Compiled by Patricia Myers for Jazz in AZ.
Edited by Michele Robins for KJZZ.
Events subject to change.
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: 7 p.m. Fri. Inner Journeys Trio (Bob Ravenscroft-keyboards, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums, Caleb Kilian-visuals), 7 p.m. Fri. Dec. 20, free.
Chances on Sixth, 7570 E. Sixth Ave (corner of Miller Road), Scottsdale, 480-994-4338, different band: Fantasy Jive (Doc Chaney-trumpet-trombone, Rich Klein-reeds, Neal Hecht-drums), 5-9 p.m. Sun., food, dancing.
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, David Baradic-piano, Mike King-bass, Greg Warner-drums), 7-11 p.m. Wed. (except Dec. 4); Diana Lee Band (Lee-vocals, Dave Baradic-piano, Felix Sainz-bass, Greg Warner-drums), 7-11 p.m. Sat. Dec.7, 21.
5 & Diner, 9069 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale 85250, 7-10 p.m. third Friday “sock hop,” live band, free.
Four Seasons @ Troon North, 10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale 85262, 480- 515-5700, Kelso Brothers Quartet, 5-8pm Sat. Dec. 13, 20.
Jazz in the Hills, info 480-788-5290, jazzinthehills.org, $10, $9 members/preferred seating, $5 children, $15 at door: (beverages, no food): 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fri Dec. 6, Cleo Corcoran Bossa Brazil @ Kimmie's Restaurant, 13014 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills 85268; Dec. 20, Fred Forney + Armand Boatman Quartet (holiday theme); Mark Lewis + Jack Radavich Trio; Jan. 24. Dmitri Matheny-flugelhorn.
JLevine Auction Warehouse, 10345 N. Scottsdale Road (at Shea), Scottsdale 85253, jlevines.com, Nuance Jazz Trio: Devon Bridgewater-tpt-violin, Dave Robinson-guitar, Ted Sistrunk-bass, 4-6 pm Thurs. (weekly), complimentary snacks/drinks, art/collectibles auction.
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.; Greg Warner leads Jazz Experience w/ Tommy Holloway, 9 p.m.-midnight Thurs.
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, 8325 E. Indian Bend Road (south side between Hayden and Pima Roads, off 101-North), Scottsdale, 85250, 480-991-1571, dance floor, food: 6:30-9:30 pm. Fri.: Dec. 6, Danny Long-solo piano-vocals; Margo Reed-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 6:30-9:30 pm. Sat. weekly starting Dec. 7; 6:30-9:30 pm Fri. Dec. 13, Alice Tatum-vocals, Rachael Gold-piano; 6:30-9:30 pm. Fri.: Dec. 20, Danny; 6:30-9:30 pm. Fri. Dec. 27, Rags Allen Band.
Remington’s, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road (Scottsdale Plaza Resort property), Scottsdale 85253, 480-951-5101: Dec. schedule: not available.
Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse, Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ auditorium, 4425 N. Granite Reef Rd. (east of Hayden, south of Camelback), Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, scucc.com, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs., $5 donation, purchase coffee-desserts: Dec. 5, Caleb Veazy Quintet; Dec. 12, Michael Reed Band Holiday Show; Dec. 19, Crotty-O’Neill Jazzy Christmas; Dec. 26, Joe Gilboy Quintet; Jan. 2: Papa John DeFrancesco Quartet; Jan. 16; Fred Forney; Jan. 23: Dmitri Matheny.
Sassi Restaurant (lounge), 10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy (off Pima-Happy Valley Road), Scottsdale 85255, 480-502-9055: Renee Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 6-9:30 pm Fri., also New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31; Beth Lederman-solo piano, 6-9:30 pm Sat. Dec. 7.
Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse, 100th St. south of Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, 7-9 p.m. Mon. Dec. 2, free: 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. live-jazz service.
Talking Stick Resort & Casino, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road @ 101 north, Scottsdale 85250, 480-850-7777: Orange Sky Lounge, 15th floor, various.
VFW Post 3513, 7220 E. Wilshire Drive, Scottsdale, 480-941-9849, Havin’ Fun Big Band, 7-9 p.m. Wed., food, dance floor.
PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY
Asbury United Methodist Church, 1601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Pam’s Jam, 6:30-8:30 pm first Wed., all ages-levels, led by Pam Morita-piano, Yorman Williams-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums, $5 suggested 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. Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21; food, reservations recommended.
Café Eleven Forty, 1140 E. Washington St, Phoenix 85034, 602-730-1140, (formerly Bobby C’s-new owner, remodeled), food, 8-11 p.m. Fri., Raul Yanez Trio.
