Jazz in the Park

In summer 2023, ADP and the Alaska Jazz Workshop are bringing back Jazz in the Park! The series features professional and student Jazz Bands performing in Peratrovich Park on Saturday afternoons. Jazz in the Park is held in Peratrovich Park (on 4th Avenue) on Saturdays from 4-6PM, from May 27 – August 19, 2023. 

This Community Arts Partnership project is made possible by supporting grants from the Alaska State Council on the Arts,  National Endowment for the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, Atwood Foundation, and Alaska Community Foundation.


Summer 2022 Schedule

May 27
AJW Student Jazz Ensembles – Jamming on Jazz, Blues, Latin & Funk grooves,
directed by John Damberg & Nick Ptumenos

June 3
1 – 7pm  Spenard Jazz Fest 2023 All Stars
1pm  AJE Big Band
2pm  Williwaw Blue
3pm  Mark Manners Quintet
4pm  Nick Petumenos & John Damberg Jazz Quintet
5pm  Phil Knowlton Band
6pm  JD Latin Jazz Quintet
7pm  Uno Jazz Orchestra & Anya Dance Co.

June 10
Mark Manners Quintet – Original Jazz with a Latin twist

June 17
Blue Dixie Combo Sextet
 – Pat Owens, fun New Orleans party music!

June 24
Downtown Solstice Celebration
 – No Concert this week

July 1
Roger Fox’s A-Town Sharps Quintet
 – Classic Jazz & Originals influence
by Gypsy Jazz, Blues, Greek and French Pop

July 8
Uno Jazz Orchestra
 – Directed by Zach Munoz, Latin Jazz Mambo style

July 15
 – featuring Jacques Annandale & friends, jazz fused heavily with rock & hip hop

July 22
Fish-On Quartet
 – featuring John Damberg, Ray Ash, Bob Andrews,
angler inspired Jazz Club combining their love for jazz and fishing

July 29
Choice Bit of Calico Quintet
 – featuring Katie Strock, postmodern Jukebox
with a twist of Andrews Sisters and Pink Martini

Aug 5
AJW 2023 Jazz Camp 
Faculty Sextet – featuring world renowned
Latin Jazz drummer Mark Walker, John Damberg, Nick Petumenos,
Mark Manners, Bob Andrews & Jacques Annandale

Aug 12
Joe Craig Quintet
 – an eclectic mix of Jazz Standards and Originals

Aug 19
Rick Zelinsky Quintet– Contemporary original Alaska Jazz