Local Jazz

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

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

Single tickets go on sale November 1st

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.

Jan
12
Sun
GRACE KELLY & AUBREY LOGAN @ Rialto Theatre
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm

WINNER of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest $20,000 Song of the Year Award for her song “Feels like Home”!

An unequivocal musical prodigy, singer-saxophonist-songwriter GRACE KELLY has rocked the jazz world with sold-out concerts, 13 acclaimed albums and a resume that includes performing at the Hollywood Bowl and as part of the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – all before reaching her mid-twenties.

Kelly’s early career featured performances at Barack Obama’s 2016 inauguration and as a soloist with the Boston Pops playing an original composition arranged for the legendary orchestra; she has since then played over 900 shows as bandleader in 35 countries at venues like the Kennedy Center and Moscow Symphony Hall and for the Montreal, Newport, and Montreux international jazz festivals. Touted for her scorching saxophone stylings and purring vocals, Kelly has performed and recorded with renowned artists including Lin Manuel-Miranda, Dave Brubeck, Phil Woods, Huey Lewis, Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan and Wynton Marsalis.

Featured by Vanity Fair as a millennial shaking up the jazz world, Kelly’s state-of-the-art brand of electro jazz-pop and inventive digital content are pushing her to the forefront of the fusion scene, alongside names like Snarky Puppy, Jacob Collier, Cory Henry, Robert Glasper, Jon Batiste, and Too Many Zooz.

Website: www.gracekellymusic.com
Video: Miss You

The media refer to #1 selling artist, AUBREY LOGAN, as “The Queen of Sass.” And it’s easy to see why. Her concerts are a mix of excellent musicality, jaw-dropping vocals, virtuoso trombone-playing, a breathtaking array of originals and original takes on cover songs and, well…fun! Aubrey Logan loves music, loves performing and loves her fans. And it shows. “My relationship with the audience is the most fun I can legally have!” she says. Very few artists can concentrate so fully on the music and yet be so connected to the people who have come to hear her. And that connection is magic.

Aubrey has seen a lot of recent success, with two albums in the top 10 within the last year. Her debut album, Impossible, immediately shot to the top 10 on the iTunes, Billboard and Amazon charts. And her next appearance on Summer Horns II, from A to Z (as a special guest of Dave Koz on Concord Records) became the #1 selling Contemporary Jazz Album on Billboard. Aubrey has spent more time at the top of the charts lately than she has in an airport, and travel has been a permanent fixture for her in the last couple of years.

Website: www.aubreylogan.com
Video: Understand

Jan
13
Mon
TJI Jazz JAMbalaya @ The Glowbal, Sheraton Tucson Hotel
Jan 13 @ 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.