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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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Fred Hersch Trio in concert Wednesday

Fred Hersch Trio in concert Wednesday

“I’m first and foremost a jazz pianist playing songs,” said Fred Hersch, lest there be any mistake about it. This general confusion can come from the classical feeling in Hersch’s music.

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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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Saxophonist McPherson, 2 events celebrate jazzman Mingus

Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson this weekend celebrates Charles Mingus, a bassist and composer whose innovative work helped define a new direction for jazz after World War II.

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Look what Jazz Under the Stars has on tap

The Tucson Jazz Society's concert series Jazz Under the Stars Spring 2012 leads off Friday with an evening of traditional New Orleans-style jazz dedicated to Ed Cohen, a longtime TJS supporter who passed away recently. Featured are the Arizona Roadrunners and the Tucson Jazz Institute's nati…

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Rick Braun to give his vocal cords a workout Friday

Rick Braun to give his vocal cords a workout Friday

Instead of his usual smooth jazz, Rick Braun will be singing to conjure the romanticism of his latest album.

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Rick Braun to give his vocal cords a workout Friday

Rick Braun to give his vocal cords a workout Friday

Giving full vent to their celebration of April as Jazz Appreciation Month, members of the Tucson Jazz Society will stage a concert every weekend, starting Friday, plus two more in May.

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Crowd gets down at final concert in jazz society series

Crowd gets down at final concert in jazz society series

Jazz saxophonist Jackiem Joyner performs under the stage lights during the final concert of the summer for the Tucson Jazz Society's Jazz In Style series. The concert was held Sunday at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

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Crowd gets down at final concert in jazz society series

Crowd gets down at final concert in jazz society series

Arnez Chaffee and his wife, Eboni, share a kiss as they dance in the aisles to Joyner's music.

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Crowd gets down at final concert in jazz society series

Crowd gets down at final concert in jazz society series

Every ticket was sold, but in the end there were plenty of empty seats as smooth jazz saxophonist Jackiem Joyner had much of the crowd up and dancing in the aisles Sunday during his performance in the last show of the summer for the Tucson Jazz Society's Jazz In Style at Loews Ventana Canyon…

September 09, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Concert showcases women in jazz

Concert showcases women in jazz

Headliner Jesse J strolls out into the audience while performing during the Tucson Jazz Society's Primavera Women in Jazz concert at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

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Concert showcases women in jazz

Concert showcases women in jazz

Guitarist Michael Angel solos during Jesse J's performance. More than 300 people turned out for Sunday's event, which was the first in a series of three holiday concerts the jazz society will host at the resort.

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Concert showcases women in jazz

Concert showcases women in jazz

Drummer Eric Valentine does a drum solo blindfolded while performing with Jesse J.

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Concert showcases women in jazz

Concert showcases women in jazz

The high-energy, Latin-influenced jazz of Los Angeles-based saxophonist Jesse J echoed through Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Sunday during the Tucson Jazz Society's Primavera Women in Jazz concert.

June 03, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Jessy J's Latin touch at Loews Ventana

Smooth jazz with a Latin flavor is what sets Jessy J apart. This rising jazz star is the perfect choice to spotlight this year's Primavera Women in Jazz concert presented by the Tucson Jazz Society Sunday at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

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Jessy J's Latin touch at Loews Ventana

Jessy J's Latin touch at Loews Ventana

Smooth jazz with a Latin flavor is what sets Jessy J apart from the pack. That and her sultry tenor sax work, soothing vocals and a dedication to including all of the music that has been a part of her life. She'll perform in this year's Primavera Women in Jazz concert presented by the Tucson…

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Big band tunes close outdoor jazz series

Spring's outdoor jazz series at St. Philip's Plaza will wrap up Sunday, when Crystal Stark joins Big Band Express for the spring finale before the hot jazz moves indoors for the summer.

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'All-American' jazz at St. Philip's

'All-American' jazz at St. Philip's

Lavay Smith performs with Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at the Tucson Jazz Society's Jazz Under the Stars event at St. Philip's Plaza.

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'All-American' jazz at St. Philip's

'All-American' jazz at St. Philip's

Despite high winds and stormy skies earlier, an estimated 150 music lovers gathered Sunday to hear Smith and her San Francisco-based swing band.

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'All-American' jazz at St. Philip's

'All-American' jazz at St. Philip's

Chris Siebert, left, is at the piano, and Ron Belcher plays bass with Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, part of the Tucson Jazz Society's Jazz Under the Stars series.

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