Events subject to change.
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.
Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson: 2 pm first Sun. concerts, info email@example.com
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
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.