The mission of the Arizona Jazz Masterworks Orchestra is to preserve, present, promote and perpetuate the rich heritage of jazz music in an all - inclusive manner. Nurture the growth of jazz, encourage the appreciation, ensure the community, young and old, learns about jazz and grow to respect the intelligence, sophistication and scholarship of this ever – evolving art form, encompassing the big band sound and contemporary jazz orchestra music, as a viable art form. Performances and programs will enrich the public’s understanding of this unique American treasure by presenting significant jazz music performances featuring musicians in engaging musical performances and stimulating educational activities that are based on scholarship and research.
The Arizona Jazz Masterworks Orchestra is an organization of the finest musicians and the most accomplished jazz soloists in the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. Performance credits by the musicians encompass all classical, pop, contemporary and jazz idioms. These musicians have performed with everyone from the Royal London Ballet and the Phoenix Symphony to Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis and Al Jarreau. Musicians of the Arizona Jazz Masterworks Orchestra are commonly found in the orchestra pits of Valley theaters, lead their own small jazz groups and have released numerous CDs as leaders and are present on many other local and national recordings and tours. Orchestra members are not only musician/artists but are also music educators, teaching privately, in public schools, colleges and universities.
They Came To Swing!
Tribute To The Big Bands
Originals, standards, swing, pop, groove music....something for everyone!!
Fred Forney Nonet
The Armand Boatman Be Bop Revolution
Corporate Events and Private Parties
Master Class Programs
Jazz, An American Treasure
Tempe Performing Arts Center, Peoria Performing Arts Center, Kerr Cultural Center, Mesa Arts Center
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