Compiled by Patricia Myers for Jazz in AZ.
Edited by Michele Robins for KJZZ.
Events subject to change.
SCOTTSDALE-FOUNTAIN HILLS-PARADISE VALLEY
American Legion Post #44, 7145 E. Second St., Scottsdale, 480-941-9053, Swingtime Jazz Quartet, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wed., food, dancing.
Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, 480-948-6050, free: 7 p.m. Friday March 21, Scripture on Screen (Caleb Kilian-visuals, Tyler Masnovi-vocals, Rob Moore-drums, Dwight Kilian-bass, Chris Pena-keyboards), free; 7 p.m. Fri. April 18, SoulScapes (Bob Ravenscroft-keyboards, Vicki McDermitt-vocals, Dawn Rolland-vocals, LuAnn Roberson-vocals, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums, Caleb Kilian-visuals, Richard Parrish-spoken word), free.
Bobby’s Restaurant & Jazz Lounge, 7122 E. Greenway Pkwy (Kierland Commons), Scottsdale, 480-556-0770, jazz 6-10 pm nightly & 7-11 pm Fri.-Sat. & 11 a.m.-2 p.m Sat.-Sun brunch.
Chances R, 7570 E. Sixth Ave (corner of Miller Road), Scottsdale, 480-994-4338, 5-9 p.m. Sun., Joe Hopkins 52nd St. Jazz Band; food, dance floor.
Eddie V’s, 5323 N. Scottsdale Road (@ Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com, live music nightly including Renee Patrick Quartet (Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano, Mike King-bass, Greg Warner-drums, 6-10 pm Wed.
El Dorado Bar, (newly remodeled) 8708 E. McDowell Road (@ 87th St.), Scottsdale 85257, 480-945-2606, 7-11 p.m. Wed., jam session (jazz, R&B, blues) led by Buzz Fowler-harp-vocals, Chris Sabbarese-guitar-vocals, Maury Saslaff-bass, Anthony Smith-percussion-vocals + guests.
Jazz in the Hills, jazzinthehills.org, 480-788-5290, March 7-Soulful Sax- Frank Smith; March 21- Nicole Pesce-piano; Desert Canyon Golf Club, 10440 Indian Wells Drive, Fountain Hills, bar, no food, $12 GA advance, $15 at door, $9 members, $5 children.
Kazimierz World Wine Bar, 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-946-3004, $5 cover after 8 p.m.: Margo Reed-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 8-11 pm Sun.
Malee’s on Main, 7131 E. Main St., Scottsdale, 480-947-6042, maleesthaibistro.com, Renee Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 6-9 p.m. Mon.
OC Seven @ Scottsdale Resort and Athletic Club, 480-991-15718325 E. Indian Bend Road (south side, between Hayden and Pima Roads, off 101-North), Scottsdale, 85250, 480-991-1571, dance floor, food, March. schedule: Margo Reed-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 6:30-9:30 pm every Sat. except March 15, Jan Sandwich Duo; Danny Long-piano-vocals, 6:30-9:30 pm Fri. March 14, 28; Rags Allen Group, 6:30-9:30 pm Fri. March 7, 21.
Remington’s, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road (Scottsdale Plaza Resort property), Scottsdale 85253, 480-951-5101: March-April-May: Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-piano, 7-10 pm Wed., Fri., Sat.; Robin + Diana Lee-vocals,7-10 p.m. Thurs.; Rags Allen-vocals, 4-8 pm Mon., 6-9 pm Tues, 4:30-6:30 pm Thurs.; Jerry Harris-vocals, 4:30-6 pm Tues-Wed.-Fri.
Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse, Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ auditorium, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road (east of Hayden, south of Camelback), Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, scucc.com: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs., $5 donation, purchase coffee-desserts: March 6, Steven Rothe Quartet; March 13, Tom Wakeling-bass + Brice Winston-sax, Nick Manson-piano, Pete Swan-drums; March 20, SCC Jazz Faculty & Students; March 27, The Clevetet featuring Cleve Huff-drums; April 3, Jim Cooper-vibes; April 10, Armand Boatman Trio; April 17, SCC jazz faculty & students; April 24, Nick Manson.
Sassi Restaurant (lounge), 10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy (off Pima-Happy Valley Road), Scottsdale 85255, 480-502-9095: Renee Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 6-9:30 pm Fri.
Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse, 100th St. south of Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, 7-9 p.m. first Mon., free, BYOB, refreshments: jazz combo led by Dave Friedman-tpt + Paul Wolin-tenor sax, Mark Young-alto sax, Joe Savard-trombone, Ned Kuvinen-keys, Gary Browning-vibes, Don Friedman-guitar, Todd Knowles-bass, Ken Fauland-drums, Ginni Alvey-vocals.
