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SJF MONTHLY UPDATE  -MARCH 2019 

Spenard Jazz Fest (Est. 2008) is a program of Northern Culture Exchange, a 501 c 3 not for profit organisation, on a mission to put Alaskan creativity to work

 

Spenard Jazz Fest welcomes special guest Keith Karns to our March edition of the monthly  series at the Writer's block.
Keith is here on a mission to explore diplomatic jazz relations between Alaskans and Oregonians !
Originally from North Pole, Alaska, Keith is now professor at Western Oregon University, where he teaches trumpet, ensemble and a number of music appreciation classes: orchestral, Brasilian etc. He is a "hard bop doctor", and expert on Woody Shaw . Read his faculty bio here

 

 

2019  Summer Festival Dates Announced:  

May 18 - June 3rd 2019
Full schedule published April 01

 

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Winter/Spring 2019

Monthly Jazz-ED at Writer's Block:

Informal explorations of aspects of jazz  - community setting - new theme each month - curators are some of Alaska's best musicians/composers

Jan 19         7pm     Elena Lukina Jazz-ED and In Love 

Feb 23         7pm     John Damberg Jazz-ED and Makin' it up on the spot 

Mar 23   7pm Keith Karns Jazz-ED and Swingin'

Apr  27         7pm    Jacques Annandale Jazz-ED and Inspired 

May 31         7pm    Jazz Fest Messengers JazzED through the Ages (Official Festival Opening)

                               followed by
                              10 pm  Speakeasy Jazz - Teeka Ballas

 

Suggested Donation $5 - no reservations

(SJF Members, AKIMI members, PITR season subscribers FREE) 

Arrive early - seating (and adjacent parking) is limited!

 

Spenard Jazz Fest 2019 Press Launch
International Jazz Day - April 30 - more info to follow 

 

Paint Spenard Jazzy 

Saturday May 18 Lunchtime to Dinner Jazz crawl along Spenard Road 

Participating venues: 

Hulin AK

 

House Concerts and Yard Parties 

May 18 - 30 Nightly House Concerts and Yard Parties throughout Spenard 

 

Main Festival 2019

May 31 5:30 pm             Jazz Fest Opening Party @ The Writer's Block 

Jun 01 Noon - Midnight Jazz Fest Marathon          @ 49th State Brewing Co

Jun 02 2 pm                         Jazz Fest Revival              @ Church of Love/Heart of The City

Jun 02 9 pm                  Jazz Fest Closing Party   @ Location TBA

Jun 03  5:30/8 pm             Jazz on Film                      @ Bear Tooth Cinema

 

 

PAST EVENTS

 

2018


OCTOBER 20 FUNDRAISER PROVES A GROOVY EVENT!


SJF FUNDRAISER featuring Duende Libre (Seattle) w/guests 

Close to 50 guests sat spell bound, tapped their feet and eventually danced their heart out when DUENDE LIBRE took the floor at Charlotte Fox and Mike Stinebaugh's beautiful home on the Hillside.

Seattle based trio DUENDE LIBRE  brought with them multi-faceted vocalist Frank Anderson. Together they performed two sets of eclectic jazz nd world music; African poly-rhythms, Latin grooves, a Nina Simone classic and even a Norwegian cow call. Local guest musicians Elena Lukina (violin) and Yngvil Vatn Guttu (melodica and willow flute).  

Beer by 49th State Brewing Co.

Our sound equipment is sponsored by KPB Architects and our MEMBERS!

 

THANK YOU FOR COMING! 

 

SEPTEMBER 06 - 09 - ASCA STATEWIDE ARTS CONVENING in Fairbanks   

In August and September SJF staff are busy planning the year. to come. We're working on securing funding and booking guest artists for the 12th annual 2019 Festival, and of course,  putting together our new Fall/Winter/Spring season of house concerts, Spenard neighborhood outreach events, workshops and fund raisers.  

 

MAY 19 - 30 House Concert Series - 10 house concerts in and near Spenard 

May 31-05 Main Festival - Artist in Resident: Duende Libre

AUGUST 10 - Noise of the North  AKIMI Spotify list, featuring several Alaskan Jazz musicians, goes live... 

40 Alaskan artists have signed up, more spaces available. Visit akimimusic.org for moreinfo 

AUGUST 15  - DISCOVER ALASKAN MUSIC launches and reaches 200.000 people across the US. SJF artist featured in this mail blast by CD Baby/AKIMI :  Harper's Farce, Elena Lukina Dan Mac Band, Rick Zelinsky, YNGVIL. 

AUGUST 23 - 27 - SJF Artists represent Alaska at Nashville conference 

 

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Date Event Location
AKIMI Musicians Roundtable Meeting Church of Love, Anchorage Church of Love, Anchorage
 —  — Spenard Jazz Fest All-day Music Marathon 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage
Official Opening Party Church of Love - TICKETS AVAILABLE ! , Anchorage Church of Love - TICKETS AVAILABLE ! , Anchorage
Private house concert SOLD OUT ! SOLD OUT !
Private house concert SOLD OUT ! SOLD OUT !
Bill Frisell: A Portrait Bear Tooth Cinema - TICKETS AVAILABLE, Anchorage Bear Tooth Cinema - TICKETS AVAILABLE, Anchorage
Private house concert SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Private house concert Spaces available Spaces available
Private house concert Spaces available Spaces available
Private house concert - Solar Flair/ Johnn Damberg Latin Jazz SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
 —  — Jam Session hosted by Alaska Jazz Workshop The Writer's Block Bookstore & Cafe, Anchorage The Writer's Block Bookstore & Cafe, Anchorage
Private house concert Spaces available Spaces available
Celebration Concert - Heritage Theatre, featuring Melissa Fischer, Robert Arms Institute 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage
International Jazz Day Media Mixer 49th State Brewing Co. East Barrel Room, Anchorage 49th State Brewing Co. East Barrel Room, Anchorage
 —  — Steamboat Bill Jr - Buster Keaton w/ live music Bear Tooth Cinema, Anchorage Bear Tooth Cinema, Anchorage
Lenny Pickett - Solo and unplugged Homer, AK Homer, AK
SOLD OUT - HOUSE CONCERT 10 - Melissa Alany and the Mystics The Rose House The Rose House
Jazz Brunch with Anchorage Jazz Ensemble 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage
The Super Saturated Sugar Strings 49th State Brewing Co Theatre, Anchorage 49th State Brewing Co Theatre, Anchorage
 —  — The Music Bus Corner of Spenard and Fireweed, Anchorage Corner of Spenard and Fireweed, Anchorage