Desert City Jazz Seeks Artistic Director

Desert City Jazz, Phoenix’s premier LGBT and friends jazz ensemble, seeks an Artistic Director.  The band features full big-band instrumentation (5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 3-5 rhythm) comprised of many of the best jazz musicians in the Phoenix area’s LGBT and Friends community.  Since its inception in 2015 it has delighted audiences in venues such as the Clarendon Hotel Sky Deck and The Nash.

Desert City Jazz operates under the umbrella of Desert Overture Live Cultural Entertainment, Inc. (DOLCE), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to entertain, enrich, educate, and support the community and our members through our passion for music.

Interested candidates should send their resume to applications@desertcityjazz.org no later than October 7, 2019.  Resumes should include a candidate’s musical education, overall conducting experience, and experience with performing in and conducting jazz ensembles.

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Desert Overture Member Program

The Desert Overture Member Program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals/couples and businesses to contribute to our success and receive benefits and recognition for your contribution. All members will be listed in each Desert Overture concert program and on our website for the season.

As an arts organization, our gift to the community is unique. We provide a venue for LGBTQ and straight musicians to come together and perform quality entertainment that everyone can enjoy. As a member, you are actively supporting arts in the LGBTQ community and beyond.

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Our Benefactors

Individual Members

Desert Overture deeply appreciates the following individuals for their generous support.

Maestro ($500+)
Nancy Lynne
Jeff Parker & John Waldron
John Tompkins & Mitch Picklesimer
Roger May & Tim Edwards

Virtuoso ($250 – $499) 
Jacques Heppell
Leon Kochan

Soloist ($100 – $249)
Peggy Cuker
Steve Skotnicki
Gary Webber
Richard Hamill

Band Geek ($50 – $99)
Kay Powers

Click here to learn more about joining the Desert Overture Member Program!


Business Members

Desert Overture extends our profuse thanks to the following business sponsors for their generous support.

Encore ($1,000+)
Scott Helms

Ovation ($750 – $999)
Jonathan Bengel, EA M.Ed

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Corporate and Organization Supporters

Desert Overture is grateful to the following companies and organizations for their financial support through their various grant programs: