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Baby Fest! Mysterious Babies x Melancholy Babies

Baby Fest! Mysterious Babies x Melancholy Babies

($10-$15 | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Baby Fest 2024! The Melancholy Babies travel from Joshua Tree to join forces with Tucson’s own Mysterious Babies. A hot jazz showdown for the ages! Guy… Read more

($10-$15 | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Baby Fest 2024! The Melancholy Babies travel from Joshua Tree to join forces with Tucson’s own Mysterious Babies. A hot jazz showdown for the ages!

Guy Senese and Marco Rosano lead the Mysterious Babies in the tradition of Armstrong, Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, and other Early Jazz innovators out of New Orleans & Chicago. The Melancholy Babies perform western swing, New Orleans jazz and popular music from the golden age of American Song.

Pete Swan Presents: Latin American Guitar Night

Pete Swan Presents: Latin American Guitar Night

($10-$15 Tickets | 7pm show) Classical guitarists Facundo Martínez, Andrés Pantoja and Ignacio Mondaca will perform a series of works by Latin American composers from different countries such as Argentina, Paraguay, Chile… Read more

($10-$15 Tickets | 7pm show) Classical guitarists Facundo Martínez, Andrés Pantoja and Ignacio Mondaca will perform a series of works by Latin American composers from different countries such as Argentina, Paraguay, Chile and Brazil. The evening will be full of instrumental music for solo guitar and duets with music of different rhythms and styles, as well as music full of melody and sensitivity

**Ignacio Mondaca (guitar) Andrés Pantoja (guitar) Facundo Martinez (guitar)**

**Ignacio Mondaca**, an accomplished guitarist hailing from Hermosillo, Mexico, has become a notable presence in the cultural scene. His debut at the Festival del Pitic in 2017 marked a milestone, featuring a captivating performance that showcased his mastery of classical guitar with compositions by renowned artists like J.S. Bach and Joaquin Rodrigo. Notably, Mondaca has also left his musical imprint on the Festival Kino, gracing stages in Tumacacori (AZ), Magdalena, Caborca, and Pitiquito, where he passionately advocated for the significance of music, arts, and culture in educational settings.

Mondaca’s journey is underscored by notable achievements, including three consecutive victories at the Annual David & Leonard Schaeffer Memorial guitar competition and receiving a new concert classical guitar at the William Wolfe Award Recital in 2015. His dedication led him to win a scholarship for a transformative experience at Domaine Forget in Canada, where he not only performed at prestigious venues but also honed his skills through private classes with maestros like Alvaro Pierri and Lorenzo Michelli. This trajectory, fueled by his unwavering passion for music, began when he started playing the guitar at 12 in his hometown of Hermosillo. Now pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Arizona, Ignacio Mondaca continues to make waves in the classical music realm, leaving an indelible mark on audiences and the musical landscape alike.

**Andrés Pantoja** was born in Chillán, Chile, in 1981. He started his guitar studies at the age of 13 with Professor Edith Vásquez, his mother. He completed his undergraduate studies in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with Professor Oscar Ohlsen. After graduating with the highest honor award, he continued his studies under the guidance of Luis Orlandini. He is currently pursuing a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in performance with Professor Thomas Patterson in The Bolton Guitar Studies Program 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. Moreover, he has been featured in TV programs, radio programs, and as a soloist along with ensembles as prestigious as the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Chile, and the University of Santiago de Chile Classical Orchestra, among others. He has premiered solo works and chamber music, in addition to the Concert for guitar and orchestra”…y truncaron tu canto…” by the Chilean composer Víctor Ortiz.

**Facundo Martinez** is a Master’s Student at the Bolton Guitar Studies program at the University of Arizona. He teaches many students and has studied extensively with masters of the instrument such as David Russell, Eduardo Isaac, Romilio Orellana, Daniel Wolf and Berta Rojas.

West by Northwest
7PM & 9PM

West by Northwest

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) ***West by Northwest*** brings together four highly acclaimed artists who have performed worldwide with a who’s who of jazz.  The band’s live performances embrace jazz’ past, present, and future,… Read more

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) ***West by Northwest*** brings together four highly acclaimed artists who have performed worldwide with a who’s who of jazz.  The band’s live performances embrace jazz’ past, present, and future, with a great chemistry and an adventurous, hard-swinging style.

Trumpet master **Jason Carder** (Yanni, Maria Schneider, Ray Charles, Woody Herman), Tucson, AZ pianist **Angelo Versace** (Take 6, Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton), and the swinging rhythm team of bassist **Tom Wakeling** (Lee Konitz, James Moody, Mel Torme), and drummer **Dom Moio** (Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Ahmad Jamal) join forces only a handful of times each year to perform as West by Northwest. Their time together on the bandstand is always a musical highlight of the year, both for them and for their audiences!

West by Northwest’s compositional maturity, musicality, humor, energy, and crushing groove always leave audiences wanting more!

Late Night with the Melancholy Babies

Late Night with the Melancholy Babies

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday night’s show, join the Melancholy Babies for late night! Speciallizing in early jazz, the Melancholoy Babies hail from the High Desert of Joshua Tree and… Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday night’s show, join the Melancholy Babies for late night! Speciallizing in early jazz, the Melancholoy Babies hail from the High Desert of Joshua Tree and are making their Century Room debut.

Christian Wiggs Quintet
7PM & 9PM

Christian Wiggs Quintet

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm Shows ) Welcome vocalist, composer, arranger and bandleader **Christian Wiggs** to the Century Room for a unforgettably fun night of music! **Christian Wiggs** Christian Wiggs is a… Read more

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm Shows ) Welcome vocalist, composer, arranger and bandleader **Christian Wiggs** to the Century Room for a unforgettably fun night of music!

**Christian Wiggs**

Christian Wiggs is a multifaceted artist, vocalist, and bandleader who draws inspiration from luminaries such as Kurt Elling. His impressive career includes performances at renowned venues like Birdland Jazz Club and collaborations with acclaimed musicians such as Benny Benack III, Bryan Carter, and Lauren Sevian.

