Serene setting for Sunday of jazz

It's hard to imagine St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church much more tranquil than it is, thanks to the Josias Joesler-designed building and gorgeous setting.

But the historic church can get even more serene when it hosts music performances.

And that's what's happening there these days.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rob Boone and Christine Vivona Jazz Quartet will play music in the church, as part of St. Philip's in the Hills Summer Concerts series.

On Aug. 11, Phoenix Chamber Brass will perform, and on Sept. 8, it's the Titan Valley Warheads.

Tickets to the concerts are $15 each. St. Philip's is at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. 299-6421.

Time for artists to sign up for Studio Art Tour

Visual artists: If you plan to participate in the Open Studio Tour Nov. 9 and 10 move fast and you can save a few bucks.

Tucson Pima Arts Council, which is organizing the fall tour, is offering a $45 registration fee if you sign up by Wednesday. After that, the fee moves up to $55. The registration deadline is 4 p.m. Aug. 20.

Last fall's Studio Art Tour featured more than 200 artists from around the city, and visitors topped 8,000.

Registration is at

Kathleen Allen