On July 5th the Tucson Jazz Society kicked off its 8th Summer Series Concert with the Larry Redhouse Trio. With a full house, pianist Redhouse led a world class ensemble made up of Robin Horn on drums, and Evan Dain on both acoustic and electric bass. The concert was a hit, and we are all looking forward to the following concerts. Please join us!

August 30 – Genevieve and the LPs + Loran Cox @ The DoubleTree by Hilton at Reid Park

A new voice in the musical community, Genevieve and the LPs are a truly unique ensemble. Offering the highest level of entertainment and musical quality by blending elements of jazz, blues, soul & R&B, funk, afro-cuban, latin, pop, and acoustic music into one irresistible sound. Genevieve & the LPs make it happen!

Trumpeter/flugelhorn/composer Loran Cox resides in Phoenix, AZ. As bandleader of the acclaimed Dallas-based 7-piece Latin jazz group “Mambo Combo,” performances have included South-by-Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) “Grammy Sessions Live”. As a jazz trumpeter in Miami, Loran has performed with Grammy, Latin Grammy and international recording artists including Luis Enrique, Lefty Perez, Tito Puente, Jr., Lalo Rodriguez, and more.

September 27 –  TJS Fundraiser with the George Howard Band @ St. Philip’s Plaza

George Howard Band The words most frequently used to describe the George Howard Band are high energy, versatile, and unique. “High energy” because their love for their music emerges with each performance. “Versatile” because they interpret an unusually wide range of blues and R&B styles and dance rhythms. And “unique” because whether they are performing an old classics or an original, these individuals have a style that is very much their own.

George Howard, a member of the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame and recipient of a TAMMIE award, has been involved in playing the blues for over 25 years. He has taught, presented workshops, photographed musical events and was personally involved with blues greats such as John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmy Thackery, and Johnny Lang.

October 25th – Dmitri Matheny CD Release Celebration @ St. Philip’s Plaza

Dmitri Matheny Matheny’s tenth album as a leader, Sagebrush Rebellion is scheduled for international release August 9 on the BluePort Jazz/Papillon Recordings label. Recorded live, Sagebrush Rebellion captures Matheny at his best. Featuring the all-star rhythm section of Nick Manson piano, Justin Grinnell bass and Duncan Moore drums, the quartet showcases new originals, classics by Johnny Burke and Duke Ellington, and favorite selections by Charlie Haden, Steve Swallow and Nat Adderley. According to Jim Merod of BluePort Jazz, “This is one of my favorite recordings…I hope listeners enjoy the depth and delicacy of these songs crafted with Dmitri’s flugelhorn mastery.”

November 8th David Bach @ Location to be Determined

David Bach The David Bach Consort was the winner of the Jazz Discovery Showcase on BET, has performed at Jazzmatazz with B.B. King, and has played at the Kennedy Center. Among his many accomplishments, Bach has returned to Europe as a touring musician for RCA/BMG recording artist Fishbelly Black. Other contributions include keyboarding for Janet Jackson and Everything But The Girl and touring with Enrique Iglesias. Bach has played with Enrique Iglesias in front of 30,000 fans. His band was voted ”Best Instrumental Band” by Music Monthly Magazine. The David Bach Consort has been featured on national and international television on BET’s Jazz Central. He received a WAMMIE nomination in 1999 for “Best Instrumentalist” and “Best CD”