Jazz in January Board of Directors
Dan Coleman, Treasurer
Yvonne Ervin, Secretary, Executive Director
Elliot Glicksman, President
Isaac Rothschild, Vice President
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
Yvonne Ervin is a professional fundraiser, non-profit manager and concert producer.
She is currently the Executive Director of the Western Jazz Presenters Network and editor of Hot House magazine in NYC. She was an active board member of the International Association of Jazz Educators and also worked as a jazz journalist for print and radio, interviewing more than 150 jazz legends.
Ervin was the founding executive director of the Tucson Jazz Society and marketing director for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. She organized the Primavera Jazz Fest, the world’s longest-running women’s jazz festival and produced the first Jazz on the Border: The Mingus Project, a weeklong festival in Nogales Arizona and Sonora. Ervin also stage managed the Apollo Theater in NYC and produced the memorials for jazz greats Abbey Lincoln and Hank Jones at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, NYC.
Dan Coleman is the composer in residence for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and is founder and managing director of Modern Works Music Publishing. Coleman is originally from New York City and earned a bachelor’s in music at University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in music at The Juilliard School. He began his career as a composer, and his original concert music continues to be performed and recorded by leading American symphonies and chamber ensembles. Coleman has also composed arrangements for popular albums on the Geffen, A&M, and Atlantic record labels, including projects by Lisa Loeb and Calexico, and he has worked as an orchestrator for feature films.
Elliot Glicksman is the Past President of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and sits on the Advisory Board of the National Crime Victims Bar Association. In his 34 years practicing law in Tucson, Elliot has been certified by the Arizona State Bar as a specialist in personal injury by the Arizona Bar Association, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. He has also performed stand-up comedy opening for Jerry Seinfeld, Gilbert Gottfried and Phyllis Diller. He routinely takes Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s money at poker. His greatest accomplishment is his marriage to wife, Lorraine, and being the father of Jill, Ben and Zach.
Isaac Rothschild received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Denver and his J.D from the University of Arizona. Isaac served for two years as a Law Clerk for Federal District Court Judge Raner Collins. He is currently an Associate at Mesch, Clark & Rothschild specializing in bankruptcy and business reorganization. He has been recognized as a Rising Star of the Southwest by Super Lawyers and one of the top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona. Isaac serves on the Board of Directors of Arts of All, whose programs are designed to provide a quality art focused education and experience for children, youth and adults with and without disabilities. He also serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Committee of Directorship for the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Among his other community activities, he serves on several committees for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. As a person who lives and works in downtown Tucson, he is an advocate for its growth and the businesses, restaurants and culture that make downtown Tucson home. He has also somehow convinced Tanya Miller, his beautiful and intelligent wife, to tolerate him.
Jeff Haskell is a lifelong musician that began as a scat-singing boy soprano in Philadelphia. He won the first American Collegiate jazz festival along with three L.A. Emmy Awards, and arranged two of Linda Ronstadt’s albums. His “Pastiche Americana” was performed by The Little Orchestra in Lincoln Center and his “Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra” debuted with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He also conducted the world premiere of Billy Taylor’s suite for jazz trio and big band, “Fiesta In Tucson.” He recently retired as a professor of music at the University of Arizona.
Fletcher McCusker is the CEO and founder of Sinfonia HealthCare Corp. a new medical home health care business. Sinfonia is based out of an old warehouse in downtown Tucson and focuses on the rapidly expanding home health industry. A native Tucsonan and a graduate of the University of Arizona he attended graduate school at Arizona State University after being turned down by the UA. He has returned much to the community serving on the boards of two UA colleges, the YMCA, St. Gregory School, The Metro Chamber and TREO. Fletcher has been very active in downtown revitalization. He recently resigned these boards to serve as the Chairman of the Rio Nuevo board after being appointed by state legislature. He is co-founder of 2NDSaturdays Downtown. An entrepreneur and a contrarian, Fletcher has a knack for being in the right place at the right time, which he attributes to creating opportunities for luck to happen and surrounding himself with smart people. A pilot, a Harley rider, an avid skier, a father, husband and a great friend of Tucson.