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Tucson Pops Featuring Gabriel Ayala


March 27, 2024 7:30 PM


DesertView Performing Arts Center


Join the Tucson Pops Orchestra in this annual celebration of the many things that make our community special. A wide breadth of wonderful music is planned for the evening. Featuring Gabriel Ayala, a member of the Yaqui people in Southern Arizona, is a renowned clasical guitarist, breaking sterotypes with his diverse music genres and accolades. Holding a Master's Degree in Music Performance, he teaches at all levels and serves as a competition adjudicator. Ayala performs internationally, with notable appearances at prestigious venues and events, including the John F. Kennedy Center and President Barack Obama's Inaugural Ball. He has received recognition from Governor Janet Napolitano and the University of Arizona's Tanner Award. Ayala's achievements extend globally, playing for Pope Benedict XVI in Rome and headlining in Venezuela. Featured in various media, he has received numerous music awards, including Native American Music Awards and Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. Ayala has shared the stage with Motown legends and established his record label, DeezMas Records. While classically trained, he explores diverse genres, including his original JazzMenco. A night with the Tucson Pops Orchestra is a night well spent and one you will remember for a long time.........



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