Juan Defuca Festival Circa 2016

For a number of years this was the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts website.
Content is from the site's 2005 archived pages.

The current website for the Juan de Fuca Foundation is found at http://jffa.org/ where you will find the most up-to-date information on concerts and the annual Juan de Fuca Festival.

 

Circa 2015

The four day Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts JFFA) festival, celebrated every Memorial Day weekend, features over 125 performances of music, dance and theater from around the world, including musical workshops, a street fair, public art, and special activities for children. 

 Plan to enjoy the 13th Annual 2006 JFFA Festival in Port Angeles, Washington May 26th-29th!

The information online is for the past 2005 festival.
New performers for 2006 will be published on the website by April 1, 2006.

 

The Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts (JFFA) also brings you wonderful seasonal concerts throughout the year.  Enjoy and bring the family! 

The Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts (JFFA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop, promote, and present performing and visual arts for the cultural, educational and economic benefit of the communities of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

In addition to our annual Memorial Day weekend music, dance, arts and film festival we also bring the community seasonal concerts.  Prior to the concert performances we bring the musicians and artists into the schools to perform at Port Angeles High School assemblies.  Some of our school programs include the opportunity for students to join the artists on stage during the actual concert performances.

JFFA has brought many national and international acts to perform for the high school student body. Some of these include: Battlefield Band, Portland Taiko Drummers, TangoHeart, Gaelic Storm and The California Guitar Trio.

The Festival also brings exceptional musicians to Peninsula College to perform and do workshops with the students: Past workshops and performances include: Master sitarist Kartik Seshadri and the Canadian musicians, Le Vent du Nord.

 

Educational opportunities:

  • For Performers:  We appreciate and encourage performers to teach in the schools during the day prior to their evening performances.

  • For Teachers and Students:  We are open to your recommendations about performers for your school programs.

  • For Community and Business Sponsors:  Some school programs are only possible with the support of fundraising efforts or community and business sponsorships.  We appreciate your financial assistance to make these wonderful school programs happen in our community.

 

 

The four day festival, celebrated every Memorial Day weekend, features over 125 performances of music, dance and theater from around the world, including musical workshops, a street fair, public art, and special activities for children.  Plan to enjoy the 13th Annual 2006 JFFA Festival May 26th-29th!

 

2005 JFFA Festival Information

 

2005 JFFA Festival Schedule At-A-Glance

FRIDAY 05/27/05

Time/
Stage

Ruddell
Main Stage

Chamber Stage

NASA
Science Stage

Avamere
Fine Arts Stage

KONP Elks Stage

Outdoor Stage

Street Fair Open from 12-7pm
(Outdoor performances: Larry Murante 12-1:30pm; Sound Waves 5-6pm)

12:00 pm
         
Larry Murante
 
1:30
           
5:00
         
The Sound Waves
5:30
 

Larry Murante

     
6:00

Men of Worth

NASA Open House
with
Brian Hawkins

     
6:30
       
6:45

Mockingbird

     
7:00
  NASA - The First A is for Aeronautics      
7:30

Opening Ceremonies

     
7:45

Showcase:
Uzume Taiko

       
8:00
Shockable Rhythms        
8:30
       
8:45
 

 

       
9:00
  Men of Worth        
9:15
Showcase:
The Geoffrey Castle Band
(aka Jeff Sick)
       
10:00
         
10:30

End of Friday Festival Performances

 

SATURDAY 05/28/05

Time/
Stage

Ruddell
Main Stage

Chamber Stage

NASA
Science Stage

Avamere
Fine Arts Stage

KONP Elks Stage

PC Film Stage
co-sponsored by
Tom Bihn Bags

Street Fair Open from 11am-7pm
(Outdoor performances: Blackbird 12:30-1:30pm, Raq-A-Star Belly Dancers 2-3pm, Sequim Marimba 3-5pm)

9:30
    Tai Chi Chuan Workshop with
Teresa Schmid
     
10:30
    Gaelic Language Workshop with
Men of Worth
     
11:00

Five Acre “Orff”estra with Juanita Ramsey

       
11:15
       
11:30
         
11:45
         
12:00
pm
  Marvin McDonald Ron Hobbs -
Robots Roaming
the Solar System
Mockingbird Uzume Taiko
12:00-12:50
Port Angeles
Dance Center
12:15
Rhys Thomas
12:30
12:45
 
