Tucson Jazz Fest & The Rialto Theatre Present...

David Bromberg Quintet an evening with...

Saturday, June 4
Show: 8:00pm

Price: $30-$44 + Taxes and Fees

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With his 1971 self-titled Columbia Records release, multi-instrumentalist, singer and
songwriter David Bromberg emerged as a wunderkind of American roots music. The disc’s
blend of traditional and original material, virtuosic musicianship and iconic cover art trumpeted
the arrival of a new artist of audacious vision. Over the course of seven more albums for
Columbia & Fantasy Records and through associations with Bob Dylan, Jerry Jeff Walker,
John Hartford, George Harrison, the Grateful Dead, Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt,
Bromberg’s reputation and following grew exponentially. However, the incessant demands of
touring finally brought the recordings and shows to an end in the early 1980s.
A twenty-two-year drought ended in 2006 with the release of the Grammy-nominated solo
effort Try Me One More Time. In 2011 David followed up with Use Me, a typically unorthodox
Bromberg-ian effort, partnering him with Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill, Los Lobos, Dr. John,
Keb’ Mo, John Hiatt, Levon Helm and others as David asked them to either write or choose
songs and then produce him performing them.
Two more albums emerged from 2013 to 2017, Only Slightly Mad and The Blues the Whole
Blues and Nothing But the Blues, both produced by 3 x Grammy winner Larry Campbell.
Recorded at Levon Helm’s Barn, Only Slightly Mad brought the band back to David’s eclectic
‘kitchen sink’ musical philosophy, while The Whole Blues  proved Texas fiddler Johnny
Gimbel’s theory that: “There are only two songs—‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and the blues.”
The band skipped the ‘Banner’ and headed straight for the blues, winning the 2017 Downbeat
Critic’s Poll for Best Blues Album.
With David’s band settling into its current lineup: Mark Cosgrove (guitar, mandolin,
vocals), Nate Grower (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Josh Kanusky (drums, vocals) and
newest member, Suavek Zaniesienko (bass, vocals), they entered the studio in mid-2019 for a
different approach to record-making. The resulting album, Big Road, gives Bromberg fans the
most intimate portrait to date of David and his band, musically and visually. Featuring twelve
new recordings, five hi-def performance videos and a mini-documentary detailing the album’s
creation, the content rich album was released on Compass/Red House Records as a CD/DVD
combo pack and gatefold vinyl album. Unfortunately COVID put an end to all live shows until fall
2021, which is where David is poised to write his next chapter.

The Rialto Theatre Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship and preservation of the historic Rialto Theatre, a unique entertainment venue and cornerstone of downtown Tucson, offering a broad range of high-quality performing arts that are reflective of the diverse and vibrant community it serves.

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Clear Bag Policy

Rialto Theatre & 191 Toole Switch to a clear bag policy as of 3/1/22 – February 2022

To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into our venues, Rialto Theatre & 191 Toole will be instituting a clear bag policy on March 1st, 2022.

The policy limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into our venues. The following is a list of bags that will be accepted for entry:

  • Bags that are clear plastic or vinyl and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately 5” x 7”

*All bags subject to search.
**Clear bags are available for sale at the box office.


Para ofrecer un entorno más seguro a los invitados y agilizar la entrada a nuestros edificios, el Rialto Theatre & 191 Toole comenzará a aplicar una norma sobre bolsas transparentes el 1 de marzo de 2022.

La norma limita el tamaño y el tipo de bolsas que pueden introducirse en nuestros edificios. La siguiente es una lista de bolsas que serán aceptadas para la entrada:

  • Bolsas de plástico transparente o de vinilo que no superen las 12″ x 6″ x 12″.
  • Bolsas de plástico transparente para congelar de un galón (bolsa Ziploc o similar)
  • Bolsas pequeñas tipo clutch, de aproximadamente 5″ x 7″.

*Todas las bolsas están sujetas a registro.
**Las bolsas transparentes están a la venta en la taquilla.