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25th annual Juneau Jazz & Classics schedule of events

Posted: May 4, 2011 - 7:38pm
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Ursa Major Youth Quartet joins Gwen Thompson, violin; Rick Trostel, trumpet; Armen Ksajikian, cello, for Strings at the Glacier concert, May 27, 2001, photo courtesy of Brian Wallace   Courtesy of JJAC
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Ursa Major Youth Quartet joins Gwen Thompson, violin; Rick Trostel, trumpet; Armen Ksajikian, cello, for Strings at the Glacier concert, May 27, 2001, photo courtesy of Brian Wallace

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

A sneak preview to the “Bravo Beethoven!” Concert, 6:30 p.m., The Canvas. Linda Rosenthal with guests Tom Melville and Ren DeCherney. Free.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

Opening Night Dance, 8 p.m., Hope Hall (Old ANB Hall). Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band.

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Miles of Styles: An Evening of Cabaret, 8 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. With Chuck Cooper, vocalist, and Doyle Newmyer, piano. An evening of cabaret, jazz and Broadway favorites.

SUNDAY, MAY 8

Silver Anniversary Concert, 4 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Pre-concert talk at 3 p.m. With Linda Rosenthal, violin, Evan Drachman, cello, and Richard Dowling, piano. Music by Dvorak, Chopin, Arensky, Haydn.

MONDAY, MAY 9

Brown Bag Concert, noon, State Office Building atrium. With Richard Dowling, piano. Free.

Music and a Movie, 7 p.m., Silverbow Back Room. With Evan Drachman. A tribute to Piatigorsky, Heifetz and Rubinstein. Presentation by Evan Drachman, grandson of Gregor Piatigorsky. Free.

Cabaret Workshop with Chuck Cooper, 7-10 p.m., UAS Egan Lecture Hall. Students should bring one prepared, memorized piece and legible sheet music. Class size limited.

TUESDAY, MAY 10

Brown Bag Concert, noon, State Office Building atrium. With Evan Drachman and Richard Dowling. Free.

Bach & Bock, 7 p.m., Alaskan Brewing Company’s downtown depot. With Evan Drachman. Solo Cello Suites by J. S. Bach and Bock Beer by Alaskan Brewing Co. Free.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

The Entertainer, 7 p.m., Silverbow Back Room. With Richard Dowling, piano. Music of Scott Joplin and Ragtime Kings.

THURSDAY, MAY 12

Bravo Beethoven!, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Trinity. With the Jasper String Quartet. Three Beethoven string quartets: Op. 18 No. 3; Op. 59 No. 3; Op. 131.

FRIDAY, MAY 13

Brown Bag Concert, noon, Nugget Mall. With the Jasper String Quartet. Free.

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, 8 p.m., Centennial Hall. Blues.

SATURDAY, MAY 14

Strings at the Shrine, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Chapel at the Shrine of St. Therese. With the Jasper String Quartet and guest Paul Rosenthal. Music by Mozart and Brahms.

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on the Blues Cruises. Departs from Statter Harbor, Auke Bay.

SUNDAY, MAY 15

Family Concert, 2 p.m., UAS Egan Lecture Hall. With the Claire Daly Quintet. Jazz for kids and kids at heart. Free.

Puttin’ on the Ritz, 6 p.m., UAS Library. With the Jasper String Quartet and Claire Daly Quintet. An evening of classical and jazz with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.

MONDAY, MAY 16

Brown Bag Concert, noon, State Office Building atrium. With the Claire Daly Quintet. Free.

Canvas Street Party, 6-7 p.m., The Canvas. With The Air Force Band of the Pacific — The Greatlanders. Free.

Meet the Composers, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. With jazz artists/composers Claire Daly and Steven Hudson. Forum about the upcoming world premiere of “The Mary Joyce Project: Nothing to Lose,” the colorful life of Mary Joyce and her place in Juneau’s history. Free.

TUESDAY, MAY 17

Brown Bag Concert, noon, State Office Building atrium. With The Air Force Band of the Pacific – The Greatlanders. Free.

Chamber music workshops, 5-6:30 p.m., UAS Egan Classroom Wing.

Jazz and classical workshops, 7-9 p.m., UAS Egan Classroom Wing. For all ages and levels

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

Jazz Jam at the Lucky Lady with JJ&C artists and local musicians, 8 p.m., Lucky Lady Saloon. Free.

THURSDAY, MAY 19

Totally Piano, 7:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. With Awadagin Pratt. Music by Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt and Bach.

FRIDAY, MAY 20

Mary Joyce Project, 8 p.m., McPhetres Hall. A musical homage to Mary Joyce, a Juneau pioneer and legend, composed by Claire Daly and Steven Hudson. Featuring The Claire Daly Quintet.

SATURDAY, MAY 21

Community Day on Campus, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., UAS. A festive day of music, poetry, exhibits, food and activities for the whole family, free.

Festival Finale Dance Party, 7:30 p.m., Treadwell Ice Arena. With Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers.

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Tickets range from free to $60, with most concerts priced at $25.

Tickets available at the JACC, Hearthside Books and the door, and at www.jazzandclassics.org

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