The Arizona Classic Jazz Society was formed in
1984 and incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
in 1989. Its purpose is to promote and
perpetuate interest in traditional jazz and support the
musicians who perform the music. The Society
sponsors the Arizona Classic Jazz Festival every year
in November at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf
Resort in Chandler, AZ.
ACJS holds regular monthly
jazz parties featuring live music...usually from 1—4
p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month.
We believe that the life and success of traditional
jazz will come from today’s children and tomorrow’s
adults. Toward this end, we offer college scholarships
to music majors and, in 2006, formed our own
summer jazz camp. 2007 marked the beginning of
in-school jazz programs.
Members receive the newsletter and discounted fees
to regular monthly jazz parties. Membership is open
to any person interested in enjoying our activities and
supporting the aims and objectives of ACJS. Please join us to help celebrate
America’s original art form—JAZZ.
associated with New Orleans-style Jazz that had its beginnings in the
late 1800's and early 1900's and then transitioned into Swing in the
1930's. The music is very danceable. It is also called Traditional
Jazz (especially its West Coast revival in mid-century), Dixieland,
Chicago-style (closer to swing), Kansas City-style, and Hot Jazz (Louis
Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven bands).
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Monthly Jazz Parties
ACJS members $10, Members under 30 $5, non-members $15. Join our jazz society at the event, get in free.
Unless posted otherwise, jazz parties are on one Sunday (usually the last Sunday of the month) from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort, One San Marcos Place, in Chandler.
April 5, 14 - Chandler Jazz Festival -
52nd St Jazz Band Jazz History Show with Dancers
ACJS is a 501(c)(3)
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Arizona Classic Jazz Society
10918 E. Michigan Avenue
Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Dear Helen and
Elementary has been a beneficiary of the Arizona Classic Jazz Society
sponsored concerts for many years, and they are consistently excellent. This
year’s addition of professional dancers to the 52nd Street Band,
demonstrating the Charleston, Lindy Hop and other dances, created another
layer of experience for our students, many of whom might never have an
opportunity to hear jazz music performed live. To see the delight on the
faces of the students and teachers alike brings joy to my heart. Thank you
so much for coming.
Teacher of General Music
Director of Wrangler Chorus
25th ANNUAL ARIZONA CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL
6 - 9, 2014
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view band's web site
Held at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort
One San Marcos Place
Chandler, AZ 85225
here for reservations
Be sure to read "The Autobiography of a Nobody: The
life and times of a sideman" by Gary Church.
"There have been many books written by and about musicians.
What sets this book apart from most of them is that I am not a famous man.
I am what is know in the music business as a sideman. Although this is the
story of my life, it could also be the story of many others that do the same
this as I do for a living. You probably don't know our names, but you see
us everyday on your TV sets and you hear us every day on your radios.
Without us, the singers that you love to listen to would be reciting poetry,
because there would be no music behind them. We are like the offensive
linemen on a football team. We never score the winning touchdown in the
Super Bowl, yet the game could not be played without us". Excerpt from
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