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MARCH 2017
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SCOTTSDALE-Paradise Valley-Fountain Hills

Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen, 23623 N. Scottsdale Road @ Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale 85255, 480-563-1562: 5:30-8:30 pm Sat., Simon Ames-guitar, Cleo Corcoran-vocals, Eric Bart-guitar, Glenn Stern-bass, Jose de Pontes-percussion.

Eddie V’s, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road (Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com: Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, Greg Fishman-sax-clarinet-flute, 6-10 pm Tues.; Renee Patrick Quartet (Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-piano-vocals, Mike King-bass, Greg Warner-drums), 6-10 pm Sun. Guy Pennachio Quartet

El Dorado Bar,  8708 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale 85257, 480-945-2606, Toolshed hosts R&B-jazz-blues jam party, 7-11 p.m. Wed.  

Elks Lodge, 6398 E. Oak St., Scottsdale, 7-9 pm Wed., Havin’ Fun Big Band, dancing, food.

Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek 85331, 480-488-1906, live music Thurs-Sat.: Arizona Blues Project, 8 pm Thurs.

The Hills Pizza & Desserts,  6726 E. El Pueblo Blvd, Fountain Hills, 480-816-6656, Judy Roberts-vocals-keys, Greg Fishman-tenor sax-clarinet-flute, 5-8 pm Sun.; Neal Seroka-solo bass-guitar, 5-8 pm Tues.; Bill Rhodes-vocals-keys, 5:30-8:30 pm Sat.; Italian specialties, desserts.

Jazz in the Hills, Tom Wakeling Trio, 7-9 pm, April 7, $15-$3520, Sofrita,16848 E Ave of the Fountains, Fountain Hills 85268, 480-296-0178

Malee’s Thai Bistro, 7131 E. Main St., Scottsdale 85251, 480-947-6042, maleesthaibistro.com, 6-9 pm Mon.: Renee Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-vocals-keys,  Greg Fishman-tenor sax-clarinet-flute (when in town)

Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-9500, live music Thurs. & Sat., 6:30-9:30 pm Strictly Jazz Thursdays: April 6 - Ladi Kari & Dave Ihlenfeld, April 13-Sima + Trio, April 20-Jerry Donato + Peter Zale, April 27-Sima + Trio; 7-10 pm Sat.: April 1-Jerry Donato and Peter Zale, April 8-Ladi Kari, April 15 & 22-Monte Procopio and Dave Ihlenfeld, April 29-Lady Kari and Dave Ihlenfeld

Omni Montelucia Scottsdale Resort, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, 480-627-3200, montelucia.com, Mbar: 6:30-9:30 pm Wed.-Thurs., Joe Costello Project (Costello-drums, Nicole Pesce or Mark DeCozio or Raul Yanez-keys, Todd Johnson or Mel Brown-bass

Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse, Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ auditorium, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road (south of Camelback), Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, 7:30-9:30 pm Thurs., $5 donation, $3 students, coffee-desserts on sale: April 6, Judy Roberts Quartet; April 13, Peter and Will Anderson; April 20, Matt Lennex & The Giants of Jazz; April 27, Renee Patrick Trio-We 3

Soul Café, 7615 E. Pinnacle Peak Road (south on Miller @ 76th Street), Scottsdale 85255, 480-515-6254, soulcafescottsdale.com, food, 6-9 pm music: Michael Reed-Tabitha Reed-vocals, Johnny Carrasco-guitar, Fri.; Street Life (Lucius Parr-Lamar Parr, Dorothy Tobin), Sat.; George Mahoney-guitar-Wed.; Marley Taylor Band, Thurs.

METRO-PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY

Avanti, 2728 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix 85016, 602-956-0900, Charles Lewis-solo piano (lounge), 7-10 pm Fri.-Sat., food.

Birt’s Bistro @ Benavilla, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise 85374, 623-584-0065: live music 5-7 pm Fri.-Sat. including Fri, April 7- All Star Big Band; April 28, The Melodaires

Char’s Has the Blues, 4631 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix 85013, 602-230-0205 charshastheblues.com, 9 pm nightly live blues, Bam Bam & Badness lead Mon. open jam

Chopper John’s, 2547 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 85016, 602-955-0881; Rocket 88s lead 6:30 pm Wed., April 5 blues jam.

