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.
Chances on Sixth, 7570 E. Sixth Ave (corner of Miller Road), Scottsdale, 480-994-4338, Joe Hopkins Quintet (Hopkins-clarinet, Cheryl Thurston-keys, Danny Shannon-bass, Caesar Rob-drums), New Orleans-style jazz + jammers, 5-9 p.m. Sun., food, dancing.
Jazz in the Hills @ Alchemy in CopperWynd Resort, 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive (north off Shea at Palisades, turn left on Eagle Ridge), Fountain Hills, 85268, 480-333-1880 or 480-788-5290, jazzinthehills.info or 480-688-9035 (Susan Harding): $10, $9 members, $5 children, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fri. (summer schedule:1 or 2 per month): May 10, Jerry Donato-sax, Vicki McDermitt-vocals, Armand Boatman-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass.
Kazimierz World Wine Bar, 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-946-3004, $5 cover after 8 p.m.: Margo Reed Band, 9 p.m.-midnight Mon. (Reed-vocals, Jerry Donato-sax, Joel Robin-keyboard); Greg Warner leads Jazz Experience & Friends, 9 p.m.-midnight Thurs.
Lon’s at the Hermosa (patio), 5532 E. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, 602-955-7878, 10.30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun. brunch, Larry Reed-vocals-piano, Dennis Sexton-bass.
Malee’s, 7131 E. Main St. Scottsdale, 85251, 480-947-6042, maleesthaibistro.com, Renee Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-keys-vocals, 6-9 p.m. Mon.
OC Seven Restaurant @ Scottsdale Resort and Athletic Club, 8325 E. Indian Bend Road (between 101 and Hayden Road), Scottsdale, 85250, 480-991-1571, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sat., Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-keys; $10 minimum pp; food, dance floor.
Remington’s, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85253, 480-951-5101: 7-10:30 p.m. Tues., Danny Long-piano-vocals, Judy Roberts-keys-vocals, Tony Vacca-sax; 7-10:30 p.m. Wed., Judy Roberts-solo piano-vocals; 7-10:30 p.m. Thurs. Judy Roberts-keys-vocals, Margo Reed-vocals; 7-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Long-Roberts (Sat.+ Trish Dwyer); 4-8 p.m. Mon., Rags Allen; 4-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., Jerry Harris.
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, coffee-desserts on sale: May 9, 10th anniversary: Dowell Davis Quartet w/ Paul Anderson-sax; May 16, Pam Morita All-Women Jazz Ensemble; May 23, Royce Murray Trio; May 30, Holly Pyle Quartet; June 6, Pete Pancrazi; June 13, Beth Lederman’s Jazz Con Alma; June 20, Armand Boatman Trio; June 27, Fred Forney Quartet.
Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse, 100th St. south of Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, BYOB: first Mon., 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.
NEW Sevens Bistro, 7707 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale 85250, 480-361-2437, food: Royce Murray-organ, Jermaine Lockhart-sax, 6-9 p.m. Sat. starting May 18.
Studio, Scottsdale Congregational Church, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, 11 a.m. Sun. live-jazz service.
VFW Post 3513, 7220 E. Wilshire Drive, Scottsdale, 480-941-9849, Havin’ Fun Big Band, 7-9 p.m. Wed., dance floor, food.
Winfield’s Cafe @ First Baptist Church of Scottsdale, 7025 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, 480-907-5157 or 480-945-6346, winfieldscafe.com, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fri., donation, coffee-beverages-desserts on sale: May 10, Mike Crotty Quartet; May 17, Eric Rasmussen; May 24, Jazz Poets; May 31, Arizona Big Band.
PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY
Arizona Biltmore (Wright’s Lobby Bar), 2400 N. Missouri, Phoenix 85016, 602-955-6600: Khani Cole Trio, 8-11 p.m. Thurs-Sat.
Asbury United Methodist Church (sanctuary), 1601 W. Indian School Road (SW corner 16th Ave.), Phoenix 85015, 602-279-2369: Pam’s Jam (Pam Morita-vocals-piano, Dominic Therrien-bass, Luis Morales-drums), first Wed., all ages-levels, $5 donation.
Birt’s Bistro, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, 623-584-0065: Vinyl Jazz (teen octet of Joe Allie-guitar, Emily Clocksin-alto sax, Michael Gregoire-bass guitar-alto sax-tenor sax, Scot Madison Quiggle-piano, Courtney Schrade-bass trombone, Jacob Smith-drums, Daniel Vogt-trumpet-bass guitar, Stephen White-trumpet), 5 p.m. Wed. May 8.
