TODAY at SPENARD JAZZFEST:
SUNDAY  JUNE 5th    
10am-3pm 

JAZZ BRUNCH at Tap Root 

Alex Parsons 
Melissa Jazzmom Fischer
Special JazzFest menu by Delicious Dave
Food and Music package for $25

Brunch menu
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Spenard JazzFest 2016 At - A - Glance

FRIDAY JUNE 3rd  5pm   OPENING PARTY @ Blue Hollomon Gallery    
                                              
(Olympic Center - 3555 Arctic Blvd)
                                                                 ELITE 9


SAT JUNE 4th        1pm -  Midnight @ 49th State Brewing Co.  (3rd & G717 W 3rd Ave)
                                                                 Food - Beer - Wine - The Deck is Open !
                                                               
 NEW BAND ON THE HOUR EVERY HOUR
                                                                 SEE THE FULL  SCHEDULE



SUN JUNE 5th       10am - 3pm Jazz Brunch @ Tap Root  (3300 Spenard Road)
                                  10:30      Alex Parsons Duo 
                                  Noon      Melissa Jazzmom Fischer & Guests

                                                                  RESERVE YOUR TABLE


                                                6pm - the man shuts it down @ The "Willow House" 
                                   SPENARD JAZZFEST AMBIENT SUPER SATURATED CLOSER
                                  
6pm       The Super Saturated Sugar Strings
                                                10pm      Alex Cruver Trio
 

                                  -Don't know where the Willow House is ?
                                   Send us an email: spenardjazz@gmail.com
                                   or fb msg.


                                   
   

                                                

 


 

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER THIS YEAR IS THE

Hiland Mountain Lullaby Project - 

Making music with incarcerated Alaskan women - support this project or else !

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER THIS YEAR IS THE

Hiland Mountain Lullaby Project -

Making music with incarcerated Alaskan women - support this project or else !

SUNDAY JUNE 5th 10am - 3 pm    Tap Root    3300 Spenard

                                                               $25 includes music AND brunch
                                                               (not drinks)  
                                                               Alex Parsons and his friend Ben open for 
                                                               Melissa Jazzom Fischer Band w/ special guests
                                                               Table reservation strongly recommended !

                                                                                         Under 21's Ok if with an Over 21.

  
  

  

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2016 ARTISTS and where and when to catch them: 

THE SUPER SATURATED SUGAR STRINGS - Jun 5 (Closing Party) 6pm 

YNGVIL VATN GUTTU & friends  -  May 25 House Concert , Jun 4   9 pm 

DAN MAC BAND w/John Pypes Teamer - Jun 2 House Concert, Jun 4 10 pm 

ELITE 9 - Jun 3   5pm, Jun 4   7pm 

MELISSA "JazzMom" FISCHER  - Jun 4  6pm, Jun 5   Noon( Jazz Brunch ) 

ANCHORAGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE (Big Band)  - Jun 4  3pm 

SON LATINO Jun 4   10pm 

ALASKA JAZZ WORKSHOP House Concert May 20, June 4   5 pm 

JAZZ of the MIDNIGHT SUN House Concert May 20, June 4   5 pm 

JOHN DAMBERG LATIN JAZZ QNTET - House Concert Jun 01, Jun 4  6 pm 

ALEX CRUVER TRIO  - The Jam Jar @ Farmers' Market,   Jun 5 8pm 

KAREN STRID BAND - House Concert May 31, June 4, 3pm 

MUSIC SUPPLY COMPANY - Jun 4  

Singers from the HILAND MOUNTAIN  
LULLABY PROJECT - House Concert May 26, Jun 4   2 pm  

JAZZ JAM - Spenard Farmers' Market May 21, 28, Jun 4th  10a-2p 
       
OPEN MIC/Jam  June 4th   4 pm and 7 pm 

Spenard JazzFest is about CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION & IMPROVISATION. 

