Young Sounds

Riffs: Music news from out and about

Riffs: Music news from out and about

By Patricia Myers

There’ll be no dearth of sizzling jazz and hot blues this month, notably starting with the 7 p.m Tuesday June 7 concert by teenage members of Young Sounds of Arizona. The ability level and cohesive sounds of these youth ensembles has thrilled and amazed audiences ever since the organization’s 1971 inception by and support of the Phoenix Musicians Union.

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Interviews: Young Sounds of Arizona combo, performs Nov. 24 at MCC

Interviews: Young Sounds of Arizona combo, performs Nov. 24 at MCC

By Patricia Myers

Jazz entered the young lives in different ways for five members of a combo that emerged from the Young Sounds of Arizona’s two larger ensembles. All three groups will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 in a concert featuring the Mesa Performing Arts Jazz Ensemble with Nick Manson on piano (formerly Arizona Jazz Masterworks Orchestra) in the Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center

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