Christian Wiggs Big Band, under his leadership, showcases original compositions and reimagines hits from various genres through the lens of jazz tradition. Wiggs also wears the hat of a record label founder, producing records for artists like Emmet Cohen and managing Tony Award-winner Bryan Carter. Beyond his musical contributions, Wiggs is an active producer and director, with his work featured by ABC News, NPR Live Sessions, and more and, as the founder of Bandstand Presents, an Austin-based arts organization, Wiggs is dedicated to fostering inclusivity, visibility, and collaboration within jazz scenes nationwide.

Late Night with Victor Gutierrez

Late Night with Victor Gutierrez

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday night’s show, join multi-instrumentalst Victor Gutierrez along with his band for Late Night! Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday night’s show, join multi-instrumentalst Victor Gutierrez along with his band for Late Night!

Connie Brannock: Original Songs and Arrangements

Connie Brannock: Original Songs and Arrangements

($15-$25 tickets | 4:00pm doors | 5:00pm show) Join Connie Brannock and her All-Star band for an excellent afternoon show in the Century Room! **Including:** **Richard Katz-piano** **Evan Arredondo-bass** **Josh Carruthers-drums** **Aaron… Read more

($15-$25 tickets | 4:00pm doors | 5:00pm show) Join Connie Brannock and her All-Star band for an excellent afternoon show in the Century Room!

**Including:**

**Richard Katz-piano**

**Evan Arredondo-bass**

**Josh Carruthers-drums**

**Aaron Szabo-Percussion**

**Gary Love-saxophone**

**Gene Holmes-acoustic guitar**

**Mike Polletta-electric guitar**

**Tom Dukes-ukulele and the Fabulous Funkettes!**

**Connie Brannock**

Connie Brannock, the Granny Rocker, is an R&B Force of Nature! She took the Tucson music scene by storm after she retired from the Army National Guard as Command Sergeant Major, and in 2009 she re-upped as a natural bandleader and patented R&B artist with enticing authenticity. Vocalist, songwriter, percussionist, and poet, she leads Little House of Funk.

Ask the robust, happy crowds throughout the Southwest—her live shows are exhilarating!

Christian Wiggs with the Century Room Jazz Orchestra

Christian Wiggs with the Century Room Jazz Orchestra

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm Show) The Century Room Jazz Orchestra backs up vocalist Christian Wiggs for a very special concert! Taking inspiration from luminaries such as Kurt Elling, Austin, TX based vocalist… Read more

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm Show) The Century Room Jazz Orchestra backs up vocalist Christian Wiggs for a very special concert! Taking inspiration from luminaries such as Kurt Elling, Austin, TX based vocalist Christian Wiggs has become one of the most notable & dynamic jazz vocalists of our time.

**Christian Wiggs**

Born to a choreographer, Wiggs’ immersion into theatre and the jazz tradition has led to a remarkable career having performed on prolific stages including Birdland Jazz Club, Blue Note New York, Jazz at Lincoln Center (Dizzy’s Club), Vibrato Grill Jazz, SXSW Music Festival, The 1905, Sam First, Jazz TX and Monks Jazz.

Christian has shared the stage with acclaimed musicians such as Benny Benack III, Bryan Carter, Steven Feifke, Martina DaSilva, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Lauren Sevian, Bijon Watson, Alexa Tarantino, Danny Jonokuchi, Summer Camargo, Troy Roberts, Jennifer Wharton, Dan “Chimy” Chmielinski, Kellin Hanas, Mathis Picard, Diego Rivera, Kate Kortum, Clark Sommers, Andre Hayward, Daniel Foose, George Fludas, Tatiana “Ladymay” Mayfield, Robert Edwards and Robert Ellis.

Suited to the modern era, the Christian Wiggs Big Band features original compositions and celebrated hits from an array of musical genres and artists. The band has received praise not only for its versatility, but for its interpretation of pop music through the lens of the jazz tradition. Christian frequently collaborates with celebrated arrangers for the ensemble such as Steven Feifke, Danny Jonokuchi, Thomas Wenglinski, Mike Sailors, Diego Rivera and John Mills.

As the founder of Bandstand’s record label, Wiggs has produced and distributed records for Emmet Cohen, Bryan Carter, Steven Feifke, Benny Benack and Kate Kortum. Not only a musical collaborator, Wiggs serves as artist management for Tony Award-winner Bryan Carter.

In addition to his own three studio albums, Wiggs is the host and producer of “Off The Bandstand” — an interview series that features celebrated jazz musicians across the world.

Behind the camera, Christian serves as an active producer and director, his work being featured by ABC News, NPR Live Sessions, Playbill, Queerty, Pride.com, and WRTI 90.1. Committed to education, Wiggs has performed and conducted lectures as a guest artist for institutions such as Texas State University, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and JazzVoice.com.

**The Century Room Jazz Orchestra**

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 & Sly Slipetsky (piano) Matt Mitchell (guitar) Joseph Rader (bari sax) Simeon Roth & Kevin Ravellette (tenor sax) Eric Nakanishi & Jonas Heidebrecht (alto sax) Jordan Robison, Joshua Schanie, Benjamin Constantinides, Max Goldschmid (trombone) Morani Sanders, Anthony Gibes, Tony Belletti, Jason Carder (trumpet)

Hot Club of Tucson

Hot Club of Tucson

($10 Reserved/No Cover GA | 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/No Cover GA | 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…dancing encouraged!

Pete Swan Presents: Matt Wigler Band – A Blues Journey

Pete Swan Presents: Matt Wigler Band – A Blues Journey

($10-$15 | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Matt Wigler Band plays an entertaining repertoire of modern blues arrangements with the finesse of a world-class jazz piano trio. A journey through classic blues songs… Read more

($10-$15 | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Matt Wigler Band plays an entertaining repertoire of modern blues arrangements with the finesse of a world-class jazz piano trio. A journey through classic blues songs from New Orleans, to Texas, to Chicago and beyond, with a twist of contemporary arrangements, Matt Wigler Band is fun and down-to-earth, yet will also satisfy the sophisticated jazz connoisseur.

**Matt Wigler:**

Step into the vibrant world of Matt Wigler, a musical maestro and entertainment enthusiast hailing from Miami. Matt, the driving force behind the sensational Matt Wigler Band, takes the stage at jazz and blues hotspots across the globe, turning every performance into a rhythmic celebration. With roots tracing back to Baltimore, Maryland, Matt kicked off his musical journey at just 13, dropping his first studio album and setting the stage for a remarkable career.

