Desert City Jazz returns to the Nash on August 19!

On Monday, August 19, Desert City Jazz returns to the Nash, Phoenix’s nationally-acclaimed jazz club, for an inspiring evening of swinging big band jazz. The Nash’s crystal-clear sound and comfortable ambiance make it an ideal spot for relaxing and enjoying great music.

Our special guest is Eric Rasmussen, one of the Phoenix area’s foremost alto saxophonists, composers, and music educators. He is the Director of Instrumental Music at Scottsdale Community College and directs the SCC Jazz Orchestra and SCC Big Band. Eric earned a Masters in Music degree in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory and a BFA in Jazz Performance at the California Institute of the Arts. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has recorded for the Steeplechase and Fresh Sounds labels. Eric is an in-demand clinician at colleges and high schools around the country. He currently performs with and composes for the progressive jazz group Running from Bears and the Nash Composers Collective.

The Nash is located at 110 E. Roosevelt Street in downtown Phoenix. Doors open at 7:00 and the band starts at 7:30. Beer, wine, soda, water, and snacks are available for purchase. Invite some friends and treat yourself to a fun night out!

Click here for tickets! The show is sure to sell out, so buy your tickets in advance.

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 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 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.

Now you can enjoy delicious 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!

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