It’s a star-studded lineup this year for the 5th Annual Anacortes Jazz Festival, a Chamber-sponsored event intended to draw people to town, provide exciting entertainment and boost the economy. Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner. See www.anacortes.org for festival details.
Monday is the final day of the 2007 Anacortes Jazz Festival, featuring artists including Marc Seales, Michael Powers and the Yellowjackets. The Chamber-sponsored festival begins at 11:30 and gates close at 4:00 p.m. For details see www.anacortes.org. Tickets are available at the door. Bring a few extra bucks so you can enjoy food, drink and […]
Clarence Acox and Thomas Marriott of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra are silouetted against a backdrop of Mt. Baker during a Saturday performance at the Anacortes Jazz Festival. The festival continues Sunday and Monday, tickets available at the gate. Also drawing visitors to the community is the corresponding “Jazz Walk,” evenings in miscellaneous downtown venues.
The Brian Kirk Quintet entertained a Friday afternoon audience gathered at historic Causland Park. Kirk, pictured here, was joined by Steve Alboucq (trumpet); Jon Hamar (bass); Brian Kent (sax) and Chris Morton (piano). What a wonderful start to Labor Day Weekend, and the performance was free, courtesy of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and local […]
Today will be another day of music on the waterfront as the 2005 Anacortes Jazz Festival presents another talented lineup of artists including local singer Trish Hatley. The day kicks off with a gospel brunch at the Port Warehouse (10:30), and then moves to Curtis Wharf for a lineup of artists performing from 11:30 a.m. […]
The sun came out right on cue for the first full day of the 2005 Anacortes Jazz Festival. If you like jazz, you belong on Curtis Wharf today (Saturday) and Sunday. Tickets are still available on site at the festival. See www.anacortes.org for details. If you’re within driving distance, point your car to the docks […]
A star-studded jazz weekend in Anacortes began this afternoon with students at Anacortes High School, where pianist Jovino Santos Neto and his group performed and then conducted a brief workshop. This photo represents a deviation from the norm for me, a “jazzy” shot produced from the edge of the stage at Brodniak Auditorium. Jazz great […]
Jazz drummer Andre Thomas went home with a cherished memento recently after a performance at Anacortes High School. Thomas, who played here with Floyd Standifer and Dee Daniels on September 17, received this sketch of himself from AHS Senior Alex Palmer. Alex and a few classmates visited briefly on stage after a performance/workshop at Brodniak […]
Mel Brown, the “Gentleman of Jazz,” had the distinction of performing the closing set of the 2004 Anacortes Jazz Festival at Curtis Wharf. Brown, whose career spans four decades, recorded and toured with Motown artists including the Temptations, the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross. Brown’s B3 Organ Quartet also included sax man Renato Caranto, […]
Internationally renowned jazz singer Dee Daniels wowed ’em Friday night at the gala opening of the 2004 Anacortes Jazz Festival. Daniels, a Vancouver resident, started her day in Anacortes yesterday with a performance for students at Anacortes High School. Last night she thrilled her audience at the Festival’s kickoff dinner. Music will fill the air […]
Students at Anacortes High School were treated to the first wave of jazz music to hit Anacortes on Day One of a three-day festival. Pictured here is Seattle resident Floyd Standifer, whose roots in jazz trace back to gigs with the likes of Ray Charles and Quincy Jones. The retired school teacher performed at Brodniak […]