Jazz Connection

To get your jazz event posted here, please email your info to tucsonjazzsociety@gmail.com.

Jan
21
Sun
Jazz Brunch with Jeff Haskell, Jason Carder and Brice Winston @ Johnny Gibson's
Jan 21 @ 12:07 am – 1:07 am

Sunday, Jan. 21 Johnny Gibsons Jazz Brunch with Jeff Haskell, Jason Carder and Brice Winston 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No Cover charge.

TJS Sunday Jam @ Brother John’s Beer Bourbon & BBQ
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TJS-SUNDAY-JAM-2The Tucson Jazz Society joined with the owners of Brother John’s Beer Bourbon & BBQ to bring a Sunday afternoon of America’s music “JAZZ” presented by Tucson’s most talented musicians. If you are a musician or vocalist and you want to sit-in during the jam session, just sign in and join in. We welcome your participation.

Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and bassist/vocalist Jay Leonhardt SOLD OUT! @ Club Congress
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm

Sunday, Jan. 21 Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and bassist/vocalist Jay Leonhardt, Club Congress, 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT!

Wycliffe Gordon, trombonist, was born a musician’s son in Waynesboro, Georgia. He began playing music at age 12, drawn early to jazz by an extensive record collection bequeathed to his family. Wycliffe hard-swinging, straight-ahead style earned him Downbeat’s Critics Choice Award for Best Trombone (2016, 2012-2014), as well as their Rising Star Award for Tuba (2014). Named Trombonist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association nine times since 2001, Wycliffe tours regularly as a soloist and leads the Wycliffe Gordon Quartet. He has recorded 20 solo albums and eight co-leader albums including Hello Pops, A Tribute to Louis Armstrong and Dreams of New Orleans. Wycliffe has been featured on the Kennedy Center Jazz series and his work has been celebrated extensively via radio, television and film, including Wycliffe’s appearance as a soloist in Ken Burns’ documentary, Jazz. A composer and arranger, Wycliffe’s work is frequently commissioned: his arrangement of NPR’s All Things Considered theme is heard daily worldwide and he received the ASCAP Plus Award in 2016 and 2015 for his contributions as a composer. He has authored three educational books and is a dedicated instructor, having served as a resident at numerous institutions, and, formerly, as a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music. 

Video: Jazz in Marciac 2009
Website: wycliffegordon.com

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Jay Leonhart, bassist and vocalist, has been recognized as a very accomplished bass player for a long time now. He has been named the Outstanding Bassist in the Recording Industry three times and is always mentioned when the discussion turns to the outstanding. At age 13, while playing banjo with his brother in a Dixieland band in Baltimore, Jay watched and listened to the bass player and knew that the bass was the instrument he would play forever. Since that time Jay has been privileged to play with the likes of Judy Garland, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Buddy Rich, Jim Hall, Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé, Marian McPartland, Kenny Barron, Sting, James Taylor, Papa Joe Jones, Roy Eldridge, Jim Hall, Louie Bellson, Dick Hyman, Luciano Pavarotti and many more. Over th e years, Jay Leonhart has been writing and singing his own very individualistic songs about his life as a bass player. He now performs his music worldwide to very receptive audiences.  Jay now appears primarily with his trio, which plays regularly at Birdland in New York, when not gainfully employed elsewhere.

Video: It’s Impossible To Sing and Play The Bass
Website: www.jayleonhart.com

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Jan
23
Tue
Carder/Versace Quartet @ Epic Café
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jason Carder-trumpet, Angelo D Versace-keys, Kai Felix-drums, Jeffrey Sandberg-bass

Jan
24
Wed
Arizona Roadrunners Traditional Jazz Jam @ Wilbur's Grill in The Viscount Hotel
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring Max Goldschmid, Scott Black, Doug Tidaback, Miranda Agnew and MORE!
Music of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, King Oliver, Duke Ellington and others.

Jan
26
Fri
Pete Swan Trio @ Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pete Swan-drums, Matt Mitchell-guitar, Scott Black-bass
On the beautiful Cushing Street Patio.

Tony Frank Trio @ Café Torrino
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Susan Artemis @ The Dusty Monk
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Susan Artemis-piano & vocals

Jan
27
Sat
TF Trio @ Caffe Torino in the Foothills
Jan 27 @ 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 popular foothills eatery (formerly Ric’s Cafe) has been getting rave reviews, big crowds and returning fans!! With food and Jazz this good, how can you go wrong! Come swing under the stars every Saturday 6 to 9pm.

Jan
28
Sun
TJS Sunday Jam @ Brother John’s Beer Bourbon & BBQ
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

TJS-SUNDAY-JAM-2The Tucson Jazz Society joined with the owners of Brother John’s Beer Bourbon & BBQ to bring a Sunday afternoon of America’s music “JAZZ” presented by Tucson’s most talented musicians. If you are a musician or vocalist and you want to sit-in during the jam session, just sign in and join in. We welcome your participation.

Jan
29
Mon
Phil Davis Trio @ Royal Sun Hotel
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Phil Davis-guitar, Lamont Arthur-keys, Malik Alkabir-sax. Jazz at Royal Sun Hotel every first and third Monday of the month from 7:00 – 9:00pm!

Jan
30
Tue
Carder/Versace Quartet @ Epic Café
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jason Carder-trumpet, Angelo D Versace-keys, Kai Felix-drums, Jeffrey Sandberg-bass

Jan
31
Wed
Arizona Roadrunners Traditional Jazz Jam @ Wilbur's Grill in The Viscount Hotel
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring Max Goldschmid, Scott Black, Doug Tidaback, Miranda Agnew and MORE!
Music of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, King Oliver, Duke Ellington and others.

Feb
2
Fri
NoethenButJazz Trio @ Teaspoon Café, Casas Adobes Plaza
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mark Noethen, piano and vocals
Lanny Webb, bass
Gil rodriguez, drums

Hope to see you there
great food
and drinks

Mark Noethen