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Tucson Jazz Fest Schedule 

The Tucson Jazz Festival is back! The fourth annual showing features dozens of performers over a week and a half, all across Tucson venues. The festival is kicking off with a seven-piece brass ensemble and carrying the funky flavors throughout the month with orchestras, pianists, singers and even a few Grammy-winners along the way.

Details on the performances and tickets can be found at tucsonjazzfestival.org.

Thursday, Jan. 11

Hypnotic Brass at Rialto Theatre

Starts 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 12

The Hot Sardines with Robert Lee opening at Fox Theatre

Starts 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 13

Arturo Sandoval and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra at TCC Music Hall

Starts 7:30 p.m.

Matt Holman Group at Club Congress

Starts 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 14

Arturo Sandoval and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra at TCC Music Hall

Starts 2 p.m.

Doc Jones Band with guest Neamen Lyles at Main Gate Square. Free!

Starts 5 p.m.

Sheila E. at Rialto Theatre

Starts 7 p.m.

Downtown Jazz Fiesta!

(Jazz on four stages all over downtown Tucson). Free!

Monday, Jan. 15

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

RIO NUEVO STAGE

Toole Avenue and Fifth Avenue

11 a.m. Jovert (steel drum ensemble)

12:15 p.m. Bad News Blues Band with Heather Hardy

2 p.m. Zona Libre

3:45 p.m. Descarga

CONNECT COWORKING STAGE

33 S. Fifth Ave.

11:30 a.m. Gracie Jessop

12.45 p.m. Connie Brannock

2 p.m. Jazz Pyramid Scheme

3:30 p.m. Phil Davis Band

PLAYGROUND STAGE

278 E. Congress St.

Noon to 1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. Cass Preston

HOTEL CONGRESS COURTYARD STAGE

11 E. Congress St.

5-7 p.m. Arizona Roadrunners

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Warren Wolf and the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble at UA Crowder Hall

Starts 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Lew Tabackin Trio at Scottish Rite Temple

Starts 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Diane Schuur Quartet Featuring Ernie Watts/Bill Charlap Trio at Fox Theatre

Starts 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 19

The Mingus Dynasty "Tijuana Moods" and the Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band with guests Dennis Rowland and Lew Tabackin at Fox Theatre

Starts 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Spyro Gyra at Rialto Theatre

Starts 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 21

Wycliffe Gordon and bassist/vocalist Jay Leonhart at Club Congress

Starts 7:30 p.m.

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