SAVE THE DATES!      31st ANNUAL FESTIVAL  May 5-20 2017

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Juneau Jazz & Classics 2017


Friday, May 5

7:30 PM- Opening Night!

The Congress

Friday, May 6 @ 7:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, ANB Building

General $30 · Senior $25 · Student $20


Jazz & Classics’ 31st season kicks off with an opening night dance party featuring the Congress! Friday, May 6, 7:30 pm, at ANB’s Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. The Congress is a band that shows reverence for their roots through both cohesion and creativity. “It’s hard to pigeonhole us one way or the other,” says guitarist/vocalist Scott Lane. “We do what comes naturally, with a lot of focus on song and arrangement, and very little on genre. We’re not great at putting ourselves in one box.” They remain focused on their singular sound, a dynamic mix of riveting rock ‘n’ roll, old school soul, classic country, and searing psychedelia.


 "This guy was on fire. I felt the hairs stand straight up on my back- this is the kind of talent that you pray to run into." HaveHeart Magazine




Saturday, May 6

Blues Cruises with The Congress Band!

Saturday, May 6

5 pm Appetizer Cruise $80

9 pm Dessert Cruise $60

Don Statter Dock, Auke Bay Harbor


Also catch the Congress Band on either of the two Blues Cruises on an Allen Marine Catamaran. Both cruises will have music, dancing, appetizers or dessert, and a no host bar.  Blues Cruises sell out fast so get your tickets early. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure. Shuttles will be available from the Auke Bay School parking lot.




Sunday, May 7

Strings at the Shrine

Sunday, May 7· 4 pm & 6:30 pm

Shrine of St. Therese

General $35 · Senior $30 · Student $25


The Vega String Quartet, known for its extraordinary musicianship and virtuosic intensity, will be featured at Strings at the Shrine. This prize-winning, world-renowned quartet will perform:


Prelude from the Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major         J. S. Bach

Allegro from the Sonata for 2 Violins, Op.56           Serge Prokofiev

“Eyeglasses” Duo for Viola and Cello                      Ludwig van Beethoven

Larghetto from the Terzetto                                   Antonin Dvorak

String Quartet No. 3 in Bb Major                            Johannes Brahms


There are two performances- 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm- but don’t wait! Strings at the Shrine sells out quickly




Monday, May 8

Brown Bag Concert (free)
Vega String Quartet

12 noon

State Office Building Atrium


Brew & Beethoven

Zuill Bailey and the Vega Quartet (free)

5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Alaskan Brewing Downtown Depot

Music of J. S. Bach, Alexander Glazunov and Ludwig van Beethoven


Tuesday, May 9

String Workshops

5 pm – 7pm

UAS Egan Classrooms

Vega Quartet: Violin, Viola & Cello

Janet Clippard: Double Bass

Participant: $25  Auditor $10





“Musical Fireworks!”

7:00 pm · The JACC

General $30 · Senior $25 · Student $20

Zuill Bailey & William Ransom

Virtuosic showpieces for cello and piano will be special treat with these two virtuoso artists.  Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, and 2017 Grammy Nominee. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today.  William Ransom, JJ&C Artistic Director and outstanding pianist “who makes the piano sing” will complete this special evening.  Get your tickets early!


Suite in C Major for Solo Cello- J. S. Bach

Rondo from the Sonata #2 in G Minor- Ludwig van Beethoven

Nocturne in Eb arranged for Cello and Piano- Fredertic Chopin

Ballade #3 in Ab- Chopin

Andante from the Sonata in G Minor for Cello- Serge Rachmaninoff

Flight of the Bumbleebee for Cello and Piano- Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Minute Waltz- Chopin

Variations on One String on a Theme by Rossini for Cello and Piano- Niccolo Paganini




Wednesday, May 10

Brown Bag Concert (free): Zuill Bailey & William Ransom

12 noon

State Office Building Atrium


“Alaskan Trout”

Dinner (6 PM) and a Concert (7:30 PM)!  – Enjoy a Trout dinner at…..followed by Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet and more! *Dinner tickets are limited to the first 75 orders.

Concert Only: General $30 · Senior $25 · Student $20

Concert and Dinner: General $60 · Senior $55 · Student $50




Zuill Bailey, Vega Qt., William Ransom and Janet Clippard, bass

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major, Op. 69

Alexander Glazunov: Cello Quintet in A Major

Franz Schubert: “Trout” Quintet in A Major




Thursday, May 11

7:00 PM

“Beethoven’s 5th”

5th Cello Sonata in D Major (Guang Wang/Julie Coucheron), 5th String Quartet in A Major (Vega Qt.), 5th Symphony in C Minor for Piano 4 hands (J. Coucheron and W. Ransom)


General $30 · Senior $25 · Student $20




Friday, May 12

7:30 PM-The JACC

The Difibulators—DANCE PARTY

7:30 PM-The JACC

General $25 · Senior $20 · Student $15


Hailing from New York, the six-man, one-woman band blends bluegrass, country, rockabilly, and a sucker punch of punk for a rubber-meets-the-road roots sound. Many of their songs tow a thin line between serious and satire. But don’t let irreverence fool you. These accomplished musicians create artistic arrangements that feature harmonies worthy of Gram and Emmylou, and a virtuosic chicken-pickin’ guitar that belies their geographic origin.


