Gene Harris Jazz Festival 2012

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Summary

The Gene Harris Jazz Festival is seeking exceptional performers for its 2012 event. The festival has entertained over 100,000 people in its history on the BSU campus and all over the city of Boise. Former performs include Dave Brubeck, Arturo Sandoval, Kevin Eubanks, and many more./n/nThe Gene Harris Jazz Festival is seeking exceptional performers for its 2012 event, the 15th year the festival has been in operation. The festival takes place on the Boise State University campus and in multiple venues across the city of Boise over 3 days from March 21-22, 2012.



Performers at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival have included Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis, Arturo Sandival, Poncho Sanchez, Kevin Eubanks, Pat Coil, Pete Escovedo, Pete Peterson, Mark Levine, Chuck Smith, the Frim Fram 4, Jamey Aebersold, Brianne Brower-Gray, and many more jazz luminaries.



The mission of the Gene Harris Jazz Festival is to educate, entertain and enrich listeners of all ages in Boise and surrounding communities to the exciting sound of all forms of jazz music; to encourage the appreciation of, and participation in music by children and adults alike; to support an endowment that will provide ongoing financial support for guest artists, music scholarships and the festival at BSU. In its history, the Gene Harris Jazz Festival has entertained over 100,000 people and educated 11,000 students.




In 1996 a group of business leaders, educators and musicians lead by Gene Harris made a commitment to improve the quality of life for this community by forming the Gene Harris Endowment. The endowment provides scholarships for jazz music students at Boise State University. In 1998, they continued their commitment by forming the Gene Harris Jazz Festival. Gene brought together the best jazz artists to perform in public concerts at night and work with aspiring young musicians during the day. The goal of the Concert Series is to better serve the jazz community and all of the elements that are a part of it, including great public jazz concerts, a wide range of educational experiences for students of jazz, and furthering the growth of the Gene Harris Endowment.