Midiri Brothers Quintet – “Let it Shine”

Midiri Brothers Quintet – “Let it Shine”

The 2012 Sun Valley Jazz Jubilee featured 40 bands that played at 9 different venues. However, on Sunday there was a special gospel set at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church and at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood where this song was recorded. The musicians in the Midiri Brothers quintet were: Jim Lawler, Bob Leary, Joe Midiri, Paul Midiri, and Ed Wise

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree 2012 Video

The setting, The Venues and the Bands

Scenic beauty of the Sun Valley area is featured in this video along with some terrific music artistry and a showcase of the nine venues.  The Sun Valley Inn offers The Limelight Room & The Continental Room. The Sun Valley Lodge has the Sun Room, the Lodge Dining Room, and the Duchin Room. There is the famous Opera House and Satchmo’s. The River Run Lodge. The Indoor Ice Rink. Video from the 2012 Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree provided by Franklin Clay Films.

Appearances by:

  • The Midiri Brothers – “I’m Going Up to Sun Valley” Benny Goodman Style.
  • Big Bang Jazz Band
  • Pear Django
  • Tom Hook
  • Tom Rigney – “The Milk Cow Blues.
  • Bill & Shelley
  • Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band
  • Bruce Innes Trio
  • Cornet Chop Suey
  • We Three
  • Meschiya Lake & dem Lil’ Big Horns
  • Glen Crytzer and his Syncopators
  • Blue Street Jazz Band
  • Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums
  • Pietr Meijers Quartet with Brady McKay
  • Jerry Krahn Quartet
  • Titan Hot Seven
  • Yve Evans & Danny Coots
  • Night Blooming Jazzmen
  • The Whiffenpoofs from Yale
  • Dance Lessons & Competitions

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Midiri Brothers Quintet “How Great Thou Art”

Midiri Brothers Quintet “How Great Thou Art”

The Sun Valley Jazz Jubilee featured 40 bands that played at 9 different venues. However, on Sunday there was a special gospel set at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church and at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood where this song was recorded. The musicians in the Midiri Brothers quintet were: Jim Lawler, Bob Leary, Joe Midiri, Paul Midiri, and Ed Wise.

Cornet Chop Suey “Amazing Grace” – Bagpipe Version

Cornet Chop Suey “Amazing Grace” – Bagpipe Version

During the 23rd Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree the Cornet Chop Suey band from St. Louis, MO, performed in packed venues. This video was taken on Friday, October 19, in the Sun Valley Inn’s Limelight room. The tune was introduced as both a tribute to the bagpipes and also American jazz. The band members were Tom Tucker, Brian Casserly, Brett Stamps, Jerry Epperson, Paul Reed, John Gillick and Jay Hungerford.

Whiffenpoofs of Yale Sing Midnight Train to Georgia

Whiffenpoofs of Yale sing Midnight Train to Georgia at 2012 Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree

This performance took place on Saturday, October 20, in the Indoor Ice Rink, during the 2012 Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree. Every year 14 men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs group at Yale University. This a cappella group started about 100 years ago. “Midnight Train to Georgia” was a number 1 hit in 1973 performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips.

The Legacy Continues in Sun Valley

Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree – The Legacy Continues in Sun Valley, Idaho

Featuring music from:

  • Ivory&Gold®
  • Trombone Tribute Special Set
  • Big Bang Jazz Band
  • Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band
  • Louis Ford and his New Orleans Jazz Flairs
  • Big Band Swing Design
  • Jeff Barnhart, Titan Hot Seven
  • Pearl Django
  • US Coast Guard Dixie Band
  • Yve Evans

Jim Fryer, Titan Hot Seven: “In the musical world, there are certain festivals that rise to the top.”

Bria Skonberg, Big Bang Jazz Band: “I have been to quite a mix of these festivals now and there is a couple of different vibes. There’s the ones where they are all maybe in one small city. There’s ones that are all held in a hotel and this festival you can really tell that everybody that’s in the vicinity of here is really on board to make this festival a success.”

Colin Farquhar, Big Bang Jazz Band: “A beautiful location with great surroundings — amazing musicians.”

Jim Fryer, Titan Hot Seven: “Sun Valley is like the Crown Jewel of the circuit.”

Bobby Pickwood, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band: “There is no place like Sun Valley Idaho.”

Jim Fryer, Titan Hot Seven: “This music, it’s not all historical music. It’s music that’s happening now.”

Chet Jeager, Night Blooming Jazzmen: “Nobody can really teach you how to play this kind of music. You just have to play it, and play it, and play it.”

Bria Skonberg, Big Bang Jazz Band: “Wow, we wouldn’t be here without having the influence of all of these older musicians that have really taken us under their wing.”

Chet Jeager, Night Blooming Jazzmen: “I started playing my horn in 1937 which is seventy-one years ago.”

Jim Fryer, Titan Hot Seven: “This kind of music is like a time machine.”

Bria Skonberg, Big Bang Jazz Band: “The love of jazz, you know, is cross generational.”

Chet Jeager, Night Blooming Jazzmen: “This kind of music started in the early 1900′s or maybe even the late 1800′s.”

Bobby Pickwood, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band: “If you look at the pictures in this hallway and the history of this place and what’s going on here, there is no place in the world like it.”

Chet Jeager, Night Blooming Jazzmen: “I met Tom and Barbara before this festival was started for the first time. We both used to go into the jazz joints in Los Angeles before we were supposed so Tom and I just hit it off right away.”

Bobby Pickwood, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band: “When you come here, you can’t help thinking about the past.”

Bobby Pickwood, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band: “When you’re learning music you listen to the older players and you want to emulate, and you want to do what they did.”

Chet Jeager, Night Blooming Jazzmen: “Someone could write down a solo for you but if you play it exactly like it’s on the paper it sounds rickey tickey.”

Jim Fryer, Titan Hot Seven: “Such an emphasis on excellence here.”

Chet Jeager, Night Blooming Jazzmen: “It’s hard to teach someone how to do this. But a good mentor can tell you what you are doing wrong.”

Bria Skonberg, Big Bang Jazz Band: “That fact that they want to come to these gigs, come to these weekends and experience this music, it’s really special.”

Jim Fryer, Titan Hot Seven: “It’s forever music.”

Bria Skonberg, Big Bang Jazz Band: “We can do our part to pass it on, but of course what we have gotten from all of these incredible musicians it’s been invaluable.”

Bobby Pickwood, Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band: The history goes back for so long, and to feel like you are part of history to maybe fifty years from now our pictures are going to be somewhere.”

Jeff Loehr, Director, Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree: We hope you guys have had a wonderful week. We have. So we will say our good-byes.”

Carol Loehr, Director, Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree: “Bye-bye!”