              “Rowdy, punk-fueled twang highlighted by heaps of blue-collar wit”- The Washington Post




Saturday, May 13

Puttin’ on the Ritz: “Jazz Meets Classics- The Joy of Sax”

6:30 pm  UAS Egan Library

General $50 · Senior $45 · Student $40


Jazz & Classics’ signature event transforms the UAS Egan Library into an intimate cabaret, with a blend of classical and jazz, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar between sets. A genre-bending program featuring something fun for everyone!


Leo Saguiguit, classical sax, Julie Coucheron; Bill Sears, jazz sax, Gary Motley, jazz piano.


Sonata in C-sharp                                   Fernande Decruck

Ballad in Memory of Shirley Horn              Richard Rodney Bennett

                                                             Leo Saguiguit, classical sax; Julie Coucheron, classical piano


Jazz selections to be announced from the stage.

Will Scruggs, jazz sax; Gary Motley, jazz piano




Hot Sonate                                            Erwin Schulhoff

                                                            Leo Saguiguit, classical sax; J. Coucheron, classical piano


One of a Kind                                         Gary Motley





Sunday, May 14

Mother’s Day Family Concert (free)

3:00 PM  Perseverance Theatre


“Let’s Make Music!”

Axiom Brass Quintet

Let’s Make Music is a multicultural, educational music program designed to expose students to the fascinating and diverse world of classical music.  During this cultural journey, students will learn the basic principles of how to buzz their lips and produce sounds on a brass instrument. With interactive games, such as “Find the Beat,” “Where is the Melody,” “Who is playing,” and “Musical Chairs,” Your family will have fun learning to identify Melody, Rhythm, and Harmony, and understand how they coexist within a piece of music.


Monday, May 15

Brown Bag Concert (free): Gary Motley Jazz

12 noon

State Office Building Atrium


Jazz Jam (free) Gary Motley Jazz

7:30 PM

Lucky Lady


Tuesday, May 16

Music Workshops

7 pm – 9pm

UAS Egan Classrooms

Gary Motley: Jazz BUY TICKETS

Axiom Brass Quintet: Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet, Tuba BUY TICKETS

Julie Coucheron: Piano  BUY TICKETS

Participant: $25  Auditor $10


Wednesday, May 17

Brown Bag Concert (free): Axiom Brass Quintet

12 noon

State Office Building Atrium


“Axiom Plus!”- Brass PLUS Strings

7:00 pm  The JACC

General $25 · Senior $20 · Student $15


Axiom Brass Quintet; David Coucheron & Mae Lin violins; Jessica Chang, viola; Evan Drachman, cello; Janet Clippard, bass; Julie Coucheron & Elizabeth Pridgen, piano


A splendid evening of classical music featuring The Axiom Brass Quintet praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for their “clean, clear and precise sound,” the award-winning Quintet has quickly established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.”


Mini Overture for Brass Quintet (1982)         Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994)

Canzon prima "La Spiritata                          Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1554/1557-1612)

(trans. Axiom Brass)

Dance with Shadows for Brass Quintet(1989)Jacob Druckman (1928-1996)

Septet for Trumpet, String Quartet,
Piano and Bass                                           Camille Saint-Saens




Andante and Finale from the Horn Trio in Eb Major       Johannes Brahms

Laudes for Brass Quintet (1971)                                 Jan Bach (b. 1937)




Thursday, May 18


“The Rites of Spring”

7:00 PM • JACC

General $30 · Senior $25 · Student $20


 “Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi, Ludwig van Beethoven “Spring” Sonata for Piano and Violin and Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring for piano 4 hands.


David Coucheron and Mae Lin violin; Jessica Chang, viola, Evan Drachman, cello; William Ransom, Elizabeth Pridgen, Julie Coucheron piano




Friday, May 19


Jazz at the JACC

7:30 PM

General $25 · Senior $20 · Student $15

The Gary Motley Trio




Saturday, 5/20

11 AM- 4PM

Community Day on Campus


7:30 PM

Festival Finale

Richard Thompson

7:30 PM * Centennial Hall

General $45 · Senior $40 · Student $35