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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!

Dave Stryker with the CRJO: Blue Soul

Dave Stryker with the CRJO: Blue Soul

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Guitarist Dave Stryker retruns to the Century Room, this time to front the 17-piece Century Room Jazz Orchestra! They’ll be performing music from Dave’s big… Read more

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Guitarist Dave Stryker retruns to the Century Room, this time to front the 17-piece Century Room Jazz Orchestra! They’ll be performing music from Dave’s big band album “Blue Soul” that he produced with the WDR Big Band in Cologne.

**Dave Stryker**

With 35 albums under his own name, NYC guitarist Dave Stryker has built a formidable career both as a leader and collaborator with legendary jazz artists like Stanley Turrentine and Jack McDuff. In 2020, he released an album with Bob Minzter and the WDR Big Band called “Blue Soul” to critical acclaim.

“One of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” – The Village Voice

**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!

Piano Reveal Celebration presented by the Tucson Jazz Music Foundation

Piano Reveal Celebration presented by the Tucson Jazz Music Foundation

($100 / FREE For Donors | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Come celebrate the purchase of the Century Room’s NEW PIANO while supporting the Tucson Jazz Music Foundation! Includes a champagne toast! The… Read more

($100 / FREE For Donors | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Come celebrate the purchase of the Century Room’s NEW PIANO while supporting the Tucson Jazz Music Foundation! Includes a champagne toast!

The purchase of our brand new professional piano was made possible by all the generous donations to the Tucson Jazz Music Foundation’s Century Room Jazz Education Program. This event celebrates the new piano and gives donors an up close first look! For those who haven’t contributed to the piano or education fund yet, tickets are available for purchase which are partitally tax deductible! Come find out which piano we picked and hear it performed by Dr. Angelo Versace and members of the Tucson Jazz Institute!

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

Denali Hershey Kaufman plays Brad Mehldau
7PM & 9PM

Denali Hershey Kaufman plays Brad Mehldau

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Denali Hershey Kaufman returns from LA to lead a show celebrating the arrangements and music of pianist Brad Mehldau! Mehldau emerged onto the jazz scene in… Read more

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Denali Hershey Kaufman returns from LA to lead a show celebrating the arrangements and music of pianist Brad Mehldau!

Mehldau emerged onto the jazz scene in the 1990s, quickly garnering attention for his distinctive style that seamlessly melds elements of classical music, jazz standards, pop, and rock. His playing is marked by its harmonic sophistication and rhythmic intricacy and his extensive discography spans solo piano works, large ensemble and two of the most influential piano trios of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Kaufman has prepared a program of some of Mehldau’s best known material to be performed by a band featuring Andrew Gioannetti (sax) Colin Mcilrath (guitar) Ryan Magness (bass) Kenji Ono Lancaster (drums)

Late Night with Andrew Gioanetti

Late Night with Andrew Gioanetti

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday Night’s Show, join saxophonist Andrew Gioanetti and his band for late night! With Colin McIlrath (bass) Kenji Ono Lancaster (drums) Denali Hershey Kaufman (piano) Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday Night’s Show, join saxophonist Andrew Gioanetti and his band for late night!

With Colin McIlrath (bass) Kenji Ono Lancaster (drums) Denali Hershey Kaufman (piano)

Alex Oliverio’s Sun Songs & Toy Tunes
7PM & 9PM

Alex Oliverio’s Sun Songs & Toy Tunes

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Alex Oliverio aims to present a singular vision of Jazz, Folk, and Americana through the lens of the Southwest. Mixing and matching timbres and tones from… Read more

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Alex Oliverio aims to present a singular vision of Jazz, Folk, and Americana through the lens of the Southwest. Mixing and matching timbres and tones from genres across the American spectrum to create a unique aural experience. Sun Song & Toy Tunes is an attempt to realize the “imaginational anthems” that early American Guitar & Banjo stylings evoke. Each song was written for solo guitar or banjo, then orchestrated with a modern ensemble in mind. That ensemble includes acoustic/electric guitars, banjos, pedal steel, synthesizers, keyboards, horns, and drums.

***”Of special interest is the way [Oliverio] is able to maintain a contemplative quality with music that often keeps to a gallop and expresses itself boldly.”***

**- Dave Sumner Bandcamp Daily**

Late Night with Kenji Ono Lancaster & Denali Hershey Kaufman

Late Night with Kenji Ono Lancaster & Denali Hershey Kaufman

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday Night’s Show, join drummer Kenji Ono Lancaster, pianist Denali Hershey Kaufman and their band for late night! Read more

(No Cover | 10:30pm Show) After Saturday Night’s Show, join drummer Kenji Ono Lancaster, pianist Denali Hershey Kaufman and their 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!

