October 15, 2017 AK Mallet Masters & John Damberg Latin Jazz Ens. Concert

October 15, 2017
AK Mallet Masters

The Anchorage Lutheran Church Concert Series Presents
2017 AK Mallet Masters Concert
“A rare performance” by Alaska’s top Keyboard Percussionists
And the John Damberg Latin Jazz Ensemble

Showcasing Marimba & Vibraphone Music from around the world!
Including Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, 20th Century,& Original Music

Description:
AK Percussion Mallet Masters John Damberg, Eric Bleicher, Francisco Badillo, and guitarist Armin Abdihodzic, and the John Damberg Latin Jazz Ensemble present a concert showcasing Marimba & Vibraphone Music in a wide variety of styles including: Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Trinidadian, Jazz, Spanish, & Contemporary 20th Century. The first half of the concert will include Fransico Badillo performing Ian Albeniz’ Asturias, Eric Bleicher performing Paul Smadback’s Rhythm Song, and Keilo Abe’s Itsuki Fantasy. Bleicher will team up with UAA Professor of Guitar Armin Abdihodzic to perform Lou Harrison’s Serenade and George Crumb’s Mundus Canis.

The John Damberg Latin Jazz Ensemble will round out the second half of the show performing original music and a fun mix of Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and Jazz style songs. 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 Mark Manners classical guitar mixed with Bob Andrews’ funky bass, and a percussion Tour De Force of Alaska’s top percussionists including Erik Chronister, Ben Rogers, and Sandy Ford jamming on an amazing array of percussion instruments.

 

October 14, 2017-PAS AK Day of Percussion featuring the John Damberg Latin Jazz Ensemble

2017 AK PAS Day of Percussion

The John Damberg Latin Jazz Ensemble will present a concert from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday October 14 at the UAA Fine Arts Building Recital Hall as part of the PAS AK Day of Percussion.

Description
The PAS AK Day of Percussion lasts from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the UAA Fine Arts Building located at 3640 Alumni Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

The event will include:
Opening and closing drum circles
Clinics and workshops in drum set, African hand drumming, Zimbabwean marimba ensemble, tap dance, snare drum, and Japanese Taiko drumming.
A featured concert with John Damberg’s Latin Jazz Ensemble

There will be Door prize drawings throughout the day from Humes and Berg, Smith Publications, Tapspace, Treeworks, Blackswamp, Innovative Percussion, Zildjian, Hudson Music, Row-Loff, and Sabian.

Admission is $15 for the full day pass. PAS (Percussive Arts Society Members) are free. For more info about joining the PAS go to www.pas.org.

More information at
Facebook page: Alaska Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society

June 3, 2017 Spenard Jazz Fest Music Marathon Concert

June 3, 2017 Spenard Jazz Fest Poster

Please join us at the 2017 Spenard Jazz Festival Music Marathon in Anchorage, AK at the 49th State Brewing Co. The event will feature guest artists Lenny Pickett, the Leader of the Saturday Night Live Show Band, the Borneo Horns, Tom Stryker, Janie Cowan, Michelle Alany and great Alaska bands including: the John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet, Yngvil Vatn Guttu & Rick Zelinsky, Karen Strid Chadwick, Elite 9, Melissa Bledsoe Fisher, AK Jazz Workshop Jazz of the Midnight Sun and Adult Ensembles, Rob Cohen, Bob Arms Institute High School big band, the Supersaturated Sugar Strings,and the Tanana Rafters.

Admission:    Full day Pass is $40 (good from 12:30 p.m.-midnight)  Purchase at www.spenardjazzfest.org

 

April 9, 2017 John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet Fusion Concert

John Damberg Latin Quintet
Latin Jazz Fusion Concert
Featuring Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Trinidadian & Original Music
Enjoy great Latin Jazz in the great acoustics of Anchorage Lutheran Church

April 9, 2017 Concert poster

4:30-6 p.m. on April 9, 2017  (Sunday)
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N. Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Admission is free and donations are gladly accepted
$10 suggested donation

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet members:
John Damberg-marimba, vibes, steel drum, Latin percussion
Brady Byers-percussion and marimba
Bob Andrews-bass
Cameron Cartland-drum set and Brazilian percussion
Ben Rogers-Latin percussion

Description:
The John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet Latin Fusion Concert presents a concert of enchanting and rarely heard Brazilian 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 lush vibes & steel drum, and Brady Byers rosewood marimba & percussion, mixed with Bob Andrews’ funky bass, and Alaska’s drum set Tour de Force Cameron Cartland, with Ben Rogers on Latin percussion.

Attention the March 25, 2017 John Damberg Latin Jazz Quartet Concert is cancelled

Greetings John Damberg Latin Jazz Quartet!

Unfortunately I will have to cancel our concert on March 25, 2017 at the Music Cafe at the Anchorage Aviator Hotel, because the Music Cafe is closed due to renovations. You can enjoy some of our music at our next concert on Sunday April 9, 2017 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Anchorage Lutheran Church located at 1420 N. St., Anchorage, AK 99501. Admission is free and this is a family friendly event. The acoustics are great for music at Anchorage Lutheran Church.

See you then!

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

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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