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Tucson, AZ---After the hustle of the holidays, the Fox Tucson Theatre kicks off the New Year with a month full of just what we need to get back in the groove: Comedy, a Fab Four tribute show, three amazing Jazz Festival shows, Curious Conversations, kids and family shows, an up-close look at the Grand Canyon and so much more. Tickets and additional information available at


January 12, 7:30 pm- Nimesh Patel: Fast & Loose Tour

Nimesh Patel is a comedian and Emmy-nominated writer who has risen the ranks to some of comedy’s biggest stages. In the past 2 years Nimesh has self-released three stand-up specials and has charted a path from sold out comedy clubs to major theaters. He most recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and a late-night debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers. His self-released specials “Jokes To Get You Through Quarantine,” “Thank You, China,” and “Lucky Lefty” have amassed millions of views.

January 16, 1:00 pm- Curious Conversations, Inspired by Jazz at the Fox

Every year incredible jazz musicians perform on the Fox stage, especially as part of the Tucson Jazz Festival.   It’s hard to overstate the massive impact that this truly American art form has had on the world, yet it can also be challenging to “find a way into it.”  In response, this Curious Conversation will feature a mix of stories, music, and demos to help make the genre far more accessible and deepen a sense of connection with it– whether you’re a long-time lover of jazz or find yourself currently mystified by it.  With so much amazing jazz music in Tucson (especially in January), a greater appreciation of it is a direct route to greater enjoyment!  Join us at the Fox or on Zoom for this special opportunity to learn from someone uniquely poised to usher that greater enjoyment in for us all. Please register above.

January 17, 7:30 pm - An Evening with Marc Cohn

After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak.

January 18, 7:30 pm- Chief Adjuah (In Partnership with the The HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival)

The New Orleans trumpeter, composer, and producer Christian Scott, who performs as Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah, not only is among the most talented jazz fusionists of his time—he deeply considers his work’s place within its cultural and musical lineage. Adjuah is a player in communion with the past; his “stretch music” approach envisions jazz as a tradition to be expanded upon, one that can embrace contemporary musical languages, such as hip-hop. “Centennial Trilogy,” from 2017, commemorates the first-ever jazz recordings, and his most recent studio album as a leader, “Ancestral Recall,” attempts to decolonize sound, connecting styles and rhythms from Africa and its diaspora. Chief Adjuah continues his experiments in sonic and aesthetic integration during a residency at this haven for jazz progressives.

January 20, 2:00 pm - Blue Note Records 85th Anniversary Tour starring The Blue Note Quintet (In Partnership with the HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival)
Blue Note Records is celebrating their 85th Anniversary with a US Tour starring “The Blue Note Quintet” – A group brought together to honor the label’s rich history and pave the way for the eclectic artists of today’s roster. 6 Time Grammy Award nominee Gerald Clayton leads the band as Musical Director and Pianist; “Gerald Clayton is one of the most accomplished, distinctive and innovative pianists performing today” says Don Was, the label’s President since 2012. Rounding out the group is vibraphonist Joel Ross, Saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, Drummer Kendrick Scott, and Bassist Matt Brewer.


January 20, 8:00 pm- Trombone Shorty& Orleans Avenue (In Partnership with HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival)

If anybody knows their way around a festival, it’s Trombone Shorty. Born Troy Andrews, he got his start (and nickname) earlier than most: at four, he made his first appearance at Jazz Fest performing with Bo Diddley; at six, he was leading his own brass band; and by his teenage years, he was hired by Lenny Kravitz to join the band he assembled for his Electric Church World Tour.  Since 2010, he’s released four chart topping studio albums; toured with everyone from Jeff Beck to the Red Hot Chili Peppers; collaborated across genres with Pharrell, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Foo Fighters, ZHU, Zac Brown, Normani, Ringo Starr, and countless more; played Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk, Newport Jazz, and nearly every other major festival.


January 23, 9:30 am and 11:45am- Giraffes Can't Dance- The Musical! – Student Matinee

Book & Lyrics by Gloria Bond Clunie, Music by Elton Bradman and Leela Oleszkiewicz. Based on the book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. Produced by Wishing Star Productions, LLC. All the animals in the jungle know their own special dance, but Gerald the Giraffe can’t seem to move without a clumsy step.  With the help of a wise cricket, though, he finds his own song and dances to the beat of his own drum! Based on the beloved children’s book (ranked #1 on Amazon in Children’s Self-Esteem Books), this stage adaptation uses acting, singing, puppets, African rhythm, and lots of dancing to show how our differences are what make us special.

January 24, 7:00 pm- Tótem,  (Lila Avilés, Mexico/Denmark/France, 2023, 95 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)

In a bustling Mexican household, seven-year-old Sol is swept up in a whirlwind of preparations for the birthday party for her father, Tona, led by her mother, aunts, and other relatives. As the day goes on, building to an event both anticipated and dreaded, Sol begins to understand the gravity of the celebration this year and watches as her family does the same. This poignant and emotionally expansive film from Lila Aviles (The Chambermaid) cements her skill at directing dynamic, ensemble performances in her stunning sophomore effort. Acclaimed at numerous film festivals including Berlin, Telluride, San Sebastian, and BFI London, Tótem is Mexico’s official Academy Awards submission and received a Gotham Award nomination for Best International Feature.


January 26, 6:30 pm- Dino-Light – Student Matinee

DINO-LIGHT was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by Lightwire. In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually amazing and has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world.

January 27,7:30 pm- The Fab Four performs The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul”

The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude”, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

January 30,10:00 am – TimbaloolooA Jazz Journey Through World Cultures

Clarinetist Oran Etkin, alongside his quartet, uses jazz and interactive music to take students on a journey around the world. They’ll explore different instruments and cultures, and in the process, discover how vibrant global cultures form the backbone of American music and society. Oran Etkin has been described as “Ebullient” by the New York Times. His music can be heard on major concert stages throughout the world and a Grammy Award Winning album, but he is also equally at home sitting cross-legged on the floor, surrounded by a gaggle of children as he shows them how to make instruments come alive and speak the language of music. Etkin’s project for children, Timbalooloo, is one of the few young-audiences’ productions to be embraced by major theaters and jazz festivals all around the world — from Kennedy Center to Istanbul Jazz Fest, North Sea Jazz to Shanghai Theater.

January 31, 7:30 pm- Pete McBride: Into the Grand Canyon, Between River and Rim

with Guest Moderator Matthew Nelson

Native Coloradan Pete McBride has spent two decades studying the world with a camera. A self-taught photographer, filmmaker, writer, and public speaker, he is a Sony Artisan of Imagery and has traveled on assignment to over 75 countries for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Google, and The Nature Conservancy. He has also spoken on stages for TEDx, The World Economic Forum, USAID, the Nat Geo Live speaker series, and others.

After a decade documenting remote expeditions from Everest to Antarctica, McBride decided to focus his cameras closer to home on a subject closer to his heart—his backyard river, the Colorado River. Four years and 1,500 river-miles later, McBride produced an acclaimed book, three award-winning documentaries, and co-hosted a PBS TV program. Other watersheds soon called, including a source-to-sea look at India’s sacred Ganges River. Upon completing the journey, The National Geographic Society named McBride a “Freshwater Hero.” McBride resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

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