Venturing beyond the spotlight, Matt is the brains behind MHW Live Music, a powerhouse in the entertainment industry. As the founder and CEO, he orchestrates a symphony of talent, making MHW Live Music the go-to for hotels seeking the finest in live entertainment. From his early musical escapades to the bustling success of MHW Live Music, Matt’s journey is a melody of passion, accolades, and a rhythmic fusion of business and music that crescendos into the fast-paced rhythm of success.

**With**

**Pete Swan – Drums**

**Evan Arredondo – Bass**

Russell Hall Trio
7PM & 9PM

Russell Hall Trio

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) Russell Hall is no stranger to the Century Room–he most recently paid the room a visit with Roxy Coss’ fantastic quartet this past Fall. This time,… Read more

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) Russell Hall is no stranger to the Century Room–he most recently paid the room a visit with Roxy Coss’ fantastic quartet this past Fall. This time, he’s bringing his own arrangements to the room for an unforgettably unique night of music!

**Russell Hall**

Russell Hall is an award winning double bassist from Kingston, Jamaica. He was introduced to jazz at the Dillard Center for the Arts directed by Christopher Dorsey. He continued his studies with master bassists Ron Carter and Ben Wolfe at The Juilliard School in New York City. You can find him all over the world, serenading audiences in jazz, rock and all encompassing music idioms. He has performed and recorded with legendary musicians such as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Jon Batiste and his own band “Bessie and The Rainbowkids. He received nationwide recognition in the popular web series “Live at Emmet’s Place” featuring Emmet Cohen and an onslaught of jazz legends, young lions and seasoned veterans. Stay tuned for his upcoming album “DEEP BLUE SEA”.

**With**

**Matt Mitchell – Guitar**

**Arthur Vint – Drums**

Late Night with Space Traveler’s Union

Late Night with Space Traveler’s Union

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

(No Cover | 10:30pm show) Join the Space Traveler’s Union for their First Friday Monthly 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”.

Chuck Redd Quartet
7PM & 9PM

Chuck Redd Quartet

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) Join acclaimed drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd and his quartet for a fantastically swingin’ night! **Chuck Redd** Chuck Redd, an internationally acclaimed drummer and vibraphonist, kicked… Read more

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) Join acclaimed drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd and his quartet for a fantastically swingin’ night!

**Chuck Redd**

Chuck Redd, an internationally acclaimed drummer and vibraphonist, kicked off his global musical journey with the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. With a noteworthy career spanning 25 European tours and six tours of Japan alongside jazz luminaries like Barney Kessel and Mel Torme, Chuck’s rhythmic mastery is underscored by his roles as the 2019 musical director of The Oregon Festival of American Music and a featured soloist at prominent jazz festivals.

Notable for his vibraphone work, Chuck’s accolades include being named “Best Vibist” in New York City’s Hot House Jazz Magazine for two consecutive years. His performances, described as “exquisite” by Jazz Times, have graced iconic venues like Carnegie Hall and The White House. Chuck’s rhythmic journey extends to educational realms, as he shares his passion at The University of Maryland School of Music, offering master classes and workshops nationwide.

**With**

**Angelo Versace – Piano**

**Tom Wakeling – Bass**

**Arthur Vint – Drums**

Late Night with Emily Xander Trio

Late Night with Emily Xander Trio

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday night’s show, join singer Emily Xander along with Matt Mitchell (guitar) and Casey Hadland (drums) for Late Night! Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday night’s show, join singer Emily Xander along with Matt Mitchell (guitar) and Casey Hadland (drums) for Late Night!

Chuck Redd with the Century Room Jazz Orchestra

Chuck Redd with the Century Room Jazz Orchestra

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm Show) The Century Room Jazz Orchestra backs up esteemed vibraphonist and drummer Chuck Redd traveling from the Pacific Northwest! **Chuck Redd** Chuck Redd is well known internationally as… Read more

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm Show) The Century Room Jazz Orchestra backs up esteemed vibraphonist and drummer Chuck Redd traveling from the Pacific Northwest!

**Chuck Redd**

Chuck Redd is well known internationally as a performer on drums and vibraphone. Chuck began recording and touring the globe when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He also became a member of the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Byrd and Herb Ellis.) To his credit are 25 European tours and six tours of Japan, with the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski and the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra, Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli. He served as Artist-In-Residence at The Smithsonian Jazz Café in Washington, DC from 2004-2008. Jazz Times praised Redd’s playing describing his vibes work as, “Exquisite! ”

The Washington Post admired his “melodic sparkle.”

For two consecutive years, Chuck was awarded “Best Vibist” in New York City’s Hot House Jazz Magazine 2015 and 2016 Fans Decision award.

Chuck’s career highlights include a concert with the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet in Africa for the Namibian Independence Celebration, a recital at the White House with the Barney Kessel Trio, four concerts at Carnegie Hall with the Mel Torme Quintet, The Great Guitars and The Charlie Byrd Trio and an appearance on The Tonight Show. In 2008, he was a featured soloist on the finale concert at The Lionel Hampton International Jazz festival with The Lionel Hampton Big Band and the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. In February 2013, Chuck performed with the Dream Band co-leading with Jeff Hamilton in a salute to vibes legend Terry Gibbs. Chuck was the 2014 honoree at The Roswell Jazz Festival and the 2013 Los Angeles Jazz Society’s Vibes Summit honoree.

**The Century Room Jazz Orchestra**

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 & Sly Slipetsky (piano) Matt Mitchell (guitar) Joseph Rader (bari sax) Simeon Roth & Kevin Ravellette (tenor sax) Eric Nakanishi & Jonas Heidebrecht (alto sax) Jordan Robison, Joshua Schanie, Benjamin Constantinides, Max Goldschmid (trombone) Morani Sanders, Anthony Gibes, Tony Belletti, Jason Carder (trumpet)

Mysterious Babies Traditional Jazz Band

Mysterious Babies Traditional Jazz Band

($10 Reserved/No Cover 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/No Cover 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…dancing encouraged!

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.