Studio, Scottsdale Congregational Church, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, 11 a.m. Sun. jazz service.
Tommy V’s, 7303 E Indian School Road, Scottsdale 85251, 480-427-2264, 8-10 pm Fri.-Sat., Crawford Brothers Duo (Charles-piano, Jake-bass) + Bob McKeon-drums.
VFW Post 3513, 7220 E. Wilshire Drive, Scottsdale, 480-941-9849, Havin’ Fun Big Band, 7-9 p.m. Wed., food, dance floor.
Winfield’s Café, First Baptist Church of Scottsdale, 7025 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, 480-907-5157 or 480-945-6346, winfieldscafe.com, $5 suggested donation, coffee-beverages-desserts on sale, 7-8:30 or 9 p.m. Wed.: March 5, TBD; March 12, Mike Crotty Quintet; March 19, Alex Oliverio Quartet; March 26, Caleb Veazey Quintet; April 2, Red Mountain Big Band; April 9, Caleb Veazey Quintet; April 16, SCC featuring Mohave Middle School; April 23, Red Mountain Big Band; April 30, Scott Sadlon Trio.
PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY
Asbury United Methodist Church, 1601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-279-2369. Pam’s Jam, 6:30-8:30 pm first Wed. of every month., all ages-levels, led by Pam Morita-piano-vocals, Rob Wren-bass, Robert Schulz-drums, $5 donation.
Birt’s Bistro, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, 623-584-0065: West Valley Jazztet (Frank Weible-tenor sax, Santo Maglio-keys, Ellen Zacko-violin, Jay Goetting-bass, Ed Zacko-drums), 5-6:30 p.m. Fri. March 21; Arizona Swing Kings Orchestra, 5-6:30 pm Fri. March 28; Vinyl Jazz (youth combo: Emily Clocksin, Jacob Smith, Joe Allie, Daniel Vogt, Courtney Schrade, Stephen White, Michael Dax Gregoire), 5-6:30 p.m. April 4; food.
Café 1140, 1140 E. Washington St, Phoenix 85034, 602-730-1140, (former Bobby C’), food, 8-11 p.m. Fri., Raul Yanez Trio; other bands Sat., Sun., including Foster Oden Trio (Oden-piano-vocals, Ray Carter, bass-vocals, Bob McKeon-drums), 3-6 pm Sun. March 23 & April 27.
5 & Diner, 5220 N. 16th Street, Phoenix 85016, 7-10 p.m., free, first Friday “sock hop,” Dirty Dice Band (rockabilly/swing).
Carly’s Bistro, 128 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, 602-262-2759: 2-5 p.m. Sun., Jazz Jones Jam Session led by Alan Jones, free, info 602-487-8743.
Downtown Glendale Jazz Jam @ JiveMind, 5754 W. Glenn Drive, Glendale 85301 (rear entrance, free parking), $5 cover, 7:30-10 p.m. Thurs., all-ages jazz jam led by pro combo; March: “ Keyboard Kings”-pianists Ioannis Goudelis, Marcos Crego, Matt Williams, Bob Davis; April: Ken Taylor-trumpet + guest artists; presented by Beth Dore, info 623-931-0235, 408-475-5583.
Elevate Coffee Company, 2530 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 1273, Phoenix, Vinyl Jazz (youth band: Emily Clocksin-alto sax-flute, Joe Allie-guitar, Michael Dax Gregoire-alto sax-tenor sax-bass, Daniel Vogt-bass, Jacob Smith-drums), 7:30-9:30 p.m. last Sat.: March 29 (tips donated to American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Charity); April 26; May 31.
Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria, 623-979-0080, free, 6-8 pm Sun. March 9, Dwight Kilian Quartet (Kilian-bass, Scott Strecker-trumpet, Russ Schmidt-piano, Rob Moore-drums, Caleb Kilian-visuals).
La Petite Cafe, 14418 W. Meeker Blvd, Sun City West, 623-546-0736: West Valley Jazztet (Frank Weible-tenor sax, Santo Maglio-keys, Ellen Zacko-violin, Jay Goetting-bass, Ed Zacko-drums), jazz brunch,11 am-1 p.m. jazz brunch Sun. March 9; also 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fri. March 14.
Los Compadres, 2350 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix, 602-864-0258, food, 6:30-9:30 pm Sat. March 15, Steve Means-clarinet-tenor sax, Eric Bart-guitar, David Valdivia-keys, Selwyn Reams-bass, Terry Tully-drums.
Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St. @ Roosevelt, Phoenix, 602-258-0014, thelostleaf.org, 9 p.m. first Mon. (March 3, April 7), Jiggle (Bryon Ruth-Scott Zimmer-saxes, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Jacob Eary-drums); 9 p.m. second Mon. (March 10, April 14), Running from Bears (Eric Rasmussen-alto, Adam Roberts-tenor, Jeff Libman-guitar, Andrew Schiller-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums).
Nostalgi’a Cancione e Vino Italian Cuisine, 4935 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 85301, 623-463-8104, eatatpolos.com, Bridget Maynes & Auggie Mendoza, 6-9 pm Wed.; Jay Maynes, 6-9 pm Thurs.; Robin Maynes + guests, 5:30-8:30 pm Fri.-Sat.
Padre Murphy’s, 64338 W. Bell Road, Glendale, 602-547-9406, Tom Mein & The Next Band leads jazz-blues jam, 6:30- 9:30 pm Tues.
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-468-0700, lobby bar: Nicole Pesce-piano, Jeffrey Hattrick-vocals, 6-8 p.m. Sat.
Secreto, 4243 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix/Ahwatukee, 480-706-2200: Pete Gitlin-guitar + vocalist Kari Shaff or Davide Valenti (alternating), 6-9:30 pm Fri.
St. Francis, 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-200-8111, Diana Lee-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun. brunch; stfrancisaz.com.
The Nash (Jazz in AZ center), 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, jazzinaz.org, 602-795-0464, 602-750-7045; 6-9 p.m. Sun., weekly Jazz in AZ Sunday Jam Session (w/ piano, guitar-bass amps, drum set), $5, $2 participating musicians; BYOB except First Fridays, sodas, water, snacks on sale.
Wrigley Mansion (Geordie's Lounge or fireside on patio), 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix 85016, 602-955-4079, “Jazz at the Wrigley”: Tony Vacca-tenor sax-flute, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 7-10 pm Thurs.; also Vacca + pianist, 7-10 p.m. Fri., 11 am-2 pm Sun. brunch: Vacca + Nick Manson, Fri. March 7, 14, 21, 28; Vacca + Nicole Pesce, 11 am-2 pm Sun. brunch March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; (zoning regulations require operation as a private club: $25 annual jazz/social membership includes valet parking, happy hour-priced beverages 7-10 pm on jazz nights; $5 one-month trial membership, applied towards the purchase of a social or wine membership; $15/yr social membership w/ free valet parking).
EAST VALLEY (Tempe-Chandler-Gilbert-Mesa-Apache Junction)
Bourbon Street Bar and Bar-b-q, 4920 S. Gilbert Road @ Chandler Heights Blvd., Chandler,480-963-2170, 6-9 p.m. Tues., Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Church-tpt-guitar lead trad- jazz jam.
Fired Up Grill, 7131 E. Ray Road @ Casa Paloma Shopping Center, via I-10 & Ray Road), Chandler, 480-940-4040: 7-10 p.m. Sun. jazz jam led by Jimmy Nistico-sax, Eric Bart-guitar, Robert Coulson-bass, Perry Senn-drums.
Floridino's, 50 E. Guadalupe Rd. (NE 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, goldbarespresso.org, Jazz Alliance, 7:30-11 p.m. Fri & Sun.
Lone Butte Casino (Verona Chophouse), 1077 S. Kyrene Road, Gila River Reservation, (Kyrene exit from I-10 to Santan 202 east, or 101 south to Santan 202 west), 21 and older, 1-800-WIN-GILA (946-4452), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. jazz brunch: 1st & 3rd Sundays, Bridget Maynes- Auggie Mendoza; 2nd & 4th Sundays + March 30, Delphine Cortez-Joel Robin.
Mad Hatter Brewpub, 502 S. College, Tempe, 480-967-5353, food, jamnjazzproductions.com, 7-9 pm Tues.: March. 4, Judy Roberts & Renee Patrick; March 11, Guitar Summit: Stan Sorenson-Jack Petersen; March 18, Stu Siefer Combo w/ Dave Henning-keys,Sean Brogan-bass + guests; March 25, Trish Hatley-vocals, Joel Robin-keys.
Marcello’s Pasta Grill, 1701 E. Warner Road (west of McClintock), Tempe, 480-831-0800, marcellospastagrill.com: Danny Long-piano-vocals, 6:30-9:30 p.m. alternate Thurs. (March 13, 27, April 10, 24).
Olive Branch, 3231 S. Mill Ave. (@ Southern), Tempe 85282, 480-966-9829: Buzz Fowler & First String hosts blues-jazz jam sessions (all-ages), doors open @ noon Sun., 1 p.m. open mic, followed by jazz-blues jam led by Buzz Fowler-vocals-harmonica, Jonathan Varo-vocals-keys, Maury “Hooter” Saslaff-bass, Vanya Hautimacki-percussion.