1:00
      Grupo Condo
1:05-2:05
Naki'i
1:15
  Shakespeare Speaks Donna Young -
Cream of
Comet Soup
Walker T. Ryan
1:30

 Stevens Middle School Jazz Band 

1:45
2:00
  Film: The Warrens: A Lake Crescent Mystery
2:15
      Contra Dance w/ Odd Hack Band
and lessons
w/ Juanita Ramsey Jevney
2:30
  Back Porch Swing Brian Atwater -
Lessons from the
Indian Ocean Tsunami
Anne Weiss
2:45

De La Terra

3:00
Film Shorts
(each film is 20 minutes long)
3:15
 
3:30
       
3:45
  Alice Stuart Trio   Men of Worth  
4:00
Naki'i
Bill Zoller -
Eruption of
El Chichon
Volcano
  Feature Film:
Song on the Water
4:15
Rhys Thomas
4:30
4:45
   
5:00
      Shakespeare Speaks
5:15
Grupo Condor
Casey Neill & Friends    
5:30
  Back Porch Swing  
6:00
     
6:15
      Peninsula Poets:
Kate Reavey, Michael O'Connor, & Carmen Germain
 
6:30
Men of Worth De la Terra      
6:45
  Smiling Scandinavians  
7:00
 

Olympic National
Park Visitors
Center:
Tony Leavitt

7:15
   
7:30
       
7:45

Showcase:
Casey Neill Band

Anne Weiss      
8:00
    Delta Rays Olympic National
Park Visitors
Center:
Hurricane Ridge
Star Pary!
8:30
   
8:45
       
9:00
  D'Gary    
9:15
Showcase:
Alice Stuart & The Fomerly's
     
9:30
     
10:00
         
10:30

End of Saturday Festival Performances

 

SUNDAY 05/29/05

Time/
Stage

Ruddell
Main Stage

Chamber Stage

NASA
Science Stage

Avamere
Fine Arts Stage

KONP Elks Stage

PC Film Stage
co-sponsored by
Tom Bihn Bags

Street Fair Open from 11am-7pm
(Outdoor performances: Nanda 2:15- 2:30pm, Shula Azhar Belly Dancers 3:30-4:30pm)

10:15

 

 
Walker T. Ryan Workshop - slide guitar
     
11:15
           
11:30
Tears of Joy Theater -
ANASI the Spider
Tom May Tony Leavitt -
Mars
Exploration
     
11:45
     
12:00
pm
Chata Addy Salsa Lessons
w/
Walter Dill
 
12:15
 
Shula Azhar Belly Dancers
12:30
  Freshett  
12:45
Deadwood Revival Bill Zoller -
1980 Eruption
of
Mt. St. Helens
 
1:00
  Manteca  
1:15
De la Terra Nanda!
1:30
   
1:45
  Lora Chiorah-dye   Tears of Joy Theater -
ANASI the Spider
2:00
Christian Swenson Tom Pierson -
What's Cooking
Now at
Mt. St. Helens?
 
2:15
 
Peninsula Men's Gospel Choir
2:30
Tania Opland &
Mike Freeman
2:45
   
3:00
  Chata Addy  

Film: The Warrens: A Lake Crescent Mystery

3:15
Nanda! Donna Young -
Stellar
Evolution
 
3:30
    Freshett
3:45
Maya Soleil
Erica Luckett
4:00
  Film Shorts
(each film is 20 minutes long)
4:15
Walker T. Ryan  
4:30
Donna Young -
Cosmic
Cobwebs
 
4:45
    Nanda!
5:00
The Devil Makes Three
Christian Swenson    
5:15
     
5:30
Tania Opland & Mike Freeman  
George Snyder's OlyJazz Band
 
5:45
   
6:00
       
6:15
Showcase: D'Gary  
Li Li &
Dennis Crabb
 
6:30
       
6:45
Ellis      
7:00
 

The Greta Matassa Group

 
7:15
       
7:30
    Mishras, master sitar players  
7:45
Showcase:
The Ecclestons w/
Ivonne Hernandez
     
8:00
Deadwood Revival      
8:30
      The Greta Matassa Group
Stay for the second show!
 
