Juneau Jazz Classics holds concert, plans surprise

Plus, the Evening at Egan schedule.

Juneau Jazz & Classics presents skilled musicians, teases announcement

Grammy-award winner Zuill Bailey will be part of Juneau Jazz & Classics’ Music Around the World concert Saturday night.

Bailey is a frequent visitor to Juneau and artistic director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival.

Joining Zuill at the 7:30 p.m. show at Centennial Hall will be Spanish pianist Alfredo Oyaguez. He is a founding member of the Isar Camara Chamber Music Ensemble, which has toured the United States, France and Spain., according to JJ&C.

He is music director of the Delia International Music Festival in Mallorca, Spain, according to JJ&C. He was the associate conductor and general manager of the University California Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater and a lecturer for the conducting department at the UCSB department of music.

Spanish pianist Alfredo Oyaguez will be part of an international night of music Saturday at Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Jazz & Classics)

Spanish pianist Alfredo Oyaguez will be part of an international night of music Saturday at Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Jazz & Classics)

Juneau Jazz & Classics is also planning a special announcement for the audience, according to a release from the organization. JJ&C has some big ideas for the future that build on the strong foundation established by dedicated board, staff and volunteers over the past 34 years.

Tickets to the show cost $50 or $20 for a student with ID. They are available through jazzandclassics.org.

UAS Evening at Egan Fall Lecture series begins Sept. 6

From here on out, there won’t be a Friday without an Evening at Egan lecture until late November.

The annual, free and public fall lecture series kicks off Friday at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus with guest lecturer Carrie Diaz Eaton’s presentation, “Finding Community to Advance STEM Education.” Diaz Eaton is the co-founder of QUBES, a community of math and biology educators who share resources and methods for preparing students to tackle real, complex, biological problems.

All Evening at Egan lectures are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Egan Library and live-streamed on the UAS YouTube channel.

Next week is Vera Starbard, Perseverance Theatre playwright-in-residence; Sept. 20 is David Noon, professor of history; Sept. 27 will be Alexis Shotwell, associate professor of sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa; Oct. 4 will be Kate Troll, columnist and author; Oct. 11 will be Jacob Adams, attorney and cultural heritage researcher; Oct. 18 will be Sanjay Pyare, UAS associate professor of environmental science; Oct. 25 will be Robin Walz, professor of history; Nov. 1 will be Sol Neely, UAS associate professor of English; Nov. 8 will be Walter Echo-Hawk, attorney and author; Nov. 15 will be Heidi Pearson, UAS Associate Professor of Marine Biology; Nov. 22 will be Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Professor Emerita, Portland State University.

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