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Ava Earl: 4:30PM 
Kat Moore: 5:30PM

MEET THE ARTISTS

Ava Earl is a prolific young singer-songwriter from the small mountain town of Girdwood, Alaska. Known for her intricate fingerpicking and graceful melodies, Ava’s music reflects the landscape she’s grown up in — open, raw, beautiful. At just 18 years old, she has written and co-produced multiple full-length albums. Her new album, The Roses, is due out later this summer.

The Forest That Never Sleeps is Kat Moore’s (The Super Saturated Sugar Strings, Two KatFish, Emma Hill and Her Callers, Slow Like Honey, and countless other ensembles) solo project. Enjoy the ride as she takes you down an emotional wormhole through evocative ballads and exquisite piano work.

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Spenard JazzFest is a multidisciplinary arts festival that celebrates music across all genres, with one emphasis on jazz, and another on Alaska.

In its 14th year, Spenard Jazz Fest 2021 will feature emerging local music stars and many established Anchorage greats.

*bring a lawn chair or blanket

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[on the lawn]

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Ed Washington & Bethlehem Shalom at Van's Dive Bar. John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet Karrie Pavish Anderson, Ava Earl, John Damberg, The Forest That Never Sleeps on the Anchorage Museum lawn, Kayti Heller, Phillip Blanchett, Rosie Rush, Yngvil Vatn Guttu, Spenard Jazz Messengers at The Nave.

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Inspired by the original underground Real Book(s) of the 1970s, Spenard Jazz Fest, alongside countless musicians from around Alaska have come together to release the FIRST-EVER Alaska Jazz Real Book. 

Unbeknownst to many, Alaska is home to an incredible host of talented national, if not world-class composers & musicians. 

You can now learn to play their work!
Accessibility is key. So is community. Become a part of what comes next.

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