Past Concerts and Events

The Sound of a Dry Martini: Part II The 1960s :: 01/20/21 – 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Continue celebrating the new year with “The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond.”  Part II features Paul Desmond’s music from the 1960s. We will premiere episode II on January 20 at 7 p.m. on the Jazz at the Library facebook page and the Anacortes Public Library’s YouTube page.

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The Sound of a Dry Martini :: 12/30/20 – 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

this program is presented virtually. Join us at library.cityofanacortes.org to view this program.

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PRODUCING A BIG BAND RECORDING – RON JONES :: 03/19/20 – 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Producing a big band recording with Ron Jones

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Chamber Jazz Trio :: 03/08/20 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Jazz Trio with Brent Jensen, Bill Anschell, and Phil Sparks The Anschell/Jensen/Sparks Trio features two members of the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame (pianist Bill Anschell & bassist Phil Sparks) along with saxophonist Brent Jensen in an intimate “chamber jazz” setting reminiscent of the adventurous recordings made by Jimmy Giuffre (“The Jimmy Giuffre 3”, “Thesis”) […]

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Jazz on the Silver Screen :: 02/27/20 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Jazz Lecture Series: Jazz on the Silver Screen with Dmitri Matheny

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The June Shellene Trio :: 02/09/20 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Benny Goodman – The Orchestra and the Groups :: 02/06/20 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Jazz Lecture Series :: 01/16/20 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come to Anacortes Public Library for a talk on Benny Goodman’s legendary big and small bands, illustrated with audio and video. Seattle based jazz clarinetist and 30’s enthusiast Jacob Zimmerman looks at some of the swing era’s greatest performances. Thursday, January 16 from 2-3:30 p.m. Free, sponsored by the Manieri Endowment.

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Second Sunday Jazz :: 01/12/20 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

On January 12, the Anacortes High School Jazz Combo will show off their jazz talents at our Second Sunday Jazz event. Sunday, January 12 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Anacortes Library. Sponsored by the Manieri Endowment.

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Jamie and Tim: Acoustic Guitar Duo :: 12/08/19 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tim Lerch, one of the Pacific Northwest’s most respected guitarists and Jamie Findlay, master of contemporary acoustic guitar, form an “Acoustic Jazz Guitar Duo”. Together these two incredible guitarists join in an exciting musical conversation.

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