Welcome to Desert City Jazz!

Desert City Jazz is a full-size, 17-piece jazz ensemble (5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums, vibes/percussion) comprised of many of the best jazz musicians in the Phoenix area’s LGBT and Friends community. Our director is LaShaun Tweedie.

Come hear us at our next performance! Join our email list to stay informed about when and where the band will be playing next. And like us on Facebook!

Interesting in joining the band? Great! We may have a need for subs or replacement musicians at any time throughout the year, so please let us know of your interest.

Desert City Jazz is available for hire to play at community events, concerts, and dances. Please visit the “Book the Band” page to learn more.

New video: The Girl from Ipanema

This song was going to be part of our “Evening of Latin Jazz” concert last spring but sadly we had to postpone that. We can’t wait to perform this show live for you when it’s safe! But until then, let Desert City Jazz transport you to Rio’s sunny world-famous beaches with this swinging arrangement of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s classic “The Girl from Ipanema.”

Check out more videos on our Videos page.

Desert City Jazz is Not Rehearsing or Performing at This Time

Desert City Jazz is not rehearsing or performing at this time due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our members and our audience is our top priority.

Please consider joining our email list so that we can let you know when performances can be scheduled.

We look forward to the day when it will be safe to gather in public again to enjoy live music together. Until that time, please be careful, stay home as much as you can, and wear a mask when you do go out.