Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.


Juneteenth Jazz Splash

Saturday and Sunday

June 16 -17, 2012

Prescott Jazz Society provides a 'License to Thrill'

Join us on the 14th annual Juneteenth celebration at Arcosanti. Two full days of music include performances by vocalist Ray Brown Jr. , the Adams Family Quintet, the Rhythm Keepers, Harold Land Trio, Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor and Six Feet Band. Come out to see this wonderful weekend of performers and celebrate the emancipation proclamation act of 1865!

The whole family will enjoy live music as it fills the stunning architecture of Arcosanti and a beautiful canyon landscape. Don't miss the Saturday night highlight of a lively dance party under the Arcosanti Vaults. Special Sunday morning "Prescott Jazz Society Gospel Hour" with Minister Michael B. Cannon and vocalist Marilyn Carter of the St. Luke Ebony Christian Church.
There will also be food and retail vendors, fine art, crafts, hiking, raffles, and games.

Additional retail and food vendor inquiries should be directed to Michael Cannon at 602-350-7362. Chairs are provided, but feel free to bring a blanket and curl up to the music.

Admission is $20 per day; students $10 each; kids under 12 free.

Special V.I.P packages available, which include overnight accommodations. This event is being hosted by the Prescott Jazz Society. For more information contact (928) 237-7908 or visit

Scheduled Line up


11:00 ~ Opening and Gospel Ensemble

11:45 ~ Adams Family Quintet with Milt Cannon

1:30 ~ Rhythm Keepers

3:00 ~ Harold Land Trio

4:30 ~ Cabaret Show (lounge)

4:45 ~ Six Feet Band

6:30 ~ Freedom Dance (Henry Turner)

10:00 ~ Gospel Hour with Minister Michael B. Cannon and Vocalist Marilyn Carter

11:30 ~ Festival Opens
12:00 ~ Harold Land Trio

1:30 ~ Paris Toon & Mothersfavoritchild

3:30 ~ Cabaret Show (lounge)
3:15 ~ Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor

5:00 ~ Adams Family Quintet with Brian Messinger
(program schedule subject to change)

Artist Bios

Ray Brown Jr.
 Son of Ella Fitzgerald and legendary bassist Ray Brown, Ray Brown Jr. grew up in an environment surrounded by talented musicians and found his own style in rock and roll and rhythm and blues. At age 10 he started learning piano and at 14 he was learning to play the drums. He has played with various bands in his adult life and as a solo artist. He surprises audiences who expect jazz with his versatile voice in either country or rock and roll tunes. He has released two albums, "Slow Down For Love" and "Committed From the Heart" which included songs that were both written and composed by Ray.