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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
 —  — The Music Bus Corner of Spenard and Fireweed, Anchorage Corner of Spenard and Fireweed, Anchorage
 —  — Jam Jar at Spenard Farmers Market Spenard Farmers Market, Anchorage, Alaska Spenard Farmers Market, Anchorage, Alaska
 —  — SJF 1st Friday Art Opening Blue Hollomon Gallery , Anchorage Blue Hollomon Gallery , Anchorage
Forbidden Jazz Church of Love - Sunday School , Anchorage Church of Love - Sunday School , Anchorage
Acoustic Groove Night at Church of Love Church of Love, Anchorage Church of Love, Anchorage
10 seats left ! HOUSE CONCERT 8 - Lenny Pickett THE SPENARD LOG HOUSE THE SPENARD LOG HOUSE
 —  — MODIFIED HIKE TO FLAT TOP - with boxed meal Flat Top Mountain /Sundial at Parking Lot, Anchorage Flat Top Mountain /Sundial at Parking Lot, Anchorage
HOUSE CONCERT 7 - Karen Strid Band THE HOUSE OF CARDS THE HOUSE OF CARDS
HOUSE CONCERT 6-Dan McElrath w/ Lena Lukina THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
HOUSE CONCERT 5 - John Damberg THE COMMUNITY HOUSE THE COMMUNITY HOUSE
HOUSE CONCERT 4 - The Lullaby Project "SPENARD GLACIER HOUSE" , RSVP to get location "SPENARD GLACIER HOUSE" , RSVP to get location
HOUSE CONCERT 3 - Folk Jazz In-The-Round (Fundraiser for AKIMI) THE HOUSE IN THE DEEP OF SPENARD THE HOUSE IN THE DEEP OF SPENARD
 —  — HOUSE CONCERT 2 - Melissa Bledsoe THE HOUSE ON THE BLUFF - IN FAIRVEW THE HOUSE ON THE BLUFF - IN FAIRVEW
HOUSE CONCERT 1 - Rick Zelinsky THE PUSSYWILLOW HOUSE THE PUSSYWILLOW HOUSE
House Concert #7 & Closing Party at the Willow House  
 —  — Jazz Brunch with Melissa Jazzmom Fischer Band Tap Root , Anchorage Tap Root , Anchorage
 —  — Spenard Jazz Fest - Jazz Marathon 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage
 —  — The Jam Jar at Spenard Farmers' Market Spenard Farmers' Market Spenard Farmers' Market
SJF First Friday Art Opening $5 Suggested Donation Blue Hollomon Gallery , Anchorage Blue Hollomon Gallery , Anchorage
House Concert #6 at the Sasquatch House Dana and Don Anderson Dana and Don Anderson