INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY AZ FOUNDATION RALLY AT THE AZ State Capitol

Arizona’s Outdoor concert is one of 196 global celebrations taking place on Wed April 26th 11:00 AM to 3:00PM @ AZ State Capitol

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY AZ FOUNDATION RALLY/CONCERT FEATURES THE BEST OF “REAL JAZZ”

Downtown Phoenix joins more than 196 global Jazz Day celebrations designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate jazz and the role it plays in uniting people around the world. April 26th kicks off this year’s Int’l Jazz Day Weekend at the AZ State Capitol.

Internationally known Drummer Fred Boswell Jr.
Headlines this year’s AZ Int’l jazz Day Concert. Bowell’s celebrity precedes him as a well known drummer, who most recently he won Arizona’s Guitar Center’s Drum Off Contest.
Special Guest Billboard Artist
Neamen Lyles/ I thought that for sure I had heard most every great saxophonist, until I heard Neaman
Lyles.
Neamen has also been privileged to share concert billing with another well known smooth jazz sax player, superstar Dave Koz.
FEATURED PERFORMERS:
• Nayo Jones – Mentored by her father Doc Jones, jazz vocalist Nayo is a rising star that has opened for
jazz greats such as George Benson, Chris Botti, Otis and The Temptations, The Whispers and Kermit
Ruffins.
• Mario Abney- Chicago born and raised Jazz Trumpeter, Mario Abney who resides in New Orleans
fuses traditional and extended trumpet techniques in a most innovative style of his own. His
strikingly personal instrumental vision endows the music with an infinite array of tonal color.
• William “Doc” Jones – Jazz Saxophonist, Keyboard artist, Founder of of NextStudent Academy and
Jazz Day AZ Foundation, has performed with Aretha Franklin and The Temptations amongst others.
WHEN / WHERE:
Wed, April 26th 11am to 3 p.m. 1700 West Washington
COST /PUBLIC CONTACT:
General Admission – Free at the gate


AZ State Capitol Lawn
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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