Pesto's Gourmet Pizza and Wine Bar, 1960 W. Ray Road, Suite 4 (NE corner Dobson Road), Chandler, 480-821-2949: John Knowlton Trio (Knowlton-guitar, Dave Wilson-piano, Dennis Sexton-bass) 7-11 p.m. Sat.
Pier D' Orleans, 61 E. University Dr., Mesa, 480-844-7437: Cheryl’s Mardi Gras Jazz Band (Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Church-tpt, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Roy Calhoun-drums), 6-8 p.m. Sat.
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, Andy Ziker-drums) 7-10 p.m. Thurs.
Speakeasy Saloon and Grill, 7450 W. Chandler Blvd, Chandler 85226 (east of I-10, north side), Bootlegger's Ball, 8 p.m.-midnight Wed., live music, wood dance floor.
Xtreme Bean Coffee Shop, SW corner Southern & McClintock, Tempe, 480-820-0333, 7-10 p.m. Mon., Jack Wells & Friends (ragtime, boogie, standards, jam singers/seniors welcome).
Wine Loft, 17 N. San Francisco St. #2A, Flagstaff 86001, 928-773-9463: ZAZU (Lake Aurich-Larry Czarnecki-guitars, Steve Douglas-bass), 8-11 p.m. third Tues.
Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson: 2-4 pm Sun. March 9, Pete Pancrazi,-guitar, Nick Masnson-piano, Vic Kottner-bass, Gerry Reynolds-drums; $5 door donation; info email@example.com.
Dahl & DiLuca Restaurant, 2321 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, 928-282-5219: Les Czimber-piano, Zirque Bonner-bass, 7-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; Steve Sandner-piano-vocals, 7-10 p.m. Tues.-Wed.-Thurs.
Sound Bites Grill, 101 Hwy 89A, Ste F 29 (Hyatt Pinon Point Center), 928-282-2713. Susannah Martin-vocals, Steve Sandner-piano-vocals, Chris Finet or Zirque Bonner-bass, 6-9 p.m. Sun.
Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing St., Tucson 85701, 520-622-7984, Cushing Jazz Quartet (Jeff Lewis-sax, Ed Delucia-guitar, Rob Boone-piano, Jack Wood-bass), 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.
Dante's Fire, 2526 E. Grant Road, Tucson 85719, 520-622-7984 Tony Frank-trumpet-vocals, Sly Slipetsky-keys, Steve Harris-bass, 8-11 p.m. Thurs., 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat.
Elliot's, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson 85701, Jazz Guild Jam, Tony Frank-trumpet, Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky-keys, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Mon.
El Con Club, Randolph Golf Course Complex 600 S. Alvernon, Tucson, 7-10 pm Tues.
Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., Tucson 85701, Hot Club of Tucson (Matt Mitchell-acoustic guitar, Nick Coventry-violin, Evan Dain-acoustic bass) 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun.
McMahon's, Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky-keys, 5:30-8 p.m. Fri.
Old Pueblo Grill, 60 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson 85711, Jazz Forum (Glen Gross-trumpet, Malik Alkabir-sax, John Einweck-keys, Jack Wood-bass, Roscoe Freund-drums), 7-10 p.m. Sun.
Piazza Gavi, 5415 N Kolb Rd, Tucson, AZ 85710. NoethenButJazz (Mark Noethen-keys, Cass Preston-trumpet, Gigi Burton-vocals) 7-10 p.m. Sat.
Unplugged, 118 E Congress St., Tucson 85701, Tony Frank-trpt-vocals, Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky-keys, Rick Shosie-bass, 7-10 p.m. Wed.
Wilbur's Grill @ Viscount Suites Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson 85711, jam session led by Pete Swan-drums, 6:30-10 pm Sun.; Arizona Roadrunners, 6:30-9 pm Tues.
Yuma Palms Regional Center, 1305 S. Yuma Palms Pkwy, Yuma, (8th season), 6-8 pm Thurs., free: March 6, Yuma Jazz Company’s Latin Jazz Eruption; March 6 Yuma Jazz Company’s Latin Jazz Eruption; March 13, Pete Pancrazi Quartet; March 20, High Society Jazz Band; March 27, Peter Sprague-Leonard Patton-guitars; April 3, Border Town Big Band; April 10, Jason & Elle; April 17,Gila Ridge and Kofa HS Jazz Bands; April 24, Yuma Jazz Company & Friends + awarding of Village Jazz Series Jazz Scholarship.
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 www.jazzinaz.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
The 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
The 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
The 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
The 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