DCJ Adds Encore Clarendon Performance on May 5

As you may know, Desert City Jazz’s March performance sold out four weeks in advance. While we are gratified by this response, we were disappointed that many of our loyal fans got shut out.

Good news! We have booked the Clarendon on Saturday, May 5 for an encore performance. If you missed out on our March performance, here’s your second chance!

We will be playing the same program. This will truly be another memorable evening of big band jazz featuring many of the talented soloists within the band. You will enjoy a variety of jazz charts from Gordon Goodwin, George Gershwin, Sammy Nestico, Charles Mingus, Buddy Rich, Chuck Mangione, Pat Metheny Group, Maynard Ferguson, and more.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Danny Reed, the electrifying trumpet player who was our guest soloist last fall, will be joining our trumpet section for this performance!

Don’t delay, get your tickets now! 

Beverages and food will be available for purchase, with no drink minimum. The Clarendon Hotel is located at 401 W. Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix.

Doors open at 7:00 PM, the band starts at 8:00 PM. Arrive early, get a good seat, and enjoy the sunset at 7:14!

Click here to buy tickets!

Desert City Jazz has an opening for a trombonist

Desert City Jazz has an opening for a trombonist.

We play fun, challenging contemporary charts (Gordon Goodwin, Maynard Ferguson, Rob McConnell, etc.) plus some classic big band music (Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Sammy Nestico, etc.) so you should be a good reader.

The ability to improvise is not required, but if you want solos, you’ll get them.

Look around this website to learn more about the band, and use the “Join the Band” tab to indicate your interest or ask questions.


Announcing the Desert Overture Member Program

Desert City Jazz’s parent organization, Desert Overture Live Cultural Entertainment, Inc. (DOLCE) has just launched a member program which will benefit both Desert City Jazz and our sister band, Desert Overture.

The Desert Overture Member Program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals/couples and businesses to contribute to our success and receive benefits and recognition for your contribution. Every contribution level includes vouchers for concert tickets that can be used for any concerts in our 2017-2018 season (December 2017 – September 2018) in any combination (excluding special fundraising events).

As an arts organization, our gift to the community is unique. We provide a venue for LGBTQ and straight musicians to come together and perform quality entertainment that everyone can enjoy. As a member, you are actively supporting arts in the LGBTQ community and beyond.

Program benefits:

  • All donors will be listed in each Desert Overture concert program and on our website for the season
  • Vouchers may be used for either Desert Overture or Desert City Jazz concerts (excluding special fundraising events).
  • Vouchers can be used at any time during the 2017-2018 season (December 2017 – September 2018).

The portion of your donation which exceeds the value of the benefits you will receive is deductible for tax purposes.

Click here to learn more!