Copper Star Coffee, 4420 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix 602-266-2136, Scotty Spenner & True Flavor Blues, noon-2 pm Sun. brunch, other bands daily.

Crescent Ballroom Balcony, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix 85003, 602-716-2222:  What’s the Big Idea Jazz Trio (jazz-rock-pop), 8 pm Tues.; also variety music in lounge, 8 pm nightly.

Desert Rose Pizzaria and Gastro Pub, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale 85307, 623-937-3004, 6:30-9:30 pm Thurs., weekly Downtown Glendale Jazz Jam.

Dolce Vino Wine Bar Italian Cuisine (formerly Polo's Restaurant), 4935 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 85301, 623-463-8104: Auggie Mendoza-piano, 6-9 pm Thurs.-Fri.

Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria 85381, 623-979-0080, 6-8 pm second Sun., donation. April 9-Bob Ravenscroft Trio

Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St. @ Roosevelt, Phoenix 85004, 602-258-0014, music nightly: 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 sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Jeff Libman-guitar, Andrew Schiller-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums).

Marc's Sports Grill, 4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale 85302, 623-842-1053, blues-jazz jam hosted by Tom Mein & The Next Band, 7-11 pm Tues.

The Market by Jennifer's, 3603 E. Indian School Road, Suite A, Phoenix 85018, 602-626-5050: Joel Robin-keys, Delphine Cortez-vocals, noon- 2 p.m. 1st & third Sundays.

Musicians’ Hall, 1202 E. Oak St., Phoenix 85006, 602-254-8838, live music every first Tues., free (donation for snacks-beverages in support of Young Sounds of Arizona): April 4-jiGGle featuring Bryon Ruth-tenor sax, Scott Zimmer-saxes, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Jacob Eary-drums

The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464, 6-9 p.m. Sun. jazz jam session, various jazz bands throughout the week.

Performers Institute, 2261 W. Desert Cove Ave., Phoenix 85029, 602-358-8458, 7-10 pm first Mon. jam night. 

Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 85014, 602-265-4842, rhythmroom.com, live blues 8 pm nightly + special events, rhythmroom.com

Sam Ash Music Store, 4402 W. Cactus Road (Cactus Village), Glendale 85304, 602-863-7746, jazz horn-players jam session, 3-5 pm Sun.

St. Francis Restaurant, 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 85012, 602-200-8111, stfrancisaz.com, Dennis Rowland-Diana Lee-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. first-Sun. brunch

Steel Horse Saloon, 1818 W. Bell Road, Phoenix, 602-942-8778, Toolshed hosts blues jam, 7-11 p.m. Thurs., food, dancing. 

Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004, 602-368-3121, valleybarphx.com: bi-monthly jazz series: April 16, Music of Miles and Coltrane featuring the Fred Forney Quintet

Wild Willy’s, 613 E. Western Ave., Avondale 85323, 623-249-5291, Ray Ray & BluZone, 5 pm Sun. jam session.

The Womack  (1960s retro lounge), 5749 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 85014, 602-283-5232, live music including Roscoe Taylor Band with Jimmie McElroy, Thurs.-Sat.; also True Flavor Blues Band, Mario Moreno’s Rambleros; call for dates/bands.

EAST VALLEY (Tempe-Chandler-Gilbert-Mesa-Apache Junction)  

Arizona Golf Resort, 425 S. Power Rd., Mesa, 480-832-3202, Cats & Jammers Dixieland Jazz Band,(Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Church-cornet, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Danny Shannon-bass, Roy Calhoun-drums), 5-8 pm Wed., no cover, food, bar, dancing. 

Bourbon Jack’s,
 11 W. Boston St., Chandler 85225, 480-664-1738, Kody Herring leads 6 pm Sun. blues jam.

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler 85225, 480-620-3941: Arizona Classic Jazz Society monthly events: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., $15 members, $20 non-members, under 18 free: April 23, The Dixie Cats (Tucson); May 21, Cheryl's Thurston's Mardi Gras Jazz Band + reeds player Pieter Meijers (Calif.), celebrating Cheryl’s birthday; no parties June-July-Aug.; Sept. 17, Sun City Stomperz.

DVine Bistro: “Wine Tasting Wednesdays” (patio), 3990 S. Alma School Road #3 (NW corner Alma School @ Octoillo), Chandler 85248, 480-782-5550: Selwyn-Aebi Jazz Duo, 6-8:30 pm Wed.; Paris James, 7-10 p.m. Sat.; Freddie Duran, 6:30-9:30 pm Tues.; Kristy Dee, 7-10 pm Fri.

