The Tucson Jazz Festival is coming to town! From January 12-22 you can experience the 3rd annual Tucson Jazz Festival. There are 9 venues, a variety of amazing artists and bands on the lineup, and you are invited to enjoy it all (or just your favorites). Kamasi Washington, Stormy Love, John Pizzarelli, Anat Cohen, Howard Alden, George Benson, and Tower of Power are among some of the names you’ll see at this years festival. The Tucson Jazz Festival has it’s own website which includes links to purchase tickets to individual events. Make sure you get tickets if you want to ensure you are able to see your favorite shows!
This year the festival kicks off at the Rialto Theater on January 12th at 7:30 pm. Kamasi Washington is performing and you won’t want to miss out! If you can’t make the big kickoff make sure you schedule the 16th into your schedule. Monday the 16th will be a full day of Jazz! Held on Martin Luther King Day and featuring 2 outdoor stages on Fifth Avenue and 6 indoor stages as well. This even will be held mainly on Congress Street. This part of the festival will be free to the public and is sponsored by Rio Nuevo.
Some other must see events are happening throughout the festival as well. Below you can see where to catch these Tucson Jazz Festival events and who is performing on which dates! There is also pricing information for each event! You still have plenty of time to plan, just don’t wait too long to get tickets!
Tucson Jazz Festival Locations:
Jan 12 7:30pm – Kamasi Washington $15-60
Jan 21 8pm – Tower of Power $36-46
Fox Theatre Tucson
Jan 13 7:30pm – Storm Large $27-74
Jan 19 7:30pm – George Benson $75-198
Jan 20 8pm – Dee Dee Bridgewater / TJI Ellington Band / Lewis Nash $35-90
Jan 13 10pm – Alex Weitz Album Release Party $35-45
Tucson Convention Center
Jan 14 7:30pm – John Pizzarelli with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra $30-80
Jan 15 2pm – John Pizzarelli with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra $30-80
For more artist and event information be sure to check out the Tucson Jazz Festival webpage. You can purchase tickets, find out the history of the event, and more. There is sponsor information and links to local hotels as well. If you are traveling to Tucson specifically for the Jazz Festival you’ll want to check out these hotels! They’ll keep you close to the action and ensure you get the most out of your time in the city.