SVJ&MF has purchased Frank Sinatra Big Band charts for Hanlin, and he will be performing those charts with the Terry Myers’ Big Band. He is very excited for this opportunity, and it reflects well on Sun Valley’s dedication to raising up a new generation of jazz lovers and performers.
The Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival is also celebrating their 30th year anniversary this year. There will be several surprises at the event to celebrate the milestone and kick off the next 30 amazing years of hot jazz in Idaho!
The 30th anniversary edition of Idaho’s Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival covers five days and offers forty excellent bands (with over 200 shows to choose from), and will be headquartered at the Sun Valley Inn at the Sun Valley Resort. Performance venues include the Limelight Room, the Continental Room, the River Run Lodge, and Satchmo’s, with free concerts daily at Giacobbi Square in Ketchum, Idaho. Music starts on Wednesday at 12:30 pm, and the last set ends on Sunday at 3:30 pm, with an Afterglow Dinner Sunday 7:15-10 pm (extra ticket required).
Performers at the festival include Banu Gibson, The Black Market Trust Blue Street Jazz Band, Bob Draga with Friends, Carolyn Martin Swing Band, Carl Sonny Leyland Trio, Clint Baker’s Hot 5, Cocuzzi Quartet, Cornet Chop Suey, Gator Nation, High Street Party Band, Holland-Coots Jazz Quintet, Hot Jazz Collective with Jeff Barnhart and Terry Myers, Midiri Brothers Septet, Pearl Django, Professor Cunningham & His Old School (introducing Shaymus Hanlin), Side Street Strutters with Meloney Collins, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, US Coast Guard Dixie Band, The Young Bucs, Yve Evans, and more to come.
On Sunday, October 20th at 7:30 pm, the Afterglow Dinner will start with dinner and music with Yve Evans, and will be followed by dancing with the All Star Big Band.
An Early Bird Special: 5-Day General Admission Pass is $165 through July 31, and $185 thereafter. The Afterglow Dinner is $65, including the meal. Tickets are available by telephone or at the website; (877) 478-5277; sunvalleyjazz.com. Write for a brochure (with full ticket pricing information) at Sun Valley Jazz, PO Box 2745, Sun Valley, ID. You can also view the brochure online.