SAVE THE DATES!      32nd ANNUAL FESTIVAL  May 4-19 2018

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Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival • May 4-19, 2018

Event Schedule and Tickets Subject to Change

Friday, May 4

7:30 pm

Blues Dance:  Andrew “Jr.Boy” Jones Band,

Centennial Hall

General $35 Senior $30 Student $25

 

This is the real blues, Texas Style.  Andrew has amassed more than 50 years of experience as a professional guitar player. ‘Jr. Boy’ was in his first professional group, the Thunderbirds, backing Freddie ‘The Texas Cannonball’ King by age 16. In the ’60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, ‘Jr. Boy’ toured the world with several music legends, such as Johnnie Taylor, Tony Coleman, Cornell Dupree, Little Frankie Lee, Bobby Patterson, Russell Jackson, B.B. King, Katie Webster, and Charlie Musselwhite, to name a few.  “Jr. Boy” has been touring extensively with his blues band all over the country, performing at several venues in and around the Dallas area. Andrew and his band have also performed at large festivals, such as the Texas Blues Radio Annual KNON Blues Festival, and international events like the Ottawa Blues Festival.

 

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Saturday, May 5

 12 noon

Classical Lunch Cruise: “Eine Kleine YachtMusik”

Eroica Trio, Kate Ransom & Luke Fleming- Don Statter Auke Bay Dock  General $50 per person

 Eine kleine Nachtmusik[1] (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525, is a 1787 composition for a chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German title means "a little serenade," though it is often rendered more literally but less accurately as "a little night music."

 

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5:00 pm

Café Concert: Eroica Trio, Kate Ransom & Luke Fleming

Heritage Coffee Cafe  Front St.  Free

 

7:00 pm

Blues Cruise: Andrew Jr. Boy Jones Band

Don Statter Auke Bay Dock  General $80 per person.

This is the one and only Blues Cruise get your tickets early as it is sure to sell out.  Light appetizers & dessert buffet included.

 

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Sunday, May 6

4:00 pm

Strings at the Shrine

Eroica Trio, Kate Ransom & Luke Fleming

The Chapel at the Shrine of St. Therese

General $35 Senior $30 Student w/ID $25

 

Music includes Beethoven, Haydn, Cassado

 

6:30 pm

Strings at the Shrine (Same Program)

 

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Monday, May 7

12 noon

Brown Bag Concert: Kate and William Ransom

SOB Atrium  Free

 

5:30 pm

Beethoven & Brew: Eroica Trio & Kate Ransom

Alaskan Brewing Co. Depot  Free

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 8

6:00 pm

Dinner and the Opera

Pasta, Pizza & Puccini with William Ransom

TK Maguires

General $60 Senior $55 Student wID $50 includes concert below with reserved seating.

 

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7:30 pm

Classical Concert: “A Night at the Opera (Without the Singers!)”

Eroica Trio, Kate and William Ransom, Luke Fleming performing music by Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Gershwin

The JACC

General $30 Senior $25 Student $20

 

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Wednesday, May 9

12:00 noon

Brown Bag Concert: Eroica Trio- SOB Atrium

 

5:00-6:30 pm

Youth Workshops for Piano & Strings

UAS or JACC   Pending

 

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Youth piano workshop with Erika Nickrenz

5-6:30 pm UAS Egan Library

 

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Youth String Workshop (Violin, Viola & Cello)

5-6:30 pm  UAS Egan Classrooms

 

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Adult Piano Workshop with Erika Nickrenz

7-8:30 pm UAS Egan Library

 

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Adult Strings Workshop (Violin, Viola & Cello)

7-8:30 pm UAS Egan Classrooms

 

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Thursday, May 10

7:00 pm

Eroica Plus

The JACC

Eroica Trio, Luke Fleming & Kate and William Ransom

Music of Bach, Schumann and Dvorak.

General $30 Senior $25 Student w/ID $20

 

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Friday, May 11

7:30 pm

Dance Party:  Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones

JACC

General $30 Senior $25 Student $20

 

Deming is a ferocious guitarist, fiery but clean, with a crisp, clear tone reminiscent of Charlie Christian's style."

 -Grant Britt, BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE

 

...here is a cat that is bedrock solid in the blues with inventive guitar licks, clever song writing, and upbeat, dance inducing music. As a guitar player, he nails every category: taste, tone, restraint, timing, and phrasing."  -James Walker, BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE

 

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Saturday, May 12

6:30 pm

Puttin’ on the Ritz

“Jazz Meets Classics: Songs of Love”- Bradley Howard (tenor), William Ransom, Johnaye Kendrick & Gary Motley

UAS Egan Library

General $50 Senior $45 Student w/ID $40

 

Feel the love at one of the favorite events during the Festival. Classical Love songs performed by tenor Bradley Howard & pianist William Ransom.  Jazz love songs performed by vocalist Johnaye Kendrick & pianist Gary Motley-, with a finale of an original song composed by Gary Motley.  All this plus an appetizer & dessert buffet, with a no-host bar.

