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  • Paquito D'Rivera Quintet

    Paquito D'Rivera Quintet

    5 & 8 pm concerts | September 26, 2021

    Sapphire Room

    Free, jazz education events | September 27, 4 - 6:30 pm
    Boise State University | Morrison Center Recital Hall

  • Etienne Mbappe & the Prophets

    Etienne Mbappe & the Prophets

    5 & 8 pm concerts | November 7, 2021

    Sapphire Room

    Free, jazz education events | November 8, 4 - 6:30 pm
    Boise State University | Morrison Center Recital Hall

  • Bill Charlap - Renee Rosnes Duo

    Bill Charlap - Renee Rosnes Duo

    5 and 8 pm concerts | December 5, 2021

    Sapphire Room

    Free, jazz education events | December 6, 4 - 6:30 pm
    Boise State University | Morrison Center Recital Hall

  • Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

    Concert 7:30 pm | February 13, 2022

    Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

    Jazz for Young People presented by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra | February 14, Time TBD
    Boise State University | Morrison Center Recital Hall

  • Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts

    Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts

    5 and 8 pm concerts | March 13, 2022

    Sapphire Room

    Free, jazz education events | March 14, 4 - 6:30 pm
    Boise State University | Morrison Center Recital Hall

  • Dianne Reeves-Romero Lubambo Duo

    Dianne Reeves-Romero Lubambo Duo

    5 and 8 pm concerts | May 15, 2022

    Sapphire Room

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         The Boise Jazz Society is a Boise, Idaho ~ Boise State University community-engagement partnership,
supporting jazz performance, jazz education, and the promotion of jazz as a living American art form.

The Dianne Reeves/Romero Lubambo performances in Boise have cancelled due to COVID.  

Please check our website for a rescheduled date.

The Boise Jazz Society presents
Dianne Reeves with Romero Lubambo
May 15, 2022
Concerts at 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
In the Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel
2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, Idaho
Sponsored in Memory of Patti and Les Smith

General Admission Tickets available beginning May 1, 2022

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Dianne Reeves, a five-time Grammy winner, has recorded and extensively performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis, who said of Reeves, “She has one of the most powerful, purposeful and accurate voices of this or any time.” Reeves has also recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. In addition, she was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first singer to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. Reeves appeared throughout George Clooney’s award winning Good Night and Good Luck and performed every song on the Grammy-winning soundtrack. More recently, Reeves has toured the world in a variety of contexts including a program entitled “Sing the Truth,” a musical celebration of Nina Simone in which Lizz Wright and Angelique Kidjo were also featured.  The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters award is widely described as United States’ highest honor for jazz. In addition to Dianne, the 2018 Jazz Masters are pianist Joanne Brackeen, guitarist Pat Metheny and producer Todd Barkan. The new class was inducted in a tribute concert and ceremony at the Kennedy Center on April 16, 2018. Each inductee delivered remarks but did not perform — that task was left to colleagues and peers. Dianne performed at the 2017 induction celebration, as she paid tribute to her friend Dee Dee Bridgewater.  Dianne was recognized by The Juilliard School with an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts for her “breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B style.” She received the award at Julliard’s 110th Commencement Ceremony in Lincoln Center, along with Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, and Peter Sellars.  Read More

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Romero's guitar playing unites the styles and rhythms of his native Brazilian musical heritage with his fluency in the American jazz tradition to form a distinctive new sound.  From the cool, sophisticated rhythms of his native Brazil to hard bop, Romero is a guitarist who's comfortable in any musical setting. He is an uncommonly gifted soloist and musical improviser with a steady stream of unpredictably creative musical thoughts and the virtuosity to deliver them.  After arriving in New York City, Romero quickly established himself as a "first call" session and touring guitarist who was in demand not only for his authentic Brazilian sound, but also for his command with a variety of styles.  Lubambo has performed and recorded with many outstanding artists, including Dianne Reeves, Billie Eilish, Angelique Kidjo, Michael Brecker, Yo-Yo Ma, Kathleen Battle, Diana Krall, Herbie Mann, Wynton Marsalis, Gal Costa, Kurt Elling, Kenny Barron, Luciana Souza, Cyro Baptista, Sergio and Odair Assad, Ivan Lins, Grover Washington Jr., Vernon Reid, Flora Purim and Airto, Paquito D'Rivera, Harry Belafonte, Larry Coryell, Gato Barbieri, Leny Andrade, James Carter, Paula Robison, Dave Weckl, Jason Miles, and Cesar Camargo Mariano... among many others.  Read More
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Boise Jazz Society current members renewal period: March 13 - May 1, 2022
New memberships available May 1, 2022

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The Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room

 

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All seating reserved | Adult beverages available | Free Parking

Help support the great American art form of jazz in Boise and
take advantage of the Idaho Education Tax Credit!

Donations to the Boise Jazz Society are through Boise State University and qualify for an Idaho Educational Tax Credit — a reduction in the actual tax you owe.  If you itemize your taxes, a donation to any of our education campaigns below may create income tax deductions on both your state and federal returns, plus a 50% Idaho income tax credit.  Your tax benefit is dependent on your personal income level and filing status.  Please contact your tax consultant for additional information.

Make your check and mail to:

The Boise Jazz Society
Boise State University
Department of Music
1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1560

FROM JAZZ LOVERS EVERYWHERE, WE THANK YOU!

For more information please contact:
Mike Samball, Director
Boise Jazz Society @ Boise State University
Department of Music
1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1560
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Season Sponsors

Season Sponsors

Ann and Scott Tuthill

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Concert Sponsors

The Catherine and James Deblasio Family
Paula Knickbocker
Dara and Joe Longobardi

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In Memory: Patti and Les Smith
The Barry B. Staum Boise Jazz Society Endowment


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