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AHF presents Larry Redhouse Quartet
7PM & 9PM

AHF presents Larry Redhouse Quartet

($20-$30 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Larry Redhouse returns to the Century Room for Agave Heritage weekend for the 3rd year in a row! Larry Redhouse (piano & synthesizer) Ed Friedland (electric… Read more

($20-$30 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Larry Redhouse returns to the Century Room for Agave Heritage weekend for the 3rd year in a row!

Larry Redhouse (piano & synthesizer) Ed Friedland (electric & acoustic bass) Brice Winston (tenor sax) Kenji Lancaster (drums)

Jazz pianist, composer and bandleader has been a fixture in Tucson’s music scene since 1972. Larry’s groups have performed locally, nationally and internationally: the Grenoble Jazz Festival-Grenoble France, Kennedy Center Jazz Club, The Smithsonian Museum for the American Indian- Washington DC, and The Steinway Peace Piano Concert. He has released 4 self produced CDs: Naomi’s Dance, Live at the Westward Look, Spirit Progression and The Great Mystery.

Michael Weiss Piano Jazz Masterclass

Michael Weiss Piano Jazz Masterclass

($20 tickets + fees / Free for students | 3pm worksop) The Century Room is presenting a Piano Jazz Workshop on Saturday, April 20, 2024, 3-5 pm, led by guest artist Michael… Read more

($20 tickets + fees / Free for students | 3pm worksop) The Century Room is presenting a Piano Jazz Workshop on Saturday, April 20, 2024, 3-5 pm, led by guest artist Michael Weiss, and it is open to all instrumentalists (high school students and up – younger with permission). Workshop will focus on jazz harmony, piano voicings, how to swing by yourself, making constructive use of your practice time, what makes a good improvised solo, and ergonomic piano technique.

New York pianist Michael Weiss has established a formidable career working in the bands of jazz legends Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Frank Wess, George Coleman, the Jazztet, Charles McPherson and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Like his longtime colleague Barry Harris, Weiss delights in teaching the language of jazz from the inside out. Detailed biography.

This Century Room Workshop is sponsored by the Tucson Jazz Music Foundation (TJMF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization making jazz music education accessible for Arizona’s youth and the general public.

The workshop is FREE to students ages 25 and under (current valid student ID required).

You must register online in addition to purchasing a ticket: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoSUMG7WPf1ipwgkiheBxzNK-0vy1s9rkPO86O0i_n8zpMYA/viewform

To avoid ticket fees, pourchse via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=J9PU5B59D7D2Y

Michael Weiss Trio
7PM & 9PM

Michael Weiss Trio

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Prolific piano player Michael Weiss returns to the Century Room! **Michael Weiss** **For over four decades, NYC pianist, composer, educator and bandleader Michael Weiss has… Read more

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Prolific piano player Michael Weiss returns to the Century Room!

**Michael Weiss**

**For over four decades, NYC pianist, composer, educator and bandleader Michael Weiss has enjoyed a formidable career working in the bands of a host of jazz giants, including Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, George Coleman, Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, Slide Hampton, The Jazztet, Lou Donaldson, Charles McPherson, Wynton Marsalis, Jon Hendricks, and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. As a leader Weiss has headlined at every major New York jazz venue including the Village Vanguard. “He can focus the intensity in a tune as well as any pianist in mainstream jazz,” says the New York Times. As a composer Weiss has been recognized with the 2000 BMI/Monk Institute Composers Competition grand prize. The Detroit Free Press writes, “the songs simply smoke.”**

AHF Late Night Fiesta with the Mambo Cat Trio

AHF Late Night Fiesta with the Mambo Cat Trio

($5-$10 Tickets | Free W/Agave Heritage Festival Lanyard | 10:30pm Show) The fiesta continues! Join the Century Room for the Agave Heritage Festival Late Night Fiesta featuring Naim Amor’s Mambo Trio! ***Limited… Read more

($5-$10 Tickets | Free W/Agave Heritage Festival Lanyard | 10:30pm Show) The fiesta continues! Join the Century Room for the Agave Heritage Festival Late Night Fiesta featuring Naim Amor’s Mambo Trio!

***Limited Advanced Tickets available, Free General Admission Entry to Agave Heritage Festival Lanyard holders***

**The Mambo Trio**

**Guitarist, Singer, & Exotica Specialist Naim Amor teams up with bassist Thøger Lund and percussionist Carlos Solis for a kitschy cool mambo band!**

**Agave Heritage Festival**

The Agave Heritage Festival is a four-day celebration in Tucson, AZ, the destination for “all things agave”. Created to explore the cultural, sustainable, and commercial significance of the agave plant and borderland culture, the festival features an impressive list of events with a strong focus on sustainability. Events include seminars, agave pit roasting, agave spirit tastings and world class culinary events conducted by industry leaders, culinary leaders and spirits professionals.

More information on the *Agave Heritage Festival* here:

https://www.agaveheritagefestival.com/

AHF Wrap Party with Zona Libre!

