They might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think Alaskan jazz, but we are excited to have Anchorage-based 5-piece, Tanana Rafters taking part in this year's Fest. According to their website (and the souls of all who have ever seen them), "(c)arrying their roots in folk, country, blues, and bluegrass with them, they've traveled all over the last frontier and beyond, riling crowds of dancers and stilling hearts." Though you might be in your home, streaming this year's SJF shows, let your hearts be stilled and your shoes be dancing.
Their most recent album, entitled Bend, was released in March of 2019.
Vocals & Guitar | Jamie Whiteman
Lead Guitar & Harmony Vocals | Matt Faubion
Mandolin & Fiddle | Harrison Jennings
Upright Bass & Harmonies | Duane Black
Drums & Cajon | Bruno Zinno