AMAZING MUSIC IN INTIMATE SETTINGS

MAY 18 - 30

The SJF 2019 House Concert series is a rare opportunity to experience our 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. This year you can pick from 7 different dates and more than 10 of the top artists from this year's festival line up. Sponsored beer, wine and home-cooked/catered food.  Email spenardjazz@gmail.com to receive a private invitation!

MAY 18 - HOUSE CONCERT #1

Truly Madly Deeply Ladies’ Night !

Two of Anchorage's most enigmatic band leaders take the stage with their brilliant outfits...

7 p.m. Baker's Secret 
8 p.m. Sara Anderholm Trio
Doors open 6 p.m.

To receive an invite, email spenardjazz@gmail.com 

See artist page for more info

MAY 19 - HOUSE CONCERT #2

TWO RIVERS - Elena Lukina EL / YNGVIL

SOLD OUT!
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.

 

SOLAR FLAIR : Monica Jenicek Lyall keys, Mark Woelber bass, Sandy Ford drums, Paul Paslay guitar, Craig Condie sax

SOLAR FLAIR : Monica Jenicek Lyall keys, Mark Woelber bass, Sandy Ford drums, Paul Paslay guitar, Craig Condie sax

AJW Big Fun Band Valerie Waldrop-voc, Caroline Fogg-violin, Stefon Bledsoe ss,as, Jazon Burnell - guit, David Peach-bari, Roger Fox-guit Larry Ctibor-bs, Larry Kropp-dr, John Damberg-keys.

AJW Big Fun Band Valerie Waldrop-voc, Caroline Fogg-violin, Stefon Bledsoe ss,as, Jazon Burnell - guit, David Peach-bari, Roger Fox-guit Larry Ctibor-bs, Larry Kropp-dr, John Damberg-keys.

May 23 - House Concert - # 4 w/Rick Zelinsky & John Damberg

Private Concert

Email spenardjazz@gmail.com for an invitation.

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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Email spenardjazz@gmail.com for an invitation.

 

Musicians:

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 spenardjazz@gmail.com 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.

Email spenardjazz@gmail.com for an invite.

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