Date: Jun 8th, 2008 · Tags: Jazz Festivals

INAUGURAL: Day of adventurous music will highlight local jazz talents.

This was a spur-of-the-moment, ‘let’s just do it’ thing, but I think it will grow, said Yngvil Vatn Guttu, a multi-instrument musician known for her work in theater and on trumpet. And also one of the organizers of the first ever Spenard Jazz Fest.

Get ready, The Spenard Jazz Fest 2008 will lay claim to its own full day of jazz with homegrown tunes by seven bands over eight hours in cozy little organic joint just blocks from the bike trail and not so far from the sea.

The festival will run from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Organic Oasis, 2610 Spenard Road. Tickets are available at the door: $15 general admission, $10 students (332-3234 or 277-7882). A student showcase starts at 6 p.m.; call ahead of time if you want to play. After the main bands finish at 11 p.m., everyone can join in a jam session, so bring your instrument.

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