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.
Since we can’t perform live at this time, we would like share a video from our performance last year at the Nash.
Here is Suite for Three – Part 1 “Oatts,” from a suite written by renowned jazz composer and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer. This movement was originally written as a feature for New York-based alto saxophonist Dick Oatts.
In our performance, we feature our guest artist Eric Rasmussen on alto sax. It’s quite a musical adventure, as you’ll hear. Enjoy!
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.
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We look forward to the day when it will be safe to gather in public again to enjoy live music together. Until that time, please be careful, stay home as much as you can, and wear a mask when you do go out.