The First Edition of The Alaska Real Book
"Jazz standards of the 49th State - implying the standards may be different here..."
In collecting tunes, we started out contacting composers who have been featured at Spenard Jazz Fest in its 14 years in existence. Then we expanded to notable Alaskan musicians who have yet to appear at SJF. We are lucky (or unlucky depending on how you see it) to have digital publishing at our disposal, which means we can continually update the Real Book rather than wait to publish new editions. As more and more composers submit material, our Alaska Real Book will continue to grow. This is always just the beginning...
AK Real Book was made possible by a generous grant from the Rasmuson Foundation. Spenard Jazz Fest is grateful for ongoing support from Alaska State Council on the Arts, Atwood Foundation, and from our business, community, and music members and partners.