Jazz Venues and Organizations

Next Stop 91.5 Your Guide to Live Music

JUNE 2016
Compiled by Patricia Myers, musicsceneaz.com
Edited by Michele Robins for KJZZ
Bookings are subject to change, call to confirm

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SCOTTSDALE-Paradise Valley-Fountain Hills
B&R Wine-Food, 7366 E. Shea Blvd (across from Harkins 14 Theater), Scottsdale, 480-483-5396, pianists 6:30-8:30 p.m. some evenings, BRwinefood.com  

Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen, 23623 N. Scottsdale Road @ Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale 85255, 480-563-1562: live music 5:30-8:30 pm Sat., alternate weeks: Simon Ames-guitar + Cleo-vocals.

Eddie V’s, 5323 N. Scottsdale Road (Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com: Renee Patrick Quartet (Patrick-vocals, Dave Baradic-piano, Mike King-bass, Greg Warner-drums), 6-10 pm Wed.; Al Ortiz Trio, 6-10 pm Tues., Thurs.; Diana Lee or other quartet, 6-10 pm Fri.; Guy Pennachio or Dale Yeoman Quartet, 7-11 pm Sat.; various trios, 6-10 pm Sun.; Talia Kendrix Trio, 6-10 pm Mon.; 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

The Hills Pizza & Desserts,  6726 E. El Pueblo Blvd, Fountain Hills, 480-816-6656, 5-8 pm most Tues., Neal Seroka-solo bass-guitar.

Handlebar J, 7116 Becker Lane, Scottsdale 85254, 480-948-0110, 7:30-11:30 pm nightly, Herndon Brothers Band + guests (Wed. is “Back to Mr. Lucky's Night” with J. David Sloan & 3-horn section). 

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.org: summer hiatus. 

Kazimierz World Wine Bar, 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-946-3004, kazbar.net, live music nightly/variety. 

Malee’s Thai Bistro, 7131 E. Main St., Scottsdale 85251, 480-947-6042, maleesthaibistro.com, summer hiatus.

Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-9500, live music Thurs. & Sat., 6:30-9:30 pm Strictly Jazz Thursdays: June 2-Sima-vocals, Felix Sainz-guitar-bass, Sheila Earley-drums; June 9-Mark DeCozio-Felix Sainz, June 16-Jerry Donato-Peter Zale, June 23-Lady Kari, June 30-Jerry Donato-Peter Zale, July 7-Jerry Donato-Peter Zale, July 14-Lady Kari, Aug. 4-Lady Kari, Aug. 11-Mark DeCozio-Felix Sainz, Aug. 18-Jerry Donato-Peter Zale, Aug. 25-Lady Kari, Sept. 1-Jerry Donato-Peter Zale, Sept. 8-Sima-vocals, Felix Sainz-guitar-bass, Sheila Earley-drums; Sept. 15-Dave Ihlenfeld-Lady Kari, Sept. 22-Sima-vocals, Felix Sainz-guitar-bass, Sheila Earley-drums, Sept. 29-Jerry Donato-Peter Zale; 7-10:30 pm Sat.: June 4-Lady Kari, June 11-Monte Procopio, June 18-Mark DeCozio, June 25-Monte Procopio; July 2-Lady Kari, July 9-Mark DeCozio-Felix Sainz, July 16-Monte Procopio; Aug. 6-Monte Procopio, Aug. 13-Jerry Donato-Peter Zale, Aug. 20-Lady Kari, Aug. 27-Monte Procopio; Sept. 3-Monte Procopio-Dave Ihlenfeld, Sept. 10-Lady Kari, Sept. 17-Sima-vocals, Felix Sainz-guitar-bass, Sheila Earley-drums; Sept. 24-Monte Procopio-Dave Ihlenfeld.

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

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. 

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: June 2, Dan Delaney Jazz Quartet (Delaney-piano, John Lewis-drums, Mario Mendival-bass, Chris Stewart-alto sax-flute); June 9, Danny Brito Trio (Brito-percussion, Manny Brito-bass, Amilcar Guevara-piano, Felix Sainz-           sax); June 16, Caribbean Project (Marco Soto-piano, Zorian Fronseca-vocal, Dan Reed-trumpet, Abel Valentino-timbales, Xavier Yanez-bass, Marx Lanus-sax-flute, E.J. Rodriquez-conga); June 23, Sonrisa (Scott Sadlon-drums, Nick Manson-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Frank Smith-sax-flute, Joe Garcia-percussion, Eric Bart-guitar, Joe Corral-flute); June 30, David Pasnessa Quartet (Pasnessa-piano, Jacob Sieckman-tenor sax + guests).

