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Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 3:59 pm

February 7 - The Wrecking Crew

We invite members and friends of TJS to enjoy a special screening of The Wrecking Crew, a documentary about the elite studio musicians who were behind many of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest hits. Most of them were, in fact, jazz musicians, but their improvisational skills allowed them to create the distinctive sound of the '60s in the recording studio.

Mention Tucson Jazz Society or TJS to receive a $2.00 discount.

February 7, 2013 at 3 PM and 7 PM

Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd

Q&A after the film with Director, Denny Tedesco

General admission: $12.00

Members/Students/Seniors: $10.00

Produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, The Wrecking Crew has played around the world in the festival circuit with over a dozen awards and rave reviews and other accolades.

The film includes interviews with Brian Wilson, Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Herb Alpert, Glen Campbell, Roger McGuinn, Gary Lewis, Dick Clark, Al Jardine, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz as well as many of the Crew members themselves.

Learn more at wreckingcrew.tv


February 7 - Jazz Loft Talk

On Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. noted jazz photographer and composer Sy Johnson will give a talk about the work of photographer W. Eugene Smith whose photographs of Hal Overton’s jazz loft scene are owned and on display at the Center for Creative Photography.

Sy Johnson is a Jazz Arranger, Orchestrator, Pianist, Writer and Photographer. He has worked with Charles Mingus, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, and Elvis Costello, among others. His Mingus arrangements are played by The Mingus Big Band, Mingus Orchestra, published by Hal Leonard, and performed around the world. His collaboration with Charles Mingus on “Let My Children Hear Music” is a Twentieth Century Classic.

Learn more at www.creativephotography.org.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Center for Creative Photography Auditorium

1030 N. Olive Rd.


February 8 - Private Photo Tour for TJS Members

On Friday at 4 p.m. Sy Johnson will give Tucson Jazz Society members a private tour of the W. Eugene Smith exhibit at the Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Rd. across from the UA School of Music. Light refreshments will be provided. R.S.V.P. to Yvonne Ervin at westernjazz@yvonneervin.com by Wednesday at noon to attend.


Febuary 10 - Mingus Party

The Mingus Project is throwing a “tardeada” (an afternoon of music, drink, food and fun) at a beautiful estate in the hills of Nogales to raise funds for the Mingus Hometown Music Festival (April 20) and the Mingus Memorial Park. Yvonne Ervin is running a van down to the tardeada on Sunday, Feb. 10. The cost is $30 for the party and $30 for the van ride. Email Yvonne at westernjazz@yvonneervin.com if you are interested in attending or if you have an item for the silent auction.

Learn more ay www.mingusproject.com.

Sunday, February 10 from 2 to 5 PM

Paez Home

177 Vista Del Cielo, Nogales, AZ

Tickets: $30 at the door or from the Nogales Chamber of Commerce.

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