Local Jazz

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Jan
13
Sat
Foothills Jazz Fest – Day 1 @ Caffe' Torino
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Caffe Torino, The Jazz Guild of Tucson and Pay It Forward Tucson bring you the best Jazz of the Old Pueblo local scene!

Jan 13 – SAT
Noon – Momma Sings Jazz! Connie Brannock Quartet.
1:15 – Tess RedMoon & Genie Sherman Walker Quintet
2:30 – TF vs. Boone – Battle of The Bones!
3:45 – Tenor Madness! Mike Moynihan, Paul Ruffner & Mike Kuhn
6:00 – TFQ Jam at Caffe Torino

Big Band, Straight Ahead, Latin Jazz and The Blues are all on the menu!
Foothills Jazz Fest is more than music. It benefits the jazz community and Pay It Forward Tucson, a local charity and 501c3 dedicated to ending poverty and homelessness for veterans and low income families in Southern Arizona.
This two day event, Jan. 13 & 14, noon to 5 pm is free to the public with several outstanding options for food and drink surrounding the music. Caffe Torino is our main host and sponsor with jam sessions there each night following the shows.

NoethenButJazz Quartet @ Bar 77 (inside Whole Foods Market)
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Arturo Sandoval and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra @ TCC Music Hall
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 and Sunday Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.  Arturo Sandoval and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, TCC Music Hall

ARTURO SANDOVAL, TRUMPETER, was born in Artemisa, Cuba, in 1949.  A protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, he began studying classical trumpet at the age of 12 and has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn. Arturo has been awarded ten Grammys, and been nominated 19 times; he has also received six Billboard Awards, an Emmy Award and the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was a founding member of the Grammy award-winning group Irakere, which Arturo left in 1981 to form his own band, with which he has garnered enthusiastic praise all over the world. Arturo is also a renowned classical musician, pianist and composer. He has performed with the foremost orchestras domestically and abroad, composed his own “Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra,” and recorded John Williams’ Trumpet Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra. Arturo’s versatility can be heard on recordings with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Josh Groban, Bill Conti and Stan Getz, to Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys, amongst many others. He has performed with the Boston Pops, and in the Super Bowl with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle.

TSO-Logo-90x140Video: Newport Jazz Festival
Website: arturosandoval.com

Trumpeter Matt Holman Group SOLD OUT! @ Club Congress
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Trumpeter Matt Holman Group with Ben Monder, guitar; Matt Clohesy,bass; Mark Ferber, drums, Club Congress

MATT HOLMAN, TRUMPETER, hailed by the New York Times as a “conscientious” and “perceptive young trumpeter,” and by the great Fred Hersch as “a creative and thoughtful improviser with a world-class sound,” trumpeter Matt Holman has distinguished himself as a composer, conductor, bandleader and top-tier soloist in many of the leading jazz ensembles. Along with his adventurous chamber-jazz recordings, Holman has performed and/or recorded with Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Hersch’s Leaves of Grass, Bang on a Can’s Asphalt Orchestra, New York Voice and more. Matt grew up in Tucson and went to Canyon Del Oro High School and received a scholarship award from the Tucson Jazz Society. Matt has composed and arranged works for Stefon Harris, Jane Monheit, Marvin Stamm and university ensembles worldwide. Matt’s 2013 debut When Flooded, an ambitious and evocative project with his five-piece Diversion Ensemble, was awarded four stars by Down Beat. His 2017 follow-up, The Tenth Muse, finds contemporary relevance in the ancient Greek love poetry of Sappho. Matt has earned numerous awards including the International Trumpet Guild’s Jazz Improvisation Competition, the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, and the BMI Foundation’s 13th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize/Manny Albam Commission. An emerging scholar, he received the Institute of Jazz Studies’ Morroe Berger-Benny Carter Jazz Research Fellowship to research Jimmy Giuffre. Holman served as Artistic Director of New York Youth Symphony Jazz for six seasons and teaches as adjunct faculty at Manhattan School of Music and Hunter College.

