Monday, October 1, 2012

Sun Valley Jazz!

The Sun Valley Jazz Festival


Join the fun in Sun Valley Idaho for five days of music (October 17 -21), forty bands, 180 musicians and 260 shows at the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree!

Synopsis of Events at the Sun Valley Jazz Festival



  • Free Community Concert

  • Amateur Dance Competition

  • Two All-Star Big Band Bashes

  • Marching Band Salute

  • Jazz Worship Services

  • 40 Additional Special Events

  • Afterglow Dinner



Sun Valley Jazz Festival Artists


Listen to many styles of music at the festival, including: Traditional Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Zydeco, Gypsy Jazz, Blues and more.

Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band: In late 1989, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band was born with the mission to find, research, and play some of the almost forgotten arrangements of the early jazz bands. What an exciting project! Their new sounds and combinations result in some very unusual treatments of old and new jazz material. This band is full of talented players with rich musical histories, including the leader Bill, whose father played jazz on the Mississippi steamboats.

Big Bang Jazz Band: Incorporating elements from early New Orleans jazz, Dixieland and the hot music of the ’20s and ’30s, variety is the name of the game for these young and highly energetic musicians. The band is adept at playing both sweet and steamy tunes. The Big Bang Jazz Band makes everybody excited about Dixieland jazz.

Tickets for the Sun Valley Jazz Festival


Ticket prices range from $20 for a five-day student pass (ages 13-18) to $130 for the five day all events badge. See all the prices and details about the event at the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree website.

Have you attended the Sun Valley Jazz Festival in the past?


The Jamboree looks like an amazing music festival with a lot of talented artists! We would love to hear from you if you have attended in the past. Are you a fan of any of the bands? What makes you like jazz music?

Lodging in Sun Valley


Choose from one of our Sun Valley bed and breakfasts for an impeccable lodging experience.





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