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.
$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.
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.