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.
Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, 480-948-6050, free: 7 p.m. Fri., April 18, SoulScapes (Bob Ravenscroft-keyboards, Vicki McDermitt-vocals, Dawn Rolland-vocals, LuAnn Roberson-vocals, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums, Caleb Kilian-visuals, Richard Parrish-spoken word), free.
Bobby’s Restaurant & Jazz Lounge, 7122 E. Greenway Pkwy (Kierland Commons), Scottsdale, 480-556-0770, jazz 6-10 pm nightly & 7-11 pm Fri.-Sat. & 11 a.m.-2 p.m Sat.-Sun brunch.
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 nightly including Renee Patrick Quartet (Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano, 6-10 pm Wed. through April 30, then Patrick with Dave Baradic-piano, Mike King-bass, Greg Warner-drums), 6-10 pm Wed.
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 + guests.
Jazz in the Hills, jazzinthehills.org, on hiatus until fall.
Kazimierz World Wine Bar, 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-946-3004, $5 cover after 8 p.m.: Margo Reed-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 8-11 pm Sun. through April 26.
Malee’s on Main, 7131 E. Main St., Scottsdale, 480-947-6042, maleesthaibistro.com, Renee Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 6-9 p.m. Mon. through April 28.
OC Seven @ Scottsdale Resort and Athletic Club, 480-991-15718325 E. Indian Bend Road (south side, between Hayden and Pima Roads, off 101-North), Scottsdale, 85250, 480-991-1571, dance floor, food, April schedule: Margo Reed-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 6:30-9:30 pm every Sat through April 26; Danny Long-piano-vocals, 6:30-9:30 pm Fri. April 11 & 25; Rags Allen Group, 6:30-9:30 pm Fri. April 4 & 18.
Pasta Brioni, 4416 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale 85251, 480-994-0028, pastabrioni.com: Crawford Brothers (Charles-piano, Jake-bass) + Bob McKeon-drums 6:30 pm Thurs.
Remington’s, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85253, 480-951-5101: April: Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-piano, 7-10 pm Wed., Fri., Sat.; Robin + Diana Lee-vocals,7-10 p.m. Thurs.; Rags Allen-vocals, 4-8 pm Mon., 6-9 pm Tues, 4:30-6:30 pm Thurs.; Jerry Harris-vocals, 4:30-6 pm Tues-Wed.-Fri.
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: April 10, Armand Boatman Trio; April 17, SCC jazz faculty & students; April 24, Nick Manson.
Sassi Restaurant (lounge), 10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy (off Pima-Happy Valley Road), Scottsdale 85255, 480-502-9095: Renee Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 6-9:30 pm Fri. through May 2, then summer hiatus.
Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse, 100th St. south of Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, 7-9 p.m. first Mon., free, BYOB, refreshments: 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.
Studio, Scottsdale Congregational Church, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, 11 a.m. Sun. jazz service.
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, $5 suggested donation, coffee-beverages-desserts on sale, 7-8:30 or 9 p.m. Wed.: April 9, Caleb Veazey Quintet; April 16, SCC featuring Mohave Middle School; April 23, Red Mountain Big Band; April 30, Scott Sadlon Trio.
PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY
Asbury United Methodist Church, 1601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-279-2369. Pam’s Jam, 6:30-8:30 pm first Wed. of every month., all ages-levels, led by Pam Morita-piano-vocals, Rob Wren-bass, Robert Schulz-drums, $5 donation.
Café 1140, 1140 E. Washington St, Phoenix 85034, 602-730-1140, (former Bobby C’), food, 8-11 p.m. Fri., Raul Yanez Trio; other bands Sat., Sun., including Foster Oden Trio (Oden-piano-vocals, Ray Carter, bass-vocals, Bob McKeon-drums), 3-6 pm Sun. April 27.
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 pro combo; April: Ken Taylor-trumpet + guest artists, presented by Beth Dore, info 623-931-0235, 408-475-5583.
Elevate Coffee Company, 2530 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 1273, Phoenix, Vinyl Jazz (youth band: Emily Clocksin-alto sax-flute, Joe Allie-guitar, Michael Dax Gregoire-alto sax-tenor sax-bass, Daniel Vogt-bass, Jacob Smith-drums), 7:30-9:30 p.m. last Sat. (April 26, May 31
Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria, 623-979-0080, free, 6-8 pm Sun. April 13, Ronald Jean-guitar, Eric Bart-guitar, Nicole Pesce-piano.
Los Compadres, 2350 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix, 602-864-0258, food, 6:30-9:30 pm Sat. May 3: Andrew Gross-tenor sax, Pete Pancrazi-guitar, David Valdivia-keys, Jack Radavich-bass, Tim Downs-drums.
Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St. @ Roosevelt, Phoenix, 602-258-0014, thelostleaf.org, 9 p.m. first Mon. (April 7), Jiggle (Bryon Ruth-Scott Zimmer-saxes, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Jacob Eary-drums); 9 p.m. second Mon. (April 14), 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.
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, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 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/ piano, guitar-bass amps, drum set), $5, $2 participating musicians; see thenash.org for other events, including First Fridays, concerts, clinics, third Sunday Jazz in AZ parties; BYOB except First Fridays, sodas, water, snacks on sale.
Wrigley Mansion (Geordie's Lounge or fireside on patio), 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix 85016, 602-955-4079, “Jazz at the Wrigley”: Tony Vacca-tenor sax-flute, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, 7-10 pm Thurs. through May 1; also Vacca + pianist, 7-10 p.m. Fri. (Nicole Pesce, April 11, 18; Steve Sandner, April 25); 11 am-2 pm Sun. brunch: Vacca + Nicole Pesce, April 13, 27, also Easter Brunch April 20, Vacca + Mark DeCozio; (zoning regulations require operation as a private club: $25 annual jazz/social membership includes valet parking, happy hour-priced beverages 7-10 pm on jazz nights; $5 one-month trial membership, applied towards the purchase of a social or wine membership; $15/yr social membership w/ free valet parking).