AMAZING MUSIC IN INTIMATE SETTINGS
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The SJF House Concert series is a rare opportunity to experience amazing musicians up close and in person. A house concert is a unique experience. You are surrounded by the music, and by old and new friends in an intimate setting, and you get to snack on amazing food and drinks and have soulful conversation in the intermission!
If you are interested in hosting a house concert or a yard party during the May-June season, or perhaps a fundraiser this winter, please contact SJF House Concert Mgr Michele Miller: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to kick off the conversation -
LAST YEAR's HOUSE CONCERT SEASON :
MAY 18 - HOUSE CONCERT #1
Truly Madly Deeply Ladies’ Night !
MAY 19 - HOUSE CONCERT #2
TWO RIVERS - Elena Lukina EL / YNGVIL
If you have not experienced Lena and Yngvil's magical energy on stage, you are in for a treat! A virtuoso Russian solo violinist meets a quirky multi-instrumental Scandinavian. Both women are composers, both love to improvise, and they play virtually any kind of music!
In their band tonight: Sara Anderholm, piano, and Dolores Catherino, bass.
May 20 HOUSE CONCERT # 3
Solar Flair & AJW BIG FUN BAND
Watch concert footage HERE !
A fundraiser for Alaska Jazz Workshop, this concert will feature two groups of jazz players who meet for fun every week to play and learn more about jazz. Not everyone chooses music as their first , or even second career, but everyone can have FUN while playing and sharing the jazz heritage.
AJW BIG FUN BAND
The AJW Big Fun Band is a group of eight energetic adults, led by musical director John Damberg, who get together on Wednesday nights to share their love of jamming on a wide variety of music featuring improvisation. The group loves to have a good time whenever they rehearse and perform. Their love to share their good energy with their audiences at live performances.
May 28 House Concert # 5 - KonneXion
Private Concert - Outdoor - RSVP guests only!
KonneXion is Alaska's newest 11-piece R&B/Funk/Jazz fusion band featuring many of the top musicians and vocalists in the Anchorage area. KonneXion plays arrangements from R&B, Funk and Jazz greats such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and Brian Culbertson.
An absolutely hoot of a Yard Party!!! It's a secret location, but follow the sound.
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Terry Curran - bass, Rick Nunes - drums, John Sterling - guitar, Ron Kichura - piano, Bill Tommisser - B2/synth, Pat Owens - trumpet 1, Adam Fredericksen - trumpet 2, Daniel Montegomery - trombone, Joe May - toner/alto, Rita Merrill - bari/flute, Mercedes Curran - vocal, Ashia Hunter - vocal, Jenny Berg - vocal, Kendra Dos - vocal, Jack Jackson - percussion/keys
May 29 House Concert # 6
Rama Ishaya/Marian Call, The Forest That NEVER SLEEPS, KARRIE Pavish ANDERSON, JOHN PYPES TEAMER/DANMAC
A more star-studded Alaskan Night in Spenard is gonna be hard to come by, we think. The occasion is the testing out of the host's brand new grand piano! So all these piano greats and piano singers gather together under one roof for one extra-ordinary test session. Tickets to this private concert are selling FAST! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite, RSVP guests only.
May 30 - House Concert # 7
7 pm Marian Call 8 pm Joel Schnaper
Rounding off our house concert mini-series with a great double act, Marian Call duo and Joel Schnaper Band (tp, sx, guit, keys, bs, drums) take a set each on a charming back porch close to Spenard.
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