Desert City Jazz & Desert Overture present “Holiday Stories” on Sunday, December 17, 4:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of holiday enchantment as Desert Overture and Desert City Jazz bring you “Holiday Stories” on December 17th!

The holiday season can be full of adventures, from the exciting cheerful family holiday preparations, to rampant buying of gifts for loved ones, to the stories of fantasy come to life, and to the more solemn moments for those who are not as fortunate. You never know what stories the holidays can bring and remind us all of the true meaning of the holiday season.

This concert will take place at Betty Fairfax High School, 8225 S. 59th Ave., Laveen Village. That’s just off the Loop 202 / South Mountain Freeway at the Baseline Road exit, so it will be easy to reach from anywhere in the valley.

$20 Adults
$15 Seniors & Students w/ ID
Free for 12 & Under
$5 Surcharge at the Door

New Video: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Each year since 2021, Desert City Jazz and our sister band, Desert Overture Wind Symphony, have presented a joint holiday concert at Tempe Center for the Arts.

We were thrilled to get this arrangement of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” directly from the arranger, Scotty Barnhart, the current leader of the Count Basie Orchestra. It opens with a beautiful piano intro by Brandon Hang and also features the tenor talents of Ray Botte. 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.

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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.