Local Jazz

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

Jul
6
Sat
The Strawberry Jam Session @ Espresso Art Café
Jul 6 @ 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.

Jul
8
Mon
TJI Jazz JAMbalaya @ The Glowbal, Sheraton Tucson Hotel
Jul 8 @ 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.

Jul
9
Tue
Sly Man & Sheryl Ann @ Viscount Suite Hotel
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Jul
10
Wed
Arizona Roadrunners @ Wilbur's Grill in The Viscount Hotel
Jul 10 @ 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!

Jul
11
Thu
Danny Brito Trio @ Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Danny Brito Trio (Latin Jazz) 

Danny Brito Trio is a compact Latin Jazz performance group that highlights the subtelties of this rhythmically heavy music. The Trio injects rhythms into jazz standards and also plays classic latin music in the Jazz Language. They have performed for the Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, Patagonia Fall Festival, Opened for CUBANISMO, and most recently performed at the Tucson Jazz Festival! The DB3 is Amilcar Guevara on Piano, Manny Brito on Bass, and Danny Brito on Hybrid Percussion.

Tony Frank Trio @ Café Torrino
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
12
Fri
Purple Spectre – Album Release Party @ The Screening Room
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We did it! We finished our first album! Join us for an evening of original music and fun. The Screening Room has great beers on tap, and we will have CDs and other goodies for sale!

All ages. Admission is $10 at the door.

About Purple Spectre:

Take the compositional sophistication of Wayne Shorter, fuse it with the hard grooves of Bitches Brew and Red Clay, sprinkle in some dust from the shoes of Ariel Pink, and you might get something resembling Mike Moynihan’s Purple Spectre. Like a chemist mixing volatile compounds, Purple Spectre blends elements of funk, rock, soul, and hard bop into a potent serum of musical nirvana.

The ultimate impact of Purple Spectre is a funky tapestry that is rooted in tradition, yet innovative and fresh. Wry musical wit is integral to Moynihan’s exotic compositions and to the searing improvisations that all the members provide. Purple Spectre is jazz as jazz was meant to be: steeped in awe of past masters, yet peering fearlessly into the future with steely resolve.

Purple Spectre is:

Mike Moynihan – Saxophones and Compositions
Kai Felix – Drums
Max Goldschmid – Trumpet and French Horn
Patrick Morris – Electric Bass
Angelo Versace – Keyboard

Susan Artemis @ The Dusty Monk
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Susan Artemis-piano & vocals

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

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

Susan Artemis @ Hacienda del Sol
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Solo jazz on the Terraza Patio

Tony Frank Trio @ Café Torrino
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Strawberry Jam Session @ Espresso Art Café
Jul 13 @ 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.

Jul
15
Mon
TJI Jazz JAMbalaya @ The Glowbal, Sheraton Tucson Hotel
Jul 15 @ 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.

Phil Davis Trio @ Royal Sun Hotel
Jul 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!