2009 Jan. - Dec.

Dear BJS members and friends of Jazz,

Memberships are still available at $70 ($10 off general admission) for the remaining two concerts in the spring; pianist/vocalist Dena DeRose and her Trio, Sunday, 2/21/2010 and the phenomenal guitarist, Martin Taylor, Sunday, 3/28/2010. Just print out the flyer below and send to me (address below) with a $70 check made out to Boise Jazz Society. A membership for the Spring 2010 concerts make a great and meaningful gift for the upcoming holiday seasons.

A Boise Jazz Society membership also entitles you to "exclusive" jazz extras including living room concerts, listening and film parties, and lectures. BJS members also receive discounts on additional jazz concerts that are planned for this year—stay tuned for breaking jazz news here

Speaking of jazz concerts, I am excited to tell you about saxophonist, Kurtis Adams’ upcoming All John Coltrane Concert, Friday, October 30, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m. in the Boise State University Recital Hall (Morrison Center). Admission: $5 adults, $3 students & seniors (Proceeds benefit BSU Music Scholarship Fund). Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Dr. Adams is the interim Director of Jazz Studies at Boise State University and is also the newest Boise Jazz Society working board member. Joining Kurtis will be pianist Chuck Smith, bassist Aaron Miller, and Scott Ruesser at the drum set, plus a string quartet backs Kurtis on Lonnie’s Lament.

For more on Kurtis’ background and music, check out his websites: http://kurtisadams.com/ & http://www.myspace.com/kurtisadamsmusic

Boise Jazz Society members are invited to meet and greet Kurtis at a BYOB Reception after the concert at Chuck Smith’s Boise Blue Note, Belgravia Building at 461 Main Street, Boise. Please RSVP me, ASAP, if you plan to attend the reception as club seating is limited. Call 426-3498 or msamball@boisestate.edu

So this Friday, Don’t Take the A Train, take the Blue Trane!!

Mike