GIVE ARTISTS FREEDOM TO PLAY, SPACE TO EXPLORE NEW IDEAS AND SOMEONE WHO WILL LISTEN, and  
THEY WILL TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

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Previous events

House Concert #7 & Closing Party at the Willow House

The Super Saturated Sugar Strings SJF House Concerts are Private events with limited seating. To RSVP and get directions, use our Contact page or message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spenardjazzfest/

Jun4

Spenard Jazz Fest - Jazz Marathon

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49th State Brewing Co, 717 W 3rd Street, Anchorage

The 49th State Brewing Company - Anchorage is proud to begin a new partnership with Spenard Jazz Fest! On June 4th, come join Spenard Jazz Fest in the newly renovated 49th State Brewing Company located on 3rd and G Street. Small plates, sandwiches and of course...BEER! will be available for purchase.

Jun4

The Jam Jar at Spenard Farmers' Market

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Spenard Farmers' Market

Jammers wanted !!! Come hang with us and the Alex Cruver Trio every Saturday until JazzFest June 4th! Our tent is right next to the stage - Come by and hang with us ! Festival info, discounted tickets, fresh merchandise, jars of jam and much more !!! See you there !

Jun3

SJF First Friday Art Opening $5 Suggested Donation

Blue Hollomon Gallery , 3555 Arctic Boulevard, Anchorage

SJF Traditional First Friday Art Opening - Now in a NEW LOCATION!!!!

Blue Hollomon Gallery and Fromagio's Cheese host our traditional Jazz Kickoff Mixer for the first time !!! (Thank you to Rod Sisson and Margret Hugi Lewis for 5 memorable years of Opening Parties!!! ) Music by Elite 9 Food, Beer and wine Special Guests and Announcements This event will fill up !!! Be there in reasonable time to get in the door !!!!

House Concert #6 at the Sasquatch House

Dana and Don Anderson

Dan Mac band with John Pypes Teamer SJF House Concerts are Private events with limited seating. To RSVP and get directions, use our Contact page or message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spenardjazzfest/

House Concert # 5 at the Spruce House

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet w/Guests SJF House Concerts are Private events with limited seating. To RSVP and get directions, use our Contact page or message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spenardjazzfest/

House Concert #4 - Pussywillow House

Jae Shin's House

Karen Strid Band SJF House Concerts are Private events with limited seating. Suggested donation $20 To RSVP and get directions, use our Contact page or message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spenardjazzfest/

May28

The Jam Jar at Spenard Farmers' Market

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Spenard Farmers' Market

Jammers wanted !!! Come hang with us and the Alex Cruver Trio every Saturday until JazzFest June 4th! Our tent is right next to the stage - Come by and hang with us ! Festival info, discounted tickets, fresh merchandise, jars of jam and much more !!! See you there !

May28

The Jam Jar at Spenard Farmers' Market

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Spenard Farmer's Market

Jammers wanted !!! Come hang with us and the Alex Cruver Trio every Saturday until JazzFest June 4th! Our tent is right next to the stage - Come by and hang with us ! Festival info, discounted tickets, fresh merchandise, jars of jam and much more !!! See you there !

House Concert #3 at the Tree House

Singers from the Hiland Mountain Lullaby Project SJF House Concerts are Private events with limited seating. To RSVP and get directions, use our Contact page or message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spenardjazzfest/

House Concert # 2 at the River House

Yngvil Vatn Guttu and friends SJF House Concerts are Private events with limited seating. To RSVP and get directions, use our Contact page or message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spenardjazzfest/

May21

The Jam Jar at Spenard Farmers' Market

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Spenard Farmer's Market

Jammers wanted !!! Come hang with us and the Alex Cruver Trio every Saturday until JazzFest June 4th! Our tent is right next to the stage - Come by and hang with us ! Festival info, discounted tickets, fresh merchandise, jars of jam and much more !!! See you there !