Big Band Bash! TJI Ellington Band & the CRJO

Big Band Bash! TJI Ellington Band & the CRJO

($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 award-winning Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Big Band during the first set!

AR Flamenco Presents: Tablao Flamenco with Special Guest Fabian Sisneros

AR Flamenco Presents: Tablao Flamenco with Special Guest Fabian Sisneros

($25-$35 | 7pm show) In one of Tucson’s most intimate venues, experience the rawness and authenticity flamenco has to offer. This month features special guest **Fabian Sisneros** **Angelina Ramirez (Baile)** Angelina Ramirez… Read more

($25-$35 | 7pm show) In one of Tucson’s most intimate venues, experience the rawness and authenticity flamenco has to offer. This month features special guest **Fabian Sisneros**

**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

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…

Ted Rosenthal Trio: Plays the Music of Thelonious Monk & Bud Powell

Ted Rosenthal Trio: Plays the Music of Thelonious Monk & Bud Powell

($20-$30 | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Ted Rosenthal returns to the Century Room! This time, he will be playing selections from the fantastic repertoire of legendary jazz pianists Thelonious Monk and Bud… Read more

($20-$30 | 7pm & 8:30pm sets) Ted Rosenthal returns to the Century Room! This time, he will be playing selections from the fantastic repertoire of legendary jazz pianists Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell!

**Arthur Vint – Drums**

**Scott Black – Bass**

**Ted Rosenthal**

**Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianist/composers of his generation. He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods and James Moody.**

**Winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has released fifteen CDs as a leader. Wonderland, was selected as a New York Times holiday pick, and received much critical praise: “Sleek, chic and elegant” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune. Impromptu, showcases his reimaginings of classical themes for jazz trio. “A serious listen to Impromptu will be a mind-changing experience…sit back and enjoy these wonderfully creative takes on ten compositions from the classical canon that have never sounded so cool.” – Elliott Simon, AllAboutJazz**

**Rosenthal’s solo album, The 3 B’s, received 4 stars from DownBeat magazine. It features music of Bud Powell, Bill Evans and his improvisations on Beethoven themes.**

***“In Rosenthal’s hands all this music sounds as though it sprang from the same muse, and that’s the sign of a skilled, imaginative artist.”* – David R. Adler, All Music Guide.**

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.

Liz Cracchiolo & Jonathan Michel Present: We Love the 90s

Liz Cracchiolo & Jonathan Michel Present: We Love the 90s

($25-$35 Tickets | 7pm show) Century Room favorite Liz Cracchiolo and New York City’s celebrated bassist and producer Jonathan Michel collaborate to craft mesmerizing jazz renditions of contemporary melodies. Jonathan Michel is… Read more

($25-$35 Tickets | 7pm show) Century Room favorite Liz Cracchiolo and New York City’s celebrated bassist and producer Jonathan Michel collaborate to craft mesmerizing jazz renditions of contemporary melodies.

Jonathan Michel is a New York City based jazz bassist and band leader. Michel began his career touring with the R&B Grammy winning artist Billy Paul, working with him for 5 years and eventually serving as musical director. He went on to work with artists such as Orrin Evans, Aaron Goldberg, Andrew Cyrille, and Terrace Martin. Michel plays frequently in New York and leads a monthly residency at Smalls Jazz Club. He released his first album as leader, MDR, in 2018. Liz Cracchiolo, a Tucson native, holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona. She is a versatile performer who has showcased her talent in Musical Theatre, Cabaret, Jazz, and Rock genres in Tucson and across the country. She has been nominated for multiple Mac awards and has won a Mac award for her exceptional work in musical theater. Liz has graced the stage in productions like “Next to Normal,” “The Producers,” “Les Misérables,” and “Fun Home.” Since 2022, she has been actively involved in performing and self-producing cabaret shows in New York City and Tucson. Liz is a prominent figure in the Tucson jazz scene, frequently selling out shows at The Century Room, and was nominated as Best Jazz Musician by the Tucson Weekly in 2023.