Sanctuary on Camelback (Jade Bar-patio), 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley,  85253, 855-245-2051, variety, 6-9 pm Wed., 7-10 pm Thurs., 7-11 pm Fri-Sat.; 2-6 pm Sun.

Sassi, 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, 480-502-9095, summer hiatus.

Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse, 100th St. south of Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, summer hiatus.

Second Story Liquor Bar, 4166 N. Scottsdale Rd #102, Scottsdale 85251, 480-945-5555: 7:30-10:30 pm Thurs., Dave Ihlenfeld’s NuWrld Jazz Project (jazz-Brazilian-contemporary), alternating Ioannis Goudelis-Ihlenfeld-piano, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Ted Sistrunk-bass.

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

Speakeasy, 100 Easy St., Carefree 85377, 480-584-5750, live music 7-10 pm Fri-Sat., food, 7-10 pm Fri.-Sat., $10 cover; special event: Nicole Pesce-piano (black-tie concert-special menu), 7-10 pm Sat. June 11.

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 or Eddie Ambrose-piano, Ray Carter-bass-vocals, Bob McKeon-drums, Margo McKeon-vocals).

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

METRO-PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY
Avanti, 2728 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix 85016, 602-956-0900, Charles Lewis-solo piano (lounge), 7-10 pm Fri.-Sat., food.

NEW Belair Golf Club, 17233 N. 45th Ave., Glendale 85308, 602-978-0330: 7-9 pm Mon., Extreme Decibel Big Band’s weekly summer gig starting June 13.

Birt’s Bistro @ Benavilla, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise 85374, 623-584-0065: live music 5-7 pm Fri.-Sat

Blooze Bar, 12014 N. 32nd St, Phoenix, 85028, 602-788-4574, jam session led by Bill Tarsha and the Rocket 88s, 6 pm Sun.

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. to closing fourth Sat., info 602-487-8743.

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

Cibo Pizzaria, 603 N. Fifth Ave, Phoenix 85003, 602-441-2697, Beth Lederman Duo, 7-10 pm Fri. June 10, other music other nights.

Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 85008, 480-480-8818 or 480-941-1225: “Music in the Garden weekly outdoor music series, $25 each, food-beverages on sale: 7:30-9:30 pm Fri.: June 3-Run Boy Run (bluegrass-folk), June 10-A Touch of Class (jazz-funk-R&B), June 17-Turning Point (jazz), June 24-Sistahs Too (blues).  

NEW The District American Kitchen and Wine Bar (in Sheraton Grand Hotel), 340 N. Third St., Phoenix 85004, 602-817-5400: Beth Lederman Jazz Quartet (Lederman-keys, Jason Johnson-drums-vocals, Chris Finet-bass, John Meier-guitar, 8 pm-midnight Sat. June 18, 25.

Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria 85381, 623-979-0080, 6-8 pm Sun. June 12, Novo Mundo Brazilian Jazz (Beth Lederman-piano, Kay Peper-guitar-vocals, Joe Garcia-percussion, Felix Sainz-bass), then summer hiatus.

Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St. @ Roosevelt, Phoenix 85004, 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 85302, 623-842-1053, blues-jazz jam hosted by Tom Mein & The Next Band, 7-11 pm Tues.

The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464, 6-9 p.m. Sun. jam session; various jazz bands Fri-Sat.; 3-5 pm third Sun. monthly member party; Last-Friday Late Night Jam Session, 10:30 pm-1 a.m.

NEW Performers Institute, 2261 W. Desert Cove Ave., Phoenix 85029, 602-58-8458, 7-10 pm first Mon., jam night; 

Polo’s Italian Cuisine Restaurant (Nostalgi’a Cancione e Vino), 4935 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 85301, 623-463-8104, eatatpolos.com, Juan Oskar “Jay” Maynes, 6-9 pm Wed.;  6-9 pm first & third Thurs., Bridget and The Aug + guest; Robin Maynes, 6-9 pm Fri.-Sat., food.

