December 31, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – January 1, 2015 @ 1:00 am
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
3800 West Starr Pass Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85745

img-home-2014bThe HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival unofficially kicks off with Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve, presented by SwanRise Productions. This glamorous event features world renowned trumpet player Rick Braun who brings top caliber jazz musician headliners with him each year to help ring in the New Year right here in Tucson. This year he is bringing high energy saxophonist Richard Elliot and the king of the guitar, Peter White. Special guest performer will be singer Larry Braggs, former lead singer for Tower of Power.

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You will step into the party on the imaginary streets of New Orleans, brought to life inside the beautiful JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. Jugglers, mimes, tarot card readers, and character drawers, along with the smells of creole cooking will awaken your senses to the incredible night of music and food that awaits you. At the stroke of the bell, you will be led into the ballroom to the sounds of “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

The tastes of New Orleans will mix with the sound of blues and jazz from the national recording artists who comprise the Neamen Lyles Quintet featuring Jay Soto and the vocals of Miss Crystal Stark (who you’ll also get to hear at the free Downtown Jazz Fiesta on January 19th with the Pete Swan Band).

And if you have not had enough, immediately after the headliners’ show, there will be an after party reminiscent of Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans – complete with French Quarter Beignets.

There’s no better way to start 2015 and “Jazz in January” than with a jazzy New Year’s Eve extravaganza.

Check out a video of the stars of the show, right here.

The Tucson Jazz Festival will have an information table there and you might get to pick up a deal on tickets, too!