May
27
to Jul 1

Summer Academic Foundation for Enrichment (S.A.F.E.) Program

The Southern AZ Black College Community Support Group is offering it's SAFE Program for grades 3 through 12. Classes will take place at Pima Community College Wst Campus from May 27 to July 1 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturdays.  Lunch will be served.

For more information contact Marie Cephers at 520-869-5885.

Garden Youth Development Project, Inc will participate in the program as instructors for the music segment. Looking forward to a fun summer.

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

A Night With 'Q' Smith and Friends

So excited and honored to have been invited to sing at this incredible event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/411419479225669/

soul sister, the exquisite Quiana Smith played Nina Simone in one of the incarnations of Soul Doctor.  NY Friends, please reserve your seats now.   This event should not be missed!!!

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Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Southwest Soul Circuit 2017 Spring Concert

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It's a celebration you don't want to miss.  

Join us for a musical celebration of Southwest Soul Circuit and the Garden Youth Development Project featuring Ada Redd Austin in concert.

The incomparable soul and jazz singer, Ada Redd Austin, is joined by Tanishia Hamilton, aka Tanesha, Kevin Hamilton, the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Choir, SWSC's Sacred Soul Choir, Desert Soul Street Band, the youth of Garden Youth Development Project and the kids from Nosotros Academy.

Also, enjoy a "Homecoming" performance by Belinda Esquer Music. Belinda started lessons with Studio-Kevin Hamilton several years ago and is now a staple in the Tucson music scene. It's a Spring Showcase you don't want to miss.

Ticekts start at $12. VIP BOX SEAT tickets are $22 and include lite hors d'oeuvre and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Southwest Soul Circuit Presents: Tanesha LIVE!

Please come out and join the fun.

Southwest Soul Circuit Presents: Tanesha Live!

In Southwest Soul Circuit's first production of the year, Tanesha, aka Tanishia Hamilton and 'The Chocolate Diamond', will bring her 'Angelic Soul' music to the Rialto Theatre's newest venue, 191 Toole along with Kevin Hamilton and the Desert Soul Marching Band. Tanesha will cover Contemporary Hip Hop/Soul Classics and music from her new EP, 'Chocolate Diamond'. This 'Sweet Soul Singer' has performed on prominent stages nation wide and has shared the stage with recording artists from Ginuwine to Lyle Lovett, Kermit Ruffins and Roberta Flack.

Joining 'The Chocolate Diamond' is Kevin Hamilton, along with the Desert Soul Marching Band. 'Kev Soulman' is a verteran recording artist and an accoplished producer of festivals, concerts, television and studio records. This 'Eclectic Soul Singer' and keyboardist will bring a mix of Contemporary Soul music, along with music from his two albums. Kevin puts you in a mind of a Neo-Soul Donny Hathaway.

Establish in 2014, Desert Soul Marching Band is a community Funk/Soul street band formed in Tucson, Arizona. Under the direction of Kevin Hamilton, Desert Soul debuted at The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona as the opening act for Itchy-O Marching Band and as featured performers at the Fox Tucson Theatre. Also, Desrt Soul opened for The Roots during the @Verizon Superbowl Central Blockparty during AZ Super Bowl XLIX. To learn how you can join Desert Soul, visit www.SWSoulCircuit.com and click on the 'Desert Soul' tab in the navigation bar.

Doors open at 7PM. Concert at 8PM. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available online at: http://www.191toole.com/event/1418983-southwest-soul-circuit-tucson/

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Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

African American Heritage Day

African American Youth Heritage Day
Is Our Annual Legacy Event!

During Black History Month, SABCCSG hosts this Youth Event in collaboration with

TUSD African American Student Services Department (AASSD).

Each year, we serve approximately 400 students

Southwest Soul Circuit participates by providing support in entertainment coordination, performances, and emceeing.

February 10, 2017

8:00AM - 2:30PM (Approximate times)

NEW LOCATION:

The Donna Liggins Community Center

2160 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

For More Information visit: http://sabccsg.org/programs/african-american-youth-heritage-day/

 

 

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Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

Panel Discussion with Jack & Jill of America, Inc Tucson Chapter

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Tucson Chapter is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 – 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

Jack and Jill is hosting its "Area Work Day". Along with various other activities, they are hosting a panel discussion for the teens with local African American Professionals and Business Owners.

Tanesha has been invited to participate in the panel discussion. 

