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Jazz Jam Draws Thousands to Sun Valley – Times-News, Karen Bossick
“The pros are saying these kids are pretty good,” said band director Tony Randall. “Louis Ford, who plays with the New Orleans Flairs, says he can’t believe how here in the middle of Idaho we have a fantastic Dixie band. He said they don’t have a single kid playing Dixieland jazz in New Orleans.”  Read more

Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival – The Salt Lake Tribune, David Burger
“Whether you want to attend the entire five days or just enjoy a weekend, single-day, or evening, the eventhas diverse styles of jazz, big band swing, zydeco, blues and dancing available.”  Read more

Jazz Fest Takes You Back – Idaho Mountain Express and Guide, Jennifer Liebrum
Loehr said they have changed their marketing strategy, joined the social networking age and increased the emphasis on dancing as an access point to bridge generations.  The most encompassing festival yet, with acts selected to ensure not only great music but performers with incredible audience charisma and examples of up-and-comers to hook future audiences. Jazz, big-band swing, zydeco and blues genres are all represented in the 42 performing groups who will turn out a total of 280 shows in 11 venues, meaning a fresh performance every half hour. Read more

Bust Out Your Dancing Shoes – The Ski Channel, Justin Keppler
See spectacular performances from some of New Orleans’ top Musicians like Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, who just won the 2011 Big Easy Best Female Performer in New Orleans! You do not want to miss a chance to see this band live. They were by far the highlight of the Jazz Fest. last year.  Read more

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