Desert City Jazz & Desert Overture present “Cheers!” on December 18

Celebrate the season with joyful, festive music from Desert City Jazz and our sister ensemble, Desert Overture wind symphony, when we join forces again this year to present “Cheers! A Concert Celebration.”

We have some special treats in store for you, such as:

  • “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” which we received directly from the current leader of the Count Basie Orchestra
  • The Glenn Miller Orchestra’s arrangement of “Sleigh Ride,” with quotes from Glenn Miller classics sprinkled in
  • “God Rest Ye Mambo Gentlemen,” a fun Latin arrangement which is exactly what the title implies.

December always fills up quickly with concerts, parties, shopping, and family gatherings, so make sure you have our joint concert, “Cheers! A Concert Celebration” on your calendar for Sunday, December 18, at 3:00 p.m. at the beautiful Tempe Center for the Arts.

Gather a group of your friends and family, and join us for “Cheers! A Concert Celebration!”

Buy your tickets in advance! Ticket prices go up $5 the day of the show.


New Video: Aaron’s Blues

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

The soloists are Brandon Hang, piano; Mike Wojciechowicz, alto sax; Scott Thomas, trombone; Ray Botte, tenor sax. 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.