For more information contact Regina Hart at regina@reginahart.com

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Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Gregory Porter LIVE at the Rialto Theatre

Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter

Ever-dapper in his Kangol Summer Spitfire hat, suit jacket and wooden-wristband Nixon watch, Gregory Porter is discussing his new single. A rolling piano, organ and brass-powered soul-jazz number, it’s called Musical Genocide. It’s a provocative title – was that intentional?
“Well…” begins this Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/entertainer with a chuckle. “It’s a provocative title in the sense that unfortunately the word carries significance in our history – and still does. So I meant it to be provocative in that way. But as the first lines say: ‘I do not agree, this is not for me…’”
So while, yes, “on a larger level I’m talking about that,” Porter’s song has typically multiple layers. Musical Genocide isn’t the only song on his acclaimed third album Liquid Spirit that talks about the record industry. “If you manufacture everything; if you shy away from the organic artist who’s gone through something in his life to try figure out music; if you’re only going for the sexiest, newest thing… Well, that’ll be the death of blues, of soul… So that’s what I mean.”

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Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Ice Kream Man Tour with GINUWINE and Karlos Farrar

GINUWINE

GINUWINE

D.C native Ginuwine has left a huge mark on R&B as a singer, songwriter, and dancer. He launched his career in 1996 with his first single, Pony, a Timbaland and Static Major production that would continue playing in clubs for almost a decade after its release. The rest of his career prove to be consistently explosive with his seventh album release Elgin (2011) soliciting a positive response from old school diehards. Ginuwine is a versatile artist, with a permanent place in R&B-lovers hearts.

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Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Acoustic Africa at the FOX

Born after worldwide critical and commercial success in 2006, 2011 and 2013, the fourth installment of Acoustic Africa’s exhilarating journey focuses on the richness of the African traditions of voice and song. In 2016, Acoustic Africa will feature beloved singers Habib Koite and Vusi Mahlasela.

A modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal, Habib Koité‘s musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer was named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone, delighting audiences the world over and selling more than 250,000 albums. Over the past decade, his artistry and magnetic personality have made him an international star, placing him firmly among the leading figures in contemporary world music.

Vusi Mahlasela, simply known as “The Voice” in his home country of South Africa, is celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics. His songs of hope connect Apartheid-scarred South Africa with its promise for a better future. Raised in the Mamelodi Township, where he still resides, Vusi became a singer-songwriter and poet-activist at an early age. After his popular debut on BMG Africa, When You Come Back, Vusi was asked to perform at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994 and continues to spread Mandela’s message as an official ambassador to Mandela’s HIV/AIDS initiative, 46664.

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Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Steppin Out Live with Ben Vereen at the FOX

FOR MORE INFO or TICKETS CLICK HERE

Steppin’ Out Live with Ben Vereen has been dazzling audiences around the world! The show highlights this Tony Award winning performer’s unique artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway and Frank Sinatra. Featuring hit songs such as “Defying Gravity,” “Stand By Me” and “My Way,” you’ll be on a contemporary yet timeless journey  filled with song and dance, stories of his life, a great deal of humor and always, multiple standing ovations.

The New York Times dubbed him “an a true song and dance man who never lets up. He wins you over with his sheer energy, good will and showbiz know-how.”

Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. His first love and passion is always and will be the stage. “The theatre was my first training ground. It taught me discipline, dedication and appreciation of hard work and values that will stay with me a lifetime.” 

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Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

Keb Mo' Live at the FOX Theater

Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’, hits the Fox stage with his unique brand of blues.

His 12th studio album, BLUESAmericana spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Soundscan Blues Album chart and garnered Keb’ Mo’ a Blues Music Award from the Blues Foundation, three 2015 Grammy nominations and multiple other achievements.

Over the past two decades, Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer and Tom Jones have all recorded his songs. His guitar playing has inspired leading instrument makers Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model.

He has collaborated with a host of artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke, Little Milton and many others. Keb’ also wrote and performed the theme song for the smash sitcom, “Mike & Molly,” and was music composer for TV’s “Memphis Beat.” He has also been featured in TV and film, playing Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary “Can’t You Hear The Wind Howl,” appeared three times on the television series, “Touched By an Angel,” and was the ghostly bluesman Possum in John Sayles’ 2007 movie, “Honeydripper.”

For More information at TICKETS - Visit HERE

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Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

MIGUEL!!!!

“‘All I Want Is You’ was the soundtrack of my relationships,” remarks the 27-year old singer Miguel, as he takes a methodical pause to deliberate his next thought. “‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ is the soundtrack of my life.”

