Along with the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Award Winning Ellington Band
Join us on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 to ring in the new year in Tucson, Arizona at the spectacular JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa. This glamorous event features world renowned trumpet player Rick Braun who brings top caliber jazz musician headliners with him each year to help ring in the New Year right here in Tucson. This year he is bringing high energy saxophonist Mindi Abair and Grammy nominated guitarist Norman Brown. Special guest performer will be singer Elliott Yamin.
Also, back by popular demand, the night’s festivities will get started with crowd favorite, the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band.
The event will once again include a five course gourmet dinner and a silent auction where the proceeds will be donated to help families affected by Autism and to support youth music education scholarships.
In addition, this year will also include a pre-event evening on Monday, December 30, 2013 with another concert at the resort in a more casual atmosphere featuring recording artist Neamen Lyles. Tickets for this concert are $15 and are only available for those attending the gala on New Year’s Eve. The pass code to purchase tickets to the Neamen concert will be provided in the Rick Braun’s New Year’s Eve ticket email confirmation when purchased. Make it a multiple day holiday here in Tucson!