Downtown Jazz in the Park

In summer 2022, ADP and Alaska Jazz Workshop rolled out a new program: Downtown Jazz in the Park. The series featured 12 of Alaska’s hottest professional and student Jazz Bands performing in Peratrovich Park, with attendance members enjoying the talent and their love for the many diverse styles of Jazz – America’s truly original music!
This community Arts partnership project is supported by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from Rasmuson Foundation, Atwood Foundation, and AARP Alaska
Hosted by the AK Jazz Workshop
Summer 2022 Schedule

May 28      JD Latin Jazz Quintet – Latin Jazz Alaska Style

June 4       Blue Dixie Combo – Pat Owen’s group serves up Jazz New Orleans style!

June 11    Anchorage Jazz Coalition – Mark Manners, JD, Dirk-ok, Bob Arms, Pat Owen

June 25      Nick Petumenos Quintet – Contemporary Jazz and Funk

July 2         Solar Flair – The Swinging AJW Adult Jazz Quintet

July 9         Melissa Fisher Quintet – Jazz Mom swinging in the pocket!

July 16       Tom Bargelski Quartet – Alaska’s Jazz Piano Master and his conversational quartet.

July 23       Anchorage Jazz Ensemble Big Band – Swinging Hard Big Band Style

July 30       Spenard Jazz Fest Messengers – Playing contemporary Jazz at its finest!

Aug 6         James Webb Fusion Group – AK’s Young Lions cooking up exciting Jazz Fusion

Aug 13       Zach Munoz-UNO Jazz Orchestra – A Latin Jazz nonet not to be missed!

Aug 20       Mark Manners Project – featuring Mark Manners, Rick Zelinsky, Laura Koenig, John Damberg, Bob Andrews, and Cameron Cartland performing Mark’s original music for his new CD