8:45
       
9:00
         
9:15
Showcase: Layla Angulo The Devil Makes Three      
9:30
       
10:15
         
10:30

End of Sunday Festival Performances

 

MONDAY 05/30/05

Time/
Stage

Ruddell
Main Stage

Chamber Stage

NASA
Science Stage

Avamere
Fine Arts Stage

KONP Elks Stage

Outdoor Stage

Street Fair Open from 11am-5pm
(Outdoor performances: Linda Severt Juggling 1:30-2:15pm, Raq-A-Star Belly Dancers 2:30-3:30pm)

11:00
North Olympic Youth Symphony! 
         
11:30
Juggle Tunes w/
Linda Severt
Workshop w/
Christian Swenson
Harry Manx
   
12:00
pm
  The Ecclestons w/
Ivonne Hernandez
 
12:15
Hank Cramer    
12:30
Geoffrey Castle
(aka Jeff Sick)
   
12:45
Memorial Day Ceremony
with Hank Cramer
  Gypsy Soul  
1:00
Tacoma Scots Pipe Band Elaine Grinnell    
1:15
Christina Evans  
1:30
 
Linda Severt Juggling
1:45
     
2:00
Acoustic News Harry Manx   Ellis
2:15
Tse-Whit-zen
Slide Presentation
 
 
2:30
Sub Motive
Raq-A-Star Belly Dancers
2:45
 
3:00
 
 
Laura Love
   
3:15
Gypsy Soul

  International dance class with Barb Gardner

Port Angeles String Quartet
3:30
   
3:45
     
4:00
Erica Luckett
Lonely H  
4:15
       
4:30
Showcase:
Harry Manx
  Geoffrey Castle
(aka Jeff Sick)
 
5:00
     
5:15
         
5:30
  Acoustic News        
5:45
         
6:00

Closing Ceremonies

       
6:15
Showcase:
Laura Love Band
       
6:30
         
6:45
         
7:30

End of Monday Festival Performances

 

 

The Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts (JFFA) also brings you wonderful seasonal concerts throughout the year.  Enjoy and bring the family! 

For the complete 2005 schedule

JFFA is one of the best small town festivals in the country.

George Winston
to open JFFA's 14th Season,
7:30pm Friday, September 30, 2005

The Juan de Fuca Festival is excited to announce that piano legend George Winston will open our Fall season with a solo concert, Friday, September 30, at the Port Angeles High School Auditorium.

Inspired by blues, rock, R& B and jazz, George began playing organ and electric Piano in 1967, and inspired by “Fats” Waller, he switched to acoustic piano in 1971. The rest is history. Thirty two years after the release of his first album, and 24 years after he began to record what is now recognized as his signature style of melodic folk piano, George Winston has arguably dug deep and wide into the hearts and minds of audiences from Klamath Falls, Oregon to Osaka, Japan and beyond.

With the release of his tenth solo piano album, Montana – A Love Story, George has come full circle with the rich themes of the childhood years he spent in Montana. This memorable CD continues the thread begun with his 1994 Grammy-winning album, Forest, evoking the distinct landscapes and pronounced seasonal changes of his home state.

George Winston is one of the most important voices in piano of the past 20 years, selling over 12 million albums. His self-proclaimed musical style encompasses swing, R & B based rhythms, mixed with what he calls “rural Folk music.”

Tickets: $15 - $20. For more information or to order tickets, contact the Festival office at 360-457-5411.
 

   

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JFFA Fall Ball Gala Event
6pm Saturday, October 22, 2005

Enjoy a night of ballroom dancing, great food and support JFFA at this swanky fundraiser.  Music provided by 16-piece band Stardust and hearty hors d'oeuvres by Bella Italia.  Fall Ball ticket holders will also receive a 25% discount off a series of ballroom dance classes offered by Walter Dill.   Dust off your sequin dresses and tuxedos and join us for an evening of fun! 

