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Big Band Extravaganza

To make the the stupendous, hard-swinging music of Pete Christlieb, John Allred, and the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble available to the largest possible audience we have decided to make Big Band Extravaganza a general-admission concert. Food-lovers need not despair. The AZuL restaurant at The Westin La Paloma is ready to serve you a fabulous pre-concert meal in the glow of an incomparable Tucson sunset. DON’T MISS IT!

Saturday, November 2 – Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

Pete Christlieb is probably one the world’s most famous anonymous tenor saxophonists. For years, he played jazz tenor in Doc Severinsen & the Tonight Show Band. His big, beefy sound and aggressive solos were heard mostly in brief snippets, unfortunately denying the American public a chance to hear a very fine saxophonist. John Allred is a brilliant trombone player who appears in jazz clubs, festivals and concerts worldwide. Allred is a regular with the band of Harry Connick Jr., and is featured soloist with the Woody Herman Orchestra. Pete and John will be joined by the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble directed by Jeff Haskell and Moisés Paiewonsky, and coming off of a highly successful 18 city tour of China this summer.

November 2, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 East Sunrise Drive

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Get a BACKSTAGE PASS to meet the performers after the show in an intimate setting. The add-on cost is $15, which includes a complimentary cocktail.


Before the Concert: Dine in Style at the AZuL Restaurant

AZuL is an upscale, contemporary Tucson restaurant featuring Southwestern-infused cuisine for a formal or casual dining experience. Executive Chef Russell Michel has created a menu featuring tantalizing entrees and small plates. The outdoor patios and stately windows are available to enjoy the sunset reflecting from the gorgeous panoramic view of the Catalina Mountains.

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After the Concert: Spend the Night at the Newly Renovated Westin La Paloma

Dance the night away and make it a weekend adventure with a discounted room rate for this special event! Click here to get your special rate now!