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

Ruffino's, 4902 E. Warner Road, Phoenix 85044480-893-8544, ruffinoaz.com, String Theory (Doug Arnold-guitar-vocals, Shawn Manske-bass-vocals), 6:30-9:30 p.m. second 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 85012, 602-200-8111, stfrancisaz.com, Dennis Rowland-Diana Lee-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. brunch first-Sun. 

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

West Valley Arts HQ, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, 6-8 pm first Fri., free, music-art-activities-refreshments, sponsored by city of Surprise. 

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

Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004, 602-368-3121, valleybarphx.com, Jazz Series, "West Coast”: Music of Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper, Cal Tjader performed by Further West, 7:30 pm Wed., cover charge.

NEW Ziggy’s Italian Ristorante (formerly Il Posto), 9832 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix 85020, 602-870-3244, Bridget & The Aug, 7:30-10:30 pm Sat.

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.   

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler 85225, 480-620-3941, azclassicjazz.org; NEW: Cheryl Thurston’s Vintage Jazz Band, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  first Sunday jazz brunch (June 5 guest Howard Alden-guitar); Arizona Classic Jazz Society monthly events: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.,  $10 members, $15 non-members, under 18 free: June 19, Tribute to Fathers, band TBA; no parties July-Aug.-Sept.; Oct. 16, Pre-Festival Warm-up 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 (NE corner Guadalupe/Gilbert), Gilbert, 480-539-1079, summer hiatus.

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, 85281, 480-967-5353, summer hiatus.

Olive Branch, 3231 S. Mill Ave. @ Southern, Tempe 85282, 480-966-9829: 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 Jonathan Varo-vocals-keys, Maury “Hooter” Saslaff-bass, Vanya Hautimacki-percussion.

Opa Life Greek Cafe, 227 E. Baseline Road-J007, Tempe 85283 (between Mill Ave. & Rural Road), 480-292-8180, food, no cover: jazz 7-10 pm: Wed. June 1, 7-10 pm, Opa Life Guest Artist Jam Session hosted by Felix Sainz-bass, Paul Sherman-keys, Bruce Stodola-drums, (food discount for all musicians); Fri. June 3, 7-10 pm, Diana Lee-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass; Sat. June 4, 7-10 pm, Saturday Latin Jazz: Carmela Ramirez with Carmela y Más, (free salsa dance lessons); Sun. June 5, 6-9 pm, David Bernstein-lead vocals-guitar, Beth Lederman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass-vocals; Mon. June 6, 7-10 pm, Jazz Show Plus Jam hosted by Jimmy Nistico-sax, Auggie Mendoza-keys, Dennis Sexton-bass, (food discount for all musicians); Wed. June 8, 7-10 pm, Opa Life Guest Artist Show Plus Jam Session hosted by Michael Powers-guitar-synthesizer (Seattle), Mario Mendivil- bass, John Lewis-drums, (food discount for all musicians); Fri. June 10, Sugar Thieves: Meridith Moore-vocals, Mikel Lander-guitar-vocals, Ray Thiry-bass; Sat. June 11, 7-10 pm, Dennis Rowland-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Ted Sistrunk-bass; Sun. June 12, 6-9 pm, Holly Pyle-vocals, Garrison Jones-keys, Stephen Avalos-drums; Mon. June 13, 7-10 pm, Blues/R&B/Soul Show Plus Jam hosted by RayRay-bass-vocals, Richard Lee-keys-guitar-vocals, Tim Robinson-drums, Uvon Brooks-vocals, (food discount for all musicians; Wed. June 15, 7-10 pm, Opa Life Guest Artist Show Plus Jam Session hosted by Raul Yanez-keys, Chris Finet-bass & Friends, (food discount for all musicians; Fri. June 17, 7:30-10:30 pm, Sir Harrison Blues Band led by Sir Harrison Begay-guitar-vocals; Sat. June 18, 7-10 pm, Saturday Latin Jazz: Carmela Ramirez with Carmela y Más, (free salsa dance lessons); Sun. June 19, 6-9 pm, Father’s Day Special: Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-keys with sons Adrian Goldenthal-bass, Julian Goldenthal-drums; Mon. June 20, 7-10 pm, Jazz Show Plus Jam hosted by Jimmy Nistico-sax, Auggie Mendoza-keys, Dennis Sexton-bass, (food discount for all musicians; Wed. June 22, 7-10 pm, Opa Life Guest Artist Show Plus Jam Session hosted by Bob Lashier-bass, Nick Manson-keys, Dom Moio-drums, (food discount for all musicians); Fri. June 24, 7-10 pm, Blaise Lantana-vocals-guitar, Joel Robin-keys, Stan Sorenson-guitar; Sat. June 25, 7-10 pm, Donna Wilde-vocals-sax, Steve Culp-keys, Selwyn Reams-bass; Sun. June 26, 3:30-5:30 pm Sunday Special Event, Part One: Felix, Art and Wine with Felix Sainz-guitar-vocals, local artists’ display, happy hour prices; 6-9 pm, Part Two: Dennis Rowland Quartet with Dennis Rowland & Diana Lee-vocals, Felix Sainz-bass, Paul Sherman-keys; Mon. June 27, 7-10 pm, Blues/R&B/Soul Show Plus Jam hosted by RayRay-bass-vocals, Richard Lee-keys-guitar-vocals, Tim Robinson-drums, Uvon Brooks-vocals, (food discount for all musicians); Wed. June 29, 7-10 pm, Opa Life Guest Artist Show Plus Jam Session hosted by Beth Lederman-keys, Ken French-drums, Kirwan Brown-bass, (food discount for all musicians); Fri. July 1, Alice Tatum-vocals, Nicole Pesce-keys, Todd Chuba-drums; Sat. July 2, 7-10 pm, Saturday Latin Jazz: Carmela Ramirez with Carmela y Más, (free salsa dance lessons); Sun. July 3, 6-9 pm, Rags Allen-keys, Abby Ray-lead vocals-percussion, Al Beasley-drums-vocals; Mon. July 4, 7-10 pm, Jazz Show Plus Jam hosted by Jimmy Nistico-sax, Auggie Mendoza-keys, Dennis Sexton-bass, (food discount for all musicians); Wed. July 6, 7-10 pm, Opa Life Guest Artist Show Plus Jam Session hosted by Michael Powers-guitar-synthesizer (Seattle), Mario Mendivil-electric bass, Ioannis Goudelis-keys, (food discount for all musicians).