Ticket Prices: 

  • $40 (JFFA Members)

  • $45 (Non-members)

  • $296 for a table of 8

For more information about this event, to become a sponsor or to order your tickets, call the JFFA office at 360-457-5411.

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Battlefield Band
returns to Port Angeles,
7:30pm Friday, November 18, 2005

Battlefield Band, a Scottish band of rare passion and joy, returns to the Port Angeles High School Auditorium, Friday, November 18th for an exciting performance of lively Celtic music.

Inspired by their rich heritage of Celtic music and fired by the strength of today’s Scottish cultural scene – which they themselves have done much to create and fuel – Battlefield Band mix the old songs with the new self-penned material and perform them on a unique fusion of ancient and modern instruments – bagpipe, fiddle, synthesizer, guitar, cittern, flute, bodhran and accordion.

They are the gold standard, the band against which all others are measured. After thirty years, they still lead the way for Scottish music, as they travel the world.

On September 13, 2003, Battlefield Band won “Best Live Act Award” at the first “Scots Traditional Music Awards” during a ceremony at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Evening News had this to say:

“The Battlefield Band is turning into a national treasure, and exemplifies the ongoing nature of Scottish musical tradition. Not seen them yet? Shame on you.”

See them live on November 18th at the Port Angeles High School Auditorium!

Tickets: $15 – 20. For more information to order tickets, call the Festival office at 360-457-5411.
 

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JFFA Holiday Concert with Tingstad & Rumbel
Thursday, December 15, 2005

Grammy award winning recording artists Tingstad & Rumbel will perform acoustic offerings for the holiday season, Thursday, December 15, at the Peninsula College Little Theater, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Guitarist Eric Tingstad & woodwind player Nancy Rumbel are no strangers to Port Angeles as they have performed at previous JFFA events. They refer to their music as a kind of chamber music for the '90's. "We're trying to get people to calm down a little bit," Tingstad said in a 1994 interview in L.A. Jazz Scene. "Everyone's just moving too fast."

This holiday concert celebrates Tingstad & Rumbel's newest CD, "Peace on Earth," and is presented by the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts.

Tickets: $15 – 17. For more information or to order tickets, call the Festival office at 360-457-5411.

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Cappella Romana to Perform
At Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Friday, March 10 at 7:30 pm

Cappella Romana is a vocal ensemble of 9 – 12 professional singers dedicated to combining passion with scholarship in its exploration of early and contemporary music of traditional Christian cultures in East and West. Audiences are taken on a Roman Holiday with stunning music related to at least one of the three Romes: Old Rome (the Latin tradition), New Rome (Constantinople and the Byzantine inheritance), and Third Rome (Moscow and the Slavic commonwealth).

Portland, Oregon’s only professional chamber vocal ensemble, Cappella Romana consists of some of the finest professional singers in the Pacific Northwest. The ensemble has a special commitment to mastering the Slavic and Byzantine repertories in their original languages. Their repertoire reaches wide, featuring works ranging from medieval chant and polyphony to twentieth-century choral and chamber music. Lovers of choral music will not want to miss beauty and richness of Cappella Romana’s harmonies.

The ensemble tours regularly with recent engagements in the British Isles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Yale, Princeton, and the J. Paul Getter Museum in Los Angeles, and several spring and summer festivals in the US. Cappella Romana has released six compact discs with four more in preparation.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles. Cappella Romana will hold a pre-conference lecture, starting at 7:00 p.m. The lecture is free to all ticket holders.

Tickets are $8 for students, seniors, and JFFA members and $10 for all others. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be available at Port Book and News, Pacific Mist Books, or by calling the JFFA office at 360-457-5411.

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Enjoy the 2005 JFFA Festival and plan your Memorial Day vacation in Port Angeles!  Dance and groove to the music, explore the mountains and beaches of the beautiful Olympic Peninsula and take a ferry to Victoria,B.C.!

Port Angeles Travel information:

70 miles west of Seattle

1hr passenger ferry ride to Victoria

1.5hr car ferry ride to Victoria

17 miles from Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

Major Sponsor of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the  Arts

 

Peninsula Daily News - major sponsor of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts

 

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