• Eric Alexander Quartet

    September 30 - October 1*, 2018

    *Boise State University Jazz Residency Events

  • Emmet Cohen Trio

    November 4-5*, 2018

    *Boise State University Jazz Residency Events

  • Jeff Hamilton Quartet

    December 2-3*, 2018

    *Boise State University Jazz Residency Events

  • Joel Frahm Quartet

    January 27-28*, 2019

    *Boise State University Jazz Residency Events

  • Renee Rosnes Quartet

    March 3-4*, 2019

    *Boise State University Jazz Residency Events

  • Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowskii

    May 5-6*, 2019

    *Boise State University Jazz Residency Events

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2018-19 Season

                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.

All 2018-19 BJS memberships have been sold, but we always have a few tickets available for each specific concerts.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for a particular concert, please email Mike Samball and you will be notified when general admission tickets become available. 

Can’t make the Concert?

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Please contact Mike Samball to be placed on the "waiting list" to join us for our 2019-20 Season.  More information below:

The Diego Figueiredo--Ken Peplowski Duo
Concert Sponsorship by the Barry B. Staum Endowment

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room
Boise Community Jazz Symposium, 4 - 5 pm
Free: All Students and Public Welcome
Limited General Admission Availability

Concert, 7 - 9 pm
Doors Open @ 6 pm
Jazz Buffet and Hors d'oeuvres Specials and
Adult Beverages Available

Diego and Pep

Monday, May 6, 2019
Boise Jazz Society Educational Events
@ Boise State University featuring
The Diego Figueiredo--Ken Peplowski Duo

Boise State Morrison Center Recital Hall
Free, Jazz Inform-ance, 4 - 5:15 pm (Informal concert followed by Q & A)
Free, Jazz Clinics w/the guest artists, 5:30 - 6:30 pm (TBA)

 c1ba5f d9019bf9874747d0a7ffcfef67c98a35          Diego Figueiredo is a new star of the guitar world. He is only 35, and he has release 23 Cds, 3 DVDs, and he has playing in more than 60 contries around the world. He is winner of several important competitions like Montreux Jazz Competition, VISA Prize and some others. Diego is presenting now his new concert “ From the Classical to the Jazz”. It is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa nova and Classical music. Diego has an unique interpretation, with a lot of technique, much emotion, and his show has been a great sucsses about to the audience.

Diego Figueiredo was born in Franca, Brazil, in 1980, and at the age of 4, he used to strike poses carrying his small guitar. At six, he got a mandolin, which was kept in a very special place in his house. Diego played many instruments before choosing the electric guitar when he was twelve, playing in theaters and local pubs, revealing the great art of improvising and harmonizing. At 15, he conquered theaters and nightclubs in many different Brazilian states, playing solo or with renowned musicians.

Besides being a guitar player, Diego is a producer, arranger, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist.  Brazil continuously fosters new stars that impress and amaze their audiences with their joy and exceptional technique. Diego Figueiredo makes new fans everytime he enters the stage, and very few others play the guitar as expressively as he does.

Having received awards twice at the “MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL” as one of the greatest guitarists in the world, Diego Figueiredo performs one amazing concert uniting technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz. Diego Figueiredo presents the most requested show of Brazilian music.   With a variety of work already released, Diego is doing shows on the most important stages around the world enchanting and charming the public wherever he goes with his unique touch.

Diego has recorded and performed with big names like Gilberto Gil, João Bosco, Roberto Menescal, Toquinho, Belchior, Fafá de Belém, Angela Maria, Toninho Horta, Larry Coryell, Ken Peplowski, Lewis Nash, John Clayton, Cyrille Aimée and many others.

Acclaimed by the critics as the newest sensation in the guitar world !

Please visit: https://www.diegofigueiredo.com/


Ken Peplowski & Diego Figueiredo - Caravan

Please visit: http://kenpeplowski.com/

Announcing the 2019-20

BJS Season Membership Renewal Drive

March 3 - May 5, 2019

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New Memberships Available to the General Public

Beginning May 6, 2019.

General Admission single tickets available September 2019.

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Can’t make the Concert?

