Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door
The Pete Swan Quintet brings together 5 of the top jazz musicians in the Southwest as they pay tribute to the Duke in their CPAC debut performance.
Pete Swan (drums) is a bandleader, drummer, educator, vocalist and composer. Pete has studied with Jeff Hamilton and performed with Bud Shank, Bob Florence, Doug Webb, John Clayton, Kristin Korb, Judy Roberts, Greg Fishman and many others. Pete is currently running and promoting Big Band Express, a professional big band in the Tucson area. Pete has been running a concert and jam session for over 13 years on Sunday nights at Old Pueblo Grill and has played at Pastiche restaurant for over 16 years.
Angelo Versace (piano) has been described as “a fleet-fingered keyboard dynamo” and “next star on the jazz scene.” Versace has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), the New Orleans Jazz Festival (Louisiana), the Pensacola Jazz Festival (Florida), the Mellon Jazz Festival (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and the Coral Gables Jazz Festival (Miami, Florida). He has had the privilege of working with Brice Winston, Khristian Dentley, Troy Roberts, Dave Stryker, Sammy Figueroa, Wycliffe Gordon, Dave Koz, Tim Ries, Kevin Mahogany, and Ignacio Berroa among others. Versace currently serves as the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Arizona. He tours extensively with Khristian Dentley and is preparing for two upcoming record releases.
Matt Mitchell (guitar) is a member of numerous local ensembles including Hot Club of Tucson. He has performed with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Tucson Pops Orchestra multiple times and was awarded Best Guitarist at the 2008 Tucson Area Music Awards.
Scott Black (bass) moved to Tucson after having spent time as a professional musician in New York and Chicago. He founded the Tucson Jazz Institute, a school teaching jazz to over 100 middle and high school students and recognized as one of the top jazz programs in the country.
Max Goldschmid (sax, trumpet, clarinet and trombone) is a multi-instrumentalist who is one of the rare individuals who can perform at very high level on virtually every instrument. He can switch between trumpet, saxophone, trombone and clarinet with no hesitation. Max is one of the finest musicians you will hear in any style and is considered one of the top up and coming musicians in the country.