Medford Jazz Festival Press Room
It's All About Jazz, Dancing And Fun At 25th Annual
Medford Jazz Festival Oct. 11-13 2013
MEDFORD, OREGON — The Medford Jazz Festival swings into Southern Oregon Oct. 11-13 with 16 hot bands, four jazz and dance venues including a new dance-dedicated site.
As the longest-running jazz festival in Southern Oregon and Northern California, the Medford Jazz Festival showcases a talented lineup of national and regional bands playing Dixieland, Zydeco, Swing, Jump-Jive, Rockabilly and Big Band for three phenomenal days of music and dancing. This year's bands include:
- BLUE STREET JAZZ BAND
- THE LENA PRIMA BAND
- BLUE RENDITIONS
- THE MIDIRI BROTHERS
- CORNET CHOP SUEY
- OREGON COAST LAB BAND
- DAVE BENNETT & THE MEMPHIS BOYS
- SOUTHERN OREGON JAZZ ORCHESTRA
- GATOR BEAT
- TOM RIGNEY AND FLAMBEAU
- GLENN CRYTZER & HIS SYNCOPATORS
- THE YOUNG BUCS
- HIGH SIERRA JAZZ BAND
- VINCE BARTELS' BEST OF SWING QUINTET
WITH NICOLAS MONTIER, JENNIFER LEITHAM,
HARRY ALLEN AND STEVE HOMAN
Bios and videos of all bands are available on the Bands section of our website.
Traditionally, the Medford Jazz Festival provides endless opportunities to dance and this year is no exception. Each venue features a dance floor with the zenith being the very large front and center placed floor at the dance venue. Bands are instructed to play dance music during their dance venue sets, so if dancing is your thing, join the crowd and “boogie!”
Socialize. Follow this year's Medford Jazz Festival and connect with other fans via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The Medford Jazz Festival's website at www.medfordjazz.org is host to all of these social media outlets and is a one-stop resource to receive updates, news, and inside information on this year's quickly approaching Festival.
The Medford Jazz Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating, fostering, sponsoring, and developing the understanding, taste and love of traditional jazz and period contemporary music through youth programs and an annual jazz festival. The Festival Education Program will again reach over 15,000 local students during the week leading up to the festival as featured bands will perform for local schools. Since its inception, the festival has donated more than $170,000 to Medford School District 549C for youth music programs.
For tickets or information, visit www.medfordjazz.org or call (541) 770-6972 or (800) 599-0039. On the website are maps of all of the venues, links to accommodations, and more information on each of the performers.
History of the Medford Jazz Festival through 2013
Learn more about the history of the Medford Jazz Festival on our About Us page.