JW Marriott Starr Pass to Host Sell-Out New Year’s Eve Jazz Event for Fifth Year

The unforgettable New Year’s Eve Jazz Gala is back for a fifth year at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa. More than just a swinging celebration, this is one of Arizona’s premier New Year’s Eve events. For this year’s annual New Year’s Eve Jazz Gala, Starr Pass and the Tucson Jazz Society will team to create a memorable and entertaining year-end event featuring:

-live jazz music
-dancing on two dance floors
-a delicious four-course gourmet dinner
-a midnight champagne toast and balloon drop
-party favors and festivities

The New Year’s Eve Jazz Gala will take place on Friday, December 31, 2010 at 8pm at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa.Tickets for this event, including the dinner and events listed above, are $189 per person.

For those who choose to stay the night at the resort, Starr Pass has partnered with the Tucson Jazz Society to offer a special rate of $119 per night. To take advantage of this special rate the jazz tickets and a resort room for the night can be purchased at www.tucsonjazz.org. Interested guests should book early, as this event will sell out. Transportation packages are also available for local residents.

The New Year’s Eve Jazz Gala in Tucson will be the ultimate gathering place for the finest names in the international jazz community to help ring in the New Year and fill the two Starr Pass dance floors. The names include trumpeter/composer Rick Braun, jazz guitarist Peter White, “sax man” Gerald Albright, keyboardist/composer Jeff Lorber, and jazz vocalist Selina Albright. Guests will enjoy these acclaimed jazz musicians, paired with a gourmet dinner specially crafted by the Starr Pass award-winning culinary team. The four-course dinner will include mesquite-smoked duck breast, seared filet mignon and jumbo adobo shrimp, Red Bird Farms mole chicken enchilada, and a St. Domingue chocolate and peanut butter cream torte for dessert.

In addition to the entertainment and dinner, festivities and party favors sponsored by Bank of the West will add to the party atmosphere. The evening will hit a high note with a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight.

Set in the Tucson Mountains, the AAA Four Diamond-award winning JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa features an award-winning 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, the 20,000 sq. ft. Hashani Spa and Southern Arizona’s first and only lazy river and winding waterslide.

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, www.jwmarriottstarrpass.com, Tucson Jazz, www.tucsonjazz.org