Medford Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United StatesOregon
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Medford, Oregon, USA
Festival Contact Information

Medford Jazz Festival
PMB 201, 221 N. Central
Medford, Oregon 97501 USA
Phone: +01 541-770-6972
Toll free: 800-599-0039

Festival Description

The first Medford Jazz Festival was held in October 1989 with great success and much to do about community, music, worldwide musicians and spreading the joy of the true American art-form, Dixieland music. In 1990 festival added its first Youth Program which is, today, a main focus of the festival. To complement the in-school program, the Oregon Coast Lab Band, consisting of over 150 students from ages 11-18, perform each year at this festival. This student band contains remarkable young people with bandleaders and parents that are to be commended for the commitment they have all made to their program.

Dancing at the Medford Jazz Festival has always been popular, and in the last few years has really taken off. From the energetic, uninhibited steps of Jump-Jive to the classical, intimate Waltz, the Festival is the ultimate place to dance to live music for three straight days. Each venue features a dance floor and lots of room for watching. Our dedicated dancing site features free professional dance lessons, dance exhibitions, great contests, and plenty of seating for spectators. The Medford Jazz Festival is truly a musical event for all ages. Over the years we have stayed true to our Dixieland roots, but we have broadened our community and audience appeal by including Zydeco, Swing, Jump-Jive, Big Band and other music that is period-contemporary with the Traditional Jazz era.

Festival Dates October 11 - 13, 2013
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