McCall Jazz Festival August 3-6 Benefits Interfaith Sanctuary and Idaho Charities

McCall Jazz is kicking off in Boise, ID on Wednesday, August 3rd with Jazz in the City at the Egyptian Theatre featuring Curtis Stigers. Jazz by the Lake will be Friday, August 5th at Ruperts in McCall, Idaho. McCall Jazz on Jug Mountain is Saturday, August 6th.

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Jazz in the City: Curtis Stigers and friends in Wednesday August 3 at the Historic Egyptian Theatre.

Jazz by the Lake – A Benefit For Many on Friday, August 5 @ Rupert's @ Hotel McCall

Jazz on Jug Mountain featuring Curtis Stigers & friends on Saturday, August 6

All tickets go on sale June 13th at

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About the McCall Jazz Festival:

The fourth annual jazz festival hosted by jazz musician Curtis Stigers will have a new date and a new venue for this year.

Last year’s jazz festival was held at Brundage Mountain Resort, with the first two festivals held at the McCall Golf Course.

This year, Boise native and internationally renowned jazz artist Curtis Stigers with his co-producer Jodi Peterson have a new partner for the event, David Carey of Hotel McCall, Ruperts and Jug Mountain. Stigers and Peterson met with Carey after the 2015 Jazz Festival and they liked what Carey had to offer.

A location with lots of parking, canopies of trees to provide much-needed shade in August, a tent for all attendees to be seated beneath with chairs for everyone.

“We are looking to make this event as comfortable as possible for our audience so they can just sit back and enjoy the show,” said Stigers on the new location.

The event begins Wednesday, August 3 in downtown Boise, Idaho:
Jazz in the City: Curtis Stigers and Friends
The Historic Egyptian Theatre, Downtown Boise
Wednesday, August 3. 2016
Doors 7pm Showtime 8pm
Tickets $35

Jazz by the Lake - A Benefit for Many
Rupert’s in The Hotel McCall, 1101 N. 3rd St. McCall, ID
Friday, August 5, 2016
Tickets: $100

Food by Chef Gary Kucy featuring Agribeef’s Snake River Farms, Cinder Wine.
McCall Jazz on Jug Mountain is at a beautiful new location with lots of shade, great food and beverage featuring Stigers, Paul Wells, The Sneider Brothers, Emily Braden, Matthew Fries, Cliff Schmitt and more on stage for an unforgettable night of jazz:

Jazz on Jug Mountain, Southeast of McCall, ID
Featuring Curtis Stigers & Friends
Saturday, August 6
Gates 4:00 Show 5:00
Tickets: $35

McCall Jazz proceeds to benefit Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter & Supportive Services, McCall’s Alpine Playhouse, McCall Education Foundation, McCall Music Society, McCall Arts & Humanities, McCall Folklore Society, Shepherd’s Home foster care facility.

Singer/songwriter Curtis Stigers' interest in music began in his hometown of Boise, Idaho. There he received classical training in clarinet and saxophone in high school. Stigers attracted label attention as the saxophonist/vocalist of a jazz trio, signing a deal with Arista and releasing two albums for the label: 1991's self-titled, multi-platinum debut and 1995's Time Was.

His smooth, ballad-heavy blend of soul and rock translated into commercial appeal, particularly on his cover of Nick Lowe's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" on the Bodyguard soundtrack. Released in 1999, Stigers' third album, Brighter Days, featured appearances by Jackson Browne and Benmont Tench, as well as songs co-written by Carole King and Jules Shear. The album's single "To Be Loved" also appeared on the Dawson's Creek soundtrack, ensuring his continued popularity.

In addition, Stigers moonlighted as a jazz vocalist, performing and recording with artists like Gene Harris and the Doky Brothers. In 2001, Stigers issued an album of jazz standards, Baby Plays Around, which was recorded for the Concord Jazz label and featured backing by Randy Brecker and Chris Minh Doky, among others. Five more jazz-oriented albums for Concord followed: Secret Heart (2002), You Inspire Me (2003), I Think It's Going to Rain Today (2005), Real Emotional (2007), and Lost in Dreams (2009).

In 2012, Stigers released the country-tinged album Let's Go Out Tonight, featuring covers of songs by such artists as Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, and Richard Thompson, among others. Another collection of sharply chosen covers and originals, Hooray for Love, appeared in the spring of 2014.

When he plays at Boise and McCall, Stigers will be coming off a tour with his band that includes the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival in New York, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival in Scotland, Helsinki’s Savoy Theater, Jazz Aspen in Colorado, and a residency at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London.

And check out the artist’s official websites:

McCall Jazz festival is sponsored by Albertsons, Lyle Pearson Acura, Record Exchange, Hotel McCall, Rupert’s, Cinder, Agribeef/Snake River Farms, Idaho First Bank, Amerititle, Norco Inc., Gardner Co.,Boise State Public Radio and Idaho Statesman

April Neale, Public Relations and Media Outreach
Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter
P.O. Box 9334, Boise, ID 83707-9334

818.802.2100 (cell)

Our Organization Purpose: Interfaith Sanctuary provides overnight shelter, a warm meal, supportive services, kindness and compassion to men, women & children who are experiencing homelessness.
Interfaith Sanctuary
April Neale
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