Michael Eckroth Latin Quartet
7PM & 9PM

Michael Eckroth Latin Quartet

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Michael Eckroth, pianist and keyboardist, is an active performer in New York and worldwide, having worked extensively with musicians such as John Scofield (New Morning… Read more

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Michael Eckroth, pianist and keyboardist, is an active performer in New York and worldwide, having worked extensively with musicians such as John Scofield (New Morning Concert DVD), Ron McClure, Eliot Zigmund and Paul McCandless. He returns to the Century Room for the 2nd time!

**Mike Eckroth (piano) Raul Reyes (bass) Joel Mateo (drums) Mauricio Herrara (congas)**

Equally at home in jazz and latin-American music forms, Michael recently arranged and recorded an album in Cuba with Pepito Gomez and Orquesta Akokan (Daptone Records) which has received rave reviews on outlets such as NPR and France’s FIP and received a grammy nomination for best album in the tropical music category.

A native of Phoenix Arizona who currently resides just outside NYC, Eckroth earned a PhD in jazz performance at NYU and currently leads and co- leads a number of projects in varied genres of music. In addition, he is currently teaching jazz piano at Dartmouth College.

Late Night with Tom Walbank Blues Duo!

Late Night with Tom Walbank Blues Duo!

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday night’s show, join blues guitarist/harpist Tom Walbank and drummer Dimitri Manos as they rock the Century Room! **Tom Walbank** Englishman Tom Walbank was born in… Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday night’s show, join blues guitarist/harpist Tom Walbank and drummer Dimitri Manos as they rock the Century Room!

**Tom Walbank**

Englishman Tom Walbank was born in the town of Wells, Somerset in 1969. Raised in Totnes, Devon, he discovered blues in his teens, beginning with harmonica (which remains to this day his main instrument). He has been playing and living in Tucson for 24 four years and was inducted into the Arizona Blues hall of Fame in 2009. Tom’s harp playing is influenced by Sonny Terry, James Cotton, Sugar Blue, Mark Feltham and Rory McLeod. He plays guitar in the style of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Son House and Big Joe Williams. He has toured both in North America and in Europe.

Tom has recorded over 20 albums and recorded with musicians such as- Phil Wiggins, Arthur Migliazza, Charlie Musselwhite, Asie Payton, Bad News Blues Band, Howe Gelb, Calexico, Gabriel Sullivan, Naim Amor. In 2009 he was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame. He has shared the stage with the likes of B.B. King, Lazy Lester, Kim Wilson, Canned Heat and many others.

Cocktail Hour Duo with Naim Amor & Marco Rosano

Cocktail Hour Duo with Naim Amor & Marco Rosano

($5-$10 Tickets | 7pm Show) Welcome Naim Amor & Marco Rosano for a duo set during happy hour in the Century Room! Read more

($5-$10 Tickets | 7pm Show) Welcome Naim Amor & Marco Rosano for a duo set during happy hour in the Century Room!

Late Night with Naim Amor & The Cocktail Hours

Late Night with Naim Amor & The Cocktail Hours

($10-$15 Tickets | 9pm-12am) Naim Amor & the Cocktail Hours perform every 2nd Saturday at the Century Room, playing a blend of jazz, tiki, lounge and exotica! A limited number of advanced… Read more

($10-$15 Tickets | 9pm-12am) Naim Amor & the Cocktail Hours perform every 2nd Saturday at the Century Room, playing a blend of jazz, tiki, lounge and exotica! A limited number of advanced reserved tickets are sold with additional general admission tickets available at the door.

Fruit Cocktail Lounge: Tyler Wright

Fruit Cocktail Lounge: Tyler Wright

($10 tickets | 4pm doors) Swing into Spring at Fruit Cocktail Lounge on Sunday March 10 at the Century Room! Join your friends, family and community at Tucson’s premiere LGBTQIA+ jazz cocktail… Read more

($10 tickets | 4pm doors) Swing into Spring at Fruit Cocktail Lounge on Sunday March 10 at the Century Room!

Join your friends, family and community at Tucson’s premiere LGBTQIA+ jazz cocktail party featuring the spectacular Tyler Wright on the microphone joined on stage by the sensational Fruit Cocktail Combo led by our fabulous friend, Khris Dodge! And it wouldn’t be Fruit Cocktail Lounge without our dashing host, Paul Bowman! Enjoy downtown Tucson’s only jazz club for a delightful afternoon with stellar entertainment, signature craft cocktails, delectable small plates and fabulous fellowship.

There’s limited capacity at the Century Room – we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance at Hotel Congress’s front desk or online. Tickets will also be available at the door until we run out!

Come get a little fruity at Fruit Cocktail Lounge! 4-6:30pm, 21+

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instagram.com/fruitcocktailloungeJoin your friends, family and community at Tucson’s premiere LGBTQIA+ jazz cocktail party featuring the sensational Nick Gallardo on the microphone joined on stage by the spectacular Fruit Cocktail Combo led by our fabulous friend, Khris Dodge! And it wouldn’t be Fruit Cocktail Lounge without our dashing host, Paul Bowman! Enjoy downtown Tucson’s only jazz club for a delightful afternoon with stellar entertainment, signature craft cocktails, delectable small plates and fabulous fellowship.

There’s limited capacity at the Century Room – we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance at Hotel Congress’s front desk or online. Tickets will also be available at the door until we run out!

Come get a little fruity at Fruit Cocktail Lounge! 4-6:30pm, 21+

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Pete Swan Presents: Rob Boone Quartet

Pete Swan Presents: Rob Boone Quartet

($10-$15 | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Every Thursday, drummer & producer Pete Swan presents a spotlight on his favorite local musicians. This Thursday come grab a drink and join pianist and trombone… Read more

($10-$15 | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Every Thursday, drummer & producer Pete Swan presents a spotlight on his favorite local musicians. This Thursday come grab a drink and join pianist and trombone player Rob Boone as he leads his band in an unforgettable night of jazz!

**Rob Boone:**

A professional musician since the age of 16, Rob has been active throughout the southwest in a wide variety of musical settings as trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and copyist. Rob has worked with the Moody Blues, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Bernadette Peters and many others. Show credits include Wicked, Lion King, Chicago, Chorus Line, West Side Story and the Producers. Rob worked on cruise ships throughout the world as trombonist and band leader. Currently, Rob plays in several bands, composes music for film and produces music for a variety of orchestras, choirs and touring shows.

