WELCOME TO SPENARD JAZZ FEST 2019 ( 12th annual )

May 18 - June 03 Anchorage, Alaska 

About Spenard Jazz Fest


12 seasons of Alaskan music!

SPENARD JAZZ FEST (SJF) was founded in 2008 by local composers who wanted to create a showcase platform for Alaskan original creative music and a place for lovers of live music to meet. SJF is an OPEN MINDED MUSIC FESTIVAL  - "What jazz is" isn't up to us to decide .  Did you know that over 200 original pieces by more than 60 distinct composers of "jazz" have been featured at Spenard Jazz Fest over the years?  Did you know that we feature players and composers from across Alaska? Did you know that we even fly in Alaskans who have settled in other places? Did you know that we even host celebs ("wannabe" Alaskans) such as Lenny Pickett?  Well, we do. In May/ June SJF hosts 2 weeks of amazing house concerts, yard parties & public jam sessions. 

The SJF Opening Party features our out of town guests,

Our 12 hour music Marathon on 3 stages is Saturday (6/1) : Sunday(6/2): Featured Artist concert (Marian Call) + Closing Party  Monday night  (6/3) 2 great jazz movies at the Bear Tooth!

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HOUSE CONCERTS May 18 - 30, 2019


June 02 Marian Call In Concert

Church of Love

All Ages
7pm - 9 pm
Doors Open 6:30

$20 adv SJF WEBSITE 

$25 at the door/ 15 SJF members and students /youth

SJF paid passholders FREE

Ticket include free entry to After Party at Spenard Roadhouse 

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