This calendar includes not only “Jazzmom” performances but also performances of the award winning East Anchorage HS choirs.
Dear Friends and Fans,
At this time I'm not playing very many public performances, but rather, a number of private engagements. If you're interested in hosting a fun and exciting jazz event at your home or a designated venue, please consider including me ("The Jazzmom") and maybe some of my "guys"! And, let's all resolve to resurrect a REAL jazz club in Anchorage, so we can once again listen to, and celebrate a true American art form.
Saturday, March 4th
4PM to 7PM
Famous for his ribs and finger lickin’ good food, Roscoe is taking over “The Lofts Music Cafe”. 239 W. 4th Avenue. A very special grand opening weekend will include Melissa “Jazzmom” Fischer and her dudes playing some great jazz and blues. The food offerings are sure to delight. And your thirst will be quenched with full bar service. No cover charge.
Saturday, March 10th
6:30PM to 9PM
Ella, Billie, Sarah and more.... Melissa "Jazzmom" Fischer pays tribute to the great ladies of jazz. Join her and her band of jazz heavyweights - Dirk Westfall on bass, Brandon Cockburn on drums and Pat Owens on trumpet and flugelhorn. O'Malley's On the Green Restaurant provides one of the BEST views in town, along with mouth watering food and drink. Come and enjoy jazz... a true American art form and treat yourself to a special night out. FREE.
Wednesday, April 19th
“ASD’s Large Group Choir Festival” West Anchorage HS Auditorium - East Anchorage HS Concert Choir will be featured along with other choirs from high schools in the Anchorage School District in this outstanding choral festival. Come support young singers and hear some amazing talent performing substantive choral literature.
Thursday, April 27th
East HS Swing Choir Farewell Concert, East Auditorium -The highly acclaimed East HS Swing Choir, also known as “Polar Jazz”, will delight you with their arrangements of jazz, pop and contemporary music. This popular event showcases not only the 21 member choir, but also individual and small group performances. Admission is free, but donations are accepted and encouraged. You will be amazed at the overwhelming talent of these teens. This is an event not to be missed. Jazzmom does a little tickling of the ivories as well!
Tuesday, May 9th
East HS Spring Choir Concert, East HS Auditorium - Come and enjoy an evening of choral music presented by one of the best choir departments in the state of Alaska. East HS Spring Choir Concert will feature 4 different choirs performing a wide array of music from the Renaissance period to 21st Century. This concert will showcase over 120 singers and is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Admission, as always, is free but donations are accepted and encouraged.
Friday, May 12th
5PM to 9PM
Muse - Melissa goes rogue…solo! Lots of great tunes in a beautiful setting and the BIG grand piano. Elegant and fun at the same time.
Sorry...friends and fans, all of my other appearances are for private events. Somebody out there-- open up a new jazz club! Long live the Keyboard Lounge. :)
CD's are available at Melissa's performances, as well as all leading CD outlets. You can also purchase them directly, by writing to:
Melissa Bledsoe Fischer
2960 Drake Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
CD's are $15 each, plus $2 shipping and handling.