Special guest, world-renowned Tenor Sax, Jimmy Heath, will perform on our stage this Saturday with the Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band.
Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band has been featured on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Telluride Jazz Festival and all the major European Jazz Festivals in 2006, 2011, and 2014. Under Doug Tidaback's direction, the TJI Ellington Band was named the #1 community High School Band and 2013-2014 the 1st Place High School Band at the Essentially Ellington Competition. This led to performances at the Lincoln Center in New York in May 2010-2016.
Doug Tidaback Director of Tucson Jazz Institute
Doug Tidaback grew up in Mendota, a small farm town in Central Illinois. Doug attended the University of Illinois on a scholarship and received a Bachelors of Music in 1982. While at the University of Illinois, Doug studied with one of the pioneers of repertory jazz,
Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant instrumentalist and a magnificent composer and arranger. Jimmy is the middle brother of the legendary Heath Brothers (Percy Heath/bass and Tootie Heath/drums), and is the father of Mtume. He has