The Tucson Jazz Festival is a 10 day celebration of Jazz with musicians from all over the country performing at verious locations during the Festival, and an all day Downtown Jazz Fiesta on January 16th, 2018. Get read for the biggest of Tucson events with our complete guide to the 2018 Tucson Jazz Festival.
Tucson Events: Your Complete Guide To The 2018 Tucson Jazz Festival
For those of you living in any of our MCLife Tucson Communities (or those of you considering a move to the area) this is a great option on the list of Tucson events for 2018. You can experience so many amazing musicians as well as take part in the wonderful community celebration that happens every year during the Tucson Jazz Festival. We take pride in the cities and towns that our communities call home. The Tucson Jazz Festival is a great opportunity to not only hear some great jazz musicians, but it’s also a wonderful chance to get out and explore Tucson and all that it has to offer!
When is the 2018 Tucson Jazz Festival?
The 2018 Tucson Jazz Festival is from January 11 to January 21, 2018. The times and events vary from day to day so make sure you check out the schedule below for more specific info on when and where to see your favorite performances.
Where is the 2018 Tucson Jazz Festival Happening?
Like most amazing Tucson events the 2108 Jazz Festival is happening all over Tucson! Here are a list of the locations where Jazz musicians will be performing all throughout the festival.
Don’t forget that on January 16, 2018 the downtown Jazz Fiesta will be happening which basically takes over the entire downtown area for the day!
Here’s a breakdown of the scheduled for that event:
Rio Nuevo Stage: Toole Street & Fifth Avenue
11:00 a.m. Jovert (steel drum ensemble)
12:15 p.m. Bad News Blues Band with Heather Hardy
2:00 p.m. Zona Libre
3:45 p.m. Descarga
Connect Coworking Stage: 33 South Fifth Avenue
11:30 a.m. Gracie Jessop
12.45 p.m. Connie Brannock
2:00 p.m. Jazz Pyramid Scheme
3:30 p.m. Phil Davis Band
Playground Stage: 278 East Congress Street
12-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. Cass Preston
Hotel Congress Courtyard Stage: 311 East Congress Street
5-7 p.m. Arizona Roadrunners
Who is Performing for this year’s Tucson Jazz Festival?
Here is the link for the full lineup for the 2018 Tucson Jazz Festival.
There are some amazing acts which include:
The Hot Sardines
Arturo Sandoval and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Trumpeter Matt Holman Group with Ben Monder, guitar; Matt Clohesy,bass; Mark Ferber, drums
Doc Jones Band with guest Neamen Lyles
Warren Wolf and the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble
Lew Tabackin Trio
Diane Schuur Quartet Featuring Ernie Watts/Bill Charlap Trio
The Mingus Dynasty “Tijuana Moods” and the Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band with guests Dennis Rowland and Lew Tabackin
Johnny Gibsons Jazz Brunch with Jeff Haskell, Jason Carder and Brice Winston
Read their full bio’s and get more info about when and where they perform at the link above!
Where Can I Stay for the 2018 Tucson Jazz Festival?
As for many Tucson events the crowds are coming from all over! In order to make that process as simple and easy for travelers there is a list of all the great places you can stay in Tucson!
Best Western Plus
Hampton Inn & Suites
Learn More About Tucson Events & The 2018 Tucson Jazz Festival:
You can always learn more about the mission of the Tucson Jazz Festival right here. Their site also inlaces links for tickets! You don’t want to miss out on your favorite events by failing to get a ticket early. Get on there today and make sure you’ll have a seat for some of the best shows in town as we welcome the Tucson Jazz Festival.
You can also head to this link —>> Sponsors for the 2018 Tucson Jazz Festival <<— to read about the local Tucson institutions which have helped make the Jazz Festival possible for another year!