Links – Escape this January to the hottest new jazz festival in the United States. Enjoy the best artists jazz has to offer in lively and historic downtown Tucson, Arizona. The Festival runs from January 16 to 28, 2015. –The most complete jazz website, with features and news along with CD reviews and concert schedules. Always professional in its attitudes. – Before there was Rolling Stone there was Downbeat (since 1934), the final published word on jazz from the beginning. Emphasizes news and reviews presented from the musician’s standpoint. – The new kid on the block, with everything to prove in all matters of hipness. Equally worthy is the large photography gallery – The Nash is the downtown venue of Phoenix’s flourishing jazz community and operated by Jazz in Arizona, Inc. For more information on jazz in the Phoenix Metro Region head over to their website at – University of Arizona School of Music has a well-respected Jazz program led by Angelo Versace. – Pima Community College’s Jazz program is led by saxophonist Mike Kuhn. – Let the Show Begin by Tucson Jazz Society board member and freelance arts critic Chuck Graham. is a new locally produced resource for Arizona live-music events, compiled by Patricia Myers, longtime jazz journalist. This all-inclusive service is available for musicians, presenters and venues that provide information at, or via email to