Local Jazz

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

Apr
30
Sat
International Jazz Day @ St. Philip's Plaza
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Don Nod Nottingham – vocals, Ada Redd Austin – vocals, Glendon Gross – trumpet, Malik Alkabir – sax, Angelo Versace – keys, Mike Levy – bass, Pete Swan – drums, Francis Pace Rush – monologue

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May
7
Sat
Kentucky Derby Jazz Party @ Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Great Jazz – Fashion – Mint Julep – Outstanding Buffet

Join the Tucson Jazz Society for our Second Annual Kentucky Derby Jazz Party featuring vocalist Eleonor Winston in a fantastic new venue, Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ. Event highlights include a Special Derby Buffet, Fashion Show, Best Hat Contest, Mint Julep Toast, and the running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby, the “Run for the Roses.”

Our featured artist is Swedish-born vocalist Eleonor Winston, who studied under world-renowned musican Ellis Marsalis to become a dynamic jazz song stylist in New Orleans, the “Birthplace of of Jazz.” Backing up Eleonor Winston will be a band of top local musicians: Mike Levy, bass; Doug Davis, drums; and Matt Mitchell, guitar.

Official Buffet Menu
Tucson Jazz Society
Kentucky Derby Jazz Party

Saturday, May 7, 2016

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Chef Appetizers
Derby Crab Cakes with Remoulade
Smoked Chicken Wings with Dipping Sauce
Shrimp Ceviche
Smoked Beets with Louisiana Crawfish Salad

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Chef’s Entrées
Smoked Pork Belly with Raspberry Glaze
Smoked Pork Shoulder with a Bourbon BBQ Sauce
House Cured Ham Steaks with Pineapple Glaze
Smoked Brisket Carving Station

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Chef’s Sides
Brother John’s Signature Collard Greens
Burnt End BBQ Pit Beans
Brother John’s Potato Salad

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Chef’s Desserts
Chocolate Mousse with Devil’s Food Cake
Church Hill’s Blackberry Cobbler

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Chef Patrick Vezino – Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

Mar
6
Mon
AZ Jazz Week: Latin Jazz Night @ Crowder Hall
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm

Grupo Manteca, directed by Hiram Perez

Mar
7
Tue
AZ Jazz Week: Jazz Before the 1920s @ Crowder Hall
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm

The Original Wildcat Jass Band, featuring Rob Wright and Jeff Haskell
Jeffrey Haskell Recording Studio Celebration

Mar
8
Wed
AZ Jazz Week: TJI Ellington Big Band @ Crowder Hall
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm

Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Big Band directed by Doug Tidaback
Featuring UA & TJI Faculty

Mar
9
Thu
AZ Jazz Week: Mezzo Monk @ Crowder Hall
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

Dave Valdez Chamber Ensemble
Featuring Angelo Versace, Brice Winston & Chris Finet

Mar
10
Fri
AZ Jazz Week: A Night with Terell Stafford @ Crowder Hall
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm

UA Studio Jazz Ensemble & UA Faculty

Tickets: uapresents.org, 520-621-3341 or at Centennial Hall Box Office, 1020 E. University Blvd.

May
6
Sat
Kentucky Derby Jazz Party @ Brother John's Beer, Bourbon & BBQ
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Feb
25
Sun
AZ Jazz Week: Jaleo “The Latin Tinge… from Arsenio to Porter” @ U of A School of Music, Crowder Hall
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm

Their multicultural musical heritage has rightly led Jaleo into the top leading performers in Phoenix, Arizona. With meritorious achievable performances, Jaleo has musically reproduced impressionistic geographical cadences in their work, offering Afro Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian rhythmical inspiration. Their Multicultural awareness is a musical interpretation of past and present joy.

Feb
26
Mon
AZ Jazz Week: The Tucson Jazz Collective directed by Moisés Paiewonsky @ U of A School of Music, Crowder Hall
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm

The Tucson Jazz Collective (TJC), formerly Park Avenue Jazz Orchestra, is a newly formed, Tucson-based, professional jazz ensemble. The group comprises local and transplant musicians representing the best Tucson has to offer. TJC aims to promote its agenda of world-class quality music through a series of performances and concerts in and around southern Arizona, and will mark it’s first year of existence with a recording at the Jeff Haskell Recording Studio at the University of Arizona in August of 2018.

Feb
27
Tue
AZ Jazz Week: “Mardi Gras Extravaganza!” @ U of A School of Music, Crowder Hall
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Original Wildcat Jass Band featuring the Lindy Hopkins Dancers

Dwayne Riley, clarinet; Rick Peron, trumpet; Rob Boone, trombone, piano; Rob Wright, banjo, and vocals; Ray Templin, drums, piano, and vocals; Evan Dain, bass, and vocals

Feb
28
Wed
AZ Jazz Week: UA Studio Jazz Ensemble featuring Andre Hayward, trombone @ U of A School of Music, Crowder Hall
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

Andre Hayward is an extremely gifted trombonist with the sound and clarity reminiscent of the late J.J. Johnson. In 2003 he received first place and a significant scholarship at the International Thelonious Monk Trombone Competition. He has performed/recorded with Roy Hargrove, Betty Carter, Joe Williams, Slide Hampton, John Lewis, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Gerald Wilson, Kirk Whalum, Jimmy Heath, The Duke Ellington Orchestra and Illinois Jacquet’s Big Band.

The UA Studio Jazz Ensemble is directed by Angelo Versace

Mar
1
Thu
AZ Jazz Week: “The Essence of Jazz” @ U of A School of Music, Crowder Hall
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

The Arizona Jazz Collective featuring Brice Winston, tenor saxophone; Angelo Versace, piano Tom Wakeling, bass; Dom Moio, drums

The Arizona Jazz Collective brings together four highly acclaimed artists who have performed worldwide with a who’s who of jazz. The band’s live performances embrace jazz’ past, present, and future, with a great chemistry and an adventurous, hard-swinging style. Saxophonist Brice Winston (Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis), pianist Angelo Versace (Warren Wolf, Marcus Printup, Slide Hampton), and the swinging rhythm team of veterans Tom Wakeling (Lee Konitz, James Moody, Mel Torme), & Dom Moio (Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Ahmad Jamal) join forces only a handful of times each year to perform as the Arizona Jazz Collective. Their time together on the bandstand is always a musical highlight of the year, both for them and for their audiences!

Mar
2
Fri
AZ Jazz Week: “A Night with Nelson Riddle” @ U of A School of Music, Crowder Hall
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

Featuring Katherine Byrnes, vocalist & Jeff Haskell, piano
Arizona Symphony Orchestra & UA Studio Jazz Ensemble conducted by Thomas Cockrell, Nelson Riddle Endowed Chair in Music

The Nelson Riddle Archive at the University of Arizona holds a treasure of arrangements by one of America’s preeminent figures in popular music of the 1950s and 60s. The Arizona Symphony Orchestra and UA Studio Jazz Ensemble join forces and welcome UA alumna vocalist Katherine Byrnes for an elegant evening of arrangements originally written for Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Linda Ronstadt. Big band and symphonic orchestra unite in the great finale, Riddle’s “Adam and Eve” ballet from the 1960 film “Can-Can.”