AHF Wrap Party with Zona Libre!

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets | Free W/Agave Heritage Festival Lanyard) Tucson’s biggest, baddest and best salsa band **Zona Libre** brings their brand of Latin Jazz and Salsa back to… Read more

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets | Free W/Agave Heritage Festival Lanyard) Tucson’s biggest, baddest and best salsa band **Zona Libre** brings their brand of Latin Jazz and Salsa back to the Century Room to close out the Agave Heritage Festival for the 3rd consecutive year!

***Limited Advanced Tickets available, Free General Admission Entry to Agave Heritage Festival Lanyard holders***

**Zona Libre**

Zona Libre Band was founded by Saxophonist Hiram Perez. For nearly six years, this variety band has thrilled audiences in Southern Arizona with their blend of Salsa, Latin Jazz, Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata and American pop music. Zona Libre’s dedication to being one of the most versatile bands in Arizona has made them extremely popular with audiences of all ages. We get the crowds moving!

Agave Heritage Festival

The Agave Heritage Festival is a four-day celebration in Tucson, AZ, the destination for “all things agave”. Created to explore the cultural, sustainable, and commercial significance of the agave plant and borderland culture, the festival features an impressive list of events with a strong focus on sustainability. Events include seminars, agave pit roasting, agave spirit tastings and world class culinary events conducted by industry leaders, culinary leaders and spirits professionals.

*More information on the Agave Heritage Festival here:*

*https://www.agaveheritagefestival.com/*

The Century Room Jazz Orchestra

The Century Room Jazz Orchestra

($15-$25 tickets | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Inspired by the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the 17-piece CRJO performs classic big band repertoire every Monday night at the Century Room starting at 7pm…. Read more

($15-$25 tickets | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Inspired by the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the 17-piece CRJO performs classic big band repertoire every Monday night at the Century Room starting at 7pm. Expect music from the Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Thad Jones/Mel Louis Jazz Orchestra and much more! Drummers Arthur Vint, Pete Swan, Kenji Lancaster and Fred Hayes share the drum chair, alternating each week. Advanced tickets recommended!

Rotating (drums) Scott Black (bass) Angelo Versace (piano) Matt Mitchell (guitar) Joseph Rader (bari sax) Kevin Ravellette & Simeon Roth (tenor sax) Eric Nakanishi & Jonas Heidebrecht (alto sax) Jordan Robison, Joshua Schanie, Benjamin Constantinides, Aidan Schofield (trombone) Morani Sanders, Anthony Gibes, Tony Belletti, Jason Carder (trumpet)

AR Flamenco Presents: Tablao Flamenco!

AR Flamenco Presents: Tablao Flamenco!

($25-$35 | 7pm show) In one of Tucson’s most intimate venues, experience the rawness and authenticity flamenco has to offer. **Angelina Ramirez (Baile)** Angelina Ramirez is a flamenco movement artist and teaching… Read more

($25-$35 | 7pm show) In one of Tucson’s most intimate venues, experience the rawness and authenticity flamenco has to offer.

**Angelina Ramirez (Baile)**

Angelina Ramirez is a flamenco movement artist and teaching artist living in Tucson, Arizona. Ramirez’s artistic work explores what it means to be a queer, latinx flamenca, practicing in a traditional Roma/gitano form of dance. As a teaching artist, she is interested in the intersections of arts and healing, focusing on work with elders of all abilities and integrated flamenco with autistic individuals. She is devoted to promoting accessibility and eradicating ableism, racism and bigotry by practicing and promoting dialogue, acceptance and community participation. In 2021 Ramirez received the Master-Apprentice Artist Award through Southwest Folklife Alliance for her dedication and commitment to Flamenco arts. She is a National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures fellow. In 2018 she received the Arizona Commission on the Arts’ Artist Research and Development Grant to support the development of her evening-length work /SER/. Ramirez is an original member of Yjastros, the American Flamenco Repertory Company and has toured with world-renowned, New York-based company Noche Flamenca. Along with teaching and performing Ramirez produces events and festivals and is currently the curator for the Traditional and Ethnic Dance Festival with the Southwest Folklife Alliance.

**Misael Barraza Diaz (Guitarrista)**

Born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Misael is one of the most outstanding Mexican guitarists of his generation. In 2014, Misael graduated with honors “Summa Cum Lude” from the Master in Guitar Alicante (Spain), a special program where Misael studied with world-class artists such as David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Ignacio Rodes, Paul O’dette, Hopkinson Smith, Fabio Zanon, Roberto Aussell and Shin Ichi Fukuda. Later that year, the artist obtained a second Master’s degree from the University of Arizona (USA), where he now pursues the title of Doctor of Musical Arts under the tutelage of teacher Thomas Patterson, director of the Bolton Guitar Studies program. As part of this program, Mr. Barraza also studies regularly with artists-in-residence and Grammy winners David Russell, Sergio Assad and Odair Assad.

