SPENARD JAZZ FEST 2019-20 ( 13th  season)

About Spenard Jazz Fest

FRESH SOUNDS in the 49th STATE!

MUSIC BY ALASKANS FOR ALASKANS

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 240 original pieces by more than 65 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 from Saturday NIght Live?  Well, we do. 

SJF 2019-20 kicks off with a membership drive in September, followed by monthly JazzEd events at the Writer's Block throughout the Winter.

In May-June 2020 SJF hosts 2 weeks of amazing house concerts, yard parties, public jam sessions and jazz movies, culminating in the 12 hour music Marathon on 3 stages Saturday June 6. 

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SJF WHO WE ARE:

YNGVIL: Festival Director, programming

MICHELE MILLER : House Concert Mgr

CAMERON CARTLAND : Technical director, programming

KARL WILHELMI : Box Office & Merch, Bookkeeper,Programming

MICHAEL POWELL : Volunteer Mgr

JILL REESE: Hospitality & Event Atmos

EMILY TALLMAN: PR

MARIAN CALL: PR

 

These guys also kick ass during Jazz Fest, donating gear, transportation etc...

John Damberg, Karen Strid, 

 

SJF Founding mothers and fathers:
Marian Call, Joe Craig, John Damberg, Yngvil Vatn Guttu, Liz Malys, Erika Ninoyu, Karl Pasch, Rama Ishaya

 

 

LAST YEAR's EVENTS: 

HOUSE CONCERTS May 18 - 30, 2019

SJF 2019 MAIN STAGE SHOW SCHEDULE

May 31 6 pm SJF 2019 OPENING PARTY

Writer's Block BOOKSTORE & CAFE 3956 Spenard Rd

Come hang with us at Writer's Block for a night of Great Alaskan Bands from Anchorage, Juneau, Seward , Homer and Ketchikan!!!

6 pm Tom Locher w/ friends ( Juneau)

7:30 Elite 9 ( Seward)

8:30 Karen Strid w/ Dale Curtis & Brenda Vulgamore(Homer, Ketchikan)

10:00 Speakeasy Jazz hosted by Teeka Ballas w/ Jacmuse and Kenny Blackwell

JUNE 01 ALL DAY MUSIC MARATHON

48th STATE Brewing Company

Saturday June 1st SJF culminates in a 12-hour clebration of local music: New music on the hour on three stages from 11 am to Midnight.

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2019 MAIN STAGE SHOW SCHEDULE

June 02 Marian Call In Concert

Church of Love

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

Tickets:
$20 adv SJF WEBSITE 

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

SJF paid passholders FREE

Refreshments 
Ticket include free entry to After Party at Spenard Roadhouse 

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