Sitka JazzFest brings headliners to stage this weekend.
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Sitka Jazz Festival directors John DePalatis and Mike Kernin talk about this year’s festival lineup, which includes Jeff Collela, Barbara Morrison, and — for the first time — dancer Katherine Kramer. The festival opens noon on Thu Jan 31 with a brown bag concert at Harrigan Centennial Hall. The main concerts are 6 PM Fri and Sat, Feb 1 & 2, at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. This year, an all-Festival pass admits the public to clinics and concerts. For complete information, visit the Sitka Jazz Festival online.
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