**With**

**Jason Martinez (cajon)**

**Mele Martinez (canta & palma)**

Hot Club of Tucson with Special Guest Howard Alden

Hot Club of Tucson with Special Guest Howard Alden

($10 Reserved/$5 GA Advanced | 7pm-9:30pm) Legendary guitarist Howard Alden joins swinging Hot Club of Tucson for a very special one night event! The band plays jazz in the style of Django… Read more

($10 Reserved/$5 GA Advanced | 7pm-9:30pm) Legendary guitarist Howard Alden joins swinging Hot Club of Tucson for a very special one night event! The band plays jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappeli.

To sit in our listening section by the stage, be sure to buy a reserved ticket!

U of A End of Year Combo Concert
7PM & FREE STUDENT TICKET

U of A End of Year Combo Concert

($10 Reserved/$5 GA/ Free Student RSVP Tickets | 7pm) The UA Jazz Department celebrates the end of the school year with their combos and a faculty concert! The School of Music Ensemble… Read more

($10 Reserved/$5 GA/ Free Student RSVP Tickets | 7pm) The UA Jazz Department celebrates the end of the school year with their combos and a faculty concert!

The School of Music Ensemble (SoME, is fresh off of their most recent DownBeat Student Award recognition in the category of “Outstanding Undergraduate Small Ensemble.” The group is the premier small jazz ensemble in the jazz program at UA, and as such, the musicians represent a vital part of the jazz program as well as a virtual “who’s who” in the Southern Arizona Jazz Scene. The SoME has performed at several festivals nationally (Las Vegas Jazz Invitational and Oñate Jazz Festival) and have been featured in the Tucson Jazz Festival since its inception. Their performance with the award-winning drummer/composer Kendrick Scott was the headline of the 2022 Tucson Jazz Festival MLK Day festivities. Needless to say, the quality and the level in the group has always been high. Both the Experiential Ensemble and the SoME will be performing a mix of original arrangements/compositions as well as interpretations of well known small ensemble jazz repertoire.

Peter & Will Anderson Play the Music of Benny Goodman
7PM & 9PM

Peter & Will Anderson Play the Music of Benny Goodman

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Welcome twin virtuoso woodwind players Peter & Will Anderson as they return to The Century Room! This time, they’ll be playing the repertoire of legendary… Read more

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Welcome twin virtuoso woodwind players Peter & Will Anderson as they return to The Century Room! This time, they’ll be playing the repertoire of legendary ‘King of Swing’ Benny Goodman!

**Peter & Will Anderson**

**Born and raised in Washington D.C., the Andersons moved to New York City to attend The Juilliard School. They’ve performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. They’ve headlined at Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Blues Alley, Birdland, and live on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion Radio Program. The Andersons have performed in over 40 U.S. states, throughout Brazil, Japan, the U.K., and six times in NYC’s famed Highlights in Jazz series, alongside Lou Donaldson, Jimmy and Tootie Heath, Ken Peplowski, Steve Turre, Warren Vache, Frank Vignola, and Jimmy Cobb.**

Late Night with Chris Molinari

Late Night with Chris Molinari

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday Night’s Show, join guitarist Chris Molinari and his band for Late Night! **with** **Max Goldschmid – Saxophone & Piano** **Colin McIlrath – Bass** **JC Chiriguayo… Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday Night’s Show, join guitarist Chris Molinari and his band for Late Night!

**with**

**Max Goldschmid – Saxophone & Piano**

**Colin McIlrath – Bass**

**JC Chiriguayo – Drums**

Bag’s Grooves: The Music of Milt Jackson
7PM & 9PM

Bag’s Grooves: The Music of Milt Jackson

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Welcome Dave Jeffery, Rob Boone, Ed Friedland and Fred Hayes as they play a swinging set of tunes by legendary vibraphonist Milt Jackson! Milt Jackson, nicknamed… Read more

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Welcome Dave Jeffery, Rob Boone, Ed Friedland and Fred Hayes as they play a swinging set of tunes by legendary vibraphonist Milt Jackson!

Milt Jackson, nicknamed “Bags”, is one of the most recorded musicians in jazz history. He co-led the Modern Jazz Quartet and recorded with legendary artists such as Wes Montgomery, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and more.

**Dave Jeffrey** (known as “Uncle Dave”) has played drums with many of Tucson’s most popular bandleaders including Micky Greco, Dale Norris and Cass Preston and played vibraphone with the Bossa Rhythm Project and the George Howard Trio.

**Rob Boone** studied jazz at the UofA, playing trombone and piano. He is the top call trombonist in town. He recently toured the Midwest as lead trombonist with the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra and is one of the busiest musicians in town.

**Ed Friedland** has had a long, varied career in music studying at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City and Berklee School of Music in Boston. He’s lived and worked in New York, Boston, Austin, Nashville and Tucson. Ed’s has played with Joe Beck, Larry Coryell, Ken Peplowski, and more.

**Fred Hayes** also studied jazz at the U of A where he became the first graduate of the Jazz Studies program. He has traveled the western US with many jazz ensembeles. Fred has performed with touring jazz greats such as Bud Shank, Joe Williams, Buddy DeFranco, Mose Allison, and many others.