Video: www.mattholman.com/video
Website: www.mattholman.com

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Trumpeter Matt Holman Group SOLD OUT! @ Club Congress
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Trumpeter Matt Holman Group with Ben Monder, guitar; Matt Clohesy,bass; Mark Ferber, drums, Club Congress

MATT HOLMAN, TRUMPETER, hailed by the New York Times as a “conscientious” and “perceptive young trumpeter,” and by the great Fred Hersch as “a creative and thoughtful improviser with a world-class sound,” trumpeter Matt Holman has distinguished himself as a composer, conductor, bandleader and top-tier soloist in many of the leading jazz ensembles. Along with his adventurous chamber-jazz recordings, Holman has performed and/or recorded with Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Hersch’s Leaves of Grass, Bang on a Can’s Asphalt Orchestra, New York Voice and more. Matt grew up in Tucson and went to Canyon Del Oro High School and received a scholarship award from the Tucson Jazz Society. Matt has composed and arranged works for Stefon Harris, Jane Monheit, Marvin Stamm and university ensembles worldwide. Matt’s 2013 debut When Flooded, an ambitious and evocative project with his five-piece Diversion Ensemble, was awarded four stars by Down Beat. His 2017 follow-up, The Tenth Muse, finds contemporary relevance in the ancient Greek love poetry of Sappho. Matt has earned numerous awards including the International Trumpet Guild’s Jazz Improvisation Competition, the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, and the BMI Foundation’s 13th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize/Manny Albam Commission. An emerging scholar, he received the Institute of Jazz Studies’ Morroe Berger-Benny Carter Jazz Research Fellowship to research Jimmy Giuffre. Holman served as Artistic Director of New York Youth Symphony Jazz for six seasons and teaches as adjunct faculty at Manhattan School of Music and Hunter College.

Video: www.mattholman.com/video
Website: www.mattholman.com

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Trumpeter Matt Holman Group SOLD OUT! @ Club Congress
Jan 13 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Trumpeter Matt Holman Group with Ben Monder, guitar; Matt Clohesy,bass; Mark Ferber, drums, Club Congress

MATT HOLMAN, TRUMPETER, hailed by the New York Times as a “conscientious” and “perceptive young trumpeter,” and by the great Fred Hersch as “a creative and thoughtful improviser with a world-class sound,” trumpeter Matt Holman has distinguished himself as a composer, conductor, bandleader and top-tier soloist in many of the leading jazz ensembles. Along with his adventurous chamber-jazz recordings, Holman has performed and/or recorded with Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Hersch’s Leaves of Grass, Bang on a Can’s Asphalt Orchestra, New York Voice and more. Matt grew up in Tucson and went to Canyon Del Oro High School and received a scholarship award from the Tucson Jazz Society. Matt has composed and arranged works for Stefon Harris, Jane Monheit, Marvin Stamm and university ensembles worldwide. Matt’s 2013 debut When Flooded, an ambitious and evocative project with his five-piece Diversion Ensemble, was awarded four stars by Down Beat. His 2017 follow-up, The Tenth Muse, finds contemporary relevance in the ancient Greek love poetry of Sappho. Matt has earned numerous awards including the International Trumpet Guild’s Jazz Improvisation Competition, the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, and the BMI Foundation’s 13th annual Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize/Manny Albam Commission. An emerging scholar, he received the Institute of Jazz Studies’ Morroe Berger-Benny Carter Jazz Research Fellowship to research Jimmy Giuffre. Holman served as Artistic Director of New York Youth Symphony Jazz for six seasons and teaches as adjunct faculty at Manhattan School of Music and Hunter College.

Video: www.mattholman.com/video
Website: www.mattholman.com

Jan
14
Sun
Foothills Jazz Fest – Day 2 @ Caffe' Torino
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Caffe Torino, The Jazz Guild of Tucson and Pay It Forward Tucson bring you the best Jazz of the Old Pueblo local scene!

Jan 14 – SUN
Noon – University High School Big Band
1:15 – Morani Sanders Quartet
2:30 – Paul Green & Bryan Dean Blues Machine!
3:45 – Amilcar Guevara & Combo Unica featuring The Britos
6:00 – FJF Closing Jam

Big Band, Straight Ahead, Latin Jazz and The Blues are all on the menu!
Foothills Jazz Fest is more than music. It benefits the jazz community and Pay It Forward Tucson, a local charity and 501c3 dedicated to ending poverty and homelessness for veterans and low income families in Southern Arizona.
This two day event, Jan. 13 & 14, noon to 5 pm is free to the public with several outstanding options for food and drink surrounding the music. Caffe Torino is our main host and sponsor with jam sessions there each night following the shows.

Arturo Sandoval and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra @ TCC Music Hall
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 and Sunday Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.  Arturo Sandoval and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, TCC Music Hall

ARTURO SANDOVAL, TRUMPETER, was born in Artemisa, Cuba, in 1949.  A protégé of Dizzy Gillespie, he began studying classical trumpet at the age of 12 and has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn. Arturo has been awarded ten Grammys, and been nominated 19 times; he has also received six Billboard Awards, an Emmy Award and the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was a founding member of the Grammy award-winning group Irakere, which Arturo left in 1981 to form his own band, with which he has garnered enthusiastic praise all over the world. Arturo is also a renowned classical musician, pianist and composer. He has performed with the foremost orchestras domestically and abroad, composed his own “Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra,” and recorded John Williams’ Trumpet Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra. Arturo’s versatility can be heard on recordings with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, Josh Groban, Bill Conti and Stan Getz, to Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Alicia Keys, amongst many others. He has performed with the Boston Pops, and in the Super Bowl with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle.

TSO-Logo-90x140Video: Newport Jazz Festival
Website: arturosandoval.com

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TJS Sunday Jam @ Brother John’s Beer Bourbon & BBQ
Jan 14 @ 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.

Grammy-winning percussionist and vocalist, Sheila E. SOLD OUT! @ Rialto Theatre
Jan 14 @ 7:30 pm

SHEILA E., PERCUSSIONIST/SINGER, was born Sheila Cecelia Escovedo in Oakland Calif.. Sheila’s youth testifies to her love of music, from performing with her dad, percussionist Pete Escovedo, at the age of 5, to playing in a local band during high school, to touring with her uncle Coke Escovedo’s group Azteca in Colombia as a teen. Growing up, Sheila was introduced to all types of sound by her musical family members and family friends (her godfather was Latin star Tito Puente). Early in her career, Sheila met Prince, and after singing on his hit “Erotic City,” the two worked together to produce her first album. The title track on The Glamorous Life, made the U.S. Top 10, and the entire album, which combined Latin, jazz, R&B, pop and rock, reached number 28 on the U.S. Billboard 200. A musical powerhouse, Sheila has worked with some of the most influential acts of the past five decades: Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and more. She’s recorded seven solo albums, acted in several films and pursued philanthropic projects that are near to her heart.

Videos: www.sheilae.com/videos
Website: www.sheilae.com

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Jan
15
Mon
NoethenButJazz Quartet @ Playground
Jan 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Featuring Cass Preston, trumpet and vocals, and recipient of TJS first Lifetime Achievment Award with Mark Noethen piano and vocals; Lanny Webb, bass; and Dave Jeffery,drums

Tucson Jazz Festival Event

Phil Davis Trio @ Royal Sun Hotel
Jan 15 @ 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
16
Tue
“Sly Man & Sheryl Ann” Quartet All New Concert #33 @ Wilbur’s Grill in the Viscount Suite Hotel
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Daniel “Sly Man” Slipetsky-piano/vocals , Sheryl Ann-vocals, Jack Wood-bass & Mike Kuhn-sax.

Jan
17
Wed
Arizona Roadrunners @ Wilbur's Grill in The Viscount Hotel
Jan 17 @ 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!