6th Annual Tucson Jazz Festival

January 11, 2020

 

6th Annual Tucson Jazz Festival

Presented by HSL Properties

TUCSON, AZ – The 6th annual TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL has been announced with some of the biggest names in jazz arriving to perform on stages all over the city.

The 11-day TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL January 10-20, 2020, is presented by HSL PROPERTIES and features headliners MAVIS STAPLES, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, AVERAGE  WHITE BANDDAVID  SANDBORN,  as  well as the AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS.

Tickets are on sale now through the Tucson Jazz Festival website – tucsonjazzfestival.org.

The TJF 2020 headliners are comprised of the great veterans of the jazz world – MAVIS STAPLES and AVERAGE WHITE BAND representing the best of rhythm and blues, MACEO PARKER consistently at the forefront of funk and soul, bassist CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE and the incomparable DAVID SANDBORN each with six GRAMMY awards to grace their shelves and the AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS, widely considered the masters of Cuban/Latin jazz.

This year’s TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL also includes some of the most talked about female artists on the scene today: saxophone sensation GRACE KELLY and trombonist/vocalist, the “Queen of Sass” AUBREY LOGAN arrive in Tucson to perform as part of the Festival on January 12. VERONICA SWIFT, the phenom

vocalist who has recently been on tour with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Chris Botti, comes to perform January 14, while ALLISON MILLER, one of the foremost jazz drummers  in the United States arrives with her band, BOOM TIC BOOM on January 15.

As part of a bustling jazz city, the TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL will also showcase local talent, including the UA STUDIO JAZZ ENSEMBLE performing with VERONICA SWIFT and the students of the TUCSON JAZZ INSTITUTE ELLINGTON BAND opening for bassist CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE AND INSIDE STRAIGHT.

The 2020 Festival will conclude with a free DOWNTOWN JAZZ FIESTA featuring Los Angeles band, THE YOLO COUNTY LINE on Monday January 20th, (MLK Day). The DOWNTOWN JAZZ FIESTA will transform downtown Tucson into a concert destination with 20+ bands performing multiple locations including three outdoor stages from 11:00 a.m. to  9:00 p.m. In addition to  live performances, the Downtown Jazz Fiesta will include beer gardens, food trucks featuring a variety of cuisines, interactive  experiences  and the unique and eclectic bars and restaurants of downtown.

Visitors to the TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL are encouraged to securel hotel accommodations at Tucson’s top resorts and hotels through the Festival’s title sponsor, HSL Properties. Resorts including the Tucson El Conquistador, The Ritz Carlton’s Dove Mountain, Dorado  Country Club, Doubletree  Suites, Hampton Inn, La Quinta and Radisson are among their many properties. Visit tucsonjazzfestival.org for details.

 

2020 TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL can be viewed by clicking here.

 

DOWNTOWN JAZZ FIESTA

Featuring THE YOLO COUNTY LINE

Monday Jan. 20 at 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Various stages in Downtown Tucson Free Entry

For the 2020 Tucson Jazz Festival finale, the DOWNTOWN JAZZ  FIESTA will transform downtown Tucson into a concert destination with 20+ bands performing in multiple venues including 3 outdoor stages.

The Jazz Fiesta will be held on MLK Day, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m will live performances, food trucks featuring a variety of cuisines, interactive experiences and the unique and eclectic bars and restaurants of downtown. The Downtown Jazz Fiesta is free to attend.

Headlining the Fiesta is THE YOLO COUNTY LINE, a western swing band based in Los Angeles, California, and named for the Northern California county in which founding member and pedal steel player Max Hart grew up. In the tradition of classic country and western bands of a bygone era, the players are jazz musicians with a love for Bob Wills and Duke Ellington alike and lead this high-energy celebration for the Tucson Jazz Festival finale.

 

Press Release provided by Tucson Jazz Festival.