Tucson Jazz summer scene is sizzling

The attitude of 'nothing to do in the summer in Tucson' is just plain wrong. The city doesn't stop just because it gets hot and neither does Jazz.

NIGHT BIRD TRIO at the ARMITAGE (La Encantada)(Campbell & Skyline). 7 to 10 pm - Ed Delucia-Guitar, TF-Horn, SLY-Keys. (OPEN JAMM EVERY LAST MONDAY(June 30))
LAMONT ARTHUR at ENOTECA (Church & Congress, Downtown). 6 to 9pm - Lamont - Vocals and Piano
JOHN EINWECK TRIO at SULLIVAN'S (River west of Campbell). 5 to 10pm - John-Piano, Bobby Elias-Bass, Robin Horn-Kit. (Also fri. & sat. same times)
Various groups perform live jazz music around Tucson-
at CUVEE' (Speedway east of Country Club) 7 to 10pm
at RIC'S CAFE (River & Craycroft) 7 to 10pm
at HACIENDA Del SOL 7 to 10
SLY at MacMAHON'S (Swan at Ft.Lowell) Solo Piano 7 to 10pm

NEW GIG!!!! June 21st...THE TF TRIO at CUVEE' (Speedway east of Country Club) 7 to 10
TF- Vocal & Horn, ROB BOONE-Piano, RIC SHOSIE-Bass
Various Groups at The KINGFISHER (Grant east of Tucson Blvd.) 9 to 12
Various Groups at BLUE FIN (Oracle & Ina) 8 to 11pm
Various Groups at CUSHING STREET B&G (Cushing St. south of the TCC)
FRANK & SLY at The ARMITAGE (La Encantada)(Campbell & Skyline) 3pm-7pm
TF-Vocal & Horn, SLY-Keys. SPS JAMM at OLD PUEBLO GRILL (Alvernon north of Broadway) 7 to 10pm


JAZZ @ LaPLACITA VILLAGE RETURNS!!! (Early Fall - Downtown)
AND COMING IN AUGUST.... The UNCLE DAVE ROAST!!! A raucous good time poking fun at and playing great jazz with one of the most beloved characters in our jazz family. UNCLE DAVE JEFFRY.


TUES.: LOCAL LOVE RETURNS!! Local Legends LIVE in the studio (interview & music)
WED.: TWO4JAZZ with Gano & Beverly Evans - Big Bands, Blues & Ballads
THURS.: COMING SOON!!! - LIVE FROM CUVEE' - local groups live on the scene!
FRI.: HOT STUFF!! with Ray Templin - Celebrating Trad, Dixie & Gypsy Jazz
Join the TJR family if you have an itch to host a jazz show. We're looking for hosts. All you need is a computer, cds or mp3s, a microphone, a love for jazz and a willingness to share your knowledge.
You definitely can't say there's nothing to do this summer on the jazz scene. Most of these steady gigs charge no cover. The concerts coming to La Placita are only $10 and it's always FREE to tune in www.TucsonJazzRadio.org - where the local greats are always the main focus.
The Summer Jazz Scene is smokin' hot!! Help make it flourish by simply getting out!! You don't have to spend $40+ for tickets, $12 dollars for a glass of wine, $3 for a bottle of water or drive to a resort on the outskirts of town to enjoy jazz in Tucson. The economy stinks, true, but there's lot's of AFFORDABLE options (close to home) to choose from. Wear your sunscreen, drink lots of water, stay in the shade and stay cool by digging jazz on YOUR local scene. 

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Elvis: Tucson '76

From the Follow That Dream series out of Europe, this is an unreleased 'live' show from June 1, 1976! All songs were recorded June 1, 1976 at the Community Center Arena, Tucson, Arizona except See See Rider (recorded in Odessa May 30 1976, afternoon show) and Love Letters (recorded in Odessa May 30, 1976, evening show).

Zoom Records Anthology "Rockin' Tucson in the '50's"

Zoom Records was Southern Arizona’s first rock and roll record label. It was the creation of two 17 year old Tucson, Arizona, Catalina High School students, Burt Schneider and Ray Lindstrom. All the records were produced during a short 7 month period in 1959, but they capture the independent rock sound of the era.
They were all recorded in Phoenix at Audio Recorders of Arizona, where Duane Eddy made all his big hits. Legendary engineer, and Grammy award winner, Jack Miller was at the controls. He was famous later for sessions with many top stars including the Rolling Stones.
None of the records were giant chart busters, but they got heavy play and made the hit sheets in Tucson as well as a few other places in the US and Europe. They continue to be included on many US and overseas compilation releases featuring 50's American rock and roll and rockabilly.
No early rock collection is complete without the "Southern Arizona Sound."

Featured Tucson Artists:
King Rock and The Knights: The wildest, groovinest, hard pounding-rockinest sound anywhere. Roger Hohlenkamp is King Rock with Knights Bob Dickey, Carson Noel, and Tom Hawk. The two cuts featured here were re-released on a 45 in 1965 and Send-di became a hit in Pittsburgh as the theme song of WZUM's legendary jock "Mad Mike" Metrovich. It is also featured on the Itzy label LP and CD "Pittsburgh's Greatest Hits." Scandal and Send-di were both cuts on on the German label Buffalo Bop's Strictly Instrumental Series.
Pete Ronstadt and The Nightbeats: Fast or slow, these vocals with Pete were the world’s best. (You may have heard of Pete's little sister, Linda Ronstadt) Besides Pete on the vocals and guitar,there was Nate Foster-guitar, Bert Roberts-Drums, Lance Hoopes-Sax, and Don Grossberndt-Piano.
Lonesome Road Rock was the biggest hit of all the Zoom sounds in Tucson. These singles have shown up quite often on foreign early rock compilation albums including the recent Collector's Records "Rockabilly Hoodlums" (Hot Greaseball Action) CD series. Actually, the words "hoodlums" and "greaseball" are really misnomers; the group was about as clean-cut as you could get...just look at the cover photo.
Jack Wallace and the Hi-Tones: He could have been Elvis, but he was just a couple of years too late. Jack’s deep vocals along with the doo-wop harmony of LeRoy Meadows and Dave First of the Hi-Tones are a real treat.
This was the first Zoom Record and had the blue and silver label. All future releases would be the distinctive red and silver color. The week You Are The One was released it was played on the air very hour as a KTKT Exclusive (Tucson's top station).

1. Scandal – King Rock and The Knights
2. Send-Di – King Rock and The Knights
3. Lonesome Road Rock – Pete Ronstadt & The Nightbeats
4. Nightbeat – Pete Ronstadt & The Nightbeats
5. Doreen – Pete Ronstadt & The Nightbeats
6. Cryin’ All Night – Pete Ronstadt & The Nightbeats
7. Sea of Love – Pete Ronstadt & The Nightbeats
8. I Think of You – Jack Wallace & The Hi-Tones
9. You Are The One – Jack Wallace & The Hi–Tones

Original Release Date: January 2, 2002

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