Client Comments

July 30, 2017

The pastors, elders, and congregation of Anchorage Grace Church would like to say thank you for playing for us this past Sunday July 23, 2017 for our annual Bar-be-que celebration.  John and band members-We so enjoyed your music!!

Thanks Much,
Sandy Johnson-Event Coordinator

July 8, 2015

Regarding the John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet Performance at the 4th of July Anchorage 100th Birthday Celebration.

You guys were great!!

Corliss Kimmel-Percussionist Anchorage Symphony Orchestra

November 20, 2014

Mr. Damberg and Group –

Thank you for taking the time to perform at Skyview Middle! Your group sounded amazing and your guys were very easy to work with. I appreciate how you incorporated a quick, fun lesson and audience participation into your routine. My kids were very well engaged with learning Latin grooves, Music History, and World Music. When it came time to hand out instruments for them to play, I was shocked at their enthusiasm. I only wish we had more time to do an extended workshop. We would welcome your group back any time!

Jeff Moore
Music Director
Skyview Middle School

November 13, 2014

Yesterday, one of my piano students who is a middle-schooler at Skyview Middle School, reported to me that “your school concert there was AWESOME!”! Thought you’d like to know.

Maria Allison: Board of Directors
Kenai/Soldotna, AK Performing Arts Society

November 10, 2014

We LOVED your music. Thank you so much! I want to let you know that we adored your concert, all the great music, watching you all interact, the crazy and weird percussion, it was really incredible and many many people asked us to be sure to have you back right away.

Maria Allison: Board of Directors
Kenai/Soldotna, AK Performing Arts Society

September 17, 2014

The Salmon Daze Festival was a great success and we could not have done it without you! Thank you!

The staff at the Anchorage Downtown Partnership

November 6, 2013

Thank you for helping make the 2013 Salmon Daze Block Party a huge success! We could not have done it without you!

The staff at the Anchorage Downtown Partnership

April 15, 2013

The John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet concert and Valdez Junior and Senior High School Residency was an incredible event! All five of the performers spent the entire day at the school mentoring the students. They arrived at 7:10 am. for before-school jazz band, then attended concert band, choir and guitar classes for the senior and junior high. I was very impressed with John’s enthusiasm to reach out to the different students no matter what level of musical ability. John is very passionate about music, and takes it serious in a fun and energetic way. He values the importance of the arts in youth development and encourages the students to challenge themselves.

The John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet evening performance was wonderful. After a full day at the school, this group played from 7pm-10pm, and never lost their energy. They made a grand entrance by playing music as they came marching down the stairs into the theater, which really grabbed the audience attention. The performers would explain the origin of the songs and described the instruments. They really enjoyed what they did. They would engage the audience by asking questions and there was positive response from the small but mighty crowd. The performers were happy to meet with the attendees during the intermission.

I highly recommend and support John Damberg in any event that he was willing to pursue.


Maureen Radotich
Valdez Arts Council

May 7, 2008

Thanks again for playing for our auction John.  All three of you were wonderful and many people commented on how much they enjoyed your trio.

Asta Spurgis, Executive Director
Eagle River Nature Center, Alaska

May 21, 2007

Please extend my heartfelt thanks for a delightful evening to your mates. I especially enjoyed the originals. Keep writing!!

Randall Carlson-Anchorage guitarist & fan

March 29, 2006

Your band’s music really compliments the Sea Life Center and the staff really appreciated listening on the days you played last year in 2005!

Rebekah Riley
Membership/Events Coordinator
Alaska Sea Life Center, Seward AK 99664