Adam Larson Piano Quartet
7PM & 9PM

Adam Larson Piano Quartet

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm shows) Tenor sax wunderkind Adam Larson returns to the Century Room for two nights of excellent jazz! Night one features Chris Peña (keys) Colin McIlrath (bass)… Read more

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm shows) Tenor sax wunderkind Adam Larson returns to the Century Room for two nights of excellent jazz! Night one features Chris Peña (keys) Colin McIlrath (bass) Arthur Vint (drums)

**Adam Larson**

Adam Larson is a Chicago born saxophonist, composer and author. Described by critic Howard Reich of The Chicago-Tribune as “a player for whom the word ‘prodigious’ was coined”, by Peter Hum of the Ottawa Citizen as “a saxophonist who brings Donny McCaslin and Mark Turner to mind”, and by Nate Chinen of The New York Times as “the sort of jazz musician who gets flagged early on as a promising talent and then hustles to meet every requirement for success”, Larson has garnered numerous awards that distinguish him as one of the most promising artists of his generation. During his time in New York City, Larson performed regularly at The Jazz Standard, Birdland, The 55 Bar, The Jazz Gallery, The Blue Note, The Village Vanguard, Smalls, among others. Now a resident of Kansas City, Larson continues to perform, teach and record at an alarming pace.

Late Night with Thøger Lund Trio!

Late Night with Thøger Lund Trio!

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday night’s show, join bassist Thøger Lund along with Richard Katz (piano) and Casey Hadland (drums) for Late Night! Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday night’s show, join bassist Thøger Lund along with Richard Katz (piano) and Casey Hadland (drums) for Late Night!

Adam Larson Guitar Quartet
7PM & 9PM

Adam Larson Guitar Quartet

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm shows) Tenor sax wunderkind Adam Larson returns to the Century Room for two nights of excellent jazz! Night two features Matt Mitchell (guitar) Ryan Magness (bass)… Read more

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm shows) Tenor sax wunderkind Adam Larson returns to the Century Room for two nights of excellent jazz! Night two features Matt Mitchell (guitar) Ryan Magness (bass) Arthur Vint (drums)

**Adam Larson**

Adam Larson is a Chicago born saxophonist, composer and author. Described by critic Howard Reich of The Chicago-Tribune as “a player for whom the word ‘prodigious’ was coined”, by Peter Hum of the Ottawa Citizen as “a saxophonist who brings Donny McCaslin and Mark Turner to mind”, and by Nate Chinen of The New York Times as “the sort of jazz musician who gets flagged early on as a promising talent and then hustles to meet every requirement for success”, Larson has garnered numerous awards that distinguish him as one of the most promising artists of his generation. During his time in New York City, Larson performed regularly at The Jazz Standard, Birdland, The 55 Bar, The Jazz Gallery, The Blue Note, The Village Vanguard, Smalls, among others. Now a resident of Kansas City, Larson continues to perform, teach and record at an alarming pace.

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 along with Max Goldschmid (saxophone) and Casey Hadland (drums) for Late Night! Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday night’s show, join bassist Lee Gardner along with Max Goldschmid (saxophone) and Casey Hadland (drums) for Late Night!

Thistle & Bear with special guest Pineross

Thistle & Bear with special guest Pineross

($15-$25 tickets | 4:00pm doors | 5:00pm show) Join Thistle & Bear as they celebrate the heritage of traditional Celtic and Scandinavian music in the Century Room! **Thistle & Bear** Thistle &… Read more

($15-$25 tickets | 4:00pm doors | 5:00pm show) Join Thistle & Bear as they celebrate the heritage of traditional Celtic and Scandinavian music in the Century Room!

**Thistle & Bear**

Thistle & Bear plays traditional folk music from Celtic and Scandinavian lands. Focusing on what unites the music of these regions, rather than the national boundaries that separate them. Emphasizing shared cultural currents while bringing a contemporary feel to timeless music, Thistle & Bear invites us to remember that the threads of story and song connecting us are stronger than the walls that divide us.

Thistle & Bear are **Mariah McCammond** (Ex-Cowboy, Loveland) on Fiddle and vocals, and **Anton Shekerdzhiev** (Kyklo, Ludo Djor) on Guitar.

**Pineross**

Pineross is an experimental folk ensemble lead by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Kevin Larkin. With roots in Celtic, bluegrass, and world music, the band incorporates electronically manipulated field recordings, sound design, and performance art into their performances and recordings.

For St. Paddy’s Day Reimagined, Larkin will be performing solo mandolin and electronics, breaking apart ancient Celtic tunes and re-assembling them through granular synthesis and a good dose of reverb.

Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart
7PM & 9PM

Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) Welcome Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart to the Century Room as their eminent, highly-lauded organ trio plays the Century Room! **Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart** In the mid… Read more

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) Welcome Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart to the Century Room as their eminent, highly-lauded organ trio plays the Century Room!

**Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart**

In the mid 1990s, The New York Times described Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, and Bill Stewart as “the best organ trio of the last decade.” The trio, which has now been together for over 30 years, has been recognized for charting new ground, with its synergistic playing, and thoughtful music. They have over a dozen recordings, all of which display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards, or playing their own original compositions.

**Larry Goldings**

Larry Goldings is a versatile Boston native known for his distinctive Hammond organ style and proficiency across various keyboards. Renowned in jazz, he has also explored funk, pop, and electronic music. Goldings has contributed to numerous albums spanning diverse genres. Notable collaborations include John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Jim Hall, Maceo Parker, Madeleine Peyroux, Pat Metheny, James Taylor, and John Mayer. In 2007, he received a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Album with Jack DeJohnette and John Scofield for “Trio Beyond – Saudades.”

**Peter Bernstein**

Peter Bernstein has been a prominent figure in the jazz scene since 1989. With over 200 recordings and extensive performances worldwide, he’s released 12 albums as a leader and participated in notable collaborations. His breakthrough came when Jim Hall invited him to a concert during the 1990 JVC Jazz Festival, alongside John Scofield and Pat Metheny. His diverse career includes stints with Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Melvin Rhyne, showcasing his versatility.

