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Riff Time: Tucson Jazz Festival is On!

January is non-stop stomp

This month is jam-packed with jams! Don't miss these great musicians at the top of their craft!

Here's the schedule:

January 13

JOSHUA REDMAN - Centennial Hall @ 8:00 pm and at Hotel Congress @ 10:00 pm

January 14  - JAZZ JAM, Hotel Congress, noon to 5:00 pm

HEAVY HITTERS: Mike LeDonne, Eric Alexander, Peter Washington, Kenny Washington, Vincent Herring, and Jeremy Pelt

ELLIOT MASON (Also Artist in Residence at the U off A Jan 12-16)

HOWARD ALDEN

DIEGO FIGUEIREDO AND KEN PEPLOWSKI

TUCSON SUPER STARS: Angelo Versace, Jason Carder, Brice Winston, Scott Black, and Arthur Vint

HEAVY HITTERS - Century Room, @ 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

PINK MARTINI WITH CHINA FORBES - Tucson Convention Center @ 7:30 pm

January 15

DIEGO FIGUEIREDO AND KEN PEPLOWSKI, Bossa Nova Wave -  Playground @ 3 pm

MATTHEW WHITAKER QUINTET - Fox Tucson Theatre @ 7 pm

VINCENT HERRING AND JEREMY PELT - Century Room @ 7 and 9:30 pm

January 16 - DOWNTOWN JAZZ FIESTA from 11 am to 7 pm

ELLIOT MASON, GUNHILD CARLING

ADA REDD AUSTIN – Martin Luther King Day Tribute @ 5:30 pm

January 17

ARTHUR VINT AND ASSOCIATES - Hotel Congress Plaza @ 7 pm

January 18

SHAKESPEARE AND JAZZ - Fox Tucson Theatre @ 11 am

TATIANA EVA MARIE AND AVALON JAZZ BAND “DJANGOLOGY’ - Hotel Congress Plaza @ 7 pm

January 19

SAMARA JOY - Playground @ 7:30 pm

PEDRITO MARTINEZ AND ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ - The Rialto @ 7:30pm

THE ARMEN DONELIAN TRIO -  Century Room @ 7 pm and 9:30 pm

January 20

TALL TALL TREES - Hotel Congress Plaza @ 5 pm

ALEX WEITZ QUARTET - Century Room @ 7 and 9:30 pm

ABSENCE: TERRANCE BLANCHARD featuring THE E-COLLECTIVE & TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET - Rialto Theatre @ 8 pm

January 21

EMMET COHEN TRIO - Hotel Congress Plaza @ 3 pm

THE BLACK MARKET TRUST - Hotel Congress Plaza @ 7 pm

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR - Fox Tucson Theatre @ 7:30 pm

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, and friends

LIVE AT EMMETS WITH EMMET COHEN - Century Room @ 10 pm

January 22

THE GUIDE - Hotel Congress Plaza @ 2 pm

ARTURO O’FARRELL QUINTET - Hotel Congress Plaza @ 2 pm

BRUCE HORNSBY AND THE NOISEMAKERS - Fox Tucson Theatre @ 7 pm

  • Fresh air and cool notes swirl.
  • Samara Joy. Indeed!
  • Big Sound...last time!
  • Absence:  Terrance Blanchard
  • Emmet Cohen in trio mode
  • For the love...