An Afternoon of Latin Jazz! – October 30, 2021 at 2:00

Desert City Jazz is thrilled return to live performance when we present “An Afternoon of Latin Jazz” at the nationally-renowned Nash jazz club on Saturday, October 30, at 2:00 p.m.

You’ll be treated to a wide range of musical styles from throughout Latin America, including bossa nova, samba, salsa, Latin rock, montuno, meringue, beguine, and more – all presented with sizzling percussion, inventive solos, and big-band excitement.

All tickets must be purchased in advance, no later than midnight, Friday, October 29. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Desert City Jazz concerts almost always sell out, so get your group together and buy your tickets early!

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!

The Nash requires proof of COVID-19 full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within the 72 hours prior to each show to attend a live performance.

Every person in your party age 12 and over must present

  • an original, official COVID-19 vaccination certificate (a legible photo or digital copy is acceptable) or a negative COVID-19 test result time-stamped within 72 hours of the show check-in

AND

  • a government-issued photo ID.

Please ensure that everyone in your party is aware of and understands these requirements. We don’t want to turn anyone away. There will be no exceptions and no refunds.

Verification requirements apply to all attendees, volunteers, contractors, staff, and musicians present at our shows. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from this policy but strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Click here to view the Nash’s complete COVID policy.

These protocols are being implemented at performance venues throughout the Phoenix area. As you know, the Arts community has been shuttered for over a year and this is how we can return to live music in a manner that protects the health and safety of everyone involved.

In addition to the above requirements, The Nash has implemented enhanced cleaning procedures, the use of air scrubbers in their air conditioning systems, mask recommendations, and other protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for our live performances. Your cooperation and participation will be greatly appreciated.

Click here to buy tickets now!  |  Click here for information about parking near the Nash

New Video: When You’re Smiling

To help get you in the mood for our upcoming concert, “An Afternoon of Latin Jazz” on October 30, here’s When You’re Smiling, a lovely tune from our last Nash gig in August, 2019. Enjoy!

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 LGBT 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 the “Book the Band” page to learn more.