Jazz Venues and Organizations

Next Stop 91.5 Your Guide to Live Music

FEBRUARY 2016
Compiled by Patricia Myers, musicsceneaz.com
Edited by Michele Robins for KJZZ
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SCOTTSDALE-Paradise Valley-Fountain Hills
Carvalho's Brazilian Kitchen, 23623 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480-563-1562, carvalhos: Clay Thompson-sax, John Mueller-keys, 6:30-8:30 pm Fri.

Eddie V’s, 5323 N. Scottsdale Road ( Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev: Renee Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano, Mike King-bass, Greg Warner-drums, 6-10 pm Wed.; 6-10 pm Sat., Diana Lee & Friends; Judy Roberts Trio-piano, Greg Fishman-tenor sax-clarinet, Greg Warner-drums,  6-10 pm Sun; other music nightly (variety), food. 

El Dorado Bar,  8708 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale 85257, 480-945-2606, Toolshed hosts R&B, jazz, blues jam party, 7-11 p.m. Wed

The Hall (Arizona Music-Entertainment Hall of Fame in space next to Pranksters Too), 7919 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-1114, Hans Olson-vocals-guitar, 7-11 pm Tues. weekly; acoustic jam with Chuck E. Baby, 9 pm-1 am Sun.& Wed.; special event: March 12, Francine Reed’s “Wild-Hearted Woman” CD Release Party: Francine Reed-vocals, Michael Reed-vocals, Tabitha Reed-vocals, Hans Olson-vocals-guitar, Jennifer Bone-vocals, Dave Schmidt-tenor sax-arrangements, Dennis Monce-trumpet, Chris Gough-keys, Johnny Carrasco-guitar, Andy Gonzales-bass, Robert Scott-drums, 8 pm Sat. (doors 7 pm), $10.

Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek 85331, 480-488-1906, live music Thurs-Sat.: Arizona Blues Project, 8 pm Thurs.; various  9 pm Fri-Sat.

Jazz in the Hills, Emerson Gallery, 16930 E. Palisades Blvd. (corner of Palisades and Saguaro Blvd.), Fountain Hills, 85268, 480-296-0178, jazzinthehills: Nicole Pesce Trio with Jerry Donato-tenor sax, 7-9:30 pm  Fri. Feb 5, $25; Mike Lake Quartet, 7-9:30 pm  Fri. Feb 12, $25; Dan Sieckman Trio, 7-9:30 pm  Fri. Feb. 19, $25; Beth Lederman & Jazz Con Alma, 7-9:30 pm Fri. Feb. 26, $25;  Joe Corral Quartet, 7-9:30 pm  Fri. March 4, $25; Jerry Donato-tenor sax + Peter Zale-keys, 7-9:30 pm Fri. March 11, $25.

Malee’s Thai Bistro, 7131 E. Main St., Scottsdale 85251, 480-947-6042, Rnee Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-keys-vocals, 6-9 pm Mon. 

Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-9500, 6:30-9:30 pm: Strictly Jazz Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm: Feb. 4-Kari & George, Feb. 11- Jerry Donato-sax, Peter Zale-keys, Feb. 13-Dave & Kari, Feb. 20-Kari & George, Feb. 27- Monte Procopio-vocals, Dave Ihlenfeld-keys.

Omni Montelucia Scottsdale Resort, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, 480-627-3200,  Mbar: Joe Costello Jazz Trio (Costello-drums, Nicole Pesce-keys), 6:30-9:30 pm Wed-Fri.; Spanish guitar, 5-7 pm Sat.    

Remington’s, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85252, 480-951-5101, no cover: Rags Allen, 5-8 pm Mon.; Rags Allen Band, 5-8 pm Wed., 6:30-9:30 pm Fri.; Desert Highways Trio, 6:30-9:30 Sat. (except Feb. 13); Gene Mann, 6-10 pm Sat. Feb. 13, Sun., Feb. 14 (no entertainment Tues. or Thurs.)

Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse, Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ auditorium, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road (south of Camelback), Scottsdale, 480-946-2900,  7:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs., $5 donation, $3 students, coffee-desserts sold: Feb. 11, Tony Vacca Quartet (Vacca-sax-flute, Judy Roberts-piano, Bob Lashier-el.bass, Sheila Earley-drums; Feb. 18, Dmitri Matheny’s Jazz Noir (Matheny-flugelhorn, Nick Manson-piano, T-Bone Sistrunk-bass, John Lewis-drums; Feb. 25, Judy Roberts Quartet (Roberts-piano-vocals, Greg Fishman-sax-flute-clarinet, Renee Patrick-vocals, Ira Hill-vocals).

Sassi, 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, 480-502-9095, sassi.biz, Renee Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts, piano-vocals, 6-9:30 pm Fri. 

Soul Café, 7615 E. Pinnacle Peak Road (south on Miller  76th Street), Scottsdale 85255, 480-515-6254, soulcafescottsdale, food,  6-9 pm music: Michael Reed-Tabitha Reed- Fri.; Mercer Lane, Sat.; Lucious Parr & Street Life-Wed.; Marley Taylor (of Zowie Bowie)-Thurs. 

Speakeasy, 100 Easy St., Carefree 85377, 480-717-8952, 7-10 pm Fri-Sat., $5 cover, food: Delphine Cotez-vocals, Joel Robin-keys, Dan Pinson-sax-flute, Julian Goldenthal-drums, Feb. 18; Nicole Pesce Band, Feb. 26-27; Alice Tatum Quartet (Tatum-vocals,Nicole Pesce-keys, Bob Lashier-bass, Todd Chuba-drums), May 13-14. 

Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen & Bar, 7303 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale 85251, 480-427-2264, 8-10 pm Fri., Crawford Brothers Jazz ( Charles-piano, Jake-bass) + Bob McKeon-drums; 8-10 pm Sat., The Gentlemen of Jazz (Santo Maglio-piano, Ray Carter-bass-vocals, Bob McKeon-drums).

VFW Stanley Crews Post 3513, 7220 E. Wilshire Drive, Scottsdale, 480-941-9849:  Ruth Elliott Big Band, 7-9 p.m. every other Wed. (Feb. 10 etc.), food, dance floor.

W Scottsdale Hotel (Living Room), 7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 85251, 480-970-2100, variety, 9 pm-midnight Wed., Thurs. (jazz), Fri., Sat.

METRO-PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY
Avanti, 2728 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix 85016, 602-956-0900, Charles Lewis-solo piano (lounge), 7-10 pm Fri-Sat., no cover, food.

Birt’s Bistro  Benavilla, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise 85374, 623-584-0065, AZ Swing Kings big band, 5-7 pm Fri. Feb. 12, May 20, no cover; other live music 5-6 pm Wed. & Fri, 6-9 pm Sat., noon-1 pm Mon-Thurs during lunch, no cover. 

Carly’s Bistro, 128 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, 602-262-2759: Alan Jones (sax-flute) & Friends, noon-3 pm Sun.; also 10 p.m.-closing fourth Sat., info 602-487-8743.

Char’s Has the Blues, 4631 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix 85013, 602-230-0205,9 pm nightly live blues, no cover Mon-Thurs, $1 cover Fri-Sun.

Duck and Decanter, 1651 E Camelback Road Phoenix 85016, no cover, food: David Bernstein-guitar-vocals, 1-4 pm Sun. Feb. 14, March 13.

Jazz for the Soul  Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria, 623-979-0080, $5 donation: LoveSong (Bob Ravenscroft-piano), also Ravenscroft Trio (Ravenscroft-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums), 6-8 p.m. Sun. Feb 14.

Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St.  Roosevelt, Phoenix, 602-258-0014, 9 p.m. first Mon., JiGGle (Bryon Ruth-Scott Zimmer-saxes, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Jacob Eary-drums); 9 p.m. second Mon.; Running from Bears (Eric Rasmussen-alto, Adam Roberts-tenor, Jeff Libman-guitar, Andrew Schiller-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums).

Marc's Sports Grill, 4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale, 623-842-1053, blues-jazz jam hosted by Tom Mein & The Next Band, 7-11 pm Tues.

The Market by Jennifer Restaurant, 3603 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-626-5050, Joel Robin-keys, Delphine Cortez-vocals, 1:30-3:30 pm noon-2 pm Sun. brunch Feb. 11.

Polo’s Italian Cuisine Restaurant (Nostalgi’a Cancione e Vino), 4935 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 85301, 623-463-8104, eatatpolos, Juan Oskar “Jay” Maynes, 6-9 pm Wed.; Downtown Glendale jazz jam session led by pro musicians, 7-10 pm Thurs. ($10 pp minimum); Robin Maynes, 6-9 pm Fri.-Sat., food/ beverages.

Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 85014, 602-265-4842, live blues nightly + special events. 

Ruffino's, 4902 E. Warner Road, Phoenix 85044, 480-893-8544,  String Theory (Doug Arnold-guitar-vocals, Shawn Manske-bass-vocals), 6:30-9:30 p.m. third Sat., food.

Sam Ash Music Store, 4402 W. Cactus Road (Cactus Village), Glendale 85304, 602-863-7746, jazz horn-players jam session, 3-5 pm Sun. (participants get $10 gift certificate for merchandise). 

St. Francis Restaurant, 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-200-8111, Dennis Rowland-Diana Lee-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun. brunch. 

Steel Horse Saloon, 1818 W. Bell Road (NE corner 19th Ave), Phoenix, 602-942-8778, Tooshed hosts blues jam party 7-11 p.m. Thurs., food, dancing. 

Tarbell’s, 3213 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 85018, 602-955-8100, no cover, food: Alice Tatum-vocals,Nicole Pesce-keys, Todd Chuba-drums, 6:30-9:30 pm Thurs. Feb. 18, no cover, food.

The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, 602-795-0464, 6-9 p.m. Sun. jam session; various jazz bands Fri-Sat.; 3-5 pm third Sun. monthly.

Wrigley Mansion, (Geordie's Lounge & patio), 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix 85016, 602-955-4079, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. jazz brunch, jazz pianists.

EAST VALLEY (Tempe-Chandler-Gilbert-Mesa-Apache Junction)  
Arizona Golf Resort, 425 S. Power Rd., Mesa, 480-832-3202, Cats & Jammers Dixieland Jazz Band,(Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Church-cornet, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Danny Shannon-bass, Roy Calhoun-drums), 5-8 pm Wed., no cover, food, bar, swing dancing.  

Creole Cajun Bistro, 5070 S. Gilbert Road #400 ( Chandler Heights Blvd.), Chandler 85249, 480-895-1655,  Cheryl's Mardi Gras Jazz Band, 5-7 pm Sun., food.

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler 85225, 480-620-3941, Arizona Classic Jazz Society monthly events: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.,  $10 members, $15 non-members, under 18 free: Jan. 17, River Road Ramblers (Tucson); Feb. 7, Mardi Gras Party-3 bands (52nd Street Jazz Band, Dan Reed's Dixieland Hotshots, Wildcat Jazz Band), prizes for top 3 costumes, free throw beads; April 17, Dan Reed's Dixieland Hotshots,  May 15, Cheryl's Mardi Gras Jazz Band; June 19, Tribute to Fathers, band TBA; no parties July-Aug.-Sept.; Oct. 16, Pre-Festival Warmup with 52nd Street Jazz Band,  Nov. 3-6, Arizona Classic Jazz Festival, 13 bands/special sets/4 venues, 5-9:35 p.m. Thur., 10:30 a.m-midnight Fri./ Sat., 9:30 a.m-5 p.m. Sun., $100 all event, $20 Thurs., $50 Fri., $55 Sat., $40 Sun., $25 after 6 p.m. Fri./Sat.;  Dec. 4, Dan Reed's Dixieland Hotshots’ Christmas show.                    

