The wonderful city of Juneau, Alaska will be hosting the 25th annual Juneau Jazz and Classics Music Festival this year between May the 6th and 21st. The silver anniversaryfestival will groove to the excellent beat of some of the best blues, classical, and jazz music in the world.
The event is recognized across America for its line up of diverse world-class performers. The festival has been extended this yearfrom 10 days to 16 music-filled days in honor of its 25th birthday.
The music festival is one of its kind as it features a spectacular and exciting mix of classical and blues cruises, family entertainment, and workshops as well as the series of concerts. It’s also held in one of the most scenic places in the world as theAlaskan countryside is spectacular in the month of May.
The first Juneau Jazz and Classics festival was launched back in 1986 by several music lovers and Juneau musicians.
These included violinist Linda Rosenthal. The founders had a vision of presenting informal and formal concerts, workshops for all-ages of musicians, outreach activities, youth concerts, and audience interaction with the festival’s featured performers.
The festival soon turned into an annual 10-day event which attracts many people from inside the local community and outside of it. They all gather together to take in the mixture of live entertainment as well as all of the other activities that are offered at the festival.
This year’s festival will feature artists such as Awadagin Pratt, Chuck Cooper, Evan Drachman, Richard Dowling, Claire Daley, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Poncho Sanchez, Paul Rosenthal, Linda Rosenthal, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, and the Jasper String Quartet.