AUGUST 10 - Noise of the North Spotify list goes live...

40 Alaskan artists have signed up, more spaces available. Visit akimimusic.org for moreinfo


AUGUST 15  - DISCOVER ALASKAN MUSIC 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




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. 




OCTOBER 20th 6 pm (music starts @ 7)

House Concert featuring Duende Libre with guests 

It was love at first note between the Anchorage jazz community and this powerful yet lovely trio of musicians based in Seattle. But we feel that even more people should have the chance to experience the musical magic of this trending trio, and so we're delighted to be part of having Duende Libre back in town...gives us a chance to play 

This is a fundraiser for  Jazz Fest and includes food and refreshments. Spaces are limited, so to secure a space, RSVP to michelechristinemiller@gmail.com . You will then be given a payment link to make your donation ( Suggested donation is $40 per person) and receive direction to the host. 



DECEMBER 1st  6 pm  (location TBA)

Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite 

featuring  Spenard Jazz Fest All Star Big Band

- a fundraiser for Spenard Jazz Fest

Anchorage needs a jazzy alternative to the Nutcracker frenzy, and here is the solution !

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 ( Michael Dickerson' wrote for Anchorage Jazz Ensemlble at the June '18 festival) 

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 !


 August is here ! Let's enjoy Summer for another month !!!




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.


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