Floridino’s, 50 E. Guadalupe Road (NE corner Guadalupe/Gilbert), Gilbert, 480-539-1079, Ted Newman-guitar-vocals, Danny Shannon-bass, 6-8:30 p.m. Tues., Thurs.

Gold Bar Espresso, 3141 S. McClintock Drive, #6, Tempe, 480-839-3082, Jazz Alliance, 7:30-10 p.m. Fri & Sun. 

Opa Life Greek Cafe, 227 E. Baseline Road-J007, Tempe 85283 (between Mill Ave. & Rural Road), 480-292-8180, food, no cover: Fri. Mar. 31, 7-10 pm, The Sugar Thieves Trio (Americana roots): Meridith Moore-vocals, Mikel Lander-guitar-vocals, Ray Thiry-upright bass; Sat. Apr. 1, 7-10 pm, The Sahnas Brothers (“Turning Point” jazz band founders Thano and Demitri Sahnas) with Suzanne Lansford-violin-vocals; Sun. Apr. 2, 6-9 pm, Alice Tatum-vocals (jazz/rock/pop), Nicole Pesce-keys, Todd Chuba-drums; Mon. Apr. 3, 6:30-9:30 pm, “Instrumental West Coast Jazz” featuring Ken Hales-flugelhorn with Dave Ihlenfeld-keys, Pete Gitlin-bass, Ken French-drums; Wed. Apr. 5, 6:30-9:30 pm, Carmela Ramirez (jazz/Latin Jazz/R&B), Felix Sainz-bass, Ioannis Goudelis-keys; Fri. Apr. 7, 7-10 pm, Lyn Jackson-vocals (jazz/R&B/blues/soul) and Richard Palalay-keys, with Tim Robinson-drums; Sat. Apr. 8, 7-10 pm, Latin Jazz: Carmela Ramirez with Carmela y Más, (free salsa dance lessons); Sun. Apr. 9, 6-9 pm, Blaise Lantana-vocals (jazz), Beth Lederman-keys, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Felix Sainz-bass; Mon. Apr. 10, 6:30-9:30 pm, Petra Paukova and the Jazz Czech-Mates featuring Tom Finklea: Petra Paukova-vocals, Tom Finklea-keys, K.C. Linnell-bass, Donn Jackson-drums, Don Briner-guitar; Wed. Apr. 12, 6:30-9:30 pm, Sherry Roberson-vocals (jazz), Felix Sainz-bass-vocals, Ioannis Goudelis-keys; Fri. Apr. 14, 7-10 pm, Sir Harrison Band (Blues) featuring Sir Harrison Begay-guitar-vocals; Sat. Apr. 15, 7-10 pm, The Sugar Thieves Trio (Americana roots): Meridith Moore-vocals, Mikel Lander-guitar-vocals, Ray Thiry-upright bass; Sun. Apr. 16, 6-9 pm, The We 3 Trio: “Renee Patrick’s Classic Jazz Vocals and Ink Spots’ Greatest Hits” featuring Renee Patrick-vocals, Nicole Pesce-keys, Suzanne Lansford-violin; Mon. Apr. 17, 6:30-9:30 pm, “Instrumental West Coast Jazz” featuring Ken Hales-flugelhorn with Dave Henning-keys, Pete Gitlin-bass, Ken French-drums; Wed. Apr. 19, 6:30-9:30 pm, Alice Tatum-vocals (jazz/rock/pop), Todd Chuba-drums, Ioannis Goudelis-keys; Fri. Apr. 21, 7-10 pm, Judy Roberts-keys, Renee Patrick-vocals (jazz), Greg Fishman-sax, Sheila Earley-drums; Sat. Apr. 22, 7-10 pm, Latin Jazz: Carmela Ramirez with Carmela y Más, (free salsa dance lessons); Sun. Apr. 23, 6-9 pm, Sherry Roberson-vocals (jazz), Tom Finklea-keys, Felix Sainz-bass-vocals; Mon. Apr. 24, 6:30-9:30 pm, Petra Paukova and the Jazz Czech-Mates featuring Tom Finklea: Petra Paukova-vocals, Tom Finklea-keys, K.C. Linnell-bass, Donn Jackson-drums, Don Briner-guitar; Wed. Apr. 26, 6:30-9:30 pm, Marva Scott-vocals (jazz/R&B) and Stu Siefer-sax with Sean Brogan-bass, Ioannis Goudelis-keys; Fri. Apr. 28, 7-10 pm, Walt Richardson Band (world music/reggae/Americana roots) featuring Walt Richardson-vocals-guitar; Sat. Apr. 29, 7-10 pm, Blaise Lantana-vocals (jazz), Beth Lederman-keys, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Felix Sainz-bass; Sun. Apr. 30, 6-9 pm, The We 3 Trio: “Renee Patrick’s Classic Jazz Vocals and Ink Spots’ Greatest Hits” featuring Renee Patrick-vocals, Nicole Pesce-keys, Suzanne Lansford-violin

