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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From Blues to Jazz with Brent Jensen :: 12/05/19 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Jazz historian Brent Jensen will discuss the origin of the blues and its influence on the development of jazz and American popular music.  Illustrated live with Brent on sax and James Findlay on guitar.  Free and all welcome at the Anacortes Public LIbrary at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 5.  Sponsored by the Manieri Endowment.

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Ross deRoche: Movie Music Man :: 11/21/19 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  Ross, accompanied by the Northwest Tower Brass Quintet, returns to give a second entertaining talk on his work as a Hollywood music producer, including the new national touring show, Jurassic World. Free, on Thursday November 21 at 2  pm at the Anacortes Public Library, and sponsored by the Manieri Endowment.

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Gail Pettis – Second Sunday Jazz :: 11/10/19 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Two-Time winner of Earshot Jazz Award NW Vocalist of the Year, her last CD charted for 14 weeks, peaking at #5 on the JazzWeek National Airplay chart. Her music has taken her as far as Russia, the Netherlands, and Japan. Gail’s singing has been described as “deliciously soulful” by Cadence Magazine

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Django Reinhardt: Life and Music :: 10/17/19 – 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Allen Lewis, leader of popular local gypsy band Fidalgo Swing, will present a talk illustrated with video on the guitarist and founder of legendary Hot club du France Quintet in the 1930s.

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Herding Kats – Second Sunday Jazz :: 10/13/19 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Herding Kats is a high energy 9-piece jazz band playing Cool West Coast Jazz, Post Bop as well as contemporary jazz arrangements. Music by Dave Pell, Horace Silver, Bill Evans, Harry Warren, Benny Golson, Bill Holman, and Chuck Israels, among others, is performed by this talented group of local musicians. Join the Kats October 13 […]

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Dmitri Matheny Group – 2nd Sunday Jazz :: 09/08/19 – 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dmitri Matheny Group Ron Peters guitar Jeff Johnson bass Jud Sherwood drums Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn Dmitri Matheny leads an all-star NW quartet in a performance of fresh originals and timeless jazz classics. Winner of “NW Instrumentalist of the Year” honors in the recent Seattle Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny has been lauded […]

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1959: A Record Year In Jazz :: 09/03/19 – 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Brent Jensen, saxophonist and jazz historian, presents a free talk illustrated with video on four breakout albums released in 1959 which made jazz history and presaged its future, featuring Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and Charlie Mingus. Sponsored by the Manieri Endowment.

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