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Scottsdale-Fountain Hills-Paradise Valley
American Legion Post #44, 7145 E. Second St., Scottsdale, 480-941-9053, Rich Klein Trio, 6-8:30 p.m. Wed., food, dancing.
Eddie V’s, 5323 N. Scottsdale Road (@ Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com, 6-10 pm, Weds., 7-11pm, Renee Patrick Quartet (Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano, Mike King-bass, Greg Warner-drums); 6-10pm, Sun, Judy Roberts Trio
El Dorado Bar, 8708 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale 85257, 480-945-2606, 7-10 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; Sat, Toolshed, 7 pm. dinner-set (jazz, blues, R&B)
Jazz in the Hills, jazzinthehills.org, Emerson Art Gallery, 16930 E, Palisades Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268, 7-9 pm first & third Fri.; $20 at door, $15 advance, $10 JITH members, $5 students. Apr 3, Mike Vax Quartet + Dennis Rowland-vocals; Apr 17, Denny Monce Quintet.
Kazimierz, 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-946-3004, kazbar.net, Greg Warner & Friends, Thur, 9pm-12am; The Joe Costello Syndicate, 9 p.m.-midnight, Sat.(4/25)
Malee's Thai Bistro, 7131 E. Main St., Scottsdale, 480-947-6042, maleesthaibistro.com; Mon., 6-9pm, Judy Roberts & Renee Patrick (The Soul Sisters)
OC Seven Restaurant @ Scottsdale Resort and Athletic Club, 8325 E. Indian Bend Road (south side, between Hayden and Pima Roads), Scottsdale 85250, 480-991-1571, scottsdaleresortandathleticclub/restaurant/OC-Seven
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia-Mbar, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, 480-627-3200. montelucia.com: The Joe Costello Project, 6:30-9:30 p.m, Wed-Thur-Fri.
Remington’s, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85253, 480-951-5101, Joel Robin & Diana Lee, 6-9 p.m. Thurs.; Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-piano, 7-10 pm Fri.-Sat.; Rags Allen, 4-7pm, Mon.
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: April 2 - Blues for Booker: Celebrating jazz legend Booker Little featuring Dmitri Matheny-flugelhorn, Lamar Gaines-piano, T-Bone Sistrunk-bass, John Lewis-drums; April 9 - Nicole Pesce Quartet featuring Nicole Pesce-piano, Pam Morita-piano/vocals/keyboard, Sheila Early-drums, Bob Lashier-bass; April 16 - SCC Jazz Faculty featuring Eric Rasmussen-sax, Bruce Gates-trumpet, Tony Vacca-sax, Raul Yanez-piano, Will Goble-bass, Rob Moore-drums; April 23 - Soul Sisters featuring Judy Roberts & Renee Patrick; April 30 - Nautabot featuring Matt Williams-Vibraphone, Aleksey Izotov-Piano, Alex Oliverio-Guitar, Jordan Tompkins-Drums, Alex Meltzer-Bass.
Sassi, 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, 480 502-9095, sassi.biz: Renee Patrick-vocals,Judy Roberts-piano/vocals, 6-9:30 pm Fridays.
Tommy V’s, 7303 E Indian School Road, Scottsdale 85251, 480-427-2264, 8-10 pm Fri., Crawford Brothers Duo (Charles-piano, Jake-bass) + Bob McKeon-drums; Sat., The Gentlemen of Jazz (Santo Maglio-piano, Ray Carter-bass-vocals, 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 Cafe, First Baptist Church of Scottsdale, 7025 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, 480-907-5157, 480-945-6346, winfieldscafe.com, $5 donation: 7-9 pm. Fri.; Apr 9, GCU Thunder Big Band; Apr 17, The Chris Light Group; Apr 24, Monica Shriver Jazz Project
Zona Gallery and Tea Room, 7219 E Main St, Scottsdale 85251, 480-223-2717, facebook.com/zonagallery, Roosevelt Street Jazz (John Mitchell-piano, Jason Wiedman-drums, Uwe Weierstall-bass), 7-9 pm Thurs. April 9, 23.
PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY
Arizona Biltmore Resort/The Wright Bar, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, 602-955-6600, Khani Cole-vocals, Lamar Gaines-piano, 8-11 pm Fri.
Birt’s Bistro, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, 623-584-0065, 5-6:30pm Wed & Fri; reservations recommended. Wed, Apr 8, The Barry Patch; Fri, Apr 10, Three-Legged Dog (30s & 40s); Wed., Apr 15, the Melodaires (30s & 40s); Wed, Apr 22, Anything Goes (Swing, Blues, Bossa Nova); Wed, Apr 29, Birt’s Jam.
Downtown Glendale Jazz Jam @ Polo’s Italian Cuisine, 4935 W. Glendale Ave #17, Glendale 85301, $10 cover, 7-10 p.m. Thurs, presented by Beth Dore, info 623-931-0235.
Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria, 623-979-0080, $5 donation: 6-8 pm Sun., April 12, Art Lande
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.
Polo’s Italian Cuisine Restaurant-Nostalgi’a Cancione e Vino, 4935 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 85301, 623-463-8104, eatatpolos.com, Jay Maynes, 6-9 pm Thurs.; Robin Maynes, 6-9 pm Fri.-Sat.
Ritz-Carlton Hotel (lobby bar), 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-468-0700: Nicole Pesce-piano, Jeffrey Hattrick-vocals, 6-8 p.m. Sat.
Royal Palms Resort-The Mix Up Bar, 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 85018, 602-840-3610, Alice Tatum-vocals, Rachael Gold-piano, 7-10 pm Fri-Sat.
