Desert City Jazz has an opening for pianist!

Desert City Jazz plays to a sold-out house on the Clarendon Hotel Sky Deck

Desert City Jazz, Phoenix’s premier LGBT and friends jazz ensemble, has an opening for a pianist.

We play fun, challenging contemporary charts (Gordon Goodwin, Maynard Ferguson, Rob McConnell, etc.) plus some classic big band music (Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, etc.) so you should be a good reader. Improvisational skill is highly desirable.

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


Help make Desert City Jazz even better in 2019!

You can help make Desert City Jazz even better in 2019!

The director and management team of Desert City Jazz are currently planning our 2019 season.

So that we may continue to improve and deliver a series of performances that you will enjoy, we invite you to take this brief survey. It’s only 9 questions (most of which are multiple choice) and should only take about 3 minutes. Your input is important to us and will help us move forward in the best way possible.

Please click here to take the survey.

Thank you very much for taking the survey and for your ongoing support of Desert City Jazz! We are grateful for our loyal, supportive audience.

Now you can enjoy delicious coffee AND support Desert City Jazz!

Now you can enjoy delicious custom-blended coffee and support Desert City Jazz and Desert Overture!

Java Jake’s “Coffee That Cares” program will donate 30% of the proceeds from your order to support the bands. That makes the coffee all the more delicious!

A one-pound bag of Java Jake’s coffee makes a wonderful gift for special occasions, client appreciation, a party or dinner host – or yourself!

Click here to discover the special blends that are currently available and order some today!

Every bag of delicious blended roasted coffee you buy supports Desert City Jazz and Desert Overture!

Welcome to Desert City Jazz!

Enjoying swinging big band jazz outdoors at night, surrounded by scenic views of the Phoenix skyline, is truly a magical experience. (Photo: Maxx Santos)

Desert City Jazz is a full-size, 18-piece jazz ensemble (5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums, percussion, vocalist) comprised of many of the best jazz musicians in the Phoenix area’s LGBT and Friends community. Our director is Michael Collier.

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 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.