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.
“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.
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.
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.
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…
Instead of his usual smooth jazz, Rick Braun will be singing to conjure the romanticism of his latest album.
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.
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.
Arnez Chaffee and his wife, Eboni, share a kiss as they dance in the aisles to Joyner's music.
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…
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.
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.
Drummer Eric Valentine does a drum solo blindfolded while performing with Jesse J.
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
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.
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…
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.
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.
Despite high winds and stormy skies earlier, an estimated 150 music lovers gathered Sunday to hear Smith and her San Francisco-based swing band.
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.