During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Desert City Jazz remotely recorded this video of our new theme song, “Desert Jazz Opener,” composed by our director LaShaun Tweedie. Enjoy!
On December 17, 2018 Desert City Jazz performed at the Nash jazz club in Phoenix, AZ. Our special guest was composer/arranger Mike Shellans, who also served as guest conductor for his pieces. Enjoy!
Tune for My Dad
Written in memory of Mike’s father, Herb Shellans.
Just another 12-bar blues … in 5/4 time. See how many quotes from famous 5/4 tunes you can identify!