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.

New video: Isfahan

Here’s one more video from our last performance at the Nash jazz club in downtown Phoenix, to remind you of what a pleasure it is to experience live big band jazz in a jazz club.

Here is the beautiful Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn ballad, “Isfahan,” featuring our guest artist Eric Rasmussen on alto sax. Enjoy!

View more Desert City Jazz videos here.