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 from Desert City Jazz!

Since we can’t perform live at this time, we would like share a video from our performance last year at the Nash.

Here is Suite for Three – Part 1 “Oatts,” from a suite written by renowned jazz composer and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer. This movement was originally written as a feature for New York-based alto saxophonist Dick Oatts.

In our performance, we feature our guest artist Eric Rasmussen on alto sax. It’s quite a musical adventure, as you’ll hear. Enjoy!

Visit our Videos page to enjoy more videos.

Until the day comes when we can enjoy live music together, take care of yourself! We look forward to seeing you again at some point in 2021 when it’s safe to gather in groups again.

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.