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SJF MONTHLY UPDATE  - OCTOBER 2018 

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.

 


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! 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 1st 

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite 

featuring  Spenard Jazz Fest All Star Big Band

6 pm  (location TBA)

 

The Nutcracker frenzy goes jazzy!

- a fundraiser for Spenard Jazz Fest

 

SJF makes the Ellington Nutcracker Show an annual tradition in Anchorage, and will tour the show to other AK locations.

The Big Band sound is such an intrinsic part of Anchorage history; many of our remaining music venues were originally dance halls, built to fit the unique sound of a 16 - piece outfit.

Building on this tradition, SJF also encourages new writing for big band by composers based in Alaska.

Stay tuned for more information on this and further events, feel free to suggest sponsors and sources of support - it is NOT CHEAP to hire a big band !

 

 

 

Past Events 2018

MAY 19 - 31 House Concert Series - 10 house concerts in 

June 01-05 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 

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.  


 

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Previous events

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
 —  — Spenard Jazz Fest Music Marathon 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage