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Spring Classes & Concerts 2024

January 12  – May 18
Student Applications Available Now!


Intermediate/Advanced High School Jazz Combo Class
Tuesdays
7-9pm
Nick Petumenos Studio
907-947-9603

Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Combo Class
Wednesdays
7-9pm
John Damberg, UAA Fine Arts Bld, Rm 122
907-332-3234

Beginning Jazz Combo Class
Fridays
4-6pm
John Damberg, UAA Fine Arts Bld, Rm 122
907-332-3234

March 2nd Saturday
Student Recital Concert
Organic Oasis
2610 Spenard Rd, Anchorage AK
4-6pm, $5, Children age 12/under free

May 18th Saturday
Student Recital Concert
Organic Oasis
2610 Spenard Rd, Anchorage AK
4-6pm, $5, Children age 12/under free

Jazz Jam…Monday Nights
hosted by Nick Petumenos & Friends
Open to Public
$5 Donation Suggestion for Audience/Participants
Mondays 6 – 9pm
Fire Island Rustic Bakery, Downtown @ K St Market
718 K Street, Anchorage AK

Jazz Jam…Monday Nights!

Jazz Jam…Monday Nights
hosted by Alaska Jazz Workshop, Nick Petumenos & Friends
Open to Public
$5 Suggested Donation for Audience/Participants
Mondays: 6 – 9pm
Fire Island Rustic Bakery, Downtown @ K St Market
718 K Street, Anchorage AK

Thanks for the past generous support from the Atwood Foundation.

Fall Classes & Concerts 2023

September 12  – December 16

Tuesdays
Intermediate/Advanced High School Jazz Combo Class
7-9pm
Nick Petumenos Studio
907-947-9603

Wednesdays
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Combo Class
7-9pm
John Damberg, UAA Fine Arts Bld, Rm 122
907-332-3234

Fridays
Beginning Jazz Combo Class
4-6pm
John Damberg, UAA Fine Arts Bld, Rm 122
907-332-3234

October 21 Saturday
Student Recital Concert
Organic Oasis
2610 Spenard Rd, Anchorage AK
4-6pm, $5, Children age 12/under free

October 29 Sunday
AJW Community Jazz Session
Fundraiser Concert
Fire Island Rustic Bakery
Downtown @ K St Market
718 K Street, Anchorage AK
6:00-9pm

December 16 Saturday
Student Recital Concert
Organic Oasis
2610 Spenard Rd, Anchorage AK
4-6pm, $5, Children age 12/under free

Jazz Jam…Monday Nights
hosted by Nick Petumenos & Friends
Open to Public
$5 Donation Suggestion for Audience/Participants
Mondays 6 – 9pm
Fire Island Rustic Bakery, Downtown @ K St Market
718 K Street, Anchorage AK

"Jazz in the Park" Concert Series 2023

May 27 – August 19 Jazz In The Park (except June 24)
Anchorage Downtown Partnership
Hosted by:
Alaska Jazz Workshop
Peratrovich Park
4th & E Street, Anchorage
4-6pm • Saturdays

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, and Atwood Foundation.

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

June 3
1 – 8pm  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
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
Jacqtet
 – 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 Quartet
 – an eclectic mix of Jazz Standards and Originals

Aug 19
Rick Zelinsky Quintet– Contemporary original Alaska Jazz


AJW Summer Camp & Concerts 2023

July 31 – August 5, 2023 Jazz Camp
Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:30pm
Explore the creative world of jazz improvisation
with Internationally acclaimed Latin Jazz
drummer& educator Mark Walker & Alaska
Jazz artists, the AJW instructors/musicians:
John Damberg, Mark Manners, Nick Petumenos,
Jacques Annandale and more.
AJW Info: 907-332-3234
UAA Fine Arts Bldg
3700 Alumni Drive
Anchorage AK 99508
UAA Info: 907-786-1800

August 2, 2023 – Mark Walker Drum Set Workshop
Wednesday, 7-9pm
$40, Limited to 15 Students
Call John Damberg to register 907-332-3234
Recital Hall, UAA Arts Building
3700 Alumni Drive
Anchorage AK 99508

August 4th, 2023 – Jazz Camp Faculty Concert
Featuring Internationally acclaimed Latin Jazz
drummer Mark Walker & AJW instructor/musicians:
John Damberg, Mark Manners, Nick Petumenos,
Jacques Annandale, and more.
AJW Info: 907-332-3234
Concert: 7:30pm
$20 Adults, $10 Students, Military, age 12/under Free
Advance Tickets @ Eventbrite
Tickets @ door 7pm
UAA Fine Arts Bldg
3700 Alumni Drive
Anchorage AK 99508
UAA Info: 907-786-1800

August 5, 2023 – Jazz Camp Student Concert
Come enjoy and encourage the new emerging jazz talent!
AJW Info: 907-332-3234
Concert: 7:30pm
$10 Adults, $5 Students, Military, age 12/under Free
Tickets @ door 7pm
UAA Fine Arts Bldg
3700 Alumni Drive
Anchorage AK 99508
UAA Info: 907-786-1800

Information updated often…please check back soon

Spring 2023

January 16  – May 20, 2023
Monday
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Combo Class
7-9pm
John Damberg, UAA Fine Arts Bld, Rm 122
907-332-3234

January 17 – May 20, 2023
Tuesday
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Combo Class
7-9pm
Nick Petumenos Studio
907-947-9603

January 18 – May 20, 2023
Wednesday
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Combo Class
7-9pm
John Damberg, UAA Fine Arts Bld, Rm 122
907-332-3234

March 4, 2023
Student Recital Concert
Organic Oasis Restaurant
2610 Spenard Rd
Anchorage AK, 907-277-7882
4-6pm, $5, Children age 12/under free

May 20, 2023
Student Recital Concert
****LOCATION CHANGE****
UAA Arts Building
MainStage Theater (upstairs)
3700 Alumni Drive
Anchorage AK, 907-786-1800
4-6pm, $5, Children age 12/under free

Jazz Jam…Monday Nights
hosted by Alaska Jazz Workshop, Nick Petumenos & Friends
Open to Public
$5 Donation Suggestion for Audience/Participants
Mondays 6pm – 9pm
Fire Island Rustic Bakery, Downtown @ K St Market
718 K Street, Anchorage AK

Fall 2022

September 13  – December 17
Tuesday
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Combo Class

7-9pm
Nick Petumenos Studio
907-947-9603

Wednesday
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Combo Class

7-9pm
John Damberg, UAA Fine Arts Bld, Rm 122
907-332-3234

Monday (starts September 19th)
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Combo Class
7-9pm
John Damberg, UAA Fine Arts Bld, Rm 122
907-332-3234

September 25, 2022 – John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street, Anchorage AK
Concert:4:30pm-6:00pm
Tickets: Free, $15 Suggested Donation

October 9, 2022 – Tom Bargelski Jazz Quintet
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street, Anchorage AK
Concert:4:30pm-6:00pm
Tickets: Free, $15 Suggested Donation

October 22
Student Recital Concert
Organic Oasis Restaurant
2610 Spenard Rd
Anchorage AK, 907-277-7882
4-6pm, $5, Children age 12/under free

December 17
Student Recital Concert
Organic Oasis Restaurant
2610 Spenard Rd
Anchorage AK, 907-277-7882
4-6pm, $5, Children age 12/under free

Jazz Jam…Monday Nights
hosted by Nick Petumenos & Friends
Open to Public
$5 Donation Suggestion for Audience/Participants
Mondays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fire Island Rustic Bakery, Downtown @ K St Market
718 K Street, Anchorage AK

"Jazz in the Park" Concert Series 2022

May 28 – August 20 Jazz In The Park (except June 18)
Anchorage Downtown Partnership
Peratrovich Park
4th & E Street, Anchorage
4-6pm

This Community Arts Partnership project is made possible by generous grants from the Alaska State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from Rasmuson Foundation, the AARP, and by a generous donation from the AJW community concerts fund.

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 – Anchorage’s top Jazz Artists jamming for
Your enjoyment-Mark Manners, JD, Dirk Westfall, Bob Arms, Pat Owens

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 Cancelled due to Rain
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 Cancelled due to Rain
Zach Munoz-UNO Jazz Orchestra
– A Latin Jazz nonet (nine piece band)
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

  
 

AJW Summer Camp & Concerts 2022

July 25 – 30, 2022 Jazz Camp
Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:30pm
Explore the creative world of jazz improvisation
with Alaska Jazz artists and the AJW instructors/musicians:
John Damberg, Mark Manners, Rick Zelinsky, Nick Petumenos,
Cam Cartland, and Bob Andrews.
AJW Info: 907-332-3234
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine • Face Masks Optional/Recommended***
UAA Fine Arts Bldg
3700 Alumni Drive
Anchorage AK 99508
UAA Info: 907-786-1800

July 29, 2022 – Jazz Camp Faculty Concert
Featuring AK Jazz Artists John Damberg-vibes,
Mark Manners-guitar, Rick Zelinsky-sax,
Nick Petumenos-guitar/keys, Bob Andrews-bass,
Cam Cartland-drum set.
AJW Info: 907-332-3234
Face Masks Optional or Recommended***
Concert: 7:30pm
Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Students, Seniors, Military
Children age 12/under free
Advance Tickets: Eventbright
Tickets @ door 7pm
Mainstage Theatre, UAA Fine Arts Bldg
3700 Alumni Drive
Anchorage AK 99508
UAA Info: 907-786-1800

July 30, 2022 – Jazz Camp Student Concert
Come enjoy and encourage the new emerging jazz talent!
AJW Info: 907-332-3234
Face Masks Optional or Recommended***
Concert: 7:30pm
Tickets: $5 General Seating
Children age 12/under free
Mainstage Theatre, UAA Fine Arts Bldg
3700 Alumni Drive
Anchorage AK 99508
UAA Info: 907-786-1800

***Face Masks
Optional or Recommended

depending on
Covid-19 Community Levels

at time of Concerts.
AJW follows CDC recommendations.

Information updated often…please check back soon

Spring 2022
January 12  – May 21
Wednesday Adult Jazz Improvisation Class
7-9pm • Nick Petumenos Studio • 907-947-9603
&
Wednesday MS/HS Jazz Improvisation Class
7-9pm • John Damberg Studio • 907-332-3234
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine • Face Masks

February 26
Student Recital Concert
Organic Oasis Restaurant
2610 Spenard Rd
Anchorage AK, 907-277-7882
4-6pm, $5
Face Masks Recommened

March 27  Postponed TBA
Band member tested positive for Covid-19
Will Reschedule Soon!
Alaska Jazz Workshop Faculty Perform
a Benefit Concert for the Food Bank of Alaska
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street, Anchorage AK, 907-272-5323
4:30-6pm
$15 Suggested Donation &/or Non-Perishable Food
Info 907-332-3234
Face Masks & Social Distancing Recommended

May 21
Student Recital Concert
Organic Oasis Restaurant
2610 Spenard Rd
Anchorage AK, 907-277-7882
4-6pm, $5
Face Masks Recommened

May 28 – August 20 (except June 18)
Jazz In The Park, Anchorage Downtown Partnership
Peratrovich Park
4th & E Street, Anchorage
4-6pm
Supported by AARP Alaska
Hosted by Alaska Jazz Workshop

 

 

Fall 2021
September 15  – December 18
Wednesday Adult Jazz Improvisation Class
7-9pm • Nick Petumenos Studio • 907-947-9603
&
Wednesday MS/HS Jazz Improvisation Class
7-9pm • John Damberg Studio • 907-332-3234
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine • Face Masks

October 10, 2021 – John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street, Anchorage AK
Concert:4:30pm-6:00pm
Tickets: Free, $15 Suggested Donation
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine • Face Masks

October 23
Student Recital Concert
Organic Oasis Restaurant
2610 Spenard Rd
Anchorage AK, 907-277-7882
4-6pm, $5
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine • Face Masks

December 18
Student Recital Concert
Organic Oasis Restaurant
2610 Spenard Rd
Anchorage AK, 907-277-7882
4-6pm, $5
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine • Face Masks

Community Jazz Jam (Thursday)
7-10pm • The Broken Blender
535 W 3rd Avenue, Anchorage
907-865-8858
Open Jam: 7:30-10:30pm
Bring: Instrument, Music Stand, Real Book
Under 21 must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian
Nick Petumenos: 907-947-9603 • nick.petumenos@gmail.com

AJW Summer Concert Series 2021
Sponsored by the Alaska Jazz Workshop, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts and service organization providing jazz education programs and performance opportunities in Alaska. These concerts are made possible by generous grant funding from the Anchorage MUNI, the Rasmuson Foundation, and is administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

October 10, 2021 – John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street, Anchorage AK
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine • Face Masks
Concert:4:30pm-6:00pm
Tickets: Free, $15 Suggested Donation

September 4, 2021 – AJW Faculty Jazz Quintet
Anchorage Town Square Stage
544 W Avenue, Anchorage AK
Concert: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Tickets: Free

September 3, 2021 – John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet
Alaska State Fair Colony Stage
2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer AK
Concert: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Tickets: Free (included with AK State Fair admission)

September 2, 2021 – AJW Solar Flair Quintet
Alaska State Fair Colony Stage
2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer AK
Concert: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Tickets: Free (included with AK State Fair admission)

August 7, 2021 – Jazz Camp Student Concert
Come enjoy and encourage the new emerging jazz talent!
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street, Anchorage 99501
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine required
Concert: 7:30pm
Tickets: $5 General Seating

August 6, 2021 – Jazz Camp Faculty Concert
Featuring AK Jazz Artists John Damberg-vibes,
Mark Manners-guitar, Rick Zelinsky-sax, Bob Andrews-bass,
Cam Cartland-drum set.
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street, Anchorage 99501
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine required
Concert: 7:30pm
Tickets: $10/$15
Advance Tickets: eventbright.com

July 30, 2021 – John Damberg Latin Jazz
Live @ 5 in Talkeetna, Alaska
5-7pm
Tickets: Free

July 23, 2021 – John Damberg Latin Jazz
Palmer Friday Fling
City Center Stage, Palmer AK
4:30pm-6pm
Tickets: Free

July 17, 2021 – John Damberg Latin Jazz
Anchorage Zoo Outdoor Concert
4731 O’Malley Rd, Anchorage AK
Concert: 12-2pm
Tickets: included w/Zoo Admission

July 10, 2021 – John Damberg Latin Jazz
AK Midsummer Garden & Art Fair
Palmer Library Performance Stage
Palmer, AK
Concert: 10:30am-12:30pm
Tickets: Free

July 4, 2021 – John Damberg Latin Jazz
Muldoon Community Assembly 4th July Party
7041 Debarr Rd, Anchorage AK
Concert: 3-4pm
Tickets: Free

June 25, 2021 – John Damberg Latin Jazz
Anchorage Reads Closing Celebration
Loussac Library Fountain Stage
Anchorage AK
Concert: 4-5pm
Tickets: Free

June 5, 2021 – John Damberg Latin Jazz
Spenard Jazz Fest 2021
Anchorage Museum Lawn
Anchorage AK
Concert: 5:15-6:30pm
Tickets: Free

 

Information updated often…please check back soon

Summer 2021

June 23-30, July 7-29, August 11-18
Intermediate & Advanced Jazz Combo Classes

Wednesday 7pm
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine required.

August 2-7, 2021 Jazz Camp
Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:30pm

Explore the creative world of jazz improvisation
with Alaska Jazz artists and the AJW instructors/musicians:
John Damberg, Mark Manners, Rick Zelinsky, Cam Cartland,
and Bob Andrews.
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine required
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street, Anchorage 99501
907-332-3234

August 6, 2021 – Jazz Camp Faculty Concert
Featuring AK Jazz Artists John Damberg-vibes,
Mark Manners-guitar, Rick Zelinsky-sax, Bob Andrews-bass,
Cam Cartland-drum set.
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street, Anchorage 99501
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine required
Concert: 7:30pm
Tickets: $10/$15
Advance Tickets: eventbright.com

August 7, 2021 – Jazz Camp Student Concert
Come enjoy and encourage the new emerging jazz talent!
Anchorage Lutheran Church
1420 N Street, Anchorage 99501
Proof of Covid19 Vaccine required
Concert: 7:30pm
Tickets: $5 General Seating

