Suite for Three – Part 1 “Oatts”

Here is Suite for Three – Part 1 “Oatts,” from a suite written by renowned jazz composer and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer. This movement was originally written as a feature for New York-based alto saxophonist Dick Oatts.

In this performance, we feature our guest artist Eric Rasmussen on alto sax. It’s quite a musical adventure, as you’ll hear. Enjoy!

The Girl from Ipanema

This song was going to be part of our “Evening of Latin Jazz” concert last spring but sadly we had to postpone that. We can’t wait to perform this show live for you when it’s safe!

But until then, let Desert City Jazz transport you to Rio’s sunny world-famous beaches with this swinging arrangement of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s classic “The Girl from Ipanema.”

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

Here’s another video from our performance last year at the Nash, to tide you over until we can meet again. This one features our guest artist Eric Rasmussen on alto sax. Enjoy!

Sweet Georgia Brown

Since we can’t perform live, we would like share a video from our performance last year at the Nash. Enjoy!

Desert Jazz Opener

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Desert City Jazz remotely recorded this video of our new theme song, “Desert Jazz Opener,” composed by our director LaShaun Tweedie. Enjoy!

On December 17, 2018 Desert City Jazz performed at the Nash jazz club in Phoenix, AZ. Our special guest was composer/arranger Mike Shellans, who also served as guest conductor for his pieces. Enjoy!

Tune for My Dad

Written in memory of Mike’s father, Herb Shellans.

F.I.T.H. People

Just another 12-bar blues … in 5/4 time. See how many quotes from famous 5/4 tunes you can identify!