Jazz is coming back to Rocky Point on April 23rd. Phoenix promoter, publisher, and himself a Jazz sax player, William “Doc” Jones is organizing a music event in conjunction with Rocky Point’s Department of Art and Culture. Doc has been making Phoenix a part of International Jazz Day for the last few years, and now wants to share the music with Mexico.
2016 is the 4th year for International Jazz Day, a celebration of this musical heritage supported by the work of the United Nations, specifically their cultural arm UNESCO.
Puerto Peñasco gets an early taste of the festivities. There will be jazz events in countries around the world on April 30th. On that day, Doc Jones will be performing at Cityscape along with Nayo Jones, Carlos Rivas, as well as talented local players. Peñasco kicks things off a week early, due to Doc’s commitment on the 30th.
The lineup for Puerto Peñasco’s international Jazz Day has yet to be finalized, but word is that players like New Orleans trumpet great Kermit Ruffins will be on the bill. William ’Doc’ Jones has been a mainstay for bringing Jazz education and appreciation to Phoenix area young people. While in Rocky Point, Doc plans to offer educational access here as well.
Stay tuned to RockyPoint.com for more details and ticket information for the 2016 Puerto Peñasco International Jazz Day Celebration.