Desert City Jazz presents “Big Band Favorites” on October 22

Join Desert City Jazz on Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 when we present “Big Band Favorites,” a selection of our members’ favorite big band tunes. We’ll be playing some of the most famous, beloved tunes from many of the greatest big bands, from the swing era to the present.

Here are some of the classic tunes you’ll enjoy:

  • Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000”
  • Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll” and “Take the ‘A’ Train”
  • Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing”
  • Count Basie’s “Basie Straight Ahead”
  • Thad Jones’s “Big Dipper”
  • Buddy Rich’s “Groovin’ Hard”

…plus more by Stan Kenton, Louie Bellson, Maynard Ferguson, Gordon Goodwin, and others.

We are privileged to perform at the Nash, one of the nation’s foremost jazz clubs. The Nash offers the perfect ambiance to enjoy swinging, toe-tapping big band jazz.

Invite some friends and make plans now to attend “Big Band Favorites” on October 22 at 2:00 p.m. Get your tickets today!

The Nash is located at 110 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix.

New video: St. Louis Blues

Here’s a classic blues tune from our “All About the Blues” concert at the Nash jazz club on July 31, 2022.

This selection features Ray Botte on tenor sax and Andy Rich on trumpet. Enjoy!

Enjoy more of our videos on the Videos page.

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.

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 theBook the Bandpage to learn more.