Paul Green Jazz Blues Quartet
9PM SHOW & 9PM

Paul Green Jazz Blues Quartet

($10-$15 tickets | 9pm show) Join us for Late Night with the Paul Green Jazz Blues Quartet! Read more

($10-$15 tickets | 9pm show) Join us for Late Night with the Paul Green Jazz Blues Quartet!

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)

Tesoro “Returns”

Tesoro “Returns”

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm show) Emerging from an extended hibernation, local band Tesoro returns for their first public show in over 8 years at the Century Room at the Hotel Congress. Brian… Read more

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm show) Emerging from an extended hibernation, local band Tesoro returns for their first public show in over 8 years at the Century Room at the Hotel Congress. Brian Scott and Justin Fernandez will be performing as a duo, traversing the band’s catalog from the past 20 years and showcasing new music.

Tesoro beautifully and adeptly mixes the diverse styles of puro flamenco, rumba, cumbia, Latin pop and rock along with a perfect measure of funk and blues – all the while incorporating its signature powerful rhythms into infectiously heartfelt, unforgettably passionate, romantically catchy tunes. Tesoro’s songs are richly textured and beautifully complex while remaining completely accessible.

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.

Jonathan Pinson’s Boom Clap
7PM & 9PM

Jonathan Pinson’s Boom Clap

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Drummer Jonathan Pinson returns to the Century Room for his debut as a leader with his band Boom Clap! Known for his daring and versatile… Read more

($25-$35 tickets | 7pm & 9pm sets) Drummer Jonathan Pinson returns to the Century Room for his debut as a leader with his band Boom Clap! Known for his daring and versatile style and for touring with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, and Seal, Pinson is a bold and exciting leader with an incredible band.

Featuring David Otis (sax) Paul Cornish (piano) Jermaine Paul (bass).

**Jonathan Pinson**

**Jonathan Pinson began his love affair with the drum set at the age of two when he was surrounded by the music of his mother’s choir. His formal music training began at the age of six with instruction on the piano, he then transitioned to the drum set shortly after at the Colburn School of Performing Arts and studied with Billy Higgins at The World Stage. Jonathan has enjoyed mentoring young percussion enthusiasts and helped conduct jazz workshops for inner city youths at local public elementary schools. He has received numerous awards including; 2007 Music Center’s Spotlight Award, where he was awarded first place in the Jazz Instrumental category; 2009 and 2010, Dolo Coker Scholarship and in 2007, he received the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship Award, a full tuition four-year scholarship, from the Berklee College of Music where he received his Bachelor of Music degree. At the age of 23 he has toured with the Wayne Shorter Quartet and Herbie Hancock. He has also performed and toured at various locations including the following: Tokyo Jazz Festival, International Jazz Day in Istanbul Turkey, Panama Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Nancy France Jazz Festival, a tour of Israel, Newport Jazz Festival, and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. He also has performed with such notable artists such as, John Clayton, Stefon Harris, Danilo Perez, Dave Liebman, Ambrose Akinmusire and Eric Reed. He received a full scholarship at the Thelonious Monk Institute at the University of California Los Angeles, where he received his Masters of Music. There he studied under Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Stefon Harris and other jazz greats.**

Grown Folks | The Music of Robert Glasper, Marcus Miller & Original Compositions
7PM & 9PM

Grown Folks | The Music of Robert Glasper, Marcus Miller & Original Compositions

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) PHX drummer TroyCov & PHX bassist Tha Mad Scientist join forces with local piano legend Chris Peña for an unforgettable night of music. Featuring musician AmGn,… Read more

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) PHX drummer TroyCov & PHX bassist Tha Mad Scientist join forces with local piano legend Chris Peña for an unforgettable night of music. Featuring musician AmGn, the group will be playing the music of Robert Glasper, Marcus Miller & a selection of original tunes.

Fruit Cocktail Lounge: Tyler Wright

Fruit Cocktail Lounge: Tyler Wright

($10 tickets | 4pm doors) Celebrate Pride month at Fruit Cocktail Lounge on Sunday June 9! Join your friends, family and community at Tucson’s premiere LGBTQIA+ jazz cocktail party for a special… Read more

($10 tickets | 4pm doors) Celebrate Pride month at Fruit Cocktail Lounge on Sunday June 9!