**Bill Stewart**

Originally from Bill Stewart (b. 1966) made his name as the rhythmic force behind guitarist John Scofield since 1990 and still collaborating with him regularly since 1990. He is now one of the most sought after jazz drummers in the world.

Stewart’s playing is distinguished by its melodic focus, and its polyrhythmic, or layered, character. Although his drumming bears the influence of various melodic and swinging drummers who preceded him, Stewart’s voice is clearly his own, and has influenced a younger generation of drummers.

Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart
7PM & 9PM

Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) Welcome Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart to the Century Room as their eminent, highly-lauded organ trio plays the Century Room! **Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart** In the mid… Read more

($25-$35 | 7pm & 9pm shows) Welcome Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart to the Century Room as their eminent, highly-lauded organ trio plays the Century Room!

**Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart**

In the mid 1990s, The New York Times described Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, and Bill Stewart as “the best organ trio of the last decade.” The trio, which has now been together for over 30 years, has been recognized for charting new ground, with its synergistic playing, and thoughtful music. They have over a dozen recordings, all of which display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards, or playing their own original compositions.

**Larry Goldings**

Larry Goldings is a versatile Boston native known for his distinctive Hammond organ style and proficiency across various keyboards. Renowned in jazz, he has also explored funk, pop, and electronic music. Goldings has contributed to numerous albums spanning diverse genres. Notable collaborations include John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Jim Hall, Maceo Parker, Madeleine Peyroux, Pat Metheny, James Taylor, and John Mayer. In 2007, he received a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Album with Jack DeJohnette and John Scofield for “Trio Beyond – Saudades.”

**Peter Bernstein**

Peter Bernstein has been a prominent figure in the jazz scene since 1989. With over 200 recordings and extensive performances worldwide, he’s released 12 albums as a leader and participated in notable collaborations. His breakthrough came when Jim Hall invited him to a concert during the 1990 JVC Jazz Festival, alongside John Scofield and Pat Metheny. His diverse career includes stints with Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Melvin Rhyne, showcasing his versatility.

**Bill Stewart**

Originally from Bill Stewart (b. 1966) made his name as the rhythmic force behind guitarist John Scofield since 1990 and still collaborating with him regularly since 1990. He is now one of the most sought after jazz drummers in the world.

Stewart’s playing is distinguished by its melodic focus, and its polyrhythmic, or layered, character. Although his drumming bears the influence of various melodic and swinging drummers who preceded him, Stewart’s voice is clearly his own, and has influenced a younger generation of drummers.

Alter Egos: Peter Saxe Quartet Plays the Music of Ellington & Strayhorn
7PM & 9PM

Alter Egos: Peter Saxe Quartet Plays the Music of Ellington & Strayhorn

($20-$30 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Chicago-based pianist Peter Saxe returns to The Century Room with an all-star band as they play the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Duke Ellington… Read more

($20-$30 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Chicago-based pianist Peter Saxe returns to The Century Room with an all-star band as they play the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Duke Ellington is largely regarded as the most important composer and bandleader in the history of jazz. Billy Strayhorn, his right-hand man, was an integral part of the sound and direction of the Ellington band, as he and the Duke worked together through the years composing and arranging together. The story of both of these composers is intertwined, culminating in an incredible career of music that the Peter Saxe quartet will bring to life on the Century Room stage.

**With**

**Peter Saxe – Piano**

**Brice Winston – Saxophone**

**Scott Black – Bass**

**Arthur Vint – Drums**

Reno Del Mar Matinee

Reno Del Mar Matinee

($10-$15 tickets | 1:30pm Doors | 2:00pm show) Join Reno Del Mar for a wonderful homecoming matinee in the Century Room! **Reno Del Mar** Reno del Mar is a dynamic acoustic instrumental… Read more

($10-$15 tickets | 1:30pm Doors | 2:00pm show) Join Reno Del Mar for a wonderful homecoming matinee in the Century Room!

**Reno Del Mar**

Reno del Mar is a dynamic acoustic instrumental group that performs beautiful, original guitar and violin music in a wide range of styles that include latin jazz, Americana, western swing, tango, gypsy, flamenco fusion, bebop and blues that proudly hails from Tucson, Arizona.

**Featuring Beth Daunis, Mark Wilsey and Phil Lipman**

The Adams Quartet
7PM & 9PM

The Adams Quartet

($20-$30 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Join us in welcoming the fantastic Adams Quartet to the Century Room stage! Featuring original compositions and arrangements, the project explores many sonic avenues, with a… Read more

($20-$30 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Join us in welcoming the fantastic Adams Quartet to the Century Room stage! Featuring original compositions and arrangements, the project explores many sonic avenues, with a firm foundation in the past and an eye toward the future.

**The Adams Quartet**

The Adams quartet stems from the merger of two New York-based projects from pianist, Nicki Adams – the Prism trio and the Nicki and Patrick Adams duo. Co—led by brothers Nicki and Patrick, the quartet expands upon the synthesis of classical and jazz styles Patrick and Nicki developed on their album, Lynx (Sunnyside records 2021) of which reviewer, Maruizio Zerbo, wrote at All About Jazz: “With this record, the two New York musicians demonstrate that they are getting out of the cage (now in fashion) of the canonical jazz reinterpretation, going beyond the limits of diligent work and respect for tradition. They are undoubtedly personalities of great musical depth, destined to keep themselves out of the conventions in force.” Joined by bassist Eddy Khaimovich and drummer Evan Hyde, who have performed with a veritable “who’s who” in the jazz world including Roy Hargrove, James Moody, Fred Hersch and Paquito D’Rivera (to name a few), the quartet adds a deep conversational rapport to the orchestral complexity of the ensemble. In their own sound and their work in the Adams quartet, Nicki, Eddy, Patrick and Evan have carved a path for the merger of Cuban, African, American and European musical traditions that represent the fabric of life in NYC. Their work reflects their passion for craft, innovation and joy.

Late Night with Tansy Wine, Night Two!

Late Night with Tansy Wine, Night Two!

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday night’s show, join Denver-based experimental fusion band Tansy Wine for our late night! **Tansy Wine** Together, Tansy Wine defies genre boundaries and captivates audiences with… Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday night’s show, join Denver-based experimental fusion band Tansy Wine for our late night!

