Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 14307 NE 267TH St c/o Jeff Loehr Battle Ground WA 98604 USA

Mission: The purpose of the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to promote and facilitate education about, preservation of, and live performance of traditional jazz, ragtime and sing music as Original American art forms. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinating school clinics, workshops, historical presentations, and live performances by youth and professional musicians at the annual Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree.
Results: Over two decades since it's inception, the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree continues to delight festival goers form all fifty of the United States and dozens of foreign countries. In October each year, this five day event fills the streets with adoring fans, the air with upbeat jazz music and warms the hearts of those in attendance.
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Although it was my first year at the Jamboree, I did one thing absolutely right, attending with two jazz lovers who'd been to the Jamboree since its first years of creation. It is so obvious that the performers are world-class musicians. Being around so many people who appreciate good music is an awe-inspiring experience. Many times so poignant I was close to tears. I'm a journalist and good with words, yet am at a loss trying to describe the feeling present during that week. I'll give it a weak shot: Camaraderie, spirit, a common beauty, soul. My only regret is that I've missed so many years in the past, not understanding what Sun Valley's got going that last week of October. I'm now a jazz convert, something I'll share with my siblings, children, grandchildren and friends. Huge bravos to those who worked so hard to put this together! ---Look, you even inspired a blog. Loved every minute, can't thank you enough. ~Amy Larson

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