The SnowCat


The SnowCat will be presented on Sunday December 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Berger Performing Arts Center. An original musical production by flugelhornist and composer Dmitri Matheny, The SnowCat is the heart-warming holiday tale of a little girl’s search for her wandering white cat on a chilly afternoon and the life lessons she learns on the spirit of sharing and gratitude.

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.”

TJS on Access Tucson “Local Matters”

TJS on Access Tucson “Local Matters”

Tucson Jazz Society President Clarence Boykins and Marketing Director Kris Basel discuss TJS with moderator Vicki Evans on Access Tucson “Local Matters” on a show recorded September 25, 2014

TJS Announces Endowment Fund

TJS kicks off fund raiser concert Sept 27th to create Educational Endowment Fund. In hope to raise $10,000 by the end of our Annual Concert Series in November, the Tucson Jazz Society kicks off its Fundraiser with the George Howard Band Sept 27th and through its...