Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree. October 15th – 19th.

“Attendees from all fifty states, every Canadian province, and several foreign countries gather each October to celebrate live performances of America’s music. The Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree was birthed out of a love and appreciation for jazz music by Tom & Barbara Hazzard held each mid-October each year in Sun Valley, ID.” For more information please visit

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree

Join the fun in Sun Valley, Idaho!
October 16-20, 2013

  • Five Days of Music.
  • Forty Bands.
  • One Million Smiles.
  • One Hundred Eighty Musicians.
  • Two Hundred Sixty Shows!

Forty Bands

Performed by over 200 musicians:

  • Tom Rigney & Flambeau
  • Titan Hot 7
  • Cornet Chop Suey
  • Bob Draga, Guest Artist
  • Midiri Brothers Sextet
  • Sherry Colby’s Racket Makers
  • Meschiya Lake & Dem Lil’ Big Horns

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree

23rd Annual  October 17 – 21, 2012

The Jazz Jamboree is an event not to be missed!

The Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree produces hundreds of live performances on multiple stages over five days from October 17th – 21st.   Enjoy many styles of music including traditional and Contemporary Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Zydeco, Blues and more.

The event will host over 40 musical groups and over 200 talented musicians from around the nation, Canada, and Europe.   There are several sites for dancing and free dance classes too!  Complementary shuttle buses operate frequently between the venues, and food and beverages will be available at most locations.

Tickets are available at jazz festival tickets, or by phone 877-478-5277.

For more information please visit

22nd Annual Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree October 12-16, 2011

photo of trumpet players
Join the fun during five straight days of music Wednesday, October 12 through Sunday, October 16, performed by over 200 musicians, with 280 shows and dance competitions from which to choose! Music styles ranges from Traditional and Contemporary Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Zydeco, Blues and more. If you are a music lover, this is an event not to be missed!

For tickets and information, please contact the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree office at: 877-478-5277 or online at:

By mail:
Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree
PO Box 2745
Sun Valley, ID 83353

21st Annual Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree October 13-17, 2010

Join the fun at the 21st Annual Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree.  Music begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, October 13 and wraps up with the Grande Finale at 5pm Sunday, October 17.  You’ll enjoy 5 straight days of music performed by over 200 musicians from all over the country.  Choose from 300 different shows!
-Free Community Concert, Oct. 12 at 7pm Indoor Ice Reink
-Big Band Swing, New Orleans Funky Jazz & Blues, Zydeco, Contemporary, Rockin’ Jazz, Traditional Dixieland, Sweet & Hot Jazz, Cabaret Jazz, Music & Comedy and more!
-Afterglow Dinner, Oct 17 at 7pm
-Amateur Dance Competitions, Big Band Bash, Marching Band Salute, Jazz Worship Services, Pianorama and 40 other special events!

Special Sun Valley Resort lodging rates from $139 – $359 available by phone only: 800-786-8259

Visit for full schedule and register for events.

“Fall in Sun Valley is the best of all…” -Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway wrote about it for good reason: fall in Sun Valley is the best of all and this year is no exception.
Music with Marley and The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Sun Valley Harvest Festival, the gnarly Baldy Hill Climb and even a fun Bocce Ball Contest all kick-off the fall season in Sun Valley.

The Sun Valley Music Festival Saturday, September 25 will bring legends of Gospel to the Sun Valley Pavilion for the first time. The Blind Boys of Alabama interpret everything from traditional Gospel to contemporary spiritual material from legends like Curtis Mayfield, Eric Clapton and Prince. The Blind Boys will be joined by New York City’s Bill Sims Jr. and Lew Soloff, and local’s favorite The Paul Tillotson Love Trio. Tickets are $45 at the Sun Valley Recreation Center (208) 622-2135 or online at

Harvest Food & Wine Festival

The Sun Valley Harvest Festival, September 24-26, is strategically planned for this time of year so chefs and participants can take full advantage of the local harvest. Sun Valley’s newest culinary event will offer fun-filled activities centered around sustainable regional food, wine and beer. It will focus on educating about foods available regionally and how to connect with local farmers, and also interesting ways to prepare these foods. For more information visit, or call 208-450-6430.

Friday, September 24 the Night Bocce World Championships and the Dick Barrymore Ski Movie Tribute will be held at River Run 6-10 pm.
Marley In The Mountains – Harvesting of the Vibes Reggae concert will feature Richie Spice of St. Andrew, Jamaica and is planned for Saturday, September 25 at 9pm at the Ketchum Town Plaza.

The Baldy Hill Climb starts at 8 am on Saturday, September 25 on the Warm Springs side of Baldy and will be sponsored by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. A long-time local challenge, the Baldy Hill Climb is a great family event. (To sign up call 208-726-4129).

Also, the last day for gondola rides and lunch at Baldy’s Roundhouse will be Sunday, September 26. The Sun Valley Fall Golf Package will come to a close September 25, however, the Late Fall Golf Package begins the next day and will run through the end of the season.

And finally, after participating in all or many of these events, you might like to take a seat in Sun Valley’s Opera House to view "Ride The Divide – 2,700 miles, Canada to Mexico, Alone." The special film will be shown one night only Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm and will be sponsored by Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports and the Elephant’s Perch. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at

Big October events include The Trailing of the Sheep, October 8-10, the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree October 13-17, The Sun Valley Harvest Film Festival October 22-23 and Crosstoberfest on October 30-31.
For additional information please visit