Tucson Jazz Festival Begins This Week

The HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival begins this week, kicking off nearly two weeks of jazz at Downtown Tucson venues and surrounding areas, through Jan. 24.

This year's festival opens Thursday at the Fox Tucson Theatre with NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Jimmy Heath performing his arrangements with the Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band.

Other events include the free Downtown Jazz Fiesta on Martin Luther King Day, New Orleans-style jazz, piano jazz, and more.

Tickets and event schedule