 

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Sunday, May 13

12 Noon

Café Concert: Vega Quartet @ Heritage Coffee Free

 

3:00 pm

Family Concert

“Musical Animals”- Peter and the Wolf and Ferdinand the Bull

UAS Egan Library   Free

 

7:00 pm

Classical Concert: “Music from Many Cultures”

Vega Quartet

Walter Soboloff Building Clan House

General $35 Senior $30 Student w/ID $25

 

Join us in the beautiful Clan House in the Walter Soboloff Building with the Vega quartet performing music from different cultures around the world.  This intimate surrounding with moving music played masterfully by the Vega Quartet.  Limited Seating.

 

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Monday, May 14

 

7:30 pm

Jazz Jam: Gary Motley

Lucky Lady  Free

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 15

 

12 noon

Brown Bag Concert: Vega Quartet

SOB Atrium Free

 

7 pm

Classical Concert: “Best of Beethoven”

 “Archduke” Piano Trio and Op. 130 String Quartet- Vega Quartet and W. Ransom-  JACC  General $30 Senior $25 Student w/ID $20

 

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Wednesday, May 16

 

12 noon

Brown Bag Concert: Richard Stoltzman and W. Ransom

SOB  Free

 

Youth Marimba Workshop with Mika Stotlzman

5-6:30 pm JACC

 

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Youth Clarinet Workshop with Richard Stotlzman

5-6:60 pm JACC Gallery

 

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Youth Vocal Workshop with Bradley Howard

5-6:30 pm UAS Egan Classrooms

 

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Youth String Workshop with Vega Quartet (Violin, Viola & Cello)

5-6:30 pm UAS Egan Classrooms

 

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Adult Marimba Workshop with Mika Stotlzman

7-8:30 pm JACC

 

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Adult Clarinet Workshop with Richard Stotlzman

7-8:30 pm JACC Gallery

 

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Adult Jazz Workshop with Gary Motley

7-8:30 pm UAS Egan Library

 

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Adult Vocal Workshop with Bradley Howard

7-8:30 pm UAS Egan Classroom

 

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Adult String Workshop with Vega Quartet (Violin, Viola & Cello)

UAS Egan Classrooms

 

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Thursday, May 17

7:00 pm

Classical Concert: “Stoltzmans and Strings”

Richard and Mika Stoltzman, Vega Quartet

JACC

General $30 Senior $25 Student w/ID $20

 

A special combination of musicians for this concert.  Two-time Grammy Winner Richard Stoltzman on the clarinet, Mika Stoltzman playing marimbas, and the Vega Quartet playing strings.  Music includes Mozart's Clarinet Quintet, as well as pieces by Brahms & Douglas.

 

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Friday, May 18

12:00

Rhonda Ross adult clinic

JACC

 

7:30 pm

Jazz at the JACC:  The Stoltzmans and Gary Motley

JACC

General $30 Senior $25 Student w/ID $20

 

Gary Motley Trio featuring Gary on the piano, Billy Vann Thornton on bass and Emrah Koton on drums will be captivating audiences with their classic yet current sound.  Joining them will be 2-time Grammy winner Richard Stoltzman on Clarinet and Mika Stotlzman playing the Marimbas.  Jazz all night long!

 

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Saturday, May 19

11:00-3:00

Community Day on Campus

UAS

 

7:30 pm

Festival Finale:  Rhonda Ross & Rodney Kendrick

Centennial Hall

General $45 Senior $40 Student w/ID $25

 

Rhonda's music flows straight from her essence and her bright spirit uplifts everyone in the room. With a crown of natural hair, Rhonda graces the stage with the gravitas and glamour of a modern-day queen.  As the only child of Diana Ross and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, it has become evident that Rhonda not only has the talent, but the significance to carry on her parents’ legacy, all the while establishing her own unique musical destination.

 

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June 29, 2018

Benefit Concert after the Festival

Arlo Guthrie Re:Generation Tour

7:30 pm

Centennial Hall

General $45 Senior $40 Student w/ID $25

 

Arlo Guthrie (son of Woody Guthrie, the father of American folksong), the hesitant folk icon and political activist of the 1960’s, legendary singer and songwriter will be surrounded by his extended family on stage, in particular the musicianship of his daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie on acoustic guitar and son Abe Guthrie on electric piano.   Time has not taken away Arlo's gift for storytelling with a message through a song, hitting his target with deadpan insight, and always a bit of humor.  This will be one concert you will not want to miss.

 

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