New Video: Blackbird

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 “Blackbird,” one of the Beatles’ most enduring hits. This arrangement by Mike Tomaro is a fresh, jazzy treatment of this classic tune. It features Andy Rich on trumpet. Enjoy!

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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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