Boise's reigning jazz king, Curtis Stigers, is a busy guy. For two days in December, the jet-setting saxophonist and singer will take a break from his hectic schedule to host the annual Xtreme Holiday Xtravaganza, a fundraiser for Interfaith Sanctuary homeless shelter. The salt-and-pepper stud, along with Fool Squad co-hosts Joe Golden and Tom Willmorth, will present a packed lineup of acts. This year's event promises dance, comedy, tumbling, origami and music from locals like Rebecca Scott and Hillfolk Noir, among others.
When Stigers isn't starring on British television, he's busy packing Pengilly's Saloon with eager jazz-lovers or playing at Boise Contemporary Theater. All we know is we're lucky to have a guy who's so fiercely loyal to his hometown.
For the sixth year, the Egyptian Theatre will host this evening of Idaho music, replete with a beautifully lit, holiday-themed stage, local arts luminaries and a cadre of Boise musicians to soothe you into much-needed bliss.
The popularity of the event pushed Stigers to stretch the jam-packed set-list out over two days starting last year, and this year it's so popular a third day was added. The Sunday, Dec. 18, show is already sold out, and as of press time, the Monday, Dec. 19, performance was nearly sold out as well, so get your tickets—if you can.