 

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), 7-9:45 pm. Thurs.  

 

Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe 85281, 480-350-2822:  Bill charlap Trio, 7:30 pm April 22, $25, $30, $35, LakeshoreMusic series.

Xtreme Bean Coffee Shop, SW corner Southern & McClintock, Tempe, 480-820-0333, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Mon. open mic (3 pianists-Petrof piano; singers-seniors welcome), info 602-952-0499.

AROUND AZ 

BISBEE

Stock Exchange Saloon & Grill, 15 Brewery Ave., Bisbee 85603, 520-432-1333, live music 7-10 pm Thurs.-Sat.,

FLAGSTAFF 

Mia's, 26 S. San Francisco, Flagstaff 86001, 928-774-3315: live music 9 pm Thurs.-Sat.

PAYSON-PINE

Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson, 2 pm 2 pm Sun. April 9, Renee Patrick’s “We Three” (Patrick-vocals, Nicole Pesce-piano, Suzanne Lunsford) + Gerry Reynolds-drums.

Old County Inn, Old County Road @ Hwy 260, Pine: John Darst Trio, 5-8 pm Sat. April 8 and 22. 

PRESCOTT

El Gato Azul, 316 W. Goodwin St, Prescott, 86301, elgatoazulprescott.com, 928-445-1070: Goodwin Street Gang jazz band, 5-8 pm Sun.; other music nightly.

Sally’s Barbecue, 334 S Montezuma St, Prescott 86303, 928-778-3340, RD Olson leads blues jam, 2 pm Sun.

SEDONA 

Dahl & DiLuca Restaurant, 2321 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, 928-282-5219, Steve Sandner-piano-vocals, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Wed.-Thurs.; Les Czimber-piano, Zac Carson-bass, 7-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

Sedona Jazz at the Church,Saint Luke’s Church, 2890 State Route 179 (between Chapel & Back O’ Beyond roundabouts), Sedona, 928-282-7366, 3-5 pm Sun. April 16: Anderson Trio’s Sacred Jazz Concert.

TUCSON  

Caffe Torino in the Foothills, 5605 E. River Road #121, Tucson 85750, TF Trio (Tony Frank & Friends), 6-9 pm Sat

Chicago Bar, 5954 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson 85712, 520-748-8169, Bad News Blues Band, 9:30 p.m. Wed

Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing St., Tucson 85701, 520-622-7984, cushingstreet.com, Jeff Lewis Quartet (Lewis-sax, Ed Delucia-guitar, Rob Boone-piano, Jack Wood-bass), 7-10 p.m. Sat

Elliot's, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson 85701, Jazz Guild Jam: Tony Frank-trumpet-vocals, Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky-keys 9 p.m.-midnight Mon.

Hog Pit Smokehouse, 6910 E. Tanque Verde Road, Tucson 85715, Les Baxter Factor, 5:30-8:30 pm Wed.

Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., Tucson 85701, 520-622-8848: Hot Club of Tucson (Matt Mitchell-acoustic guitar, Nick Coventry-violin, Evan Dain-acoustic bass), 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun.

Maynard’s Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave., Tucson 85701, Blue Dream (Joshua Rhoads-guitar, Miray Rhoads-vocals & violin, Mike Moynihan-sax), 6-9 pm Sat.

The Parish, 6453 N Oracle Rd, Tucson 85704, 520-797-1233, Rebecca Carlson-vocals, Ed DeLucia-guitar, 7-9 pm Tues.

Pastiche, 3025 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson 85719, 520-325-3333, pasticheme.com: Pete Swan Trio (Angelo Versