Desert City Jazz and Desert Overture present A Fireside Christmas

Sunday, December 12, 3:00 p.m.
Tempe Center for the Arts

Celebrate the holidays with inspiring live music when Desert Overture and Desert City Jazz present “A Fireside Christmas” on Sunday, December 12 at 3:00 p.m. You’ll be treated to a delightful mix of traditional holiday classics and fresh new music for the season. With both a wind symphony and jazz big band, you’ll enjoy a pleasing array of your holiday favorites in an interesting variety of musical contexts. Bring your friends and family and enjoy the musical magic of the season.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of show time is required for admittance. A mask covering your nose and mouth must be worn indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Click here to read Tempe Center for the Arts’ COVID policy.

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.

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.