Compiled by Patricia Myers.
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, Swingtyme Jazz Quartet, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wed., food, dancing.
Eddie V’s, 5323 N. Scottsdale Road (@ Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com, live music 6-10 pm nightly: Renee Patrick Quartet (Patrick-vocals, Dave Baradic-piano, Mike King-bass, Greg Warner-drums), 6-10 pm Wed.; Diana Lee-vocals, Dave Baradic-piano, Felix Sainz-bass, Greg Warner-drums,11 pm some Sat.
El Dorado Bar, 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; Toolshed performs 7 pm Sat. dinner-set (jazz, blues, R&B)
Jazz in the Hills, jazzinthehills.org, Desert Canyon Golf Club, 10440 N Indian Wells Drive, Fountain Hills 85268, 7-9 pm first & third Fri.; $20 at door, $15 advance, $10 JITH members, $5 students; Sept. 5, Doc Stewart Trio (Stewart-alto sax); Sept. 19, Jazz Express (Jim Nistico-tenor sax, Dave Henning-piano, Jack Radavich-bass, John Lewis-drums); Oct. 3, Bob Washut’s Alto Maiz; Oct. 17, Mike Vax Quartet; Nov. 7, Jim Cooper Quartet (Cooper-vibes).
Kazimierz, 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-946-3004, kazbar.net, The Joe Costello Syndicate 9 p.m.-midnight, 2nd & 4th Sat.
OC Seven @ Scottsdale Resort and Athletic Club, 480-991-1571, 8325 E. Indian Bend Road (south side, between Hayden and Pima Roads), Scottsdale 85250, dance floor, food; Sept. schedule: Danny Long-piano-vocals, Tony Vacca-tenor sax-flute, 6:30-9:30 pm Sat.; Rags Allen Group 6:30-9:30 pm Fri., except Sept. 26, Danny Long-piano-vocals.
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, 480-627-3200, www.montelucia.com: The Joe Costello Project 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri-Sat.; also, The Joe Costello Syndicate 9 p.m.-midnight Fri. and 1st & 3rd Sat.
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 Sept. 11, Bob Shimuzu-guitar & friends; Sept. 18, Unlimited led by Lamar Gaines-keys; Sept. 25, Jerry Donato Jazz Quartet; Oct. 2, Mark Witt Group; Oct. 9, Will Goble Quartet; Oct. 16, Alice Tatum (Tatum-vocals, Rachael Gold-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Todd Chuba-drums); Oct. 23, Nick Manson Combo; Oct. 30, Fred Forney Jazz Ensemble (also Dec. 11).
Sassi, 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, 480 502-9095, sassi.biz: Renee Patrick-vocals, David Baradic-piano. 6-9:30 pm Fri. starting Sept. 19.
Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse, 100th St. south of Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, jazz combo led by Dave Friedman-tpt + Walt McDonald-tenor sax, Mark Young-alto sax, Joe Savard-trombone, Ned Kuvinen-keys, Gary Browning-vibes, Don Friedman-Zack Bernstein-guitars, Todd Knowles-bass, Ken Fauland-drums, Ginni Alvey-vocals; 7-9 p.m. Mon. Sept. 8, then first-Mon., free, complimentary cookies/coffee.
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, 480-945-6346, winfieldscafe.com, $5 donation: 7-9 pm. Fri., various bands: Sept. 5, Jazz Poets (Mark Young-sax, Jessie Young-trumpet, Dick Holt-trombone, Jeanette Young-piano, John Stewart-bass, Rod DiGiovanni-guitar); Sept. 12, Alex Oliverio; Sept. 19, John Meier; Sept. 26, Scott Sandlon Group
PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY
Asbury United Methodist Church, 1601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Pam's Jam (led by Morita-piano-vocals, Rob Wren-bass, Robert Schulz-drums), 6:30-8:30 pm Wed. ,$5 donation
Birt’s Bistro, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, 623-584-0065, reservations recommended: Anything Goes Jazz--Great American Song Book w/ Margo McKeon-Kate Stewart-vocals, George Hanepen-guitar; Eddie Ambrose-keys Bob McKeon-drums, 5-6:30 pm third Wed. monthly (except Nov)
Carly’s Bistro, 128 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, 602-262-2759: Carly's Bistro Jazz Brunch w/ Alan Jones (sax-flute) & friends. 11 am-4 pm, 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.
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 in Sept. by Frank Smith-sax; 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, spiritofhope.cc, $5 donation: 6-8 pm Sun.: Sept. 14, Jerry Donato Quartet (Donato-tenor sax, Yanni Goudelis-piano, Todd Johnson-bass, Dom Moio-drums, Joe Garcia-percussion); Oct. 12, Sherry Roberson Trio (vocals); Nov. 9, Jazz Con Alma (Beth Lederman-piano, Felix Sainz-bass, Joe Garcia-percussion, Emerson Laffey-drums).
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.
Nostalgi’a Cancione e Vino Italian Cuisine, 4935 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 85301, 623-463-8104, eatatpolos.com, Jay Maynes, 6-9 pm Thurs.; Robin Maynes + guests, 5:30-8:30 pm Fri.-Sat.
O'Connors Irish Pub, 2601 W. Dunlap Ave. #7, Phoenix 85021, 602- 997-7714, Rocket 88s lead 7-10:30 pm Wed. jam session.
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, T. Cook’s Lounge), 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 85018, Alice Tatum-vocals, Rachael Gold-piano, 7-10 pm Fri-Sat.
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.
Sunset Bistro at The Lakes, 19260 N. Westbrook Pkwy, Peoria, 623-566-1132, Sun City Stomperz, 6:30-8:30 pm Sept. 13 & 27.