Late Night with Lee Gardner Trio

Late Night with Lee Gardner Trio

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday Night’s Show, join bassist Lee Gardner and his band for Late Night! Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday Night’s Show, join bassist Lee Gardner and his band for Late Night!

Jazz Jam with Max Goldschmid Quartet

Jazz Jam with Max Goldschmid Quartet

(No Cover | 7pm-10pm) Come jam with Max Goldschmid and the Century Room House band! Read more

(No Cover | 7pm-10pm) Come jam with Max Goldschmid and the Century Room House band!

The Century Room Jazz Orchestra

The Century Room Jazz Orchestra

($15-$25 tickets | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Inspired by the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the 17-piece CRJO performs classic big band repertoire every Monday night at the Century Room starting at 7pm…. Read more

($15-$25 tickets | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Inspired by the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the 17-piece CRJO performs classic big band repertoire every Monday night at the Century Room starting at 7pm. Expect music from the Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Thad Jones/Mel Louis Jazz Orchestra and much more! Drummers Arthur Vint, Pete Swan, Kenji Lancaster and Fred Hayes share the drum chair, alternating each week. Advanced tickets recommended!

Rotating (drums) Scott Black (bass) Angelo Versace (piano) Matt Mitchell (guitar) Joseph Rader (bari sax) Kevin Ravellette & Simeon Roth (tenor sax) Eric Nakanishi & Jonas Heidebrecht (alto sax) Jordan Robison, Joshua Schanie, Benjamin Constantinides, Aidan Schofield (trombone) Morani Sanders, Anthony Gibes, Tony Belletti, Jason Carder (trumpet)

Mysterious Babies Traditional Jazz Band

Mysterious Babies Traditional Jazz Band

($10 Reserved/$5 Advanced GA | 7pm-9:30pm) Guy Senese leads the Mysterious Babies in the tradition of Armstrong, Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, and other Early Jazz innovators out of New Orleans & Chicago…. Read more

($10 Reserved/$5 Advanced GA | 7pm-9:30pm) Guy Senese leads the Mysterious Babies in the tradition of Armstrong, Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, and other Early Jazz innovators out of New Orleans & Chicago. The band starts at 7pm, followed by a trad jazz jam session. Every Wednesday!

To sit in our listening section by the stage, be sure to buy a reserved ticket! The rest of the room is open to the general public

Wholly Cats Swing Club feat. Chelsee Hicks

Wholly Cats Swing Club feat. Chelsee Hicks

($10-$15 | 7pm & 8:30pm Sets) Wholly Cats Swing Club MUSIC OF THE GREAT SWING ERA Wholly Cats Swing Club are Tucson’s ambassadors of the Great Swing Era, specializing in the music… Read more

($10-$15 | 7pm & 8:30pm Sets) Wholly Cats Swing Club

MUSIC OF THE GREAT SWING ERA

Wholly Cats Swing Club are Tucson’s ambassadors of the Great Swing Era, specializing in the music of the Benny Goodman Sextet featuring America’s first Guitar Hero, Charlie Christian. They have quickly gained a following as Tucson’s premier Swing Band and have been performing at several dance and jazz venues in the area while helping give rise to the live local dance scene.

The band was formed by Marc Rosen and Tony Spear, whose mutual love of these artists sparked an idea for a dance band with multi-generational appeal. In addition to the songs of Goodman and Christian, their repertoire includes popular classic hits by Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Louie Prima and even contemporary artists like Tom Waits and Imelda May.

Greg Abate
7PM & 9PM

Greg Abate

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Saxophonist Greg Abate returns to the Century Room! Known for his acrobatic bebop chops, Greg has been wowing audiences internationally and brings his sound back… Read more

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Saxophonist Greg Abate returns to the Century Room! Known for his acrobatic bebop chops, Greg has been wowing audiences internationally and brings his sound back to the Century Room stage.

**Greg Abate**

**New England saxophonist, flutist and composer Greg Abate has enjoyed an extraordinarily diverse international career that has included playing lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra, tenor sax for the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and recording a total of 23 recordings as a leader. He has recorded or performed with many jazz greats including Phil Woods, Kenny Barron, Claudio Roditi, Red Rodney, Ben Riley, George Mraz , Rufus Reid , Claudio Roditi, James Williams, Barry Harris, Richie Cole, Kenny Washington, Hilton Ruiz, and many more.**

**Greg now tours 275 days a year, is a professor of Jazz at RI College ,and is a Conn-Selmer representative artist conducting master classes as a guest artist at many schools, colleges and universities.**

Late Night with Space Traveler’s Union

Late Night with Space Traveler’s Union

(No Cover | 10:30pm show) Last of the season! Join the Space Traveler’s Union for their First Friday Late Night! Spearheaded by Ryan Wheless, a Berklee dropout who moved to Tucson, Space… Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm show) Last of the season! Join the Space Traveler’s Union for their First Friday Late Night!

