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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Feb. 9, 2015

...thriller, but we want to point out something that happened off the court. The games happened to coincide with the Sitka Jazz Festival, which meant some school musicians couldn't be at the games. The modified pep bands pulled off their peppy performance...

...Benning (bass).The All Alaska Jazz Band is an audition only state honor jazz band that participates in the Sitka Jazz Festival. Auditions are open statewide. To be considered for the band, students submit recordings of themselves playing scales...
Ketchikan students get music scholarships

...Fazakerley and Starr, had just returned from the Sitka Jazz Festival this past weekend, and said she was deeply affected...meeting the professional jazz musicians while at the Sitka Jazz Festival."It was cool to be able to see these famous musicians...
Caught in the Caucasus

...worthwhile. In addition to better weather during the warmer months, Kyrgyzstan hosted its first-ever international jazz festival in April, including five performances by Bishkek bands. Still, the country faces a long climb out of obscurity...

...September. Her approach to music is based on a variety of African and Latin musical influences. She's played at many jazz festivals, opening for Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Palmieri and Poncho Sanchez. Mareya now lives in Vancouver, B.C., where...
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Goese-Goble to play at Sitka Jazz Festival

...Juneau-Douglas High School in the 2004 Sitka Jazz Festival's All-Alaska Honor Jazz Festival, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 19-21. But...will perform on three songs during the Sitka Jazz Festival Saturday Concert, 7 p.m. Saturday night...
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Neighbors mailbox

...dollar for a taste of sweet heaven. The Juneau-Douglas Jazz band was in top form having just returned from the Sitka Jazz Festival. Their music was outstanding, and we are grateful that they shared their evening with us to help raise funds for...
Thank you

...Administration, the Juneau School Board, and the community of Sitka for their support in our attending the Sitka Jazz Festival on February 13-15. Twenty seventh and eighth-grade students, six parent chaperones, and the Jazz Band Director...
Sitka Jazz Festival to highlight Latin jazz

The 2010 Sitka Jazz Festival, to be held Feb. 4 to 6, will feature two evenings of other local musicians. For more information about the Sitka Jazz Festival, visit
Making her own kind of Wonder

...Freelon has never been to Alaska before. She's still touring for "Tales of Wonder" and playing the great jazz festivals of the world. Her stop here includes a residency sponsored by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. She will conduct...
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