House Concert # 1- at the Miracle House

Alaska Jazz Workshop and Jazz of the Midnight Sun SJF House Concerts are Private events with limited seating. To RSVP and get directions, use our Contact page or message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spenardjazzfest/

Jazz Stage at Downtown Summer Solstice Festival

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Downtown Partnership Jazz Stage , 5th & G, Anchorage

Enjoy Spenard Jazz Fest House Band - Alex Cruver Trio with Special Guests from the beer garden at Darwin's. Sponsored by Anchorage Downtown Partnership

Free

100 Years of Jazz - marathon concert

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Anchorage Community Works, 349 E Ship Creek , Anchorage

3:30 Doors Open 4:00 Chad Meyer Trio 5:00 Alaska Jazz Work Shop 6:00 Women in Jazz Project 7:00 Swing 49 8:00 Lena Lukina 9:00 Hot Club of Nunaka 10:00 Yngvil Vatn Guttu

with Dan Mac Jazz Band

Bar provided by Tap Root

Food Truck Outside !

15 advance/ 20 at the door 2-hour pass : $10

First Friday Jazz Fest Art Opening

Hugi Lewis Studio, 1008 Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage

SJF's traditional Jazz Art Opening at Hugi Lewis Studio Double Artist Feature: Don Ricker - Tribute Artist (see artist info) Indra Arriaga - SJF 2015 Artist (see artist info) Music by Swing 49 Amazing food and fabulous wine & beer

Made possible by generous contributions from Laura Emerson, Dave Schmidt and Anne Beesley.

Suggested Donation $5

May30

Jazz at Five Thirty

Location TBA

MAY 30th Jazz on The Roof and Jazz Drive-In on Sat May 30th (various locations) Jazz Downtown Anchorage @ Five Thirty (Location TBA)

Free

May30

Jazz On The Roof

Locations TBA

Free

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About Spenard JazzFest 2016

Spenard Jazz Fest ( since 2008 )is a local arts festival inspired by and celebrating jazz music. Spenard Jazz Fest nurtures creativity and collaboration across multiple art forms and in particular the creation of original work by established and emerging composers in Alaska. Now in it's 9th year, Spenard Jazz Fest offers a host of exciting opportunities to get your jazz fix through all kinds of fun events between May 20th and June 5th 2016.

Spenard JazzFest (SJF) is run largely by volunteers.
We address the expressed need in our community for a performance platform for original and improvisational music in the genre
broadly defined as jazz (read: traditional or unconventional collaborative creation of art and music containing elements of improvisation),.

SJF provides : a nourishing environment for creativity
                        an appreciative and attentive audience,
an opportunity to meet and bond with fellow music lovers and creative thinkers!

After 9 years of running a successful ever- evolving creative festival SJF is once again happy to announce NEW features :
7 Neighborhood House and Yard Concerts
New Main Stage Venue 49th State Brewing Co  (3rd&G)

NEW Community Partners: 
Cook Inlet Housing Authority
KeysToLife/Carnegie Lullaby Project.  

We are already revving up for next year  - and we invite YOU to join us in making plans for an even bigger, better 10th Anniversary festival in 2017.  

Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for making 9 ( soon to be 10) years of Spenard JazzFest possible !

 

 

Spenard JazzFest 2016 supporters:


Thank you!
Venue Partners:
49th State Brewing Co. (our new main stage venue partner)
Tap Root
Blue Hollomon Gallery
Spenard Farmers' Market  

House Concert Hosts:
Martha Amore
Carol Schatz
Tim Nixon
Jae Shin
Schawna Thoma & Michael Powell
Dana Anderson
Sheila Wyne  

Event Partners:
Atwood Foundation
Cook Inlet Housing Authority
The Music Man
Bosco’s
ScanHome
Hiland Lullaby Project  

Thank You to all our private/corporate sponsors, to the JazzFest staff and volunteers and to all the amazing SJF Musicians!