Desert City Jazz presents “En Fuego: A Celebration of Latin Jazz” on July 7

Join Desert City Jazz for a musical tour through Latin America when we present “En Fuego: A Celebration of Latin Jazz” on July 7 at 2:00. Our sizzling horns and intoxicating rhythms will create an engaging, energetic experience you won’t want to miss.

This performance takes place at the Rhythm Room, located at 1019 East Indian School Road. The Rhythm Room offers a full bar and plenty of free parking onsite. Patrons must be 21 or over, so our apologies to our younger fans.

This concert will probably sell out in advance, so get your tickets now. We’ll be en fuego (on fire)!

New Video: Easy Living

On October 28, 2023, Desert City Jazz presented “Prime Cuts: A Choice Selection of Sizzlin’ Tunes.” It was an eclectic, varied program of some of our favorite big band arrangements from the swing era to the present.

Here’s the beautiful ballad, “Easy Living.” It was written for a movie by the same name, and it’s been performed by many artists in both vocal and instrumental versions, including Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Paul Desmond, and Stan Getz. This arrangement was written by Bob Mintzer and features Nolan Morse on 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.