Jazz Venues and Organizations

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JANUARY 2014
Events subject to change.

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Scottsdale-Fountain Hills-Paradise Valley
American Legion Post #44, 7145 E. Second St., Scottsdale, 480-941-9053, Swingtyme Jazz Quartet, 6-8:30 p.m. Wed., food, dancing.

Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 N Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, 480-948-6050, ascensionparadisevalley.org: 7 pm, Fri., Jan. 16, Bob Ravenscroft-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums, Caleb Kilian-visual media

Eddie V’s, 5323 N. Scottsdale Road (@ Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com, 6-10 pm, Weds. & Sat, Jan 10, 7-11pm, Renee Patrick Quartet (Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano, Mike King-bass, Greg Warner-drums); 7-11pm, Sat, Jan 24, Diana Lee-vocals, Dave Baradic-piano, Felix Sainz-bass, Greg Warner-drums; 6-10pm, Sun, Shea Marshall; 6-10pm Sun, Jan 11, 18, 25, 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 Toolshed and Buzz Fowler-harp-vocals, Chris Sabbarese-guitar-vocals, Maury Saslaff-bass, Anthony Smith-percussion-vocals.

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: Jan 16, 2015, Mark Lewis; Feb 6, Dmitri Matheny, Feb 20, Nicole Pesce

Kazimierz, 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-946-3004, kazbar.net, Greg Warner & Friends, Thur, 9pm-12am closed 1/22); The Joe Costello Syndicate, 9 p.m.-midnight, 2nd & 4th Sat.(1/10 & 24)

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, Fri-Sat, 6:30-9:30pm; Fri, Jan 9, Danny Long-piano-vocals; Sat, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Judy Roberts-piano/vocal & Friends; Fri, Jan 16, 23, 30,  Rags Allen Group. dance-floor, food; 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, 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.

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: Jan 15, Nick Manson; Jan 22 Floote-Prints w/ Mike Crotty & Joe Corral; Jan 29, The Cleve-Tet.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, 5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, Sundays In Paradise, 12-3pm, Jan 18, 24, The Joe Costello Project

Sassi, 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, 480 502-9095, sassi.biz: Renee Patrick-vocals,Judy Roberts-piano/vocals, Bob Lashier-bass, 6-9:30 pm Fridays.

Tommy V’s, 7303 E Indian School Road, Scottsdale 85251, 480-427-2264, 8:30-10:30 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 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.; Jan 9, Chris Light Jazz Quartet; Jan 16, Monica Shriver Group.

PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY
Birt’s Bistro, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, 623-584-0065, 5-6:30pm Wed & Fri; reservations recommended. Jan 9, Duane Moore All Star Quartet featuring Jane Higgs on vocals; Jan 14, The Barry Patch; Jan 16, Barry Dale Combo; Jan 21, The Melodaires; Jan 28, Birt’s Jam w/ West Valley Jazztet.

Downtown Glendale Jazz Jam led by Beth Lederman, Felix Sainz & John Lewis @ 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., Jan 11, Frank Smith, Shea Marshall - B3, Eric Bart - guitar, 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., Jan 13.

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.

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.

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, Hans Olson-guitar-vocals (blues), 6 pm Thurs.

La Stalla Cucina Rustica, 68 W. Buffalo St., Chandler, 480-855-9990: Laurie Fagen- vocals w/ Frank Smith, 6-9pm, Sun., Jan 25

Mad Hatter Brewpub, 502 S. College Ave., Tempe, 480-967-5353, 7-9 pm Tues., $10 cover: Jan 13 Michael Powers Group; Jan 20, Brazilian Jazz with Beth Lederman; Jan 27, Stu Siefer Combo

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.

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.

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: 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.

PAYSON
Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson: 2 pm first Sun. concerts, info gerry-reynolds@hotmail.com

SEDONA
Sedona Jazz at the Church, St. Luke's Church, 2890 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ; Sun, 3pm; episcopal.net.org, 928-282-7366; Jan 18, MLK Day Weekend featuring West Coast Jazz w/ the Nick Manson Duo;
Feb 15, Valentine Day Weekend Jazz w/ the Dmitri Matheny Group

TUCSON
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.

ORGANIZATIONS
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

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

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

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

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