Jazz at Main Gate Square

Jazz is set to liven up Main Gate Square as Shaky Bones will be taking the stage through April and May.

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With influences from Sly and the Family Stone, Etta James, Ray Charles and Brian Setzer, the Shaky Bones bring back the soul to jazz.

On Friday, April 12 this Tucson-based, jazz and R&B group will delight audiences during Friday Night Live at Geronimo Plaza.  

Taking place at Main Gate Square, the 7 p.m. concerts begin again, exploring an assortment of musical genres, presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. The concerts, coupled with delicious food from nearby local restaurants, provide a great way to begin the weekend, alternating Fridays. 

Shaky Bones perform a unique, high-spirited blend of jazz and soul. Comprised of musicians from all over the country, “the Shakies” open up the door to their eclectic, yet comfortable musical house and “welcome music lovers in for a little WD-40 for the hips.” Band members include Memphis, Tenn. native James Anderson on saxophone, beat master from Indiana Gary Hunt, Sonoran Desert natives Matt and Tanya Cuthbertson on all things with strings, and lead vocalist and pianist Connie Brannock.

 Friday Night Live

“People come to Geronimo Plaza and discover Main Gate is a great place in a lively atmosphere,” said Jane McCollum, Main Gate Square general manager.

 All ages can enjoy the live entertainment under the stars at Main Gate Square with pedestrian-friendly dining and shopping. Main Gate Square, between Park and Euclid Avenues on University Boulevard, features more than 20 retailers and 30 restaurants near the University of Arizona. Main Gate merchants validate parking for the Tyndall Garage Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight.

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