TJI Ellington Big Band wins Second Place in Essentially Ellington competition


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


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

9:00 pm Tony Frank & Friends @ HighWire Lounge
Tony Frank & Friends @ HighWire Lounge
Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 6 @ 12:00 am
TF brings the swing to Downtown Sunday nights at the new HighWire Lounge! This new spot has a back alley, speak easy feel and will swing 9 to 12 with plenty of room for pros[...]
9:00 pm Jazz Guild Jam @ Elliot's
Jazz Guild Jam @ Elliot's
Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 12:00 am
Marking its 2 year anniversary on September 22. Tony Frank-trumpet and vocals, “Sly” Slipetsky-keys, Rick Shosie-bass, Danny Brito-drums
7:00 pm Rebecca Carlson: Jazz and Standards @ The Parish
Rebecca Carlson: Jazz and Standards @ The Parish
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 7 @ 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[...]
9:30 pm Blue Dream @ Sullivan's Steak House
Blue Dream @ Sullivan's Steak House
Jul 8 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Joshua Rhoads-guitar, Miray Rhoads-vocals & violin, Mike Moynihan-sax
6:30 pm Pete Swan Trio @ Pastiche
Pete Swan Trio @ Pastiche
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pete Swan-drums, Angelo Versace-piano, Scott Black-bass

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