Local Jazz

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

Dec
30
Mon
TJI Jazz JAMbalaya @ The Glowbal, Sheraton Tucson Hotel
Dec 30 @ 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.

Jan
1
Wed
Arizona Roadrunners @ Wilbur's Grill in The Viscount Hotel
Jan 1 @ 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!

Jan
3
Fri
Susan Artemis @ The Dusty Monk
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Susan Artemis-piano & vocals

Jan
4
Sat
Susan Artemis @ Hacienda del Sol
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Solo jazz on the Terraza Patio

The Strawberry Jam Session @ Espresso Art Café
Jan 4 @ 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.

Jan
6
Mon
TJI Jazz JAMbalaya @ The Glowbal, Sheraton Tucson Hotel
Jan 6 @ 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.

Jan
7
Tue
Sly Man & Sheryl Ann @ Viscount Suite Hotel
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Jan
8
Wed
Arizona Roadrunners @ Wilbur's Grill in The Viscount Hotel
Jan 8 @ 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!

Jan
10
Fri
Autumn Dominguez Quintet @ Main Gate Square
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a FREE outdoor concert with Autumn Dominguez Quintet live in Geronimo Plaza at 5pm ahead of Maceo Parker & His Big Band live in Centennial Hall at 8pm!

Autumn Celia Dominguez, sax; Anthony Gibes, trumpet; Jonathan Hines, piano; Jeffrey Sandburg, bass; and Kai Felix, drums

Saxophonist Autumn Dominguez has been illustrated by her mentors and peers as a, “passionate, humble, and captivating musician.” Mentor and jazz pianist Angelo Versace shared he was, “impressed by her work ethic, determination, and musical leadership.” Dominguez is the creator and host of “Strawberry Jam,” a popular jazz jam session favored by both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona musicians. Currently, Dominguez lives in Tucson, where she works locally as a freelance musician and a private saxophone tutor.

Website: www.autumndominguez.com

MACEO PARKER & HIS BIG BAND @ Centennial Hall
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm

Single tickets on sale now!

Kick off the 2020 TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL with saxophonist MACEO PARKER: the man who embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can. Always at the forefront, Maceo has been a common thread in the history of funk helping to pioneer the genre in collaborations with seminal icons like James Brown, George Clinton and Prince, all while honing his own signature brand of showmanship. Leading his flawlessly tight band which includes many former members of the Ray Charles Orchestra and features the Raelettes, Maceo transports audiences to the slickest of eras with positively timeless performances. Maceo says “I feel like we can’t say the word enough. We all could use a little more love in the world.” This performance is a fitting early celebration of Maceo’s 77th birthday (on Valentine’s Day) and of the longevity and importance of his role in music history.

In Partnership with UA Presents

Website: www.maceoparker.com
Video: Make It Funky

Susan Artemis @ The Dusty Monk
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Susan Artemis-piano & vocals

Jan
11
Sat
Susan Artemis @ Hacienda del Sol
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Solo jazz on the Terraza Patio

DAVID SANBORN JAZZ QUINTET @ Fox Tucson Theatre
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm

Universally known as one of the most iconic saxophonists of the current age, DAVID SANBORN is a jazz musician at heart, but has transcended genres and musical boundaries throughout his entire career. Rolling Stone says, ‘Among the great saxophonists of the past four decades, David Sanborn has earned an identity all his own. He’s jazz, he’s funk, he’s soul, he’s pop, he’s blues, he’s rock. Most remarkably, he excels in each of these genres with a voice that is forceful and tender, sensuous and subtle.’ Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight gold albums and one platinum. He continues to be one of the most active musicians of his genre and an inspiration to countless other musicians.

Returning to his passion for jazz, Sanborn recently assembled a stunning program of straight-ahead jazz tunes for his new quintet. At the 2020 TJF Sanborn is excited to collaborate and feature Geoffrey Keezer on Keys, Billy Kilson on Drums, Ben Williams on Bass and Michael Dease on Trombone.

Website: www.davidsanborn.com
Video: Live in Budapest 2015

The Strawberry Jam Session @ Espresso Art Café
Jan 11 @ 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.