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Whether it’s our live on-location shoots, our in studio sessions, or our remote collaborations this is a great way to get to know us and our community. No ticket purchase necessary.

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July 9, 2020

The Pete Swan Trio (Peter Swan, Robbie Lee, and Scott Krystyna Black) meet up at the beautiful LandMark Sound Recorders

studio for a memorable evening of jazz.
From his involvement in The Big Band Express to his thirteen years hosting the Old Pueblo Grill jam sessions, Pete Swan has proven himself to be a true Tucson institution. Joining Pete are local musicians Scott Black on upright bass, most known as the owner and director of the Tucson Jazz Institute, and Robbie Lee on vocals and piano, who has been the recipient of both the Trippler Award and the Ella Fitzgerald Award at the Ellington competition. With tunes ranging from Gershwin classics to creative & original treatments of jazz standards, this set will have you tapping your toe in no time.

Produced by UA Presents.
In lieu of a ticket price, donate to The Pete Swan Trio here:
Venmo: @Petee-Sean
Paypal: (Pete Swan Productions)
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Robbie Lee

The best words to describe this performance and album are Shaun’s:

“This is an album about a man who once thought that through his passion, he was destined to have all of his dreams fulfilled, but in reality that did not happen. He decided to give up on his passion and pursue other interests and though he was successful, he could not deny the fire, the passion left within him. Even though he had not recorded in nearly a decade he decided to make an album with one of very few people who still believed in him. On this record you can hear the struggles of love and passion, social commentary, family tragedies that he endured and even the recorded struggles of not practicing his art for so long. To Phrase Sole “Bottom line: It’s all art” which is what he forgot along the way and eventually made it back to. Please enjoy.
Produced by UA Presents.
Instead of a cover, please support Shaun directly:
Venmo: @shaunharrisraps
Follow Shaun:
Facebook: Shaun Harris
instagram: @meshaunharris
Twitter: @ShaunH10thave
Snapchat: shaunharris10th
tiktok: @meshaunharris
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Facebook:J Lugo Miller

Welcome Mattea to the Tucson Studio Stage. Mattea (she/her) is a queer black artist based in Tucson who creates what has been described as Sonoran-Soul. She strives to grow a body of work that chips at the tyrannical empire of white supremacy with a word on a wing and a solid grip on the groove. After the performance, Mattea & UA Presents urge you to visit Tucson Reparations

and Black Lives Matter Tucson. Read about, donate to, and engage with these organizations so they can continue their essential activism in our community.

Produced by UA Presents.

In lieu of a ticket price, pay Mattea directly:
Venmo: shhMATTEA
We couldn’t throw our front of house volunteers an appreciation party this year because of COVID-19, so House Manager Tadj Roi Hodges wrote them a song instead. If you’ve ever worked/volunteered in a venue, this serenade is for you.

For volunteers at The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona, Fox Tucson Theatre,191 Toole, Club Congress, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Broadway in Tucson, Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, MOCA Tucson & all Tucson venues, we can’t do our work without you.

Experience the debut of Carlos Arzate & the Familia, as they sing songs of love, healing, and community in The Tucson Botanical Gardens.
For two decades, Tucson native Carlos Arzate Music has been a standout member of the Arizona music community. His musical style has evolved from “loud, confrontational sound and message” (American Android, Innisfail) to the soulful, Norteno influenced Americana of recent years (Carlos Arzate & the Kind Souls). What you may not know about Carlos is that his family also shares his passion and talent for music.

Produced by UA Presents and the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

In lieu of a ticket price, donate to Carlos Arzate & The Familia directly:


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‘My Skin’ is a spoken word piece by Shaun Harris.
Catch Shaun & Lugo back here on July 2nd. 

Listen to Shaun’s latest album Unfuck Yourself.

Produced by UA Presents.

RISO is a rich, multilayered coalescence of creative matter, featuring veteran folk artists @matt Matt Rolland and Rebekah Rolland (Run Boy Run, Rebekah’s National Parks Centennial project Seed & Silo). Ahead of the release of their new single, RISO brings their lush, multilayered folk to the @Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Produced by UA Presents and the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

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SWEET GHOSTS w/ special guest Ben Nisbet in the Tucson Botanical Gardens to share their own blend of orchestral acoustic folk.

Produced by UA Presents and the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Visit to purchase their new album, “An Endless Blue”, where all proceeds will be donated to support the Tucson Musicians COVID19 Relief Fund while concerts are suspended in Tucson, AZ.

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Maxi Larrea: guitarist, composer, arranger, and educator performs his tango guitar pieces live in the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Produced by UA Presents and the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

You can support Maxi directly! Donations of any amount can be made via payment app. It’s easy and any dollar amount is welcome.
Venmo: @Maximiliano-Larrea

Contact for concert or event booking or online/in-person guitar lessons (all ages)

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Filmed and edited by The Tucson Studio, a program of UA Presents.