Spearheaded by Ryan Wheless, a Berklee dropout who moved to Tucson, Space Travelers Union is a jazz fusion project with strong contemporary influences, such as Pop Smoke, John Coltrane, and the Flagstaff, Arizona jam band “Righteous Harmony”.

Marty Isenberg – Music Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson
7PM & 9PM

Marty Isenberg – Music Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Join Century Room in welcoming bassist, arranger and composer Marty Isenberg to the stage! With a sensitive, unique touch, Marty explores the depths of what… Read more

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Join Century Room in welcoming bassist, arranger and composer Marty Isenberg to the stage! With a sensitive, unique touch, Marty explores the depths of what is possible with jazz by bringing his arrangements of songs featured in and inspired by Wes Anderson films to the stage.

**Marty Isenberg**

**Isenberg has been an in-demand bassist in the New York City jazz scene for almost 20 years. He’s played Birdland, the Blue Note and the Public Theater as well as several Broadway musicals. He has toured nationally and internationally at venues like Dazzle (Denver), Century Room (Tucson), Skirball Center (Los Angeles) and the El Salvador Jazz Festival. His debut album garnered much critical acclaim and resonated with a wide audience, making the NACC jazz charts and racking up over 80,000 streams on Spotify. Vintage Guitar Magazine described The Way That I Feel as a “fascinating concept, executed splendidly.” Isenberg’s unique sensibility seems to capture the melancholy, wonder and precision of Wes Anderson’s cult classics.**

Late Night with JC Chiriguayo

Late Night with JC Chiriguayo

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday Night’s Show, join drummer JC Chiriguayo and his band for Late Night! Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday Night’s Show, join drummer JC Chiriguayo and his band for Late Night!

Kenji Lancaster Senior Recital

Kenji Lancaster Senior Recital

(No Cover | 6pm Show) Join Kenji Lancaster and his peers as they play a variety of music for Kenji’s Senior Recital! Read more

(No Cover | 6pm Show) Join Kenji Lancaster and his peers as they play a variety of music for Kenji’s Senior Recital!

The Century Room Jazz Orchestra with the Pima County Community College Big Band

The Century Room Jazz Orchestra with the Pima County Community College Big Band

($15-$25 tickets | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Inspired by the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the 17-piece CRJO performs classic big band repertoire every Monday night at the Century Room starting at 7pm…. Read more

($15-$25 tickets | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Inspired by the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the 17-piece CRJO performs classic big band repertoire every Monday night at the Century Room starting at 7pm. Expect music from the Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Thad Jones/Mel Louis Jazz Orchestra and much more! This week features the Pima County Community College Big Band during the first set!

Drummers Arthur Vint, Pete Swan, Kenji Lancaster and Fred Hayes share the drum chair, alternating each week. Advanced tickets recommended!

Rotating (drums) Scott Black (bass) Angelo Versace (piano) Matt Mitchell (guitar) Joseph Rader (bari sax) Kevin Ravellette & Simeon Roth (tenor sax) Eric Nakanishi & Jonas Heidebrecht (alto sax) Jordan Robison, Joshua Schanie, Benjamin Constantinides, Aidan Schofield (trombone) Morani Sanders, Anthony Gibes, Tony Belletti, Jason Carder (trumpet)

Pete Swan Presents: Tango Guitar Project

Pete Swan Presents: Tango Guitar Project

($15-$25 | 7pm Show) **”Tango Guitar Project”** is composed of three highly trained classical guitarists from three different countries: the project’s creator and director, **Maxi Larrea**, **Facundo Martínez** from Argentina, and **Andres… Read more

($15-$25 | 7pm Show) **”Tango Guitar Project”** is composed of three highly trained classical guitarists from three different countries: the project’s creator and director, **Maxi Larrea**, **Facundo Martínez** from Argentina, and **Andres Pantoja** from Chile.

The Project performs new compositions and original arrangements, showcasing a repertoire of traditional and contemporary tango pieces, including works by renowned contemporary tango composer and bandoneon player, Astor Piazzolla.

**Maximiliano Larre**a is a nationally certified classical guitarist from Rosario, Argentina. Currently, he lives in Tucson, Arizona. In Argentina, he has participated in some of the leading tango and folk music festivals. He’s toured with tango bands in Europe, North America, and East Asia.

**Andrés Pantoja** was born in Chillán, Chile, in 1981. He started his guitar studies at the age of 13 with Professor Edith Vásquez. He is currently pursuing a DMA at the University of Arizona in the United States. He has performed in the United States, Switzerland, France, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Uruguay and in the most important festivals in Chile.

**Facundo Martinez** was born in Mendoza, Argentina in 1997. He is a Teaching Assistant to Professor Thomas Patterson at the University of Arizona. During his time at the university, he has had the opportunity to attend classes taught by renowned teachers such as David Russel and Sergio Assad.

