The Ballad of Downtown Jake

The Ballad of Downtown Jake centers around the charming but helplessly drug addicted Jake Delmonico as he traverses the streets of New York City in a desperate search for eternal fame. In his struggle to become the next greatest saxophone player in history, the lives of Delmonico’s friends and enemies tangle and become the fire that destroy and rebirths love, lust, and hope in this skillfully crafted tale of the human experience.

Inspired by the poetry collection High Notes, written by PVCC Creative Writing Program founder, Lois Roma-Deeley, The Ballad of Downtown Jake mixes rhythmic prose with the spirited jazz of the 1950s, composed by PVCC Fine and Performing Arts Division chair, Christopher Scinto.

March 12th – 14th @ 7:30pm
Sunday March 15th @ 2:00pm
$8-$15 Admission. 
*$4 additional ticket fee at the door 1 hour prior to performance.

The Center for Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd St
Phoenix AZ 85032