The 2005 Juneau Jazz & Classics will shift into high gear Friday, May 20 th and run 9days until May 28th, with such greats as Cyril Neville and the Uptown Allstars with their New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian music and Jubilant Sykes with his diverse and personal approach to singing. Add, rock-jazz fusion guitar legend Larry Coryell, the stunning three-part vocal harmonies of the gospel-blues band The Holmes Brothers, the intelligent lyrics and melodies of Trout Fishing in America and three stunning performances by the 2005 Resident Chamber Ensemble, and the Festival will target a new and more diverse audience of music lovers.
~ Trout Fishing in America (at left) will hold a songwriting workshop for young folks and a family concert, the latter on Thursday, May 26, at 7 pm at ANB Hall.
"With the variety of musical styles we've programmed this year we will undoubtedly spread our wings. It's been a blast programming this year's event and we're looking forward to launching it."
Linda Rosenthal, Artistic Director of Juneau Jazz & Classics, said,
~ The Holmes Brothers (below), will kick off this year's festival with their brand of gospel-inflected, spiritually moving and funky music on Friday, May 20 th at ANB Hall.
For a full schedule of all the concerts, or to buy tickets, go to www.jazzandclassics.org