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Throwback Thursday: Duke Ellington

Throwback Thursday: Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington's Old Pueblo visits are featured in today's Throwback Thursday photo slideshow.

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Free jazz show under the stars to feature Original Wildcat Jass Band

Free jazz show under the stars to feature Original Wildcat Jass Band

Saturday may mark the final performance of the Original Wildcat Jass Band.

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Three things

Three things

Conventional wisdom has it that when the temperature rises, things to do in the Old Pueblo drop.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Jazz Institute takes top prize in national competition

Tucson Jazz Institute takes top prize in national competition

For the second year in a row, the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band has taken the top prize in the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition.

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Nogales jazz music festival strengthens Mingus legacy

Nogales jazz music festival strengthens Mingus legacy

Composer Charles Mingus was a prominent jazz musician with strong ties to California and New York, but his earliest days were spent in Southern Arizona.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hot Club of San Francisco

Hot Club of San Francisco

Carnegie Hall had a snow day, but Tucson’s sunny weather should be welcoming for The Hot Club of San Francisco.

March 12, 2014 2:44 pm
Music briefs

Music briefs

Uptown vibe

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Jazz Under the Stars returns to St. Philip’s Plaza

Jazz Under the Stars returns to St. Philip’s Plaza

After a two-year absence, the Tucson Jazz Society returns to St. Philip’s Plaza, opening its three-concert Jazz Under the Stars series on Sunday with singer Delphine Cortez and the Joel Robin Quartet.

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Bear Canyon library will hold three Saturday jazz concerts

Take Three, a series of jazz concerts for all ages at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, will kick off Saturday.

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Harpist is 'swinging with the band'

Harpist is 'swinging with the band'

Having studied and played the harp for 40 years, Christine Vivona wants to break the instrument out of its classical music bonds and show audiences how jazzy it can be with the right touch.

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Harpist is 'swinging with the band'

Harpist is 'swinging with the band'

Christine Vivona and Rob Boone will perform a jazz concert with their band on Sunday at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church.

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Religion/jazz topic of adult forum series

The adult forum series "Explore the Religious/Spiritual Component of Jazz" at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church continues on two Sundays in July - this Sunday and July 28 - at 10:15 a.m. in the East Gallery at the church.

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Famous fathers and their famous sons

Famous fathers and their famous sons

Avant garde fusion musician Frank Zappa, second from right, and his children, Dweezil, left and Moon Unit, join talk show host David Brenner, right, at a taping in New York, Sept. 24, 1986. Brenner holds up a necktie given to Frank Zappa upon entering a posh eatery earlier in the day, which …

June 15, 2013 5:02 pm
Jazz singer Bourne tunes into rhythms of the night

Jazz singer Bourne tunes into rhythms of the night

"If you want to have fun and a good time, this would be the place to be. Because we will have some fun," Joe Bourne says.

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Jazz singer Bourne tunes into rhythms of the night

Jazz singer Bourne tunes into rhythms of the night

When local jazz stalwart Joe Bourne steps out on stage, he starts with a plan that's always open to adjustment depending on the rhythms of the night.

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Series sets tone for summer

Series sets tone for summer

Tucson guitarist Gabriel Ayala develops a musical piece with his namesake quintet during the World Class Summer Series, a program organized by Loews Ventana Canyon and the Tucson Jazz Society.

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Series sets tone for summer

Series sets tone for summer

Eric Hines plays percussion with the Gabriel Ayala Quintet.

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Series sets tone for summer

Series sets tone for summer

Tucson musician Troy Gray backs up a tune on electric bass.

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Series sets tone for summer

Series sets tone for summer

A crowd takes in the show at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive. The show was last Sunday. Next up in the concert series is "The West Coast Cool Show!" on July 5.

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Series sets tone for summer

Series sets tone for summer

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May 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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