St. Philip’s Friends of Music is wrapping up its concert series, “Summer Sizzlers: Cool Hot Jazz for the Summer,” over the next few weeks.

First up on Sunday, Aug. 20, is the high-octane fusion of Latin, Cuban, Caribbean and West African music with Acerekó, comprised of Tucson’s own Guillermo, “Bubba” Faz — a Tucson Musicians Museum Hall of Famer — with Nick Coventry of Hot Club of Galicia on violin and children’s author and two-time Grammy nominee Enrique “Hank” Feldman on piano and vocals.

The concert begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.

The series closes on Sept. 10 with the Angelo Versace Quartet led by keyboardist Angelo Versace, who heads jazz studies at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music; and perennial Tucson favorites saxophonist Mike Moynihan, bass player Scott Black and drummer Pete Swan.

Admission to their concert is $15 and students with ID are free. Details:

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at or 573-4642. On Twitter @Starburch

Cathalena has covered music for the Star for the past 20 years. She's a graduate of Arizona State University has worked at Sedona Red Rock News, Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, New York; and USA Today.