Hailed by the New York Times as a “conscientious” and “perceptive young trumpeter,” and by the great Fred Hersch as “a creative and thoughtful improviser with a world-class sound,” trumpeter Matt Holman has distinguished himself as a composer, conductor, bandleader and top-tier soloist in many of the leading jazz ensembles. Join the Tucson Jazz Festival for his performance at Club Congress.
The Black Market Trust is an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release II combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. We are thrilled to welcome the renowned group back to Club Congress for the release on their new album, “Folk Songs.”
Young west coast rappers, Oktane and Pricetag together form the Hip-Hop Duo, Audio Push. Best known for their stylish song, “Shine,” off of their seminal mixtape, “Come As You Are,” as well as for the West Coast dance move known as ‘Jerkin, Audio Push has signed to Interscope and are also members of Hit Boy’s HS’87 Hip-Hop group. Quite prolific, they have released a grand total of eight mixtapes since 2009. See them alongside some of Tucson’s finest as they grace the Club Congress stage for the first time.
Come to the annual two-day spectacle in honor of the capture of America’s most notorious outlaw by the Tucson Police Department and the Tucson Fire Department. Experience the re-enactment of his downfall at the hands of Tucson law enforcement, famously known for succeeding with Dillinger’s arrest when the FBI couldn’t. Mobs of history buffs, fans of the 1930’s, and pop culture enthusiasts crowd the historic Hotel Congress annually to pay homage to the man that famously earned the title Public Enemy No.…
Wycliffe Gordon is a hard-swinging, straight-ahead trombonist from Georgia who has been named Trombonist of the Year by Jazz Journalists Association NINE times. Joining him at Club Congress is Jay Leonhart, a bassist and vocalist who has been named Outstanding Bassist in the Recording Industry THREE times. Come support the Tucson Jazz Festival and watch these highly distinguished performers dazzle you with their talents!
Club Congress is thrilled to welcome back Singer-Songwriter, Violinist, and Disibility Activist Gaelynn Lea! Winner of NPR’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, her haunting ambient-inflected compositions and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music have been likened to Joanna Newsom and Karen Dolton, but her unmistakable voice and melodic sensibility is something entirely her own. Don’t miss this one!
Jon us for the release celebration for Katie Haverly’s new full length record “Pluto”, recorded here in Tucson with Gabriel Sullivan at Dust & Stone Recording Studio. Besides being joined onstage by Sullivan himself, the night will include performances from the local group Jillian and the Giants as well as House of Stairs from Phoenix.
Americana-rock musician, Chuck Prophet, is deeply rooted in the easygoing California lifestyle – so much so, that he named his latest album after the state. “California Noir” reflects Prophet’s view that the state has always represented the Golden Dream, and it’s the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks, and that connects these songs. Catch Prophet and his Tom Petty-esque tunes at Club Congress!
Austin’s death metal favorites, Mammoth Grinder, are destroying audiences with their fast-paced, punk-laden tracks. Catch them at Club Congress with support from Arizona’s own Gatecreeper and Bloodtrail.
Dent May, a self-described hotel bar lounge singer and aspiring daytime TV talk show host, has been charming his way into the hearts of music fans since the release of his debut album “The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele” on Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label in 2009. In the years since, he’s released three more albums, his latest, “Across the Multiverse”, is out on Captured Tracks. Catch Dent May at Club Congress with support from Moon King, a minimal house and disco project from Toronto.
“Slaid Cleaves may be the Americana genre’s most underappreciated songwriter.” With a knack for giving breath to perpetually down-on-their-luck characters on albums like 2000’s excellent Broke Down, the Austin by way of Maine artist evokes writers from GUY CLARK to TOM PETTY, crafting detailed portraits of barflies, drifters and day laborers. Join Club Congress and Rhythm & Roots in co-hosting a master storyteller at 191 Toole!
Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday. Catch them at Club Congress with support from Great Grandpa and The Spook School!
Portland’s alt-country / rock’n’roll professionals, Blitzen Trapper, are returning to Tucson and they’re bringing their slick licks and catchy rhythms with them.
Jake Smith has taken the passion and punch of The White Buffalo’s live shows and created a truly dynamic new album, Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights. He is bringing this alt-country energy to our Club Congress stage and we cannot wait!
Often compared to James Taylor, folk singer/songwriter David Wilcox’s lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. Join us at 191 Toole as Club Congress and Rhythm & Roots co-host this Cleveland-born singer-songwriter! Tickets available online or at Rialto Theatre Box Office!
Named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 “Artists You Need to Know,” Los Angeles-based MAGIC GIANT is igniting packed crowds at every stop of its nationwide tour. The trio creates infection music, threading together a musical cartography of alternative, pop, and folk, including orchestral drums, banjo, harmonica, synths, strings, and horns. Catch them at Club Congress with support from The Brevet.
The club is thrilled to welcome back this Texas-based singer-songwriter, whose 21st-century update of classic country’s most cherished ideals – boot-stomping rhythms and take-no-guff lyrics – is rich with sly wisdom.
With touches of Sufijan Stevens, Dirty Projectors, Women, Deerhoof, and other angular indie rock progenitors, Phili-based Palm prove there is still some experimentation left in the electric guitar. Self-proclaimed DJ Rashad fans unencumbered by the nostalgia that pervades many of their contemporaries, Palm is making genuinely new guitar music: something easier said than done in the year 2017.
Lucy Dacus is done thinking small. Two years after her 2016 debut, No Burden, won her unanimous acclaim as one of rock’s most promising new voices, Dacus returns on March 2 with Historian, a remarkably assured 10-track statement of intent. It finds her unafraid to take on the big questions — the life-or-death reckonings, and the ones that just feel that way. It’s a record full of bracing realizations, tearful declarations and moments of hard-won peace, expressed in lyrics that feel destined for countless yearbook quotes and first tattoos.
Retrolution: a 90s Dance Party w/ DJ Sid the Kid & 90 cent PBR drafts (10pm)
Cosmonauts w/ The Resonars, & TWGS (8pm)
Skating Polly & Starcrawler w/ The Exbats (7pm)
Optimist Club w/ Seb Wildblood | $2 Wells (10PM)
Sick Puppies w/ Charming Liars & Doll Skin (7pm)
El Tambo (10pm)
After-Hours w/ DJ Ripdee (12am)
Orkesta Mendoza w/ Brian Lopez & Raul Marques (7pm)
Retro Game Show Night (6pm)
Saturdaze Dance Party (10pm)
Hot Club of Tucson (10:30am)
Black Smurf w/ IDKJEFFERY & Positive Satan (7pm)