Music can soothe one’s fiery temper, propel a rousing dance, or distract a roommate long enough so you can sell his television at a pawnshop. Experience the stunning power of sound with today's GrouponLive deal to the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance’s Jazz Legends in Concert at the Fox Tucson Theatre on Saturday, October 1, at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get two tier-five tickets for back-orchestra seating (a $50 value).
- For $35, you get two tier-four tickets for back-balcony seating (a $70 value).
Lights dim as a troupe of acclaimed musicians takes the stage to croon, trumpet, and tickle ivories through a set list that journeys across the history of jazz. As Dennis Mackrel, the leader of the modern Count Basie Orchestra, syncopates his cymbal rolls, a mélange of instruments wanders into the melody, including Marvin Stamm’s trumpet, Steve Wilson’s alto saxophone, and Steve Davis’s trombone, which toots notes smooth enough to iron the wrinkles out of a walrus. Bill Mays, who has accompanied Al Jarreau and Frank Sinatra, massages the piano keys, as Dee Daniels channels the power of classic jazz singers to harness her impressive four-octave vocal range. Groupon holders opting to sit in the back balcony perch above the stage, whereas those in the back orchestra receive stage-level seating, conveniently located close enough to the exit to be the first out of the theater during intermission or impromptu food fights..