Local Jazz

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

Aug
5
Mon
TJI Jazz JAMbalaya @ The Glowbal, Sheraton Tucson Hotel
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Tucson Jazz Institute faculty and students perform for you a mix of Trad, Swing and the American Songbook on Mondays, 6:30-9 pm, at the Glowbal inside the Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites, 5151 E Grant, Tucson.

Depending on the weather, we’ll be performing inside where the acoustics are great, or outside where you can enjoy the fire pits, pool and courtyard beauty. Performers include Scott Black, Brice Winston, John Black, Cameron Davidson, Andrew Gioannetti, Mikayla Grijalva, Jazmin Harvey, Denali Mohandas Kaufman, Esme Hwang Martin, Kevin Ravellette, John Sheehan, and more + YOU! We look forward to seeing you EVERY MONDAY … around the tables, fire pits, and pool. There’s room to dance, too! Javier Martinez, Executive Chef, presents an international menu with something for everyone. RSVP recommended as this is the ‘go to’ event on Mondays! Call 520-321-7621.

Aug
6
Tue
Sly Man & Sheryl Ann @ Viscount Suite Hotel
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky on piano, Sheryl Ann Mckinley on vocals.

Aug
7
Wed
Arizona Roadrunners @ Wilbur's Grill in The Viscount Hotel
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Arizona Roadrunner’s Big Band play jazz from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Wednseday!

Aug
8
Thu
Sly Man and Sheryl Ann @ Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sly Man and Sheryl Ann (Great American Songbook) 

Jazz, Blues, the American Songbook and pop tunes are on tap when “Sly Man and Sheryl Ann” perform. Their newest album is called “Sheryl Ann Starlight Invitation” and features the signature soaring jazz vocals of Sheryl Ann McKinley and the shimmering piano playing of Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky. Piano maestro Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky began playing jazz and learning to improvise during his high school years. He honed his skills on both piano and tuba at three universities in Delaware and Arizona. Here in Tucson, he regularly performs in a variety of jazz settings.  Teaming up with Sheryl Ann, he has also explored musical styles outside of jazz, and occasionally dabbles in singing as well. Sheryl Ann McKinley describes her relationship to music and singing in her early years as a “hidden gift” 

Aug
9
Fri
Susan Artemis @ The Dusty Monk
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Susan Artemis-piano & vocals

Aug
10
Sat
Susan Artemis @ Hacienda del Sol
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Solo jazz on the Terraza Patio

The Strawberry Jam Session @ Espresso Art Café
Aug 10 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Come out and swing with us at the weekly Strawberry Jam Session at Espresso Art Cafe! Our house rhythm section this week will feature John Black on bass, Kai Felix on drums, and Jonny Hines on Piano.

Aug
12
Mon
TJI Jazz JAMbalaya @ The Glowbal, Sheraton Tucson Hotel
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Tucson Jazz Institute faculty and students perform for you a mix of Trad, Swing and the American Songbook on Mondays, 6:30-9 pm, at the Glowbal inside the Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites, 5151 E Grant, Tucson.

Depending on the weather, we’ll be performing inside where the acoustics are great, or outside where you can enjoy the fire pits, pool and courtyard beauty. Performers include Scott Black, Brice Winston, John Black, Cameron Davidson, Andrew Gioannetti, Mikayla Grijalva, Jazmin Harvey, Denali Mohandas Kaufman, Esme Hwang Martin, Kevin Ravellette, John Sheehan, and more + YOU! We look forward to seeing you EVERY MONDAY … around the tables, fire pits, and pool. There’s room to dance, too! Javier Martinez, Executive Chef, presents an international menu with something for everyone. RSVP recommended as this is the ‘go to’ event on Mondays! Call 520-321-7621.

Aug
14
Wed
Arizona Roadrunners @ Wilbur's Grill in The Viscount Hotel
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Arizona Roadrunner’s Big Band play jazz from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Wednseday!

Aug
15
Thu
Peña, Carruthers, and Lund @ Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Peña, Carruthers, and Lund (Classic Piano Trio) 

Peña, Carruthers, and Lund are an exciting new addition to the Tucson Jazz community. All in-demand players and recording artists in their own right, the trio features Chris Peña on keys, Josh Carruthers on drums, and Thøger Lund on upright bass. After getting a degree in jazz performance at ASU, pianist Chris Peña, has become a frequent collaborator in his hometown of Tucson sharing the stage frequently with locals cats such as Brice Winston, Jason Cardner, Mike Moynihan, Crystal Stark and Robin Bessier. Drummer Joshua Carruthers, born and raised in Bridgeport Connecticut, is a relative newcomer to the Tucson area. Back East, he was active on the gigging scene, playing throughout Connecticut and New York City in a variety of genres including jazz, experimental music, Rock/Pop, and modern R&B and Hip Hop. Rounding out the trio is the Danish born Bassist and Cellist Thøger Lund, who moved to Tucson over a decade ago after joining Arizona rock band Giant Sand. Lund performs regularly around town playing many different styles of music including jazz, Latin, rock, and Americana.

Aug
16
Fri
Susan Artemis @ The Dusty Monk
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Susan Artemis-piano & vocals

Aug
17
Sat
NoethenButJazz Quartet @ Bar 77 (inside Whole Foods Market)
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mark Noethen, piano and vocals,
Cass Preston, trumpet and vocals
Lanny Webb, bass
Gil Rodriguez, drums

Susan Artemis @ Hacienda del Sol
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Solo jazz on the Terraza Patio

The Strawberry Jam Session @ Espresso Art Café
Aug 17 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Come out and swing with us at the weekly Strawberry Jam Session at Espresso Art Cafe! Our house rhythm section this week will feature John Black on bass, Kai Felix on drums, and Jonny Hines on Piano.