Spice up your holidays with a little jazz

Dan Reed on trumpet with many guest musicians

Helen Daley

Many of you missed an absolutely fantastic event on the first weekend of November. Please don’t miss the December jazz party.

The Arizona Classic Jazz Society will present Dan Reed’s Dixieland Hotshots on Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler. The annual membership meeting starts at 12:45 p.m.

Dan’s primary musical goal is to “Keep It Fun.” He plays as the featured musician in several bands, conducts and coaches bands and teaches trumpet. He’s so popular, you have to book him over a year in advance. This may well be the best Christmas show you see all season.

In addition to a wonderful program that will keep you smiling and humming for days to come, ACJS is collecting gifts for the Salvation Army. Please bring items that are new and unwrapped. You may also include wrapping paper as part of your donation. Monetary donations are also accepted. Receipts for tax purposes will be available.

The cost for an afternoon of great fun is $15 for ACJS members; $20 non-members; under 18 free. Become a new member of ACJS on the second and get in free: Yearly membership for a couple is $35, singles $25. For more information, go to www.azclassicjazz.org or call 480-620-3941.