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In its tenth year, Dunsmuir’s Jazz in the Canyon will take place in the cooler days of Autumn. Each year, Dunsmuir comes together to celebrate one of America’s own true art forms–jazz. Multiple venues will feature many jazz musicians from California and beyond. The 10th Annual Jazz in the Canyon will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept 29 through Oct 1 2023 in various venues throughout the town.
Hailing from New York, Jazz in the Canyon will feature the Ron Jackson 7-String Guitar Jazz Trio with Essiet Essiet on bass and Sylvia Cuenca on bass.. Also, celebrating their new recording, Nation of Jubilation, Allison & Victor will perform with their Midnight Band for a special concert and music release party. The Charles Valona trio, a long time north state jazz artist, is slated to perform twice throughout the weekend. Other acts include Honeybee Jazz, The Lone Arranger aka Kevin McDowell, Scott Silber, and more.
Jazz in the Canyon honors the broad influences of jazz that mirrors the vast melting pot in American culture. Listeners will be treated to everything from blues to swing, bebop to gypsy jazz, smooth jazz to Latin jazz, some funk, and eclectic fusions of roots and folk music infused with jazz. Participating music venues include Pops Performing Arts and Cultural Center, Siskiyou Arts Museum, Cobra Lily, the Wheelhouse, the Mossbrae Hotel, Bee Kind Bakery, and Up n’ Running Espresso, the Dunsmuir Library and more.
Many of the businesses in town will be adding to the festivities in their own special way. The Dunsmuir Library will have a display with jazz books and instruments. Throughout Jazz in the Canyon, Up N Running Coffee will offering A Miles Davis (an americano with whipped cream), the Lester Young, a cool minty mocha, and the Billie Holliday, a salted caramel latte. Ted Fay Fly Fishing shop will not charge sales tax on any purchase made on Saturday, September 30. (Folks must mention “Jazz in the Canyon” to redeem.)
Dunsmuir, California is located in Northern California 60 miles south of the Oregon border just off Interstate 5. It is about about 10 miles South of the famous Mt Shasta and 50 miles North of Redding. An Ol’ charming train town with an Amtrak station, Dunsmuir is known for its many fine restaurants, great fishing spots and beautiful scenery. With the Sacramento River traversing right through it, Dunsmuir is particularly beautiful in the Fall.
Please note ticketed events include the Ron Jackson Trio on Sunday, October 1 ($15 in advance) and Allison and Victor + the Midnight Band ($12 in advance & $15 at door). These ticket links can be found at www.jazzinthecanyon.com along with schedules, maps, flyers, artists’ biographies, and more.