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Oct
2015
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Events

It’s Time to Get Jazzy!

It’s that time of the year again, … time to jump, jive and wail as the perennially popular Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival returns to Sun Valley from October 13 to 18. The legacy … and the fun … continue!

People travel to Jazz HQ at the Sun Valley Village from all over the country for one of the most highly anticipated festivals around. Why? To listen to the music of more than 40 bands; to watch 200 artists on multiple stages; to dance the night away after learning all the moves; to see old friends and make new ones; to take advantage of this spectacular time of year in this one-of-a-kind place. The fun is non-stop as enthusiasts choose from vintage jazz, contemporary jazz, cabaret jazz, swing, western swing, big band, Zydeco, gypsy jazz, blues, and more. … all day and all night, at all types of venues.


Whether you catch big acts on the big stages, or traditional jazz in more intimate venues, this festival has something for everyone

This 26th installment of the Jazz Jamboree welcomes acts including Ivory&Gold®, All Star Big Band. Kings of Swing, Joe Fos Trio, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, U.S. Coast Guard Dixie Band, Yve Evans and many, many others.  In fact, Yve Evans kicks off the whole festival at a free concert Tuesday night. This legendary performer will entertain at the Continental Room in the Sun Valley Inn at 4 p.m. before the official Jamboree kicks into gear at 6 p.m. For a full list of artists, please click HERE. You won’t believe who is coming to town!

And don’t forget the dancing. The chance to kick up their heels with amazing instructors and others who love to tear up the dance floor is a huge draw to many attendees. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday have fun and learn the Balboa, Charleston, Fox Trot, Lindy Hop, swing, blues and line dancing during 70-minute lessons. There is even a special “Dancer’s Package” to get a leg up on the weekend. This includes one 5-Day Pass for the Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival, small group lessons in three dance levels, designed to maximize quality of instruction and free admission to the dance competitions of your choice.

There are also many special events to enjoy during this non-stop event including a Mardi Gras Party, Private Jazz Party, a Jazz Mass and the always-popular Afterglow Dinner. For a full schedule of what is available, please click HERE.


This year, the popular Jazz in the Square concerts return, bringing top artists to Ketchum to perform for free under gorgeous October skies

If you’d like to get a glimpse of all the action, be sure to stop by concerts at Town Square in Ketchum. These are free and open to the public. On Wednesday, October 14, Gator Nation takes the stage, on Thursday, October 15, enjoy Kyle Rowland Blues Band and the U.S. Coast Guard Dixie Band performs on Friday, October 16. All concerts start at 12:30 p.m.

Whether your taste runs to funky New Orleans grooves, big band swing, rhythm and blues, traditional jazz, sousaphones, lyrical standards, big band or almost any other permeation of this always-evolving music, you will find something to love at the Jazz Jamboree.

As Jim Fryer of Titan Hot Seven said, “In the musical world, there are certain festivals that rise to the top.” This is one.


Artists love coming to Sun Valley for the Jazz and Music Festival. In past years, the Yale Whiffenpoofs have even been spotted enjoying our iconic outdoor rink between performances

Sun Valley invites all jazz enthusiasts to call 800.786.8259 or email reservations@sunvalley.com for room rates for festival participants at the newly renovated (gorgeous) Lodge, Inn and condos. Stay and play right in the middle of the action.

Get your badge (your ticket to all the action) and come join the party!


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