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Artists Among Those Hardest Hit By Pandemic Closures, But Boise's Curtis Stigers Plays On

Curtis Stigers
Marina Chavez


Idaho artists and artistic organizations are feeling the punch of COVID-19, with cancelled shows and closed stages with no timeline for getting back on tour. Boise-based jazz musician Curtis Stigers has had to cancel all of his concert dates for the foreseeable future. However, with a new album out and with a lot more time on his hands, he’s been writing more and playing more. 

And a bonus song on his new album, “Gentleman,” is getting some national attention. Stigers joins Idaho Matters live to talk about creating while sheltering-at-home. 

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.