John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet & Jazz Violinist Elena Lukena Latin Jazz Fusion Concert

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet 
 Latin Jazz Fusion Concert
 With Special Guest Russian Jazz Violinist Elena Lukena
Featuring Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Argentinian, Trinidadian,  & Original Music by John Damberg, Elena Lukena, & Mark Manners

When:       7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  February 4, 2017  (Saturday)
Where:     The Organic Oasis-2610 Spenard Rd. Anchorage, AK 99503

Description:
The Ensemble’s original sound features an exotic melodic blend of the John Damberg’s wooden marimba & steel drum, with Elena Lukena’s passionate violin, Laura Koenig’s cool flute & piccolo, and Mark Manners fiery guitar mixed with Bob Andrews’ funky bass, and Alaska’s drum set Tour de Force Clint Dallas.  Enjoy great Latin Jazz while sampling tasty cuisine and libations in the Organic Oasis‘ warm and friendly atmosphere.

The John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet strives to present fresh, new musical landscapes for Alaskans to enjoy.  Their mission is to create new Latin Jazz compositions and re-discover the music of the Latin Jazz Icons of the Caribbean, Central, and South America in performances throughout Alaska and beyond.

Admission:
$15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors
Tickets available at 6:30 p.m. on February 4, 2017 at the Organic Oasis
Seating is limited so please arrive early.

For More info Please call: (907) 332-3234 or e-mail John Damberg at john_damberg@gci.net

 

 

 

John Damberg Latin Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert

October 9, 2016 Anchorage Lutheran Concert

October 9, 2016
Anchorage Lutheran Concert

Event:            
The Anchorage Lutheran Church Concert Series Presents
The John Damberg Latin Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
Featuring Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Trinidadian & Original Music

Date:   October 9, 2016 (Sunday)
Time:   4:30-6:00 p.m.
Location:  Anchorage Lutheran Church 1420 N. Street, Anchorage, AK 99501

Admission: Free Admission and donations gladly accepted ($10 suggested donation)
Seating is limited so please arrive early.

John Damberg Latin Jazz Ensemble members:
John Damberg-marimba, steel drum, Latin percussion
Laura Koenig-flute & piccolo
Armin Abdhodzic-classical guitar
Bob Andrews-bass
Cameron Cartland-drum set and Brazilian percussion
Clint Dallas-Latin and African percussion

Description:
The John Damberg Latin Jazz Ensemble presents a concert of  rarely heard enchanting Brazilian, Trinidadian,  and Afro-Cuban melodies set to the hot, funky rhythms of Samba, Frevo, Baion, Choro, Calypso, Soca, Bolero, and Cha Cha Cha. The Ensemble’s original sound features an exotic melodic blend of the John Damberg’s wooden marimba & steel drum, with Laura Koenig’s flute & piccolo, and Armin Abdhodzic’s classical guitar mixed with Bob Andrews’ funky bass, and a percussion Tour De Force of Alaska’s top percussionists including Cameron Cartland & Clint Dallas  jamming on an amazing array of percussion instruments.

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet Concert-September 8, 2016

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet presents:

 An Exciting Evening of Latin Jazz from Trinidad, Brazil, & Cuba

Date:               7:00-10:00 p.m. September 8, 2016 (Thursday)
Location:         Tap Root Public House,  3300 Spenard Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503

Admission:     $10-General Admission Age 21+
Purchase Tickets at www.taprootalaska.com

John Damberg-Sticks

John Damberg-Sticks

Description:  
Feast your senses on the enchanting original Brazilian and Afro-Cuban inspired melodies of the John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet. This concert features a stellar lineup of Anchorage’s best Jazz/Latin Artists performing exciting compositions by Alaskan composer/marimbist & percussionist John Damberg & Trinidadian, Brazilian & Afro Cuban Latin Jazz giants specially selected for this event!

Enjoy listening to John Damberg’s Trinidadian steel drums, dancing mallets on the marimba, vibes, exotic sounds of the malletkat, and Hot Latin Percussion mixed with Laura Koenig’s fiery flute melodies accompanied by Bob Andrews funky bass lines & Cameron Cartland’s hot driving drum set grooves.

This promises to be a one of a kind evening with the band members blending & mixing their musical artistry creating exotic melodies over hot Latin Rhythmic grooves including Trinidadian Soca and Calypsos, Cuban                             Songo, Mambo, Cha Cha, Cha, Puerto Rican Bomba, and Brazilian Samba, Maracatu, Bossa Nova, Baion. This performance is guaranteed to  lift your spirits and make your body move!

 

June 4, 2016 Spenard Jazz Fest Performance

The Spenard Jazz Festival 2016 presents the John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet in concert featuring fun, upbeat original music by John Damberg, Mark Manners, and Laura Koenig. the quintet features John Damberg-vibes & steel drum, Laura Koenig-flute, Mark Manners-guitar, Cameron Cartland-drums, and Bob Andrews-bass.

