – a retired band director. He is currently attending the University of Hawaii in Hilo and has been featured in many of their band performances. He played in the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and the 2014 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California with the Hawaii All State Marching Band. He currently plays in the Hawaii County Band.

Kahulanui is:

Patrick Eskildsen on bass guitar and vocals, Duke Tatom on ukulele and vocals, Tim Taylor on drums/percussion, and originator Lena Naipo on lead vocals and guitar.

Horn arranger Jesse Snyder on clarinet and tenor sax (www.jessenowjerome.com), Bill Noble on alto saxophone, Joshua Timmons on trumpet, Vincent D’Angelo on trombone and Dwight Tokumoto on steel guitar.

Limited edition CD Preview of “The Legacy of Music” available at www.kahulanui.com.

Be one of the first to receive the new album coming out in December 2017.
For more information go to www.kahulanui.com or www.jessenowjerome.com

Contact: Andree at eventlily@gmail.com or 808-722-9166