100 years of Anchorage - 100 years of Jazz

8th ANNUAL Spenard JAZZFEST June 5th - 20th

Nu' take on Jazz @ Spenard JazzFest 2015 


Something for EVERYONE at the 8th edition of Spenard JazzFest:

Long Established Local Jazz Greats, JazzFest Newbies, New Improvised Sounds, Concerts, Community Events


EVER-WIDENING THE SCOPE of jazz, the 2015 edition of Spenard JazzFest 2015 features a host of events spread over
a full month of early Alaskan summer !

Emerging local music stars and established Anchorage greats play side by side with YOU  - the real jazzers!

Spenard JazzFest is all about CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION & IMPROVISATION.

GIVE ARTISTS FREEDOM TO PLAY, SPACE TO EXPLORE NEW IDEAS AND SOMEONE WHO WILL LISTEN, and 
THEY WILL TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

 

Previous events

Jazz Stage at Downtown Summer Solstice Festival

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Downtown Partnership Jazz Stage , 5th & G, Anchorage

Enjoy Spenard Jazz Fest House Band - Alex Cruver Trio with Special Guests from the beer garden at Darwin's. Sponsored by Anchorage Downtown Partnership

Free

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100 Years of Jazz - marathon concert

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Anchorage Community Works, 349 E Ship Creek , Anchorage

3:30 Doors Open 4:00 Chad Meyer Trio 5:00 Alaska Jazz Work Shop 6:00 Women in Jazz Project 7:00 Swing 49 8:00 Lena Lukina 9:00 Hot Club of Nunaka 10:00 Yngvil Vatn Guttu

with Dan Mac Jazz Band

Bar provided by Tap Root

Food Truck Outside !

15 advance/ 20 at the door 2-hour pass : $10

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First Friday Jazz Fest Art Opening

Hugi Lewis Studio, 1008 Northern Lights Boulevard, Anchorage

SJF's traditional Jazz Art Opening at Hugi Lewis Studio Double Artist Feature: Don Ricker - Tribute Artist (see artist info) Indra Arriaga - SJF 2015 Artist (see artist info) Music by Swing 49 Amazing food and fabulous wine & beer

Made possible by generous contributions from Laura Emerson, Dave Schmidt and Anne Beesley.

Suggested Donation $5

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May30

Jazz at Five Thirty

Location TBA

MAY 30th Jazz on The Roof and Jazz Drive-In on Sat May 30th (various locations) Jazz Downtown Anchorage @ Five Thirty (Location TBA)

Free

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May30

Jazz On The Roof

Locations TBA

Free

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Jun7

Originals Only

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Organic Oasis, 2610 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, Alaska

The best of new Alaskan Jazz New band on the hour every hour ! Hosted by Dan McElrath

$15-$20 Age limit: All ages

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May30

Sweet Summer in Spenard (Fundraiser)

Tap Root, 3300 Spenard Rd, Anchorage

Show your love at this joint fundraiser for Spenard JazzFest and Spenard Chamber of Commerce. Doors open 7 pm Alex Cruver Trio plays at 9 pm The Diamonds play at 10 pm

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Spenard Jazz Fest 2015

Spenard Jazz Fest is a multidisciplinary arts festival inspired by and celebrating jazz music. Spenard Jazz Fest nurtures creativity and collaboration across multiple art forms and in particular the creation of original work by established and emerging composers in Alaska. Now in it's 8th year, Spenard Jazz Fest will run aseries of events between May 30th and  Summer Solstice 2015

Spenard JazzFest (SJF) is a grassroots organization run by volunteers. SJF addresses the expressed need in our community for a performance platform for original work in the broad genre of jazz (read: traditional or unconventional collaborative creation of art and music containing elements of improvisation), a nourishing environment for creativity, an appreciative and attentive audience, and the ever present need for good music and good vibes! After 7 years of running a successful ever- evolving creative festival SJF is consolidating its programming, focusing on original music and audience relations. We are still building our guarantee fund for musicians.  It is extremely important that we follow up on last year's success in paying EVERYBODY who performed.

Thank you to the Atwood Foundation for making this possible !

 

 

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