A multi-disciplinary arts festival that celebrates all musical genres and works to build and strengthen the music community in Alaska.
Heavy focus on original music by Alaskan composers,
amplified by collaborative guest residencies of national and international caliber.
Spenard Jazz Fest is a festival run entirely by musicians - for EVERYONE !
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
Come to Spenard Jazz Fest and hear your PFD money at work !
If you Pick Click and Give to Spenard Jazz Fest, you can actually HEAR the results !!!
Spenard Jazz Fest is one of Alaska's best loved musical festivals -
For over 15 years SJF has presented hundreds of events main stage concerts, jams,
workshops, public building take overs and house concerts.
SJF bands and musicians perform outdoors and indoors, live and online.
Our goal is to feature as much great Alaskan music as possible during the first week of June every year -
Our international star headliners
In 2021 SJF released The Alaska REAL BOOK with over 200 musical charts by AK composers!
In 2022 and 23 SJF is distributing copies to hundreds of music educators across the state...
In 2023 SJF premiéres a new initiative called "Music in the Wilderness",
as well as a new edition of Duke Ellington's Nutcracker arrangement.
Thank you for your great boost of support !
You are giving money to music!!
Together we will making sure that this great festival can continue - for another 15 years at least !
so that new generations of Alaskans get to play, write and enjoy great music made in Alaska -