Jazz Venues and Organizations

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june 2017
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SCOTTSDALE-Paradise Valley-Fountain Hills
Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen, 23623 N. Scottsdale Road @ Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale 85255, 480-563-1562: 5:30-8:30 pm Sat., Simon Ames-guitar, Cleo Corcoran-vocals, Eric Bart-guitar, Glenn Stern-bass, Jose de Pontes-percussion.

Eddie V’s, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road (Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com: Renee Patrick Quartet (Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, Mike King-bass, Greg Warner-drums), 6-10 pm June 7, 9, 21; Diana Lee Quartet, 6-10pm, June 10  (7-11pm), 23; Guy Pennacchio Quartet, 6-10pm June 11 ,24 (7-11pm), 25

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.  

Elks Lodge, 6398 E. Oak St., Scottsdale, 7-9 pm Wed., Havin’ Fun Big Band, dancing, food.

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

Jazz in the Hills, Emerson Art Gallery at 16930 East Palisades Boulevard, Fountain Hills, 480-788-5290, Nicole Pesce, Jerry Donato & Bob Lashier, 7-9 pm, July 7, $15-$35,

Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-9500, live music on Thurs. & Sat., 6:30-9:30 pm, Strictly Jazz Thursdays: June 15, Jerry Donato & Peter Zale; June 22, Mark DeCozio & bass; June 29, Monte Procopio; 7-10 pm Sat.: June 17, 24, Monte Procopio, July 1, Lady Kari with Beth Lederman

Omni Montelucia Scottsdale Resort, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, 480-627-3200, montelucia.com, Mbar: 6:30-9:30 pm Wed.-Thurs., Joe Costello Project (Costello-drums, Nicole Pesce or Mark DeCozio or Raul Yanez-keys, Todd Johnson or Mel Brown-bass

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 pm Thurs., $5 donation, $3 students, coffee-desserts on sale: June 8,  A Tribute to Ella  featuring Pam Morita-piano/vocals, Jan Sandwich-vocals, Ryan Anthony-drums,Ben Hedquist-bass; June 15,  Miguel “El Mambo” CarteBlanc featuring Miguel DeLeon-vocals/percussion,  Marco Soto-piano, Xavier Yanez-bass, David Bennett-sax/flute, Abel Valentino-congos, David Velasquez-bongo/percussion, Carmencita-Perez Velazquez-guest female vocalist; June 22, Jan Sandwich and Friends featuring Jan Sandwich-vocals, Beth Lederman-piano, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Tony Vacca-sax/flute; June 29, Fred Forney Quartet featuring Fred Forney-trumpet, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Rob Moore-drums

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-vocals, Johnny Carrasco-guitar, Fri.

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.

Birt’s Bistro @ Benavilla, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise 85374, 623-584-0065: live music 5-7 pm Fri.-Sat. including June 9, West Valley Jazztet.

Char’s Has the Blues, 4631 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix 85013, 602-230-0205 charshastheblues.com, 9 pm nightly live blues, Bam Bam & Badness lead Mon. open jam

Chopper John’s, 2547 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 85016, 602-955-0881; Rocket 88s lead Wed. blues jam, 7-10pm.

Copper Star Coffee, 4420 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix 602-266-2136, Scotty Spenner & Two Flavor Blues, noon-2 pm Sun. brunch

Crescent Ballroom Balcony, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix 85003, 602-716-2222:  June Tuesday Night Jazz Series on the Rooftop featuring Erik Teichmann Trio 8 pm Tues.

Desert Rose Pizzaria and Gastro Pub, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale 85307, 623-937-3004, 6:30-9:30 pm Thurs., weekly Downtown Glendale Jazz Jam.

Dolce Vino Wine Bar Italian Cuisine (formerly Polo's Restaurant), 4935 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 85301, 623-463-8104: Auggie Mendoza-solo piano, 6-9 pm Thurs.; Briget & the Aug (Auggie Mensoza), 6-9pm, Fri.

Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria 85381, 623-979-0080, 6-8 pm second Sun. Sept-June., donation. June 11, Armand Boatman Trio

Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St. @ Roosevelt, Phoenix 85004, 602-258-0014, music nightly: 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 sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Jeff Libman-guitar, Andrew Schiller-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums); 9pm fourth Monday, Sans Pagaie

The Market by Jennifer's, 3603 E. Indian School Road, Suite A, Phoenix 85018, 602-626-5050: Joel Robin-keys, Delphine Cortez-vocals, noon- 2 p.m. 1st & third Sundays.

Musicians’ Hall, 1202 E. Oak St., Phoenix 85006, 602-254-8838, live music every first Tues., free (donation for snacks-beverages in support of Young Sounds of Arizona):

The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464, 6-9 p.m. Sun. jazz jam session, various jazz bands throughout the week.

Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 85014, 602-265-4842, rhythmroom.com, live blues 8 pm nightly + special events, rhythmroom.com

Sam Ash Music Store, 4402 W. Cactus Road (Cactus Village), Glendale 85304, 602-863-7746, jazz horn-players jam session, 3-5 pm Sun.

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. first-Sun. brunch

Steel Horse Saloon, 1818 W. Bell Road, Phoenix, 602-942-8778, Toolshed hosts blues jam, 7-11 p.m. Thurs., food, dancing. 

Wild Willy’s, 613 E. Western Ave., Avondale 85323, 623-249-5291, Ray Ray & BluZone, 5 pm Sun. jam session.

The Womack  (1960s retro lounge), 5749 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 85014, 602-283-5232, live music including Roscoe Taylor Band with Jimmie McElroy, Thurs.-Sat.

Ziggy’s Italian Bistro & Lounge, 9832 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020, (602) 870-4122, Sat, 7:30pm, Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-keys, Julian Goldenthal-drums

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, dancing.  

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., $15 members, $20 non-members, under 18 free: Sept. 17, Sun City Stomperz.

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, 6-8:30 pm Wed.; Paris James, 7-10 p.m. Sat.; Freddie Duran, 6:30-9:30 pm Tues.; Kristy Dee, 7-10 pm Fri.

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

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

Opa Life Greek Cafe, 227 E. Baseline Road-J007, Tempe 85283 (between Mill Ave. & Rural Road), 480-292-8180, food, 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. 

Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe 85281, 480-350-2822:  LakeshoreMusic series kicks off in September for the 2017-18 season.

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.

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 nightly.

SEDONA
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. June 25, SBG Trio; July 30, Nicole Pesce Trio; Sept. 3, Armand Boatman Trio

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

Chicago Bar, 5954 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson 85712, 520-748-8169, Bad News Blues Band, 9:30 p.m. Wed

Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing St., Tucson 85701, 520-622-7984, cushingstreet.com, Pete Swan Trio, 7-10 p.m. Fri; Jeff Lewis Quartet, 7-10pm, Sat.

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.

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, jazz series, yumajazz.com, free, 7-9 pm Fri, free, food: June 16 - Jason & Elle; July 14 - YJC Trio; July 28 - Jason & Elle; August 11 - YJC Trio; August 25 - Jason & Elle; September 8 - YJC Trio; September 22 - Jason & Elle

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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