Join your friends, family and community at Tucson’s premiere LGBTQIA+ jazz cocktail party for a special Pride edition featuring Erin Anderson, Tyler Wright and Reverb from Reveille Men’s Chorus along with the Fruit Cocktail Combo led by our fabulous friend, Khris Dodge! 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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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**

ZAZU West: Jazz Manouche
7PM & 9PM

ZAZU West: Jazz Manouche

Welcome back ZAZU West to the Century Room! Phoenix’s premiere gypsy jazz ensemble travels south to the Old Pueblo for an unforgettably swingin’ night of music a la Reinhardt, Grappelli, Vignola &… Read more

Welcome back ZAZU West to the Century Room! Phoenix’s premiere gypsy jazz ensemble travels south to the Old Pueblo for an unforgettably swingin’ night of music a la Reinhardt, Grappelli, Vignola & More

Gypsy Jazz, Jazz Manouche, French Swing. Whatever it’s called, the sound is infectious, swinging, and unmistakably Django.

Whether playing the dozens of iconic Django compositions, traditional and contemporary jazz standards in the Gypsy Jazz style, or the music of today’s Gypsy Jazz greats in Europe and the U.S., ZAZU West creates a unique performance experience.

Based in Phoenix Arizona, ZAZU West is excited to be carrying on the “ZAZU” Gypsy Jazz tradition started in Arizona in 2004 with the same unforgettable ingredients: irresistible swing, melancholy dark and moody highlights, and improvisation with reckless abandon.

This is their second appearance at the Century Room as they were one of the first bands to perform when we opened in 2022!

Eric Rasmussen & School of Tristano
7PM & 9PM

Eric Rasmussen & School of Tristano

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm shows) Welcome Phoenix-based saxophonist, composer and educator Eric Rasmussen and his band as they play the music of Lennie Tristano! Ray Lebert (guitar) Dave Ambrosio (bass)… Read more

($20-$30 tickets | 7pm & 9pm shows) Welcome Phoenix-based saxophonist, composer and educator Eric Rasmussen and his band as they play the music of Lennie Tristano!

Ray Lebert (guitar) Dave Ambrosio (bass) Connor Sample (drums)

**Eric Rasmussen**

**Originally from California, he spent the previous ten years playing in New York City where he was a staple of the jazz community, performing regularly on the East Coast as well as multiple tours of Europe. While in New York, Eric performed regularly with some of the most respected names in jazz including Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, and Matt Wilson among many others. In Phoenix, he is in top demand as a sideman and also performs with the collective ensemble Running From Bears and the Eric Rasmussen Quartet, both of which have toured the United States on numerous occasions.**

**With his own groups, he has recorded for internationally acclaimed jazz labels Steeplechase (three records) and Fresh Sound Records, and as a sideman, he has recorded with Paul Bley, Danilo Perez, Billy Hart, Christophe Schweizer and the Jazz Composers Alliance. Eric has been fortunate to perform at some of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world as well as at some of the most celebrated venues in the country including the Kennedy Center, and the JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall.**

Joshua Moore Trio – Playing the Music of Pat Metheny
7PM & 9PM

Joshua Moore Trio – Playing the Music of Pat Metheny

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Flagstaff-based Jazz Guitarist and Educator brings the music of Pat Metheny to the Century Room with his band! **Josh Moore** ***Josh Moore is a Classical and… Read more

($15-$25 | 7pm & 9pm Shows) Flagstaff-based Jazz Guitarist and Educator brings the music of Pat Metheny to the Century Room with his band!

**Josh Moore**

***Josh Moore is a Classical and Jazz guitarist that is currently based in Flagstaff, Arizona. He has performed throughout the US and Canada, including concerts for the Chandler Jazz Festival, Sacramento Guitar Society, the Interference Series and many others. As a competitor Josh has received 1st prizes in multiple guitar competitions including, the Pacific Guitar Festival, ASTA Aaron Green Guitar Competition, and the Buffalo State Young Artists Concerto Competition, which included a solo performance with the Buffalo State Philharmonia. Josh holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts, with a minor in Jazz Guitar from the University of Southern California. Additionally Josh holds a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Sergio Assad, a Master of Music degree with a minor in Jazz Guitar from the University of Southern California under Scott Tennant, and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Buffalo State College under Evan Drummond. Josh is the Guitar Professor at Northern Arizona University Kitt School of Music. At NAU, Josh directs the guitar program where he teaches all of the guitar lessons and guitar classes, as well as teaches classes in the Jazz Studies Department.***

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 stage features state of the art sound system and backline, anchored by a Yamaha S5X piano, courtesy of the Tucson Jazz Music Foundation.

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. The menu also boasts a robust craft cocktail program inspired by the Southwest that features local flavors, scents and ingredients.

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