When:  6-7 p.m., Saturday June 4, 2016

Where: The Anchorage 49th State Brewery (Formally the Snow Goose Restaurant) located at 717 West 3rd. Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 277-7727

Admission:   Saturday June 4, 2016 day pass-$20,
SJF 2016 Punch Card-$50 for tickets and merch
Go to www.spenardjazzfest (Store) to buy tickets.
More info:     www.spenardjazzfest.org and at Facebook.com/spenardjazzfest

 

 

June 1, 2016 Spenard House Party Concert

The John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet presents a fun, upbeat concert featuring original music by John Damberg, Mark Manners, and Laura Koenig from 6-8 p.m. at the home of Michael Powell and Schawna Thoma. The Quintet features John Damberg on vibes & steel drum, Laura Koenig on flute, Mark Manners on guitar, Bob Andrews on bass, and Cameron Cartland on drums. The Quintet will also be featured at the Spenard Jazz Festival from 6-7 p.m. on June 4, 2016
Suggested Donation is $25.
Space is limited!
Refreshments…food and libations, are included.
Please RSVP to schawnathoma@gmail.com
Directions to house will follow
For each house concert you attend, you’ll receive a button redeemable for a raffle ticket to win a grand prize!
Main Spenard Jazz Fest dates are June 3-5
www.spenardjazzfest.org

AJW UNESCO International Jazz Day Concert

The Alaska Jazz Workshop (AJW) presents a Jazz Concert from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday April 30, 2016 featuring the John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet with opening act the AJW Jazz of the Midnight Sun Ensemble as part of the 2016 UNESCO International Jazz Day Celebration. The concert will take place at the Lofts Hotel City Limits Music Cafe located at 239 West 4th. Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501.

Admission:
$15-Adults, $10 Students, Seniors, & Military, Children 12 and under are free
Tickets available at the door at 5:30 p.m. on April 30, 2016.. Seating is limited so be sure to arrive early.

Description:

Celebrate the 5th annual UNESCO International Jazz Day with a fun filled evening of exciting Jazz, funk, and Latin music served up by the John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet from 8-10 p.m. (www.jdlatinjazzquintet.com) featuring Alaska jazz artists John Damberg-vibes & steel drum, Mark Manners-guitar, Bob Andrews-bass, and Cameron Cartland-drums and special guest Kenny Blackwell-vocals, sax & flute. The AJW Jazz of the Midnight Sun Ensemble will open the concert from 7-8 p.m. This ensemble features many of Anchorage’s best high school jazz musicians including: Sage Romey-vocals, Alex Parsons-keys, Arthur Welsh-Alto sax & flute, Cade Chastain-T. Sax, Sawyer Barta-Bari Sax, Noah Chesterman-drums, and Espen Falskow-bass. The Lofts Hotel City Limits Music Cafe also features tasty food and libations. This event is appropriate for teens through adults.

International Jazz Day background information:

International Jazz Day is a worldwide celebration of jazz that each year on April 30th includes thousands of performances, education programs and community service initiatives in more than 190 countries around the world. It brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. Every year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human dignity, eradicating discrimination, fostering gender equality, and promoting individual expression.

Sponsored by the Alaska Jazz Workshop, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit arts and service organization providing jazz education programs & performance opportunities in Alaska.

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quartet-Live in Homer, AK at Wasabi’s restaurant

The John Damberg Latin Jazz Quartet will be featured at the Pratt Museum’s 2015 Ritz Event, Havana Nights! Ritz at the Copacabana from 6:30 p.m.-11:00 on Saturday November 7, 2015 at Wasabi’s Restaurant in beautiful Homer, AK. Wasabi’s is located at 59217 East End Rd, Homer, AK 99603. This is the Pratt Museum’s annual fund raiser party which includes dinner, music, a silent auction, music by the John Damberg Latin Jazz Quartet for listening and dancing.

The Quartet members are:
John Damberg-vibes, steel drum, & Latin percussion
Karen Strid-Chadwick-keys
Bob Andrews-bass
Clint Dallas-drum set

For more information and tickets please contact the Pratt Museum at:

phone: (907) 235-8635
E-Mail: info@prattmuseum.org
Web:  prattmuseum.org

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quartet-Originals, Brazilian & Afro-Cuban Music Celebration

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quartet
Originals, Brazilian & Afro-Cuban Music Celebration Concert
Featuring Anchorage’s Jazz Tour de Force of John Damberg on vibes, Karl Pasch on Clarinet, mixed with, Bob Andrews on bass, & Cameron Cartland on drum set.

7:30-9:30 p.m. October 17, 2015
Organic Oasis Restaurant
2610 Spenard Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503

October 17, 2015 Poster

October 17, 2015 Poster

Admission: $10-Adults and $5-Students
Tickets available at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the concert.
Seating is limited so please arrive early.

This is a family friendly show. So bring your friends & family and enjoy some fun Alaska Latin Jazz while enjoying the Organic Oasis’ cuisine and a great selection of libations to quench your thirst!.

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet Concert September 19, 2015 at Lofts Hotel

John Damberg vest shot

John Damberg vest shot

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet presents:  An Exciting Evening of Brazilian, Afro-Cuban & Original Music
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. September 19, 2015 at Lofts Hotel Anchorage City Limits Music Cafe
Located at 239 West 4th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet members:
John Damberg-marimba, malletkat, steel drum, & Latin percussion
Laura Koenig-flute
Alex Cruver-keys
Bob Andrews-bass
Cameron Cartland-drum set & Latin percussion

Description: 

Feast your senses on the enchanting original Brazilian and Afro-Cuban inspired melodies of the John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet. This concert features a stellar lineup of Anchorage’s best Jazz/Latin Artists performing exciting compositions by Alaskan composer/marimbist & percussionist John Damberg & Brazilian & Afro Cuban Latin Jazz giants specially selected for this event!

This promises to be a one of a kind evening with the band members blending & mixing their musical artistry creating exotic melodies over hot Latin Rhythmic grooves including Songo, Samba, Mambo, Cha Cha, Cha, Bomba, Bossa Nova, Baion, Afro-Cuban 6/8. This performance is guaranteed to lift your spirits and make your body move!

Admission: $10-Adults, $5 students
Purchase Tickets at Lofts Music Café after 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2015