He was classically trained right here in Alaska. Folk and alternative singer-songwriter Jonathan Heynen recently graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage where he studied classical guitar. His inspiration to write and perform started eight years ago after a visit to a music festival in Juneau.


“I went to the folk festival,” Heynen said. “There I just fell in love with it. And I realized how amazing it was to write songs, so I decided at that point I was going to be a song writer”


Now that school is no longer his main focus, the plan is to continue directing music at the Great Land Christian Church and get more involved in the Anchorage music scene with fellow musician, Marie Nielson.


Upcoming Performance


First Friday



  • Friday, June 3

  • Steam Dot – Williwaw

  • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.


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