The Arizona Classic Jazz Society was formed in
1984 and incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
in 1989. Its purpose is to promote and
perpetuate interest in traditional jazz and support the
musicians who perform the music. The Society
sponsors the Arizona Classic Jazz Festival every year
in November at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf
Resort in Chandler, AZ.
ACJS holds regular monthly
jazz parties featuring live music...usually from 1—4
p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month.
We believe that the life and success of traditional
jazz will come from today’s children and tomorrow’s
adults. Toward this end, we offer college scholarships
to music majors and, in 2006, formed our own
summer jazz camp. 2007 marked the beginning of
in-school jazz programs.
Members receive the newsletter and discounted fees
to regular monthly jazz parties. Membership is open
to any person interested in enjoying our activities and
supporting the aims and objectives of ACJS. Please join us to help celebrate
America’s original art form—JAZZ.
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Monthly Jazz Parties
ACJS members $10, Members under 30 $5, non-members $15. Join our jazz society at the event, get in free.
Unless posted otherwise, jazz parties are on one Sunday (usually the last Sunday of the month) from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort, One San Marcos Place, in Chandler.
ACJS is a 501(c)(3)
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Arizona Classic Jazz Society
10918 E. Michigan Avenue
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
24th ANNUAL ARIZONA CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL
7 -10, 2013
Click on band name to
view band's web site
Held at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort
Blue Street Jazz Band
New Hot 5
Original Wildcat Jass Band
The Reynolds Brothers Quintet
Sun City Stomperz
Phil Flanagan, bass
Jason Warner, piano
Danny Coots, drums
Bob Schulz, cornet
Allan Vaché, clarinet
Russ Phillips, trombone
Hanna Richardson, vocals
One San Marcos Place
Chandler, AZ 85225
here for reservations
Be sure to read "The Autobiography of a Nobody: The
life and times of a sideman" by Gary Church.
"There have been many books written by and about musicians.
What sets this book apart from most of them is that I am not a famous man.
I am what is know in the music business as a sideman. Although this is the
story of my life, it could also be the story of many others that do the same
this as I do for a living. You probably don't know our names, but you see
us everyday on your TV sets and you hear us every day on your radios.
Without us, the singers that you love to listen to would be reciting poetry,
because there would be no music behind them. We are like the offensive
linemen on a football team. We never score the winning touchdown in the
Super Bowl, yet the game could not be played without us". Excerpt from
To order, call (480)895-2765
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