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.
Cimarron Room, 17100 Clearview Blvd., Surprise, 623-546-7449: West Valley Jazztet (Frank Weible-tenor sax, Santo Maglio-keys, Ellen Zacko-violin, Jay Goetting-bass, Ed Zacko-drums), 7-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Jan. 10-11, $18.
Downtown Glendale Jazz Jam @ JiveMind, 5754 W. Glenn Drive, Glendale 85301, rear entrance, free parking, $5 cover, organized by Beth Dore, info 623-931-0235, 408-475-5583: 7:30-10 p.m. Thurs. all-ages jazz jam, led by pro jazz combo. .
Gaslight Inn, 5747 W. Glendale, Ave. Glendale, 623-934-5466, gaslightinnaz.com, 7-10 p.m. first Thurs., Joan & John, $5 cover.
Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria, 623-979-0080, Vicki McDermitt Quartet (McDermitt-vocals, Mark DeCozio-keyboards Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums, Caleb Kilian-visuals), 6-8 p.m. Sun. Dec. 8, free.
L'Amore Restaurant and Bar, 3159 E. Lincoln Drive, Phoenix 85016, 602-381-3159, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 6-9 p.m. 2nd Wed.
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. Jan. 5, Feb. 9, March. 9; also 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fri. Feb. 14, March 14.
Los Compadres, 2350 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix, 602-864-0258, food, 6:30-9:30 pm Sat. Dec. 28, Andrew Gross-tenor sax, Eric Bart-guitar, David Valdivia-keys, Vic Kottner-bass, Tim Downs-drums.
Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St. @ Roosevelt, Phoenix, 602-258-0014, thelostleaf.org, 9:30 p.m. Sun., Jiggle (Bryon Ruth-Scott Zimmer-saxes, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Nathan Hubbard-drums); 9:30 p.m. second Mon., 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.
Sun City Grand, 19753 N. Remington Drive, Surprise, 7-9 p.m. Tues., series presented by Jean Bayus Music, $15, reserve at 623-572-9354, Dec. 9, "Rhapsody in Gershwin": Susan Artemis Trio.
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/ grand piano, guitar-bass amps, drum set), $5, $2 participating musicians; BYOB, sodas, water, snacks on sale.
Wrigley Mansion (Camelview Patio or Geordie's lounge), 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 (zoning regulations require operation as a private club: $5, one-month trial membership, applied towards the purchase of a social or wine membership; $15/yr social membership w/ free valet parking; $25/yr jazz membership, same as others + happy hour- priced beverages 7-10 pm on jazz nights
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 jam for “trad- jazz” musicians.
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 Aebi-Coulson Jazz Duo + Jimmy Nistico-sax, 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, Jazz Alliance, 7:30-11 p.m. Fri & Sun., goldbarespresso.org
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: Bridget Maynes- Auggie Mendoza or Delphine Cortez-Joel Robin.
Mad Hatter Brewpub, 502 S. College, Tempe, 480-967-5353, food, jamnjazzproductions.com, 7-9 pm Tues.: Dec.3, Bass&Face (Dwight Kilian-Todd Johnson-bass, Vicki McDermitt-vocals); Dec. 10, Michael Powers-guitar, Steve Douglas-bass, Greg Delfiner-drums; Dec. 17, Beth Lederman + Donna Wilson; Dec.24 & 31-no music.
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.
Marcello’s Pasta Grill, 1701 E. Warner Road (west of McClintock), Tempe, 480-831-0800, marcellospastagrill.com: Danny Long-piano/vocals + daughter Trish-vocals, Peter Longo-electric bass, 6:30-9:30pm Thurs.
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.
Sleepy Dog Pub & Bistro, 1451 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, 480-963-1805, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. brunch, Aebi-Coulson Jazz Duo + Jim Nistico-sax, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
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.
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.
Fini's Landing, 5689 N. Swan Road, Tucson 85718, Tony Frank-trpt-vocals, Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky-keys, Rick Shosie-bass, 7-10 pm Wed.
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.
Margaritas, 3602 E. Grant Road, Tucson 85716, Tony Frank Quartet (Frank-trumpet-vocals, Amilcar Guevara-keys, Steve Harris-bass, Davis Baker-drums, Latin jazz), 8-11 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.
Viscount Suite, Wilbur's Grill, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson 85711, jam session led by Pete Swan-drums, Grant Cherry-piano, Scott Black-bass, 6:30-9:30 pm Sun.; Arizona Roadrunners, 6:30-9 pm Tues.
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