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

Jul
31
Fri
6:30 pm Pete Swan Trio @ Pastiche
Pete Swan Trio @ Pastiche
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pete Swan-drums, Angelo Versace-piano, Scott Black-bass
7:30 pm Grant Cherry/Jack Wood Duo Featu... @ Ventana Canyon Resort - Cascade Lounge
Grant Cherry/Jack Wood Duo Featu... @ Ventana Canyon Resort - Cascade Lounge
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Grant Cherry – piano, Jack Wood – bass, Mike Moynihan – saxophone
Aug
1
Sat
6:00 pm Birks Works featuring Glen Gross @ Vero Amore
Birks Works featuring Glen Gross @ Vero Amore
Aug 1 @ 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[...]
6:00 pm Blue Dream @ Maynard's Market & Kitchen
Blue Dream @ Maynard's Market & Kitchen
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Joshua Rhoads-guitar, Miray Çakır-vocals & violin, Mike Moynihan-sax
6:00 pm TF Trio @ Caffe Torino in the Foothills
TF Trio @ Caffe Torino in the Foothills
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OP’s leader of “The Jazz Renaissance” returns to the beautiful, scenic patio of Caffe Torino in the Foothills. Tony Frank & Friends goes great with the fine Italian Cuisine from Ollie and Daniella. This[...]
7:30 pm Jeff Lewis Quartet @ Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant
Jeff Lewis Quartet @ Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jeff Lewis-sax, Ed Delucia-guitar, Rob Boone-piano, Jack Wood-bass

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