Hot Club of Tucson

Hot Club of Tucson

($5-$10 | 7pm & 8:30pm Sets) Nick Coventry, Matt Mitchell, Evan Dain & Marco Rosano form the swinging Hot Club of Tucson Trio! The group plays jazz manouche in the style of… Read more

($5-$10 | 7pm & 8:30pm Sets) Nick Coventry, Matt Mitchell, Evan Dain & Marco Rosano form the swinging Hot Club of Tucson Trio! The group plays jazz manouche in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappeli. The band starts at 7pm. Every other Wednesday!

Tiki Thursday! with Naim Amor & The Cocktail Hours
9PM & 7PM

Tiki Thursday! with Naim Amor & The Cocktail Hours

($10-$15 Tickets | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Join Naim Amor & the Cocktail Hours for a very special Tiki Thursday at the Century Room as they play a blend of jazz, tiki,… Read more

($10-$15 Tickets | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Join Naim Amor & the Cocktail Hours for a very special Tiki Thursday at the Century Room as they play a blend of jazz, tiki, lounge and exotica!

Joe Fonda Quartet
7PM & 9PM

Joe Fonda Quartet

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Join Century Room in welcoming bassist Joe Fonda and his band to the stage! Having shared the stage with such luminaries as pioneering saxophonist Anthony… Read more

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Join Century Room in welcoming bassist Joe Fonda and his band to the stage! Having shared the stage with such luminaries as pioneering saxophonist Anthony Braxton, Joe Fonda has brought his masterful bass playing to many venues and recording sessions world-wide.

**Joe Fonda**

**Joe Fonda, a multifaceted artist, excels as a composer, bassist, recording artist, interdisciplinary performer, producer, and educator. Internationally recognized in jazz, Fonda has graced stages across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, collaborating with luminaries like Anthony Braxton, Archie Shepp, and Dave Douglas. Notably, Fonda’s tenure with the Anthony Braxton ensemble, from 1984 to 1999, marked significant contributions as both bassist and board member, including his role as President of the Tri-Centric Foundation. His compositional prowess, acknowledged through grants and commissions, is evident in his twelve solo recordings, reflecting a diverse range of influences from tap dance to Peking opera.**

Late Night with Matt Panayides

Late Night with Matt Panayides

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday Night’s Show, join guitarist Matt Panayides and his band for Late Night! Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday Night’s Show, join guitarist Matt Panayides and his band for Late Night!

Matt Panayides Trio
7PM & 9PM

Matt Panayides Trio

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Welcome guitarist Matt Panayides and his band to the Century Room! **Matt Panayides** **Matt Panayides is a highly acclaimed guitarist and composer based in New… Read more

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Welcome guitarist Matt Panayides and his band to the Century Room!

**Matt Panayides**

**Matt Panayides is a highly acclaimed guitarist and composer based in New York City. Influenced by guitar legends such as Jim Hall, John Scofield, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, and Joni Mitchell, he has created a unique sound that has earned him worldwide recognition. Panayides is known for his distinctive playing style and improvisational skills, and he can often be found leading his own groups and collaborating with other musicians both in New York City and abroad.**

**Panayides is focused on applying concepts developed on his previous three albums to the solo and trio jazz guitar format. He is exploring the American songbook repertoire and compositions by great jazz composers, sculpting arrangements that showcase the natural acoustic sound of his hollow body guitar made by Victor Baker.**

Late Night with Rylande Dodge

Late Night with Rylande Dodge

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday Night’s Show, join drummer Rylande Dodge and his band for Late Night! Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday Night’s Show, join drummer Rylande Dodge and his band for Late Night!

Mysterious Babies Traditional Jazz Band

Mysterious Babies Traditional Jazz Band

($10 Reserved/$5 Advanced GA | 7pm-9:30pm) Guy Senese leads the Mysterious Babies in the tradition of Armstrong, Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, and other Early Jazz innovators out of New Orleans & Chicago…. Read more

($10 Reserved/$5 Advanced GA | 7pm-9:30pm) Guy Senese leads the Mysterious Babies in the tradition of Armstrong, Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, and other Early Jazz innovators out of New Orleans & Chicago. The band starts at 7pm, followed by a trad jazz jam session. Every Wednesday!

To sit in our listening section by the stage, be sure to buy a reserved ticket! The rest of the room is open to the general public

Morgan Faw & The Flame featuring Eric Nakanishi

Morgan Faw & The Flame featuring Eric Nakanishi

($10-$15 | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Join the Century Room in welcoming Kansas City alto saxophonist Morgan Faw and his band the Flame! Local favorite Eric Nakanishi also joins the lineup for… Read more

($10-$15 | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Join the Century Room in welcoming Kansas City alto saxophonist Morgan Faw and his band the Flame! Local favorite Eric Nakanishi also joins the lineup for an excellent night of jazz.

**Morgan Faw**

A professional musician since the age of 15, Faw has played in multiple Kansas City jazz bands, connecting with and opening for musical legends such as Kevin Mahogany, Kim Waters, The Bad Plus + Joshua Redman and many others. Under the tutelage of Bobby Watson, Faw was able to earn a full scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music and write and record an album with the late great drummer Ralph Peterson Jr. Faw was also recently named the Artist in Residence for the annual “Spotlight: Charlie Parker Celebration” Festival in Kansas City, and now works and contributes to his musical community in Brooklyn.

