Arizona Classic Jazz Society presents River Road Ramblers Jazz Band

Helen Daley

The Arizona Classic Jazz Society is pleased to announce that Roman Martin of Sun Lakes joined the Board of Directors in December.

The mission of the Arizona Classic Jazz Society is to perpetuate, promote and present the American art form known as jazz during the period in which the music was created and celebrated through such styles as Dixieland and Swing. Through the presentation of live performances, they support the artists and seek to inform, educate, entertain both listeners and dancers and involve persons of all ages, with a special emphasis on youth.

ACJS presents live music January through May and September through December, performs live in-school performances, produces a four-day festival every November featuring local and national bands, awards scholarships to graduating seniors who will pursue a major or minor in a music field and supports Desert Sounds in their mission to provide musical instruments to students who could not otherwise afford to take part in school music programs.

The River Road Ramblers from Tucson will be performing their special Dixieland music for the January Arizona Classic Jazz Society event on Sunday, January 22. They formed as a Dixieland band in 2007 with an emphasis on traditional New Orleans-style and the West Coast Jazz-style of Lu Watters and His Yerba Buena Jazz Band.

Come and join the fun and welcome the Ramblers at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, One San Marcos Place in Chandler on January 22 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The cost is $15 for ACJS members; $20 non-members (become a member on the 22nd and get in free; yearly membership $35 couple, single $25).

For more information go to or call 480-620-3941.