NEW Elevate Coffee Company, 2530 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 1273, Phoenix, Vinyl Jazz (teen octet of Joe Allie-guitar, Emily Clocksin-alto sax, Michael Gregoire-bass guitar-alto sax-tenor sax, Scot Madison Quiggle-piano, Courtney Schrade-bass trombone, Jacob Smith-drums, Daniel Vogt-trumpet-bass guitar, Stephen White-trumpet), 8 p.m. Sat. May 19.
Carly’s Bistro, 128 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, 602-262-2759: Jazz Jones Jam Session, 2-5 p.m. Sun., free, led by Alan Jones-info 602-487-8743.
Downtown Glendale Jazz Jam @ JiveMind, 5754 W. Glenn Drive, Glendale 85301, free parking, info 408-475-5583, 623-931-0235: jazz jam 7:30-10 p.m. Thurs., $5 cover, free parking in garage: Chris PenaTrio in May.
Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria, 623-979-0080, free, 6-8 p.m. second Sun.: May 19, Bob Ravenscroft-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums); June 9, Be Bop Revolution (Armand Boatman-keys, Jerry Donato-sax, Fred Forney-tpt, Dwight Kilian-bass, Dom Moio-drums).
Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St. @ Roosevelt, Phoenix, 602-258-0014, thelostleaf.org, 9:30 p.m. first Mon., 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); 9:30 pm third Wed., The Scorpion Decides (Nathan Hubbard-drums-compositions, Jerome Salazar-electric bass, Branson Nejame-keyboards, Keith Kelly-woodwinds).
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, Nicole Pesce-piano, Jeffrey Hattrick-vocals, 6-8 p.m. Sat. in lobby bar.
Royal Palms Resort (T. Cook’s Lounge), 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 85018, Joe Costello Project, 8-11 p.m. Wed.; Joe Costello Project, 8-11 p.m. Thurs.; Michael Reed Combo, May 10-11; Renee Patrick, May 17-18.
St. Francis, 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-200-8111, Diana Lee-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. brunch; stfrancisaz.com.
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.
Asia, 1236 E Baseline Road #102, Mesa 85204, 480-892-0688 asiaaz.com, food: String Theory (Doug Arnold-guitar-vocals, Shawn Manske-bass-vocals), 7-10 p.m. third Fri.
D’vine Bistro Chandler, 3990 S. Alma School Road, Chandler (NW corner Alma School & Ocotillo), Chandler, 480-782-5550, dvinebistro.com, Aebi-Coulson Jazz Duo featuring Jimmy Nistico, 7-10 p.m. Sat.; Aebi-Coulson Duo + Tim Hern-vocals, 6:30-9:30 p.m. alternate Mon.
Fired Up Grill, 7131 E. Ray Road (formerly 56 East) @ Casa Paloma Shopping Center, via I-10 & Ray Road), Chandler, 480-940-4040: jazz jam led by Aebi-Coulson Jazz Duo + Jimmy Nistico-sax, Perry Senn-drums, 7-10 p.m. Sun
Floridino's, 50 E. Guadalupe Rd. (NW corner Baseline), 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 Joel Robin-Delphine Cortez.
Mad Hatter Brewpub (formerly Dave's Electric) 502 S. College, Tempe, 480-967-5353 7-9 p.m. Tues.: May 14, Blaise Lantana Birthday Party; May 21, Joel Robin; May 28, Nicole Pesce & Jerry Donato; June 4, Stan Sorenson Duo; June 11, Joel Robin; June 18, Stu Siefer Trio; jamnjazzproductions.com, 480-966-0812.
NEW Monti’s Casa Vieja, 100 S. Mill Ave. (front patio), Tempe, 85281, 480-967-7594, 6-9 p.m. Thurs., Richie Oropeza Trio (Oropeza-tenor sax-flute, Bill Kaye-keys, Jimmy Golini-drums).
Olive Branch, 3231 S. Mill Ave. (@ Southern), Tempe 85282, 480-966-9829, Buzz Fowler & First String hosts blues-jazz jam sessions (all-ages), door open @ noon, 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; food.
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., food.
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. except May 30: Chandler. Stan Sorenson Trio hosts (Sorenson-guitar, Steve Douglas-bass Ziker-drums).
Pita Jungle-Mesa, 1850 W. Southern Ave. (across from Mesa Community College) 480-615-PITA (7482), pitajungle.com/locations/mesa, Judy Roberts-keys-vocals, Renee Patrick-vocals, 5-7 p.m. Sun.