DVine Bistro: “Wine Tasting Wednesdays” (patio), 3990 S. Alma School Road #3 (NW corner Alma School  Octoillo), Chandler 85248, 480-782-5550: Selwyn-Aebi Jazz Duo, wine-tasting 5:30-7:30 pm, jazz from 6-8:30 pm Wed.

Floridino’s, 50 E. Guadalupe Road, (corner Guadalupe/Gilbert), Gilbert, 480-539-1079, Ted Newman-guitar-vocals, Danny Shannon-bass, 6-8:30 p.m. Tues.

Gold Bar Espresso, 3141 S. McClintock Drive, #6, Tempe, 480-839-3082,  Jazz Alliance, 7:30-10 p.m. Fri & Sun. 

Mad Hatter Brewpub, 502 S. College Ave., Tempe,  480-967-5353, 7-9 pm Tues., $5 cover: Feb. 9-Matt Williams Trio, Feb. 16-Carmela Ramirez, Feb. 23-Nicole Pesce-keys, Jerry Donato-tenor sax.

Opa Life Greek Cafe, 227 E. Baseline Road- J007, Tempe 85283 (between Mill Ave. & Rural Road), 480-292-8180, food, no cover: Wed. Feb. 3, 7-10 pm, Opa Guest Artist Jam Session (food discount for musicians), hosts: Ioannis Goudelis-keys, Mario Mendivil-bass + Michael Powers-guitar-synthesizer; Fri. Feb. 5, 7-10 pm, Alice Tatum-vocals, Beth Lederman-keys, Sean Brogan-bass; Sat. Feb. 6, 7:30-10:30 pm, Sir Harrison Band (blues, jazz, punk fusion), Sir Harrison Begay-guitar-lead vocals, Rob Wagener-electric bass, Justin Baker-drums, Justin Breault-sax; Wed. Feb. 10, 7-10 pm, Ioannis’ Jam Session (food discount for musicians), hosts: Ioannis Goudelis-keys, Mario Mendevil-bass, John Lewis-drums; Fri. Feb. 12, 7-10 pm, Dennis Rowland-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-upright bass-vocals; Sat. Feb. 13, 7-10 pm, Saturday Latin Jazz, Carmela y Más, free salsa dance lessons; Sun. Feb. 14, 6-9 pm, Valentine’s Day with Felix Sainz and friends; Wed. Feb. 17, 7-10 pm, Ioannis’ Jam Session (food discount for musicians), hosts: Ioannis Goudelis-keys, Felix Sainz-upright bass, Dowell Davis-drums; Fri. Feb. 19, 7-10 pm, Blaise Lantana-vocals-guitar, Ioannis Goudelis-keys, Dwight Killian-upright bass; Sat. Feb. 20, 7:30-10:30 pm, Sir Harrison Band (blues, jazz, punk fusion), Sir Harrison Begay-guitar-lead vocals, Rob Wagener-electric bass Justin Baker-drums, Justin Breault-sax; Sun. Feb. 21, 6-9 pm, Sunday Nistico-Goudelis Jam  (food discount for musicians), hosts: Jimmy Nistico-sax, Ioannis-Goudelis-keys, Selwyn Reams-upright bass; Wed. Feb. 24, 7-10 pm Ioannis’ Jam Session (food discount for musicians), hosts: Ioannis Goudelis-keys, Rob Moore-drums, Dwight Kilian-bass; Fri. Feb. 26, 7-10 pm, Sugar Thieves (Meredith Moore-vocals, Mikel Lander-guitar-vocals, Jeff Naylor-upright bass or Shea Marshall-keys-sax-harmonica); Sat. Feb. 27, 7-10 pm, Saturday Latin Jazz, Carmela y Más, free salsa dance lessons; Sun. Feb. 28, 6-9 pm, Sunday Nistico-Goudelis Jam (food discount for musicians), hosts: Jimmy Nistico-sax, Ioannis Goudelis-keys, Selwyn Reams-upright bass.

