WELCOME TO SPENARD JAZZ FEST 2019 ( 12th annual )

May 18 - June 03 Anchorage, Alaska 

About Spenard Jazz Fest

MUSIC BY ALASKANS FOR ALASKANS

12 seasons of Alaskan music!

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 200 original pieces by more than 60 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?  Well, we do. In May/ June SJF hosts 2 weeks of amazing house concerts, yard parties & public jam sessions. 

The SJF Opening Party features our out of town guests,

Our 12 hour music Marathon on 3 stages is Saturday (6/1) : Sunday(6/2): Featured Artist concert (Marian Call) + Closing Party  Monday night  (6/3) 2 great jazz movies at the Bear Tooth!

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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.

Click on MAIN STAGE in the menu for a full schedule.

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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Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — All Day Music Marathon 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage
Official Opening Party Writer's Block TICKETS AVAILABLE ! , Anchorage Writer's Block TICKETS AVAILABLE ! , Anchorage
House Concert # 4  
House Concert # 3 email spenardjazz@gmail.com to be invited email spenardjazz@gmail.com to be invited
House Concert # 2 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
House Concert # 1 Secret location, spenardjazz@gmail.com Secret location, spenardjazz@gmail.com
The Jam Jar at Spenard Farmers' Market Spenard Farmer's Market , Anchorage Spenard Farmer's Market , Anchorage
AKIMI Musicians Roundtable Meeting Church of Love, Anchorage Church of Love, Anchorage
 —  — Spenard Jazz Fest All-day Music Marathon 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage
Private house concert SOLD OUT ! SOLD OUT !
Private house concert SOLD OUT ! SOLD OUT !
Bill Frisell: A Portrait Bear Tooth Cinema - TICKETS AVAILABLE, Anchorage Bear Tooth Cinema - TICKETS AVAILABLE, Anchorage
Private house concert SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Private house concert Spaces available Spaces available
Private house concert Spaces available Spaces available
Private house concert - Solar Flair/ Johnn Damberg Latin Jazz SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
 —  — Jam Session hosted by Alaska Jazz Workshop The Writer's Block Bookstore & Cafe, Anchorage The Writer's Block Bookstore & Cafe, Anchorage
Private house concert Spaces available Spaces available
Celebration Concert - Heritage Theatre, featuring Melissa Fischer, Robert Arms Institute 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage 49th State Brewing Co, Anchorage
International Jazz Day Media Mixer 49th State Brewing Co. East Barrel Room, Anchorage 49th State Brewing Co. East Barrel Room, Anchorage