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Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival

Charles Mingus Hometown Music Festival

This annual festival will open with jazz bands from Rio Rico and Patagonia high schools, followed by the Pima Community College Jazz Band, Nawdy Dawgs, Challenger Elementary School Choir, Lo Bros and ending with the Nogales High School Jazz Band. There will be vendors with food and drink, and a beer garden.

Mingus Big Band in the NY Times

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“Since the early 1990s, with changing personnel, this band has played the music of Charles Mingus in regular residencies at New York clubs, making the essence of the bassist’s work rise up on a regular basis. Under the artistic direction of Mingus’s widow, Sue Mingus, the band delivers the technical and emotional curves of the music with authority…”