Hopewellarly thirty years, the Willamette University Jazz Festival has brought the leading names in jazz to Salem, Oregon, for a weekend of world-class jazz performance and education. The 2010 festival runs February 05-06. Renowned for its educational focus and artistic vision the festival offers northwest jazz students from all levels of ability and experience the chance to learn from the finest jazz educators from across the country. And for the jazz lover a concert to top of the event.
The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has many member in the Oregon Wine Country and two that are close to Willamette University:
Hopewell Bed & Breakfast is a little piece of Heaven on a 12 acre farm in the Oregon Wine Country of the Willamette Valley and only 14 miles from the University.
Independence House is a classic 1895 Italianate on a quiet corner of the historic river town of Independence, Oregon. Both inns are a pleasant 14 miles drive to the University.
So plan on taking a mini stay-cation, right here in the Oregon Wine Country. Take a lazy "Sunday" drive through the Willamette Valley countryside, maybe visit a winery or two, head into Salem for dinner and the Willamette University Jazz Festival, then back to a quiet and serene night at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild inn.