Alto Summit! featuring Eric Nakanishi, Max Goldschmid & Morgan Faw
7PM & 9PM

Alto Summit! featuring Eric Nakanishi, Max Goldschmid & Morgan Faw

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Three of the top alto saxophone players meet on the Century Room stage for an incredible night of music! Local saxophone superstars Eric Nakanishi and… Read more

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Three of the top alto saxophone players meet on the Century Room stage for an incredible night of music! Local saxophone superstars Eric Nakanishi and Max Goldschmid are joined by OKC saxophonist Morgan Faw and a swingin’ rhythm section.

**Eric Nakanishi**

Eric Nakanishi is an artist, saxophonist, and composer who was raised in Pleasant Hill, California. He began playing saxophone at age 9 in his local elementary school music program and soon began studying privately under the instruction of saxophonist and educator Marcus Goodlow. During his early years, Eric was lucky enough to study with some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians and educators including Mary Fettig, Dann Zinn, and Alex Murzyn. His musical path and experiences eventually led Eric to his undergraduate studies at Berklee College of Music.

During his time in Boston, Eric had the opportunity to be mentored and instructed by a number of accomplished and renowned artists, such as Frank Tiberi, George Garzone, Terence Blanchard and Shamie Royston to name a few. Eric was particularly blessed and honored to have been mentored by the late Ralph Peterson Jr., whose goal was to immerse his students in the music of Art Blakey and pass on the legacy of the Jazz Messengers.

**with**

**Morgan Faw, Max Goldschmid & Eric Nakanishi – Saxophones**

**Christian Napoleon – Drums**

**Miles Lennox – Piano**

**Isaac Coyle – Bass**

Paul Cornish Trio
7PM & 9PM

Paul Cornish Trio

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Fantastic piano player Paul Cornish makes his Century Room debut! Known for his work with such varied artists as Herbie Hancock, Louis Cole an Kanye… Read more

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Fantastic piano player Paul Cornish makes his Century Room debut! Known for his work with such varied artists as Herbie Hancock, Louis Cole an Kanye West, Cornish brings an incredible set of music to the stage. This time he is joined by Jonathan Pinson and Jermaine Paul, who played with Christian Sands the last time he was here.

**Paul Cornish**

**Los Angeles-based pianist and composer Paul Cornish strives to inspire freedom and collaboration in his music and community. Hailing from Houston where he was a student at the prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Cornish was one of seven jazz prodigies worldwide selected to be awarded a full fellowship to attend the esteemed Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz at UCLA. Here, he completed his Master’s degree, studied, and performed with such renowned artists as Herbie Hancock, Billy Childs, Robert Hurst, Chris Potter, and Walter Smith III. Cornish was recently a finalist in the 2023 American Pianists Awards. In 2021, he won first prize in the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition and received 18th Street Arts Center’s Make Jazz Fellowship. Cornish has performed extensively across the globe with such notable artists as Joshua Redman, Louis Cole, Mark Guiliana, HAIM, Snoh Aalegra, Terrace Martin, Kanye West, and many more.**

Late Night with Nakanishi & Faw

Late Night with Nakanishi & Faw

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday Night’s Show, join alto players Eric Nakanishi & Morgan Faw for Late Night Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday Night’s Show, join alto players Eric Nakanishi & Morgan Faw for Late Night

Hot Club of Tucson

Hot Club of Tucson

($5-$10 | 7pm & 8:30pm Sets) Nick Coventry, Matt Mitchell, Evan Dain & Marco Rosano form the swinging Hot Club of Tucson Trio! The group plays jazz manouche in the style of… Read more

($5-$10 | 7pm & 8:30pm Sets) Nick Coventry, Matt Mitchell, Evan Dain & Marco Rosano form the swinging Hot Club of Tucson Trio! The group plays jazz manouche in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappeli. The band starts at 7pm. Every other Wednesday!

Pete Swan Presents: Mood Indigo – A Tribute to Duke Ellington, featuring Beth Lederman

Pete Swan Presents: Mood Indigo – A Tribute to Duke Ellington, featuring Beth Lederman

($15-$25 | 7pm Show) Mood Indigo- A Tribute to Jazz great Duke Ellington. With Mary Petrich on sax, Beth Lederman on piano and Louise Baranger on trumpet, these sophisticated ladies explore the… Read more

($15-$25 | 7pm Show) Mood Indigo- A Tribute to Jazz great Duke Ellington.

With Mary Petrich on sax, Beth Lederman on piano and Louise Baranger on trumpet, these sophisticated ladies explore the music of one of the finest jazz composers the world has ever known.