Pizza Mart, 1329 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-962-4233, Cheryl’s Cats and Jammers Band (Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Church-tpt, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Dick Obermiller-bass, Roy Calhoun-drums), 5-7:30 p.m. Wed.
Robbie Fox’s Public House (west patio), 640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-642-6442: 3-6:30 p.m. Sat., various; food.
San Marcos Crowne Plaza Resort, 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler, 480-812-0900, SanMarcosResort.com: AJ’s Restaurant: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun. brunch; Joe Hopkins Trio.
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 + Jimmy Nistico-sax, 11 a.m..-2 p.m.
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.
Ayothaya Thai Cafe, 404 Highway 260, Payson, 928-474-1112, Payson Jazz Trio; Bob Smolenski-piano, Mike Buskirk-bass, Gerry Reynolds-drums; 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., May 17-18; info. firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-619-3355.
Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson, 2 p.m. Sun.: June 9, Dr Jass & the Heartbeats ( Dr Claudio Zamorano-cornet, Mike Buskirk-trombone, Hawkeye Mathews-clarinet, Suzanne Knighton-vocals & bass, Dale Knighton-vocals-banjo, Gerry Reynolds–drums); July 14, Pete Pancrazi Quartet (Pancrazi–vocals-guitar, piano & bass TBD, Gerry Reynolds–drums); $5 donation at the door, info 602-619-3355 or email@example.com.
El Gato Azul (patio), 316 W. Goodwin, Prescott, 928-445-1070, elgatoazulprescott.com: June 12, Khani Cole Trio; June 13, Sahnas Brothers.
Dahl & DiLuca Restaurant, 2321 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, 928-282-5219: Les Czimber-piano, Bryan Sinclair-bass, 7-10 p.m. Fri., Sat.; Steve Sandner-piano-vocals, 7-10 p.m. Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. until May 23.
Sedona Jazz at the Church, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2690 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ 86336. Sunday, 3pm; May 26, "The Wonderful Music of Duke Ellington," with pianist Steve Sandner and double bassist Steve Douglas; June 30, Armand Boatman Quartet featuring Margo Reed; August 18, "Dmitri Matheny Plays the Great American Songbook"; September 1, "Latin and Straight-ahead Jazz" with pianist Raul Yañez and double bassist Chris Finet.
Sedona Hilton (lounge), 90 Ridge Trail, Sedona 86351, Steve Sandner-piano-vocals, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sat. to May 25..
Café Passé, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Tucson 85705, 520-624-4411, Colin Shook Trio, 7-10 p.m. Wed.
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.
Elliot's, 135 E. Congress Street, Tucson 85701, Jazz Guild Jam, Tony Frank-trumpet, Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky-keys, 8-11 p.m. Mon.
El Con Club, Randolph Golf Course Complex 600 S. Alvernon, Tucson, 7-10 p.m. Tues.: May 14, Hot Club of Tucson (Matt Mitchell-guitar, Nick Coventry-violin, Evan Dain-bass); May 21, Amilcar Guevara (salsa, charanga jazz); May 28, Collin Shook-piano, Mike Moinahan-sax, Dillon DeRobertus-bass, Tim Rachbach-drums; June 4, Jason Carder-tpt, Jeff Hsakell-piano Brice Winston0-bas, Jack Wood-bass; June 11 Arthur StatmanQuartet (Statman-piano, Brice Winston-sax, Scott Black-bass, Tim Rachbach-drums); June 18 Nosa Bossa Nova (Theresa Levy, Mike Levy).
Fini's Landing, 5689 N. Swan Road, Tucson 85718, Tony Frank-trumpet and vocals, Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky-keys, Evan Dain-bass.
Fire + Spice @ Sheraton Tucson, 5151 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, 520-323-6262, Arizona Roadrunners, 6-9 p.m. Tues.
La Cocina @ Old Town Artisans, 201 N. Court Ave., Tucson 85701, Shawn Kebler-guitar, Collin Shook-bass, Gil Rodriquez-drums, 6:30-9 p.m. Wed.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson 85750, Cascade Lounge. Doug Martin-piano, Mike Levy-bass, 5:30-8 p.m. Fri.
Old Pueblo Grill, 60 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, 520-326-6000 Pete Swan-drums, Grant Cherry-piano, Scott Black-bass, trio hosts jam session, 7-10 p.m. Sun.
Sullivan's Steakhouse, 1785 E. River Rd., Tucson 85718, John Einweck Band, 6-10 p.m. Fri.; Larry Loud-piano, 6-10 p.m. Sun.
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