• Middle Fork of the Salmon Jazz Trip

    Our trio plays before dinner daily. Dave Mendenhall (trumpet & bass), Chuck Smith (keyboard), and Scott Reusser (percussion) have performed on these trips for several years. The music is superb. Click for more details and to sign up for this spectacular trip! Read More
  • Melissa Aldana Quartet

    October 11-12*, 2015

    *Boise State University Jazz Residency Events

  • Monty Alexander Trio

    November 18*-19, 2015

    *Boise State University Jazz Residency Events

  • Tierney Sutton Trio

    March 6-7*, 2016

    *Boise State University Jazz Residency Events

  • Tony Monaco Trio

    April 10-11*, 2016

    *Boise State University Jazz Residency Events

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"The Dean of Mainstream Jazz Pianists"
Kenny Barron with Kiyoshi Kitagawa & Johnathan Blake

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Riverside Hotel Sapphire Room
Open, Table and Concert Seating • Jazz Appetizer Buffet and No-Host Bar Available • Free Parking
Doors Open 6 pm • Concert 7:00 pm

Tickets available to Current Boise Jazz Society Members at $35 each until February 15, 2016
General Admission Tickets on Sale beginning February 16, 2016 at $45 each.

New Pre-Concert Procedures Announced

The Riverside Hotel has placed additional chairs in the lobby for your added comfort.  As you arrive, pick up a colored chip at the ticket table starting at 5:45 pm, then have a seat, listen to the lobby music, and perhaps order a beverage.  We will open the doors to the Sapphire Room at 6 pm in flights of 20 as per your colored chip.  The Riverside Jazz Buffet ($10) will be available at 5:45 pm as well.  Enjoy!

Boise Jazz Society Members
Please email Mike Samball ASAP, if you are unable to attend our upcoming concert!

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Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a 2010 Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. The Los Angeles Times named him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly calls him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.”

Barron consistently wins the jazz critics and readers polls, including Downbeat, Jazz Times and Jazziz magazines. The famed Spanish ceramist Lladro honored Mr. Barron with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater SUNY Empire State in 2013 and from Berklee College of Music in 2011. In 2009 he received the Living Legacy Award from Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and was inducted into the American Jazz Hall of Fame and won a MAC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. He is a six-time recipient of Best Pianist by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Whether he is playing solo, trio or quintet, Kenny Barron is recognized the world over as a master of performance and composition.


Please visit:  http://kennybarron.com/

Hughes River Expeditions presents a
Middle Fork of the Salmon River Jazz Trip
August 17-August 22, 2016 (6 Days/5 Nights)

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Idaho's most famous wilderness and whitewater river.  Challenging rapids, crystal clear water, Native American cultural sites, pioneer history, "blue ribbon" dry fly fishing for wild Westslope Cutthroat Trout, great hikes, and natural hotsprings.  The Middle Fork is one of the original eight National Wild & Scenic Rivers, and the entire trip is inside the vast Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness.  All this and great jazz too!

The Middle Fork Trio plays each day before dinner.  Dave Mendenhall (trumpet & bass), Chuck Smith (keyboard), and Scott Reusser (percussion) have performed on these trips for several years.



BJS Jazz Education Contribution Campaign in Full Swing

Join the growing list of BJS members who have already contributed to our BJS Educational Mission in support of the Sunday Community Jazz Symposia Series and Monday Jazz Education Residencies at Boise State.  Please consider donating to our Jazz Education Contribution Campaign at one of the levels below.  All contributions are tax deductible as allowed by federal and state law.

The Big Band ~ $1000 - 2499
        Beboppers ~ $500 – 999
            Swingers ~ $250 – 499
                Mainstreamers ~ $100 – 249
                    Hipsters ~ $50 – 99

Donate today and get in on our drawing before each concert for one of three, reserved tables of choice.  All contributors, at any level, are eligible to win a table seating four ticketed guests. 

Contact Mike Samball for more information.

Corporate & Private BJS Concert Sponsorships Still Available

Help sustain world-class jazz artistry in Boise by sponsoring one of our subscription series concerts for 2015-16.  A Concert Sponsorship will associate your name or company with internationally-acclaimed artists and will help assure 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 supporting the Boise Jazz Society today.

Boise Jazz Society Major Academic and Corporate Contributors


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logoCheck out our contris and thank them for supporting the art of live jazz and jazz education in Boise.

Boise Jazz Society Advisory Board

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: 
Kelly Cross
Sean Cross
Alex Noppe
Sandon Mayhew
Chuck Smith
Anni Wall

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.

For More Information, please contact:
Mike Samball
Boise Jazz Society
Department of Music
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho 83725
Phone: (208) 426-3498

Season Sponsors

Ann and Scott Tuthill


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Concert Sponsors

Ann and Scott Tuthill
Dara and Joe Longobardi

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

Corporate Support


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