Information updated often…please check back soon

Spring 2021
January 13  – May 19
Wednesday Virtual Adult Jazz Class
7-9pm
John Damberg Studio via Zoom
907-332-3234
Recital Concerts TBA

March 6 – March 14
Spring Break – No Classes

Community Jazz Jam
JAM SESSION on hold, TBA
3-5pm • Inspired Lounge
561 W Dimond Blvd, Anchorage
(Between Arctic & C Street)
907-222-4871
Suggested $5 Donation, Free to Jammers & age 12/under
John Damberg: 907-332-3234

Fall 2020
September 9 – December 16
Music Production Class
10am-12pm • Zoom Meetings
Instructors: John Damberg & Nick Petumenos,
and various guest clinicians TBA
907-332-3234

September 9 – December 16
Wednesday Adult Jazz Improvisation
7-9pm • Zoom Meetings
John Damberg Studio • 907-332-3234

September 11 – December 18
Friday MS/HS Jazz Improvisation
4-6pm • Zoom Meetings
John Damberg Studio • 907-332-3234

October – December (Saturday)
Community Jazz Jam
JAM SESSION on hold, TBA
3-5pm • Inspired Lounge
561 W Dimond Blvd, Anchorage
(Between Arctic & C Street)
907-222-4871
Suggested $5 Donation, Free to Jammers & age 12/under
John Damberg: 907-332-3234

Summer 2020
June  – August  (Saturday)
Jam Session, TBA
Community Jazz Jam
3-5pm • Inspired Lounge
561 W Dimond Blvd, Anchorage
(Between Arctic & C Street)
907-222-4871
Suggested $5 Donation
Free to Jammers & age 12/under
John Damberg: 907-332-3234

June  – August
Possible Alternative to Jazz Camp
Weekly two hour class, focus on:
Music Production in the Virtual World
Learn to take your music ideas,
create a production plan to collaborate
with other musicians virtually.
Write, Record & Produce your songs to be
streamed in a virtual concert in August!
More Info: John Damberg: 907-332-3234 or john_damberg@gci.net

AK Jazz Workshop August 3-8, 2020 Jazz Camp
Cancelled, UAA Buildings Closed for COVID-19
Explore the creative world of jazz improvisation with Grammy winning drummer, Grammy nominated composer, percussionist, author and educator
Mark Walker a world-renowned musician &
professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music,along with the AJW instructors/musicians.
907-332-3234

August 7, 2020 – Jazz Camp Faculty Concert
Cancelled, UAA Buildings Closed for COVID-19
Featuring AJW Guest Artist: Mark Walker-Internationally
renowned drummer & AK Jazz Artists John Damberg-vibes,
Mark Manners-guitar, Bob Andrews-bass,
Cam Cartland-drum set

August 8, 2020 – Jazz Camp Student Concert
Cancelled, UAA Buildings Closed for COVID-19

Spring 2020
Jam Session, TBA
3-5pm • Inspired Lounge
561 W Dimond Blvd, Anchorage
(Between Arctic & C Street)
907-222-4871
Suggested $5 Donation, Free to Jammers & age 12/under
John Damberg: 907-332-3234

January 13 – May 11
Monday Adult Jazz Class
7-9pm
John Damberg Studio • 907-332-3234
Recital Concerts 2/29 & 5/16

January 15  – May 13 
Wednesday Adult Jazz Class
7-9pm
John Damberg Studio • 907-332-3234
Recital Concerts 2/29 & 5/16

January 17 – May 15 
Friday Classes, Beginning – Advanced
4-6pm
John Damberg Studio • 907-332-3234
Recital Concerts 2/29 & 5/16

February 29 (Saturday)
Student Recital Concert
4-6pm • Organic Oasis
2610 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503
907-277-7882
$5, age 12/under Free
John Damberg: 907-332-3234

March 9 – March 13
Spring Break – No Classes

May 16 (Saturday)
Cancelled
Student Recital Concert
4-6pm • Organic Oasis
2610 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503
907-277-7882
$5, age 12/under Free
John Damberg: 907-332-3234