Desert City Jazz presents “All About the Blues” on July 31

The Blues.

It is America’s most fundamental, original musical art form.

It is the heart and soul of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, and Rock & Roll.

Join Desert City Jazz as we explore the many ways the Blues have evolved and influenced big band jazz.

It all happens on Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m. at the nationally-renowned Nash jazz club, 110 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix.


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New Video: Chicharrón

Here’s an original composition by our director, LaShaun Tweedie, performed live during “An Afternoon of Latin Jazz” at the Nash jazz club on October 30, 2021.

Featured soloists: Paul Brewer, tenor sax; Juan Rodriguez, trumpet; Jeff Pellaton, drums; Travis Rowland, Jr., percussion.

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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, vibes/percussion) 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.