Desert City Jazz presents “Drop the Needle” on March 19

The 70s and 80s were filled with great music by artists such as Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, and so many more.

Many of the hits from that era are still cherished today. We believe one reason for these songs’ enduring success is that they incorporated elements of jazz into their music. And they usually included horns!

Similarly, jazz has grown and reinvented itself through the years by assimilating the best elements from other genres. Funk, Rock, R&B, and Pop have all left their marks on the jazz we enjoy today.

Join Desert City Jazz as we “Drop the Needle” on the great music of the 70s and 80s with our exciting big band arrangements!

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.