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Jazz Legends Live at Crowder Hall
September 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm$35 – $125
Jazz Legends Live has brought world-renown musicians from around the country to Tucson for more than a decade. The Legends have performed with the best of names in jazz, including Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, and Tony Bennett. This unforgettable benefit concert entertains audiences with the spontaneity and the intimacy jazz music was meant to invoke.
Each year, a new ensemble of Jazz Legends, individually famous for their unique work, comes to Tucson for a charity benefit concert, to give audiences an unforgettable performance.
Hosts Don and Paula Redman & Al and Marilyn Cook began the Jazz Legends concert series in their backyard 13 years ago as a fundraiser for the Arts Council. The popular jazz concert has attracted larger audiences each year.
All the monies raised from this spectacular event will go directly back to local schools to support dwindling music and art programs.
“The first party was in our home,” Al Cook said. The star was famous Hollywood jazz clarinetist, Abe Most. “It attracted 40 people, and it was rained out,” Cook said. Despite the weather, the show went on inside Cook’s home and was a huge success, introducing the annual series of jazz concerts that have followed.