Thursday, Mar. 21 2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Union32 presents three brand-new sets of jazz music, featuring original arrangements highlighting material from upcoming Arizona Musicfest concerts. Each member of the quintet builds new arrangements reflecting a broad range of musical influences – exploring the hybridizations of jazz with a variety of musical genres, including pop/rock, funk, and contemporary classical. Each performance will include discussions of music selection, how the artists organized and wrote their arrangements, and have space for Q&A with the audience about composition, improvisation, and jazz history.  

Country, Blues, and Jazz are all part of the American Folk Music tradition. Union32 share their modern jazz interpretations of popular country songs, highlighting the contributions of female songwriters and performers.  Through the music of Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, and others Union32 show the rich the history of women in country music.

2024 concerts:

January 25th  – In My Life: Jazz Re-Imaginings of The Beatles

February 22ndModern Jazz Meets Modern Broadway

March 21stCoat of Many Colors: Country, Blues, and Jazz 

The Union32 concert series is generously sponsored by Bob and Charlotte Otto. 





For more than 12 years, Union32 has brought compelling original music to audiences around the Southwest, performing regularly at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), The Nash, and at their home base of Paradise Valley Community College.

Keith Kelly – Bass Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone 
Adam Roberts – Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Brett Reed – Vibraphone, Percussion 
Ben Hedquist – Acoustic Bass
Ryan Anthony – Drums, Percussion