We hope you are doing well and staying safe during these challenging times. We miss playing together, performing big band jazz for you, and seeing you at the gigs. It’s one of many things we must sadly put on hold
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.
Desert Overture and Desert City Jazz stand in solidarity with our community in the call to end violence against black people. We grieve the loss of countless black lives stemming from more than four hundred years of systemic, violent racism.
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
LaShaun Tweedie Takes the Reins of Phoenix’s Premier LGBT & Ally Jazz Ensemble Desert City Jazz announced LaShaun Tweedie as its new Artistic Director, immediately overseeing the 17-piece jazz ensemble. In addition to being a current member of the band’s
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,