We have another "sold-out" season and a long "waiting list" for general admission concert tickets.  Please contact Mike Samball ASAP,  if you are not able to attend the upcoming concert on Sunday 29, 2018.

Spread the Word about our Free Jazz Ed Events

Please let your family, friends, and neighbors know of all the free events associated with our upcoming artists' two-day stay in Boise.  This is a great opportunity for young and old to experience the best in world-class jazz--Live!

Reserve and Non-reserved Seating Policy & Buffet Information

If you plan to arrive early, have a seat in the 365 Lounge and enjoy the music and a beverage--Sapphire Room doors open at 6 p.m. 

We have moved to a combination of reserved and non-reserved tiered membership pricings. We expect more development on the pre-concert, seating system as we approach the season opener.

Jazz Education Contribution Campaign

Thanks so much to all who have contributed in support of our vital BJS jazz education mission.  We trust that many more of you will contribute for the 2019-19 season making it possible for us to continue the Free, Boise Community Jazz Symposium and the many jazz education activities benefiting Boise State University and community jazz students.  Donors receive priority seating choices for future seasons.

Campaign for Continued Excellence

To assure the future quality and stability of the Boise Jazz Society, we are engaged in a Campaign for Continued Excellence.  Season subscribers who also contribute to this campaign at the $750 level or above receive priority seating choices for the 2019-2020 season.

Concert Sponsorship Available

Help sustain world-class jazz artistry in Boise by sponsoring one of our 6-concert subscription series for 2018-19.  A $2500 Concert Sponsorship associate's your name or company with internationally-acclaimed artists and assures that the BJS continues to bring you the very best in the world of jazz today.  Contact Mike Samball to find out more about the many benefits of contributing to the Boise Jazz Society.


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The Boise Jazz Society is honored to have been granted permission to use this iconic Leo Meiersdorff gaphic as our logo. 

To learn more about the definitive story of Leo's life and his art,
please visit:  http://www.leomeiersdorff.com/

2018-19 Artists

The Eric Alexander Quartet

Blues For Phineas

You Must Believe in Spring

Secret Love

Emmet Cohen Trio

All Of You

Opus One


Jeff Hamilton Quartet

September in the Rain

There Will be Some Changes Made


Joel Frahm Quartet

Smokin' Joel


Pennies from Heaven

Renee Rosnes Quartet

 Lucy From Afar

Written in the Rocks

From Here to a Star

Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski

Cheek to Cheek


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Boise Jazz Society Contributors

Season Sponsors

Ann and Scott Tuthill

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Concert Sponsors
Barry B. Staum Boise Jazz Society Endowment
Catherine and James DeBlasio Family
Ann and Scott Tuthill


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Support Live Jazz
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Season Sponsors

Ann and Scott Tuthill


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Concert Sponsors

Ann and Scott Tuthill

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The Catherine and James Deblasio Family

The Barry B. Staum Boise Jazz Society Endowment

Corporate Support


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Contact Info

Mike Samball, Executive Director
Boise State Dept of Music web page:
Phone: 208 426-3498

About Our Organization

Mission Statement:
The Boise Jazz Society is a Boise, Idaho—Boise State University community-engagement partnership, in support of jazz performance, jazz education, and the promotion of jazz as a living, American art form.

The Boise Jazz Society Goals:
• raising awareness of jazz as an American art form
• promoting live jazz performance in Boise
• presenting a world-class jazz concerts in an authentic, jazz-club environment
• enhancing educational opportunities through a series of jazz lectures, workshops, and residencies
• disseminating information on activities and developments in the world of jazz today

Tax-Deductible Private and Corporate Contributions to Support the Boise Jazz Society's Mission and Goals are greatly appreciated.

The Boise Jazz Society Advisory Board
John Barnet
President, Wally Smith
Secretary, John Barnet
Treasurer, Jim Guyton
Promotion Chair, Mark Fisher
Production Chair, Kerry Lindorfer
Executive Director, Mike Samball
At Large Board Members:
Derek Ganong
Sandon Mayhew
Sally Oberlindacher
Chuck Smith

Mailing Address

Mike Samball
Boise Jazz Society
Boise State Dept. of Music
1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725

Season at a Glance

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