TJI Ellington Big Band wins Second Place in Essentially Ellington competition

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Image courtesy of the Tucson Jazz Music Foundation.

Congratulations to the Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Big Band for their second place finish in the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band” competition over the weekend in NYC! Congratulations on your excellent performances, outstanding soloist awards, and Aubrey Martin’s Ella Fitzgerald Award.

Kentucky Derby Jazz Festival

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The Tucson Jazz Society 2015 “Kentucky Derby Jazz Festival” joins Phoenix as a part of Arizona’s celebration of the “International Day of Jazz” providing jazz lovers a weekend of outstanding jazz music. We will also be celebrating the centennial of Billy Strayhorn,  a composer and arranger who is best known for his multi-year collaboration with Duke Ellington on songs like, “Take the A Train,”  “Satin Doll,” and  “Lush Life.”

Jazz Connection

Sep
1
Tue
7:00 pm Rebecca Carlson: Jazz and Standards @ The Parish
Rebecca Carlson: Jazz and Standards @ The Parish
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rebecca Carlson-vocals, Rob Boone-keys
7:00 pm Tony Frank and Friends @ Sullivan's Steakhouse
Tony Frank and Friends @ Sullivan's Steakhouse
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jazz jumps every Tuesday at the legendary Sullivan’s Steakhouse with your hosts TF and Sly. A weekly guest, pros, poets and those who dig will make this another jewel in the crown of the Tucson[...]
Sep
2
Wed
9:30 pm Blue Dream @ Sullivan's Steak House
Blue Dream @ Sullivan's Steak House
Sep 2 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Joshua Rhoads-guitar, Miray Rhoads-vocals & violin, Mike Moynihan-sax
Sep
4
Fri
6:30 pm Pete Swan Trio @ Pastiche
Pete Swan Trio @ Pastiche
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pete Swan-drums, Angelo Versace-piano, Scott Black-bass
7:30 pm Grant Cherry/Jack Wood Duo Featu... @ Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Grant Cherry/Jack Wood Duo Featu... @ Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Grant Cherry – piano, Jack Wood – bass, Mike Moynihan – saxophone. In the Cascade Lounge.
Sep
5
Sat
6:00 pm Birks Works featuring Glen Gross @ Vero Amore
Birks Works featuring Glen Gross @ Vero Amore
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Birks Works and its “Feel Good Jazz” is back on the beautiful patio at Vero Amore. Sit at the outdoor bar, recline on the couches, or be seated on the sprawling patio and enjoy the[...]

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