Dunsmuir California’s 10th Annual Jazz in the Canyon 2023

Dunsmuir’s 10th  Annual Jazz in the Canyon will be from Fri Sept 29 – Sun Oct 1, 2023

A Multi-venue Town-wide Jazz Experience


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. 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 artists are being added.

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, , Bee Kind Bakery, and Up n’ Running Espresso, the Dunsmuir Library and more.

For schedules, maps, flyers and and to read about the artists festivities, visit www.jazzinthecanyon.com. While most of the events are at not charge, the Ron Jackson Trio on Sunday, October 1 and Allison and Victor + the Midnight Band are ticketed events.

Jazz-inspired Fun

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 be 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.)


falling-leaf-yellowDunsmuir? Where’s Dunsmuir?

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.

Help Support Jazz in the Canyon 2023

There are a variety expenses and a lot of time that goes into setting up Jazz in the Canyon including but not limited to printing, copying, hosting, writing and pr. If you feel moved to contribute to Jazz in the Canyon, please click on the paypal button below. And, if you see Allison, be sure to thank her and bestow gifts upon her. All of her time on Jazz in the Canyon is free.