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, Swingtime Jazz Quartet, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wed., food, dancing.
Chances R, 7570 E. Sixth Ave (corner of Miller Road), Scottsdale, 480-994-4338, 5-9 p.m. Sun., Joe Hopkins 52nd St. Jazz Band; food, dance floor.
Eddie V’s, 5323 N. Scottsdale Road (@ Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com, live music 6-10 pm nightly, including 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, 7-11 pm Sat. June 14 & 28, July 12.
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, on hiatus until fall.
Malee’s on Main, 7131 E. Main St., Scottsdale, 480-947-6042, maleesthaibistro.com, Felix Sainz-guitar-vocals, 6-9 pm Mon. all summer.
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; June 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.
Remington’s, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85253, 480-951-5101, June schedule: Joel Robin & Friends, 6-9 p.m. Thurs.; Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-piano, 7-10 pm Fri.-Sat.; Rags Allen-vocals, 4-7 pm 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: June 5, Phyllis Battle; June 12, Michael Powers Group; June 19, Sherry Roberson Quartet; June 26, Gabriel Ayala-guitar; Thurs. in July: “A Month of Moio” (led by Dom Moio-drums).
Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse, 100th St. south of Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, 7-9 p.m. first Mon., on summer hiatus until Sept. 8.
Talking Stick Resort & Casino, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road @ 101 north, Scottsdale 85250, 480-850-7777: Orange Sky Lounge, 15th floor, various including Felix Sainz Duo: Sainz-guitar-bass, Rebecca de la Torre-vocals, 6-10 pm June 3-4.
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 or 480-945-6346, winfieldscafe.com, on summer hiatus.
PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY
Birt’s Bistro, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, 623-584-0065, reservations recommended: Generation Gap, 5-6:30 pm Fri., May 30; Vinyl Jazz (youth combo: Joe Allie-guitar, Emily Clocksin-alto sax-flute, Michael Dan Gregoire-alto-tenor sax-bass, Daniel Vogt–bass Jacob Smith–drums), 5-6:30 p.m. June 13, July 18, Aug. 8); “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: 2-5 p.m. Sun., Jazz Jones Jam Session led by Alan Jones, free, info 602-487-8743.
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 by Mike Vax-trumpet, Jack Petersen-guitar, June 5 & 12; led by Chillie Willie Groove, June 19 & 26; July TBA; presented by Beth Dore, info 623-931-0235.
Elevate Coffee Company, 2530 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 1273, Phoenix, Vinyl Jazz (youth combo: Joe Allie-guitar, Emily Clocksin-alto sax-flute, Michael Dan Gregoire-alto-tenor sax-bass, Daniel Vogt-bass, Jacob Smith-drums), 7:30-9:30 p.m. last Sat. (May 31, July 26, Aug. 30; also Fri. June 20)
Los Compadres, 2350 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix, 602-864-0258, on summer hiatus
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).
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 (lobby bar), 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-468-0700: Nicole Pesce-piano, Jeffrey Hattrick-vocals, 6-8 p.m. Sat.
NEW Royal Palms, T. Cook’s Lounge), 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 85018, Alice Tatum-vocals, Rachael Gold-piano, 7-10 pm Fri-Sat. May 31 & weekly in June & July.
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, Dennis Rowland-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun. brunch, June-July-August; stfrancisaz.com.
Wrigley Mansion (Geordie's Lounge or fireside on patio), 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix 85016, 602-955-4079, “Jazz at the Wrigley”: June schedule featuring Tony Vacca-tenor sax-flute, 7-10 pm Thurs.-Fri. & 11 am-2 pm Sun. brunch: w/ Nicole Pesce-piano, June 1, 5-6, 8; w/ Nick Manson-piano, June 12-13; w/ Nicole Pesce-piano June 15 (then summer hiatus until fall).
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: 7-10 p.m. Sun. jazz jam led by Aebi-Coulson: 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.
La Stalla Cucina Rustica, 68 W. Buffalo St., historic downtown Chandler, 480-855-9990 .lastallacr.com, Laurie Fagen-vocals + Frank Smith-keys, 6-9 p.m. second Sun.; Matt Vandal-guitar, 6-9 p.m. 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), 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, no information available..
Marcello’s Pasta Grill, 1701 E. Warner Road (west of McClintock), Tempe, 480-831-0800, marcellospastagrill.com: Danny Long-piano-vocals, 6:30-9:30 p.m. alternate Thurs. (call for dates).
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. 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, Cleve Huff-drums) 7-10 p.m. Thurs.
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.