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MLK Day – Free Downtown Jazz Fiesta (Rain Forecast Venue Changes)

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Hundreds of people attend the free outdoor Downtown Jazz Fiesta, which will be held on Jan. 17 in conjunction with the Tucson Jazz Festival. photo - Denny Schreffler

Downtown Jazz Fiesta

Mon, Jan 16, 11:00 AM

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The annual, all-day FREE Downtown Jazz Fiesta presented in partnership with Tucson Jazz Festival. Featured performers include Gunhild Carling, Gabriel Ayala, Homero Cerón Latin Jazz Nonet, Elliot Mason, UA Jazz Esembles and more!

This is a Free – All Ages Event

Presented by Tucson Jazz Festival

DOWNTOWN JAZZ FIESTA HAS BEEN “RAINED IN”

The Show Must Go On for the 9th Annual HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival

Tucson, AZ —- Not even a rainy day in Tucson can keep one of the Tucson Jazz Festival’s major events from happening.  Festival Executive Director Khris Dodge today announced that with significant rainfall predicted for Monday, January 16, the all-day free Downtown Jazz Fiesta will continue as planned. However, instead of being rained out, the show will be “rained in” at several indoor locations on the west side of downtown near Congress and Pennington including The Century Room, The Rialto and Club Congress.

All scheduled entertainment will perform throughout the day as originally planned, beginning at 11:30 am. Performances by outstanding talents including Gabriel Ayala, Matrix, Ada Redd Austin, Elliot Mason and others will continue until 6pm for this free day of music designed to bring the community together while honoring Martin Luther King.  Food and beverage service will be available at all locations.

The 9th Annual HSL Properties Jazz Festival begins this Friday, January 13, 2023 and continues through January 22nd at various venues/locations throughout Downtown Tucson.   For tickets and additional information visit tucsonjazzfestival.org/ .

REVISED DOWNTOWN JAZZ FIESTA SCHEDULE

 Club Congress Stage

12:15-1:00 pm – Gabriel Ayala

1:45- 2:30pm – Matrix (Richard Katz – Keys, Gary Love -Sax, Evan Arrdondo -Bass, Pete Swan, Drums

Rialto Theatre

11:30am-12:15pm – Neamen Lyles

1:00-1:45pm – The Tucson Latin Jazz Nonet

2:30 -3:30pm – The University of Arizona Studio Jazz Ensemble directed by Angelo Versace

With Special guests, Elliot Mason and Sofija Knezivic

4:30-5:30pm – Gunhild Carling

The Century Room

11:30am-1:30pm –Tribute to Clifford Brown by Max Roach Quintet: Jason Carder, Brice Winston, Angelo Versace, Tom Wakeling, Dom Moio

1:30-3:00pm – Mike Gellar & Sheryl Ann Mckinley

3:30-4:30 – Tommy Gearhart – Singing & Swinging the Big 3: Ballads, Blues, & Bop

2023-Downtown-Jazz-Fiesta_Schedule

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