**Tansy Wine**

Together, Tansy Wine defies genre boundaries and captivates audiences with their unique blend of jazz, art music, and more. Tansy Wine has a stunning display of up-and-coming musical powerhouses in its ranks – Sofia Nehama/Composition & Vocals, Sonya Walker/Trumpet & Keys, Maximillian Moore/Keys, William Kuepper/Bass, and Gabriel Gravagno/Drums. Tansy Wine’s engine runs on resplendent skill and focus from all 5 performers, knitting together a vibrant musical landscape and bringing otherworldly stories to life. Bandleader Sofia was the 2018 winner of Denver’s Gift Of Jazz award, and an arranger for the CSO’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Awards ceremony. Iterations of Tansy Wine’s rhythm section feature regularly as the house band for the Mercury Cafe’s weekly jazz jam (highlighted in Westword’s “Best Shows to Go Out and See”). Tansy Wine’s shared passion for collaboration, experimentation, and exploring the future of jazz has fused into a truly extraordinary sonic experience.

Late Night with Tansy Wine, Night One!

Late Night with Tansy Wine, Night One!

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday night’s show, join Denver-based experimental fusion band Tansy Wine for our late night! **Tansy Wine** Together, Tansy Wine defies genre boundaries and captivates audiences with… Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Friday night’s show, join Denver-based experimental fusion band Tansy Wine for our late night!

**Tansy Wine**

Together, Tansy Wine defies genre boundaries and captivates audiences with their unique blend of jazz, art music, and more. Tansy Wine has a stunning display of up-and-coming musical powerhouses in its ranks – Sofia Nehama/Composition & Vocals, Sonya Walker/Trumpet & Keys, Maximillian Moore/Keys, William Kuepper/Bass, and Gabriel Gravagno/Drums. Tansy Wine’s engine runs on resplendent skill and focus from all 5 performers, knitting together a vibrant musical landscape and bringing otherworldly stories to life. Bandleader Sofia was the 2018 winner of Denver’s Gift Of Jazz award, and an arranger for the CSO’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Awards ceremony. Iterations of Tansy Wine’s rhythm section feature regularly as the house band for the Mercury Cafe’s weekly jazz jam (highlighted in Westword’s “Best Shows to Go Out and See”). Tansy Wine’s shared passion for collaboration, experimentation, and exploring the future of jazz has fused into a truly extraordinary sonic experience.

Tucson Folk Fest Presents: Songwriter Roundtable

Tucson Folk Fest Presents: Songwriter Roundtable

($10-$15 tickets | 3:30pm doors | 4:00pm show) The Tucson Folk Festival presents the March “Songwriter Roundtable Sunday Matinee”, hosted by Eric Schaffer. Eric’s guests this month are John Coinman and Gabrielle… Read more

($10-$15 tickets | 3:30pm doors | 4:00pm show) The Tucson Folk Festival presents the March “Songwriter Roundtable Sunday Matinee”, hosted by Eric Schaffer. Eric’s guests this month are John Coinman and Gabrielle Pietrangelo.

**John Coinman**

John Coinman is an award-winning singer-songwriter who grew up on the Kiowa Grasslands in Clayton, New Mexico. He has recorded five solo albums and had numerous songs in films and on television. John is the bandleader for Kevin Costner & Modern West (KCMW) and he was the Music Supervisor for the film Dances With Wolves. He has been touring with KCMW since 2006 and has recorded 5 albums of original songs with the band including the companion CD to the award winning miniseries Hatfields And McCoys. He has collaborated with many notable artists including John Densmore of The Doors, James Intveld, Michael Blake (the writer of Dances With Wolves), Amy Rigby, Tony Gilkyson (of Lone Justice and X), Teddy Morgan, and 4 time grammy winner Alfonso Rodenas. John’s latest solo album Under The Sun was released in October, 2019. **Gabrielle Pietrangelo**

Gabrielle Pietrangelo’s desert inspired, voice centered, indie-folk has been evolving in the Tucson region for two decades. Returning to solo songwriter roots after years of harmony-based projects, Gabrielle is set to release a full-length solo album in 2024. Driven by guitar and ethereal vocals, Gabrielle’s music holds themes of nature, image invoking lyrics, humor and personal spirituality. She is a recent John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner and has arranged and performed vocal harmonies for many national and local acts including, Calexico, Howe Gelb, Amos Lee, Marianne Dissard, Brian Lopez, Mamma Coal and more.

**Eric Schaffer**

Raised in the swamps of New Jersey, Eric Schaffer is a long-time Southern Arizona favorite. He was the winner of the 2022 Tumbleweed Music Festival songwriting contest

and has performed throughout the US and Mexico both solo and with his band The Other Troublemakers, with whom he has recorded three studio albums. His most recent, “Dry Lightning” was produced by Peter Dalton Ronstadt and released in November 2023 to rave reviews. Eric has opened shows for Clint Black, Blackberry Smoke, Marc Cohn, Lonestar and Radney Foster.

Pete Swan Presents! The Rhythmatics

Pete Swan Presents! The Rhythmatics

($10-$15 | 7pm Show) Every Thursday, drummer & producer Pete Swan presents a spotlight on his favorite local musicians. This Thursday come grab a drink and catch the high power jazz fusion… Read more

($10-$15 | 7pm Show) Every Thursday, drummer & producer Pete Swan presents a spotlight on his favorite local musicians. This Thursday come grab a drink and catch the high power jazz fusion of The Rhythmatics!

Pete Swan (drums) Evan Arredondo (bass) Richard Katz (piano) Gary Love (saxophone)

Sheryl Ann Mckinley: A Tribute to Astrud Gilberto on Her 1st Heavenly Birthday
7PM & 9PM

Sheryl Ann Mckinley: A Tribute to Astrud Gilberto on Her 1st Heavenly Birthday

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Welcome Sheryl Ann Mckinley as she and her band celebrate the musical legacy of legendary bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto on her birthday! **Sheryl Ann Mckinley**… Read more

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Welcome Sheryl Ann Mckinley as she and her band celebrate the musical legacy of legendary bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto on her birthday!