**Louise Baranger** was born in Hollywood, California and has been playing music all her life. She toured with the Harry James orchestra among many others and has played trumpet for festivals, television, music videos, and recordings throughout the world as well as being a guest artist for several symphonies. Louise has two CDs out under her own name for Summit Records. Her website is www.trumpetdiva.com

Keyboardist **Beth Lederman** is a Arizona native who is a mainstay of the Phoenix music scene. She was a band leader for Brazilian jazz group Novo Mundo and her own group Jazz Con Alma. Beth has traveled throughout the SW playing music and excels at a variety of musicals styles from latin music to pop to swing. She has produced three CDs with her bands and under her own name. Her website is WWW.BethLederman.com

**Mary Petrich** is well known for her beautiful tone and her creativity. She has a Masters degree in Saxophone performance and plays with a variety of bands in the Phoenix area and in the Midwest. Mary is also an educator and heads the Women’s Initiative Project at the Nash Jazz Club. She has two CDs under her own name. Her website is www.Marypetrich.com

Hot Club of Tucson

Hot Club of Tucson

($10 Reserved/$5 GA Advanced | 7pm-9:30pm) Nick Coventry, Matt Mitchell and Evan Dain form the swinging Hot Club of Tucson Trio! The trio plays jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and… Read more

($10 Reserved/$5 GA Advanced | 7pm-9:30pm) Nick Coventry, Matt Mitchell and Evan Dain form the swinging Hot Club of Tucson Trio! The trio plays jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappeli. The band starts at 7pm. Every other Wednesday!

To sit in our listening section by the stage, be sure to buy a reserved ticket! The rest of the room is open to the general public…

Or Bareket
7PM & 9PM

Or Bareket

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) Century Room welcomes acclaimed bassist Or Bareket to the stage! **Or Bareket** Born in Jerusalem to parents of Moroccan, Iraqi, Argentinian, and Eastern European descent, raised… Read more

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) Century Room welcomes acclaimed bassist Or Bareket to the stage!

**Or Bareket**

Born in Jerusalem to parents of Moroccan, Iraqi, Argentinian, and Eastern European descent, raised between Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, and based out of Brooklyn since 2011, Or Bareket is one of the most prominent bassists of his generation, as well as a composer and bandleader with an eclectic yet meticulously cohesive approach.

Bareket’s distinct lyricism, rhythmic dexterity, and groove-centric approach are clearly present in his playing and writing alike. Growing up tri-lingual, Bareket is fascinated by how different languages and cultures intersect and diverge. His creative process is an investigation of spaces between and within languages, continuously synthesizing the different worlds he inhabits into a personal aesthetic that honors all of them: his ancestral North African and Latin-American folklores, his life-long study of Black American music, and his experiences making music with some of today’s foremost artists across a wide range of musical generations and stylistic orientations; Bareket has worked extensively with bands led by the likes of Joel Ross and Ari Hoenig, and has performed with artists such as Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Ben Wendel, Leon Parker, Aaron Parks, Hamilton de Holanda, Anat Cohen,Sam Yahel, Gilad Hekselman, Taylor Eigsti, Marta Sanchez, Aaron Goldberg, and Sullivan Fortner in different settings.

Arsen Nalbandian Trio – featuring music from latest album, In Depth
7PM & 9PM

Arsen Nalbandian Trio – featuring music from latest album, In Depth

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) **Arsen Nalbandian** is a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger based in the Phoenix metropolitan area. His latest release, entitled ***In Depth***, is a piano trio album… Read more

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) **Arsen Nalbandian** is a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger based in the Phoenix metropolitan area. His latest release, entitled ***In Depth***, is a piano trio album dedicated to the arranging styles of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. Utilizing selections from classic Great American Songbook standards, each tune explores elaborate and more involved arranging techniques that one could closely associate to the writings of big band music. Completing the trio are the exemplary talents of Kenji Wagner on bass, and Sam Russo on drums. ***In Depth*** releases May 17th on all streaming platforms, as well as on physical CD.”

**Featuring**

**Arsen Nalbandian – piano**

**Kenji Wagner – bass**

**Sam Russo – drums**

THE Century Room

A borderlands jazz club & mezcal lounge

Since opening its doors in 2022, the Century Room has quickly become one of the premier jazz clubs in the country. Featuring a beautiful and acoustically engineered stage, elegant ambience and décor, delicious food, and a robust craft cocktail program, the Century Room offers guests an escape into another time and place, somewhere between New York, New Orleans, and the Old West. World class music graces the stage nightly, with musicians traveling regularly from New York City, Los Angeles and New Orleans to perform. The Century Room has presented jazz legends including Bill Charlap, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Buster Williams, and Charles McPherson plus the next generation of jazz greats like Emmet Cohen, Christian Sands, Joel Ross and Linda May Han Oh, among many others. Arizona’s many fantastic local musicians ensure amazing live music nightly.

The Century Room experience also includes an extensive mezcal and agave spirit list, featuring dozens of ancestral and artisanal mezcals from across Mexico. There are regular agave tastings, flights and features at the Century Room, co-presented with the Agave Heritage Festival.

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