Dave Koz & Friends
Dec. 15/MESA – 7:30 at the Ikeda Theatre. Dave Koz & Friends continue their annual holiday tradition at Mesa Arts Center! With nine Grammy® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, saxophonist Dave Koz has maintained a commitment to celebrating the magic of the holiday season like few other artists of his genre or generation. This year’s Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour features Mindi Abair (saxophone), Jonathan Butler (vocals) and Keiko Matsui (piano/keyboard). Tickets are $60 and up. > MORE
SUZY BOGGUSS CHRISTMAS
Dec. 20/WICKENBURG – 7:30 p.m. at the Del E Webb Center for the Performing Arts. Country hits, folk interpretations and holiday classics, all with Suzy’s signature crystal clear vocals. Songs like “Aces,” “Drive South,” and “Someday Soon,” took her to the top of the country music charts, but Bogguss has expanded beyond the confines of any one genre. Suzy has released albums ranging from modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel; to original jazz music; back to the American Folk songbook. This platinum-selling singer-songwriter returns with a diverse repertoire of material and holiday classics for a lively evening of music. Beer and wine will be available 1 hour prior to curtain and during intermission for this performance. Tickets are $35-45. >MORE
The Music Man
Thru Dec. 30/TUCSON – At the Tucson Temple of Music And Art.The irresistible musical tribute to the power of make-believe marches onto the ATC stages – and into your heart – with trumpets blaring! By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is American musical theatre at its best. Music and Lyrics by MEREDITH WILLSON. Book by MEREDITH WILLSON and FRANKLIN LACEY. Directed by DAVID IVERS. Join a member of the artistic staff for pre-show insights 30 minutes before each performance after Opening Night.Tickets are $46 and up.
Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers
Dec. 29/PHOENIX– 7:30 p.m. at The Van Buren. Bridging the gap between rock & roll, roadhouse Americana, and the music sound of the southwestern United States, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have carved their own path over the last 25 years. They’ve traveled the world, sent eight albums to the top of the Billboard Internet Sales Chart, launched an annual music festival in Mexico, started their own line of ultra-premium tequila and built a global community of music-lovers and peacemakers – all while remaining 100% independent. The band just released their 10th studio album in 20 years – “Native Heart”. Produced by Grammy winning legend Steve Berlin and mixed by Michael Brauer at the iconic Electric Ladyland, they shine new light on a band that’s built a career on trekking their own path with their own sound style of twang and taller-than-life characters of the Southwest to a rock & roll soundtrack. Doors open at 6:30pm. All ages welcome. Tickets start at $39.