It’s that off-centered and calculated precision that thrust Miguel into the mainstream in 2010 with the infectious first single “All I Want Is You,” from his major label debut album All I Want Is You (ByStorm/Jive Records). That song blended a stark hip-hop beat with Miguel’s creamy vocals to form a sound that was completely absent from the radio and established Miguel as one of the most unique and soulful voices in modern R&B. He continued to grow with "Sure Thing," which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Hip-Hop/R&B chart. With its bubble-pop drums and stunning vocal performance, it further showcased Miguel as an artist that has the angelic voice and songwriting chops to make luminaries proud while still possessing the mysterious, innate cool that modern listeners crave. He then quickly topped off his debut album with his third single "Quickie," which brilliantly flipped reggae into the sexiest sound on the radio and earned Miguel his second No. 1 hit.
But the man born Miguel Pimentel is not even close to being satisfied. His four-time Grammy® nominated sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream (ByStorm/RCA Records)-- which came on the heels of Art Dealer Chic, his self-released series of free EPs from early 2012 that drove the internet crazy -- is bigger and more encapsulating, with a scope and sound that pushes past the boundaries of R&B and challenges its listeners.

Extensive touring drove the album’s conception, and now Miguel has brought the power of his live performances to record. “I wrote most of my first album nearly five years ago in my bedroom, so by the time the public got to see me perform it, I had evolved so much in that time… with every show I molded the songs into where I wanted my next album to go,” comments Miguel.  MORE...

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Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

MARCHFOURTH! at the Rialto Theatre

MarchFourth! is a genre-breaking FORCE in the world of live entertainment—a sonic explosion delivered by 17 musicians and dancers who tour the country year-round, taking audiences from all walks of life on a joy-inducing, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization. Word on the street: You have to see it to believe it!

Combining funk, rock, jazz, Afro-beat, Gypsy brass, and Big Band, with a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, acrobats and Vaudeville-style performers, MarchFourth whips the crowd into a celebratory frenzy with high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, hilarious stage shenanigans, and infectious jubilation. This is not a band that simply puts on a show. MarchFourth delivers a multi-faceted, indelible experience that leaves audiences flabbergasted and breathless!

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Jan
23
8:00 PM20:00

Tucson Jazz Festival: Lizz Wright

Wright was born in the small town of Hahira, Georgia, one of three children and the daughter of a minister and the musical director[1] of their church. She started singing gospel music and playing piano in church as a child, and also became interested in jazz and blues. She attended Houston County High School, where she was heavily involved in choral singing, receiving the National Choral Award. She went on to Georgia State University in Atlanta to study singing. Since then she has studied at The New School in New York, and in Vancouver, BC. She currently resides outside Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Wright joined the Atlanta-based vocal quartet In the Spirit in 2000, which soon achieved critical acclaim, and in 2002 she signed a recording contract with Verve Records, where her musical compositions and vocal style led her to be compared to that of Norah Jones.

Her first album, Salt, was released in the spring of 2003 and reached number two on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz chart in 2004. Her next release was not a follow-up of her debut, but this record maintained the jazz and pop blend, while incorporating folk music to her musical blend. Dreaming Wide Awake was released in June 2005 and reached number one on the Top Contemporary Jazz chart in 2005 and 2006. In 2008, Wright released The Orchard to positive reviews. She released her fourth album in 2010. Most songs on Fellowship are gospel standards

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Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Tucson Jazz Festival: Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band with La Voz de Tres

The youngest of eleven children, Poncho Sanchez was born in Laredo, Texas. He was reared in Norwalk, California. Growing up, Sanchez was exposed to and influenced by two very different styles of music: Afro-Cuban music (mambo, son, cha-cha, rumba, guaracha, Changui and Son) by greats such as Tito Puente, and bebop jazz, including the works of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Originally a guitarist, he discovered his talent for singing during an audition for an R&B band "The Halos" that rehearsed across the street from where he lived with his neighborhood friend Ralph Vasquez then becoming the lead vocalist of the group. Sanchez would later go on to teach himself the flute, drums, and timbales before finally deciding to pursue conga-playing in high school.

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Jan
18
2:00 PM14:00

Celebrate MLK Day at the Playground with Kevin Hamilton and Tanishia

KEVIN HAMILTON & TANISHIA
LIVE - Tucson Jazz Festival

Check out Southwest Soul Circuit on the roof at

Playground Bar & Lounge
278 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701


Monday, January 18
2PM - 4PM


...during the Tucson Jazz Festival's MLK Day Downtown Jazz Fiesta. Kevin Hamilton will share his eclectic brand of SOUL Music starting at 2PM, followed by the angelic-soul voice of Tanishia at 3PM. Kevin & Tanishia will join together for their duet music at 3:40PM.

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