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Spenard Jazz Festival Opening Party

May 31 @ 9:30 am

The Spenard Jazz Fest 2019 is bringing to Anchorage some of the state’s finest jazz musicians, and The Writer’s Block is giving them the stage!  We’ll close the night with a late night Speakeasy treat, replete with ambience and cocktails!

The SJF Opening Party features our out-of-town guests.:

5:30pm: Tom Locher, Alyssa Fischer, Clay Good (from Juneau)

7:30pm: Elite 9 (from Seward)

8:30pm: Karen Strid (Homer) with Dale Curtis (Ketchikan)

10:00 Speakeasy, hosted by Teeka Ballas with the JacMuse Quartet, featuring Kenny Blackwell

 

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!

Details

Date:
May 31
Time:
9:30 am
Event Category:

Organizer

Spenard Jazz fest
Email:
SPENARDJAZZ@GMAIL.COM
Website:
www.spenardjazzfest.org

Venue

The Writer’s Block
3956 Spenard Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
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Phone:
907-929-2665
Website:
www.writersblockak.com