Pesto's Gourmet Pizza and Wine Bar, 1960 W. Ray Road, Suite 4 (NE corner Dobson Road), Chandler, 480-821-2949: John Knowlton Duo (Knowlton-guitar, Dave Wilson-piano) 7-11 p.m. Sat.  

Pier D’Orleans, 61 E. University Drive, Mesa, 480-844-7437, Mardi Gras Jazz Band (Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Church-cornet, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Roy Calhoun-drums), 6:30-8:30 pm Sat., food, bar, no cover.

Pita Jungle-Chandler, 1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler, 480-855-3232, jazz jam led by Pita Jungle Trio (Dave Ihlenfeld-piano, Pete Gitlin-guitar-bass, Cleve Huff-drums), 7-10 pm. Thurs.

Shalimar Country Club, 2032 E. Golf Ave, Tempe 85282, 480-831-1244,  Ioannis Goudelis-piano, 10:30 am-2 pm Sunday Jazz Brunch:

Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe 85281, 480-350-2822: Hello Friday, 6-8 pm weekly, live music, vintage games, food, drinks, no cover.

Wild Vine Uncorked, 4920 S. Gilbert Road #3, Chandler 85249, 480-883-3492, Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-piano, 7-10 pm Sat. Feb. 6, 13, 27 

Xtreme Bean Coffee Shop, SW corner Southern & McClintock, Tempe, 480-820-0333, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Mon. open mike (3 pianists play Petrof piano; singers/seniors welcome), info 602-952-0499.

FLAGSTAFF
Mia's, 26 S. San Francisco, Flagstaff 86001, 928-774-3315: live music 9 pm Thurs.-Sat.

PAYSON
Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson:2-4 pm Sun. Feb. 21,Tony Vacca-tenor sax-flute + Fossil Creek Gang, $5, refreshments.

PRESCOTT
El Gato Azul, 316 W. Goodwin St, Prescott, 86301, elgatoazulprescott, 928-445-1070: Goodwin Street Gang jazz band, 5-8 pm Sun.; other music TBA.

SEDONA 
Dahl & DiLuca Restaurant, 2321 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, 928-282-5219, Les Czimber-piano, Sean Brogan or Steve Douglas-bass, 7-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 

Sedona Jazz at the Church, Saint Luke’s Church, 2890 State Route 179 (between Chapel & Back O’ Beyond roundabouts), Sedona, 928-282-7366: 3-5 pm Sun. Feb. 14,  “Tony Vacca Trio Plays Valentine Jazz for Twosomes” (Vacca-tenor sax-flute, Chris Finet-double bass, Steve Sandner-piano); March 6: Ioannis Goudelis Trio’s “Tribute to Monk, Sonny Clark & Hampton Hawes” (Goudelis-piano, Chris Finet-double bass, Ron James-percussion), 3-5 pm Sun., $15.

TUCSON  
Caffe Torino in the Foothills, 5605 E. River Road #121, Tucson 85750, TF Trio (Tony Frank & Friends), 6-9 pm Sat.

Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing St., Tucson 85701, 520-622-7984, Jeff Lewis Quartet (Lewis-sax, Ed Delucia-guitar, Rob Boone-piano, Jack Wood-bass), 7-10 p.m. Sat.

Elliot's, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson 85701, Jazz Guild Jam: Tony Frank-trumpet-vocals, Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky-keys 9 p.m.-midnight Mon.

Hog Pit Smokehouse, 6910 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson 85715, Les Baxter Factor, 5:30-8:30 pm Wed.

Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., Tucson 85701, 520-622-8848: Hot Club of Tucson (Matt Mitchell-acoustic guitar, Nick Coventry-violin, Evan Dain-acoustic bass), 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun.

Maynard’s Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave., Tucson 85701, Blue Dream (Joshua Rhoads-guitar, Miray Rhoads-vocals & violin, Mike Moynihan-sax),  6-9 pm Sat.

The Parish, 6453 N Oracle Rd, Tucson 85704, 520-797-1233, Rebecca Carlson-vocals, Ed DeLucia-guitar, 7-9pm Tues.

Pastiche, 3025 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson 85719, 520-325-3333, Pete Swan Trio (Angelo Versace-piano, Scott Black-bass, Swan-drums,) 7-9:30 pm Fri.; Pete Swan Quintet (Matt Mitchell-guitar, Max Goldschmid-sax, Angelo Versace-piano, Scott Black-bass, Swan-drums), 6:30-9 pm Sun.

Sullivan's Steakhouse, 1785 E. River Road, Tucson, live music nightly: Tony Frank & Friends, 7:30 pm Tues.; Bobby Elias Band (Dan Griffin-guitar, Bobby Elias-bass, Daniel Sanchez-Cajon, Gigi Chanteuse-vocals) 7-10 pm Fri.; Eleonor Winston-vocals, Arthur Statman-piano, Jack Wood-bass, 7:30-10:30 pm Sat.

Vero Amore (patio), 2990 N. Swan Road, Tucson 85712, Birks Works (led by Glen Gross-tpt), 7-10 p.m. Sat.; Duo Vibrato (Miray Çakır-vocals-violin, Joshua Rhoads-guitar) 5-8 p.m. Sun.

Wilbur's Grill  Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson 85711, Arizona Roadrunners (Doug Tidaback-trombone, Scott Black-bass + Tucson Jazz Institute students, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wed.

YUMA
Julieanna’s Patio Café, 1951 W. 25th St., Yuma, 928-317-1961, live jazz 7-9 pm Fri. (weather permitting), no cover, patio-seating reservations suggested, Feb. 5-Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, Feb. 12-Jason & Elle, Feb. 19-Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, Feb.26-YJC Trio, March 4-Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, March 11-Jason & Elle, March 18-Pete Pancrazi, March 25-Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, April 8-Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, April 15-Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, April 22- Pete Pancrazi.

ORGANIZATIONS
Jazz in Arizona (JIA) is a non-profit community arts organization whose mission is to encourage the local performance and appreciation of Jazz music - America’s great original art form. 602-750-7045 or thenash.org

Arizona Classic Jazz Society is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of classic (traditional) jazz, one of America´s original art forms. The Society sponsors monthly concerts and the annual Arizona Classic Jazz Festival, It has a scholarship program to support promising young musicians and reaches out into schools by presenting instructive live jazz performances. P.B.M. 204 9666 E. Riggs Road, Suite 114, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248-7410 Tel : (602) 922-7741 www.azclassicjazz.org

Phoenix Blues Society supports local and national music, Blues culture and heritage, arts education, and more. Monthly membership meetings are held at area local clubs on the second Wednesday evening of every month, followed by live music. www.phoenixblues.org

Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to creating an active and vital Blues and Heritage scene through promotion of live performances, education and raising awareness of the music and culture in southern Arizona. azblues.org

Tucson Jazz Society is devoted to promoting and preserving America´s original music--jazz. The Society seeks to assure continuity of this music through concerts, festivals, media activities and youth programs. A major emphasis is to provide work for instrumentalists and vocalists through society-sponsored activities and joint ventures with allied cultural, educational, and commercial organizations throughout southern Arizona. tucsonjazz.org

Prescott Jazz Society is dedicated specifically to assisting, advancing, supporting, promoting, and advocating the development and enjoyment of jazz music in northern Arizona. pjazz.org