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), 7-9:45 pm. Thurs. except Howard Alden-guitar June 2, 9, 30. 

Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe 85281, 480-350-2822:   “Hello Friday,” 6-8 pm weekly, free, live music, vintage games, food, drinks.

Xtreme Bean Coffee Shop, SW corner Southern & McClintock, Tempe, 480-820-0333, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Mon. open mic (3 pianists-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: summer hiatus

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

NEW First Congregational Church/Jazz Vespers, 216 E. Gurley St., Prescott 86301, 6:30-8 pm last Wed. monthly, Mike Vax Quartet, donation.

SEDONA
Dahl & DiLuca Restaurant,
2321 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, 928-282-5219,  Les Czimber-piano, 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 June 26, Brice Winston Trio; July 24, Vicki McDermitt & Friends; Aug. 14, Floote Prints Quintet (Joe Corral-Mike Crotty-flutes); Sept. 4, Dexter Gordon Tribute: Armand Boatman Quartet; Oct. 9, Dom Moio’s Tambores (drums-Afro/Latin duo); Nov. 13, Michael Kocour-solo piano; Dec. 11, “Jazz Little Christmas Concert: Dmitri Matheny Group; $15, Saint Luke’s Church, 2890 State Route 179 (between Chapel Road-Back O’ Beyond roundabouts) Sedona, 928-282-7366, episcopalnet.org/DBS/Sedona/Jazz.html

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, cushingstreet.com, 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, 7-9 pm Tues.

Pastiche, 3025 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson 85719, 520-325-3333, pasticheme.com : 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
Lutes Casino,
221 S, Main St., Yuma, 928-317-1961, yumajazz.com, free summer series, 7-9 pm Fri. featuring Yuma Jazz Company + guests: June 10, Jennifer Wayman-vocals, June 24-Jason & Elle, July 8, Jennifer Wayman-vocals, July 22-Bryan Stewart-trumpet, Aug. 5, Ernie Ortega-trombone, Aug. 19-Jimmy Caves-vocals.

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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