John Damberg Jazz Quartet #2

John Damberg Latin Jazz Quartet-2022

The Valdez Arts Council in Valdez, AK presents the John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet in a community concert from 7:30-9:30 p.m.on February 24, 2024 at the Valdez Civic Center located at 314 Clifton Court, Valdez, AK 99686. The concert will feature new original music of noted Alaska composers/performers, and educators John Damberg and Mark Manners featured on their recent CDs Happy Dance (2023) and Change in Time (2022). Their musical compositions, influenced by American Jazz and the Latin music of Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, Mexico and Puerto Rico, will take you on a delightful musical journey through America and down to the Caribbean Islands and the countries of Latin and South America.

The Ensemble’s tight, swinging arrangements highlight the musical artistry Alaska Master percussionist John Damberg on marimba, vibes and steel drum, blended with the Jacques Annandale’s fiery alto saxophone and Mark Manners inspired melodies on guitar. Adding heat to the band’s Musical Salsa is the ever Hot groove of the band’s rhythm section, which includes Bob Andrews on bass and Eiden Pospisil on drum set and Latin percussion.

Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, and military, $5 for students under 12 years old. Tickets may be purchased at