**Sheryl Ann Mckinley**

Sheryl Ann Mckinley is a singer with a deep connection to Jazz and the American Songbook, continually exploring new musical territories. Her emphasis is on delivering uplifting messages through her music. She takes joy in sharing the transformative and healing influence of music. Sheryl Ann views her exceptional voice as a divine gift that she wholeheartedly shares, accompanied by the talented musicians she feels fortunate to collaborate with. Having pursued a professional singing career since 2012, she remains dedicated to her craft.

**With**

**Rob Boone – Trombone**

**Jack Wood – Bass**

**Aaron Szabo – Drums/Percussion**

**Max Goldschmid – Piano**

Armen Donelian with Jay Anderson & Dennis Mackrel
7PM & 9PM

Armen Donelian with Jay Anderson & Dennis Mackrel

($30-$40 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Since 1975, pianist and composer ARMEN DONELIAN has performed internationally in major venues in 25 countries as a sideman in bands led by Sonny Rollins, Chet… Read more

($30-$40 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Since 1975, pianist and composer ARMEN DONELIAN has performed internationally in major venues in 25 countries as a sideman in bands led by Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Mongo Santamaria, Billy Harper, Jackie Paris, Anne Marie Moss, Paquito D’Rivera, Night Ark, Ivo Papasov and others. He brings his trio of Jay Anderson and Dennis Mackrel to the Century Room for the 2nd time!

Armen Donelian (piano) Jay Anderson (bass) Dennis Mackrel (drums)

As a leader, Armen has produced 14 distinctive recordings on the Sunnyside, Playscape, Odin and Atlas labels with musicians including Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, Dick Oatts, Barry Danielian, Thomas Chapin, Jeff Williams, Calvin Hill, Marc Mommaas, Anthony Cox, Bill Stewart, Tyshawn Sorey, David Clark, George Schuller, Jay Anderson, Dennis Mackrel, Dean Johnson, Mike Moreno and Arto Tunçboyacian. He has composed over 100 works, 72 of which appear on record and reflect Classical, Middle Eastern and Jazz influences.

Armen’s musical collaborations include performances with Sonny Stitt, Joe Williams, Lee Konitz, Jackie Paris, Hank Mobley, Sheila Jordan, Dewey Redman, Rebecca Parris, Jimmy Heath, Dominique Eade, Frank Wess, Karrin Allyson, David Liebman, John Proulx, Ronnie Cuber, Jim Hall, Joe Lovano, Attila Zoller, Randy Brecker, Gene Bertoncini, Tom Harrell, Vic Juris, Claudio Roditi, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Roney, George Mraz, Valerie Ponamarov, Cecil McBee, Jack Walrath, Buster Williams, Paul Motian, Michael Moore, Bernard Purdy, Charli Persip, Billy Hart, Joe Chambers, Portinho, Willi Bobo, Keith Copeland, Ray Barretto, Lionel Hampton, Joe Locke and Cal Tjader.

Outstanding critical review of Armen’s work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The New York Post, The Village Voice, The Berkshire Eagle, San Francisco Chronicle, Montreal Gazette, Downbeat and Jazz Times.

Armen is a Fulbright Senior Scholar and Senior Specialist for residencies in Armenia (2002, 2003), Finland (2004), Switzerland (2006), Sweden (2007) and Greece (2009). He is also the recipient of six NEA Jazz Performance Fellowships, five Meet the Composer grants, one NJSCA grant, two CEC Artslink Grants and one New School Faculty Development grant and is a Steinway Affiliated Artist.

As an educator, Armen has taught in The New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program for 35 years since its inception in 1986, at William Paterson University (1993-2016) and Manhattan School of Music (1989-2000). He has lectured at conservatories in Paris, Zürich, Copenhagen, Athens, St. Petersburg, Lisbon, Malmö, Jyväskylä, Arvika, Iasi, Tblisi and Yerevan. He has authored four books – Training the Ear Vol. 1 & 2, Whole Notes (all pub., Schott Music) and Ancestral Songs (pub. Edition Gruber) – as well as numerous articles published in The Rutgers Annual Review of Jazz Studies, and Downbeat and Keyboard magazines. Along with Marc Mommaas, he is the Co- founder of the Hudson Jazz Workshop, now in its 18th year.

Armen is a graduate of the Westchester Conservatory of Music (Artist’s Certificate,1968) where he studied privately for nine years with Classical pianist Michael Pollon. One of his early Jazz mentors was guitarist Arthur Ryerson, Sr. After attending Columbia University (BA in Music, 1972), Armen completed private studies with Carl Bamberger (conducting), Ludmila Ulehla (harmonic analysis), Harold Seletsky (Schoenberg theory and counterpoint) and Richie Beirach (Jazz piano). He has been a formal practitioner of yoga and meditation for 35 years.

Armen presents a program of standards, original compositions and covers of works by his mentors and students from across the decades, accompanied by bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Dennis Mackrel, two top tier New York-based musicians who appear on his 2022 trio recording, Fresh Start (Sunnyside).

DONNY McCASLIN with Jason Lindner, Jonathan Maron & Nate Wood
7PM & 9PM

DONNY McCASLIN with Jason Lindner, Jonathan Maron & Nate Wood

($30-$40 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Donny McCaslin is best known as the saxophonist on David Bowie’s last album, Blackstar, but the noted composer and bandleader has released a dozen albums over… Read more

($30-$40 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Donny McCaslin is best known as the saxophonist on David Bowie’s last album, Blackstar, but the noted composer and bandleader has released a dozen albums over his genre-defying, Grammy-nominated career. He brings his electric quartet to the Century Room for the first time!

Donny McCaslin (saxophone) Jason Lindner (keyboards) Jonathan Maron (bass) Nate Wood (drums)

**Donny McCaslin**

McCaslin began playing at age 12, and as a teenager, performed in his vibraphonist father’s band in Santa Cruz. By high school, he had appeared multiple times at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

After attending Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, McCaslin became a sought-after player in New York City. David Bowie saw McCaslin perform as soloist for the Maria Schneider Orchestra and brought in McCaslin’s progressive jazz quartet that came to define Blackstar’s visionary stylistic fusion. As David Hadju wrote in The Nation, “Donny McCaslin was David Bowie’s David Bowie.”

In turn, Bowie influenced McCaslin, who fused alt-rock and jazz on his first album with lyrics, 2018’s BLOW.

A new album I Want More is out now on Edition Records.

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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