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, 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-200-8111, Diana Lee-Dennis Rowland-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun. brunch, stfrancisaz.com
The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464, 602-750-7045: 6-9 p.m. Sun., jam session, $5, $2 participating musicians; 3-5 pm third Sun. Jazz in AZ parties; various concerts throughout the week.
Third Space, 1028 Grand Ave, Phoenix 85007, 602-258-1536, facebook.com/ThirdSpacePhx, Roosevelt Street Jazz (John Mitchell-piano, Jason Wiedman-drums, Uwe Weierstall-bass), 7-10 pm Wed., April 1, 15, 29.
Virgil Bell VFW Post 1710 (“The Vee”), 1629 E. Jackson St., Phoenix 85034, Spooky Kool (jazz-funk: Gabriel Bey-tpt, Sandra Bassett-keys + Jack Schaar, Phil Janzen, Ross Covington, Pete Mello), 3 p.m. Sun., $10.
EAST VALLEY (Tempe-Chandler-Gilbert-Mesa-Apache Junction)
Arizona Golf Resort, 425 S. Power Road (SE corner Broadway), Mesa, 480-832-3202, Jazz Cats & Jammers lead 5-8 pm Wed. Dixieland jam session (Cheryl Thurston-keys-leader, Gary Church-cornet, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Danny Shannon-bass, Roy Calhoun-drums), dance floor, food.
Fired Up Grill, 7131 E. Ray Road @ Casa Paloma Shopping Center, via I-10 & Ray Road), Chandler, 480-940-4040: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sun. jazz jam: Jim 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.
Handlebar Pub and Grill, 650 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction 85120, 480-982-2091, Hans Olson-guitar-vocals (blues), 6 pm Thurs.; Sinclair Holland duo, 4-7pm, April 26.
La Stalla Cucina Rustica, 68 W. Buffalo St., Chandler, 480-855-9990: Sun, 6-9 pm; Matt Vandal, guitar, April 12; Laurie Fagen- vocals w/ Frank Smith, keys, Apr 26
Mad Hatter Brewpub, 502 S. College Ave., Tempe, 480-967-5353, 7-9 pm Tues., $10 cover: April 7-Stu Siefer Combo. Stu-sax, Dave Henning-keys, Felix Sainz-bass; April 14-Holly Pyle Trio; April 21-Beth Lederman featuring Donna Wilde; April 28-Judy Roberts & Renee Patrick
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.
Opa Life Greek Cafe, 227 E. Baseline Road (@ College between Mill Ave. & Rural Road), Tempe 85283, 480-292-8180, free: Wed, 6-9pm & Fri, 6:30-9:30pm; Sun Devil Jazz Trio, Wed. April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Pete Gitlin-guitar, Dave Ihlenfeld-keys, Fri. April 3; Beth Lederman keys, Felix Sainz-bass-vocals, Fri. April 10; Chris Pena-keys, Chad Cole-bass Fri. April 17; Blaise Lantana-guitar-vocals, Yanni Goudelis-keys, and Felix Sainz-bass-vocals, April 24; www.opalifegreekcafe.com/baseline
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 Drive, Mesa, 480-844-7437, pierdeorleans.com, food, dance floor: Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Church-cornet & Friends: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sat. through May; open jam 6:30-8:30 pm third Thurs.; 6:30 pm Tues. Feb. 17, Mardi Gras Party.
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 p.m. Thurs.
Ruffino Italian Cuisine, 4902 E Warner Road, Phoenix 85044, 480-893-8544, ruffinoaz.com, String Theory (Doug Arnold-guitar-vocals, Shawn Manske-bass-vocals), 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. second Sat., food.
Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe 85281, 480-350-2822: 7:30 pm Sat., 9-month annual series presented by LakeshoreMusic.org: April 25, Mads & Markus: Two Beyond (Mads Tolling, Danish violinist-violist-composer/founding member of Turtle Island String Quartet + Austrian pianist Markus Gottschlich); May 23, vocalist Trish Hatley Quartet.
Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson: 2-4 pm, first Sun. concerts, $5, info email@example.com. John Darst Quartet (Darst-lead guitar-vocals), Bob Veltre-guitar, Chris Long-string bass, Gerry Reynolds-drums; info Gerryfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Sedona Jazz at the Church, $13, donation for live stream, Saint Luke’s Church, State Route 179, Sedona AZ. 928-282-7366, tickets-info, live stream episcopalnet.org/DBS/Sedona/Jazz.htmlTUCSON. 3-5pm, Sun, April 12, Ioannis Goudelis-piano, Chris Finet-bass
Dahl & DiLuca Restaurant, 2321 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, 928-282-5219: Les Czimber-piano, Josh Landi-bass, 7-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; Steve Sandner-piano-vocals, 7-10 p.m. Tues-Wed-Thurs.
Mia's, 26 S. San Francisco, Flagstaff 86001, 928-774-3315: Jazz Jam (Ron James-drums/bandleader, Brad Bays-guitar, Chris Finet-bass), 9:30 pm Tues.
Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing St., Tucson 85701, 520-622-7984, Doug Martin-keys, Michael Levy-bass, 6-9 p.m. Fri.; Cushing Jazz Quartet (Jeff Lewis-sax, Ed Delucia-guitar, Rob Boone-piano, Jack Wood-bass), 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.
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, 2959 N. Swan Road, Tucson 85712, 520-327-7463, Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky-piano, 5:30-8 p.m. Fri.
Sullivan's Steakhouse, 1785 E. River Road, Tucson: Blue Dream Trio (Miray Çakır Rhoads-vocals and violin, Joshua Rhoads-guitar, Brian Hicks-sax) 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fri.- Sat.
Vero Amore, 2990 N. Swan Road, Tucson 85712, Birks Works (led by Glen Gross, tpt), 7-10 p.m. Sat.