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., jam session, $5, $2 participating musicians; 3-5 pm third Sun. Jazz in AZ parties; concerts including: 7:30 pm Sat. Sept. 20, Dmitri Matheny’s “Sagebrush Rebellion” CD-release show (Matheny-flugelhorn, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums, $15, $12 advance; 7:30-10 pm Fri. Sept. 12, Creative Music Ensemble (Mary Petrich-Bryon Ruth-tenor saxes, Corey Fogel-drums-percussion); 7 pm Sat. Sept. 13, Phil Benoit-guitar, Angela Benoit-vocals (on tour from Maui), Steve Douglas-bass, Cleve Huff, drums; 7:30 pm Sept. 26, Boneyard (Carole Pellatt-guitars, Todd Johnson-el.bass, Dom Moio-drums); 7:30 pm Fri. Oct. 10, Inner Journeys Trio (Bob Ravenscroft-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums), $10/$5 students; 7:30 pm Sat. Oct. 25, Fred Forney Quartet, $10/$5.
EAST VALLEY (Tempe-Chandler-Gilbert-Mesa-Apache Junction)
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.
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, Tim Hern-vocals, Eric Bart-guitar, Selwyn Reams-bass, 5-8 pm Sun.; Hans Olson-guitar-vocals, 6 pm Thurs-Fri.
La Stalla Cucina Rustica, 68 W. Buffalo St., Chandler, 480-855-9990: Laurie Fagen- vocals + Pam Morita-keyboard, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 14 & Oct. 12 (second Sun.); Matt Vandal-guitar, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 28 & Oct. 26 (fourth 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), 5-7 pm Sat. Sept. 13, Felix Sainz Duo (Sainz-bass, Allen Ames-violin); 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. jazz brunch: 1st & 3rd Sundays, Bridget Maynes-Auggie Mendoza; 2nd & 4th Sundays, Delphine Cortez-Joel Robin.
Mad Hatter Brewpub, 502 S. College Ave., Tempe, 480-967-5353, 7-9 pm Tues., $10 cover: Sept. 16, Beth Lederman Trio + guest Dennis Rowland-vocals; Sept. 23, Joel Robin Trio w/ Delphine Cortez; Sept. 30, Michael Powers Group.
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. alternate Sat. restarting in Oct.
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.
Starters, 1400 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 7-11 pm Thurs blues jam hosted by RayRay & Bluzone.
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
Sept. 27, La Voz de Tres (Cuban-Brazilian vocal-instrumental trio); Oct. 25, Roy Assaf Trio (New York pianist/composer); Nov. 29, Corey Christiansen (guitar); Dec. 20, Tim Warfield's All-Star Jazzy Christmas: Tim Warfield-sax, Stefon Harris-vibes, Terell Stafford-trumpet; Jan. 17, vocalist Halie Loren; Feb. 28, piano duo Renee Rosnes-Bill Charlap; March 21, The Harlem Quartet with Cuban pianist Aldo López Gavilán; 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; $35 each, package discounts: 9 shows, 25% discount; 5 shows, 20%; 4 shows 15%; 3 shows, 10% ; also Mill Avenue dinner-show packages available @ Lakeshoremusic.org
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.
Ayothaya Thai Cafe, 404 Highway 260, Payson, 928-474-1112, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat., Sept. 19-20, Payson Jazz Trio (Bob Smolenski-piano, Mike Buskirk-bass, Gerry Reynolds-drums), info firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-619-3355.
Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson: 2 pm Sun. Sept. 14, Payson Jazz Trio (Bob Smolenski piano, John Hesterman-vocals-bass,
Gerry Reynolds-drums), 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. starting Sept. 23.
courtesy of Tucson Jazz Society, tucsonjazzsociety.org
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.
Delectables, 533 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson, Glen Gross-trp & sax, Malik Alkabir-keys, Kathy M Frank-drums 7-9 p.m. Wed.
Elliot's, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson 85701, Jazz Guild Jam, Tony Frank-trumpet, Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky-keys, 9 p.m.-midnight Mon.
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.
Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, Tucson, Tony Frank-trp&vocals, Lew Lepley-keys, Thøger Tetens Lund-bass, Scott Jackson-drums 6-9 p.m. Sat.
McMahon's, 2959 N. Swan Road, Tucson 85712, 520-327-7463, Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky-piano, 5:30-8 p.m. Fri.
Old Pueblo Grill, 60 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson 85711, Jazz Forum Jam (John Einweck-keys, Jack Wood-bass, Roscoe Freund-drums), 7-10 p.m. Sun.
Sullivan's Steakhouse, 1785 E. River Road, Tucson: Bossa Rhythm Project (Louie Levinson-guitar, Howard Wooten-guitar, Jack Wood-bass) 7-10 p.m. Thurs in Sept.; Blue Dream Trio (Miray Çakır Rhoads-vocals and violin, Joshua Rhoads-guitar, Brian Hicks-sax) 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fri.- Sat.
Sky Bar, 836 N. 4th Ave. Tucson 85705, Jazz Telephone (Jeff Grubic-sax, Andrew Collberg-drums, Ryen Eggleston-bass), 8-10 p.m. dates TBD.
Unplugged, 118 E Congress St., Tucson 85701, Tony Frank-trpt-vocals, Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky-keys, Rick Shosie-bass, 9 p.m.-midnight Thurs.
Vero Amore, 2990 N. Swan Road, Tucson 85712, Birks Works (led by Glen Gross, tpt), 7-10 p.m. Sat.
Wilbur's Grill @ Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson 85711, Arizona Roadrunners (Doug Tidaback, tbone., Scott Black-bass + Tucson Jazz Institute students, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wed.