Desert City Jazz presents “En Fuego: A Celebration of Latin Jazz” on July 7

Join Desert City Jazz for a musical tour through Latin America when we present “En Fuego: A Celebration of Latin Jazz” on July 7 at 2:00. Our sizzling horns and intoxicating rhythms will create an engaging, energetic experience you won’t want to miss.

This performance takes place at the Rhythm Room, located at 1019 East Indian School Road. The Rhythm Room offers a full bar and plenty of free parking onsite. Patrons must be 21 or over, so our apologies to our younger fans.

This concert will probably sell out in advance, so get your tickets now. We’ll be en fuego (on fire)!

New Video: I Wish

Desert City Jazz presented “Drop the Needle II” on April 14, 2024. In this sold-out, well-received show, we presented some of the best funk, R&B, rock, and pop tunes from the 70s and 80s in exciting big band arrangements.

Here’s Stevie Wonder’s funky, catchy hit “I Wish,” from his masterpiece album Songs in the Key of Life. This arrangement was written by Mike Tomaro and features Ray Botte on tenor sax. Enjoy!

Enjoy more of our videos on the Videos page.

Enjoy “Yram” from our last Latin Jazz concert

Check out this video from “An Afternoon of Latin Jazz,” in October, 2021. This is “Yram,” an original composition by our director, LaShaun Tweedie. It features Andy Rich on a beautiful flugelhorn solo.

Want to hear more? Don’t miss our next concert, “En Fuego! A Celebration of Latin Jazz” on July 7, 2:00, at the Rhythm Room.

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, guitar) comprised of many of the best jazz musicians in the Phoenix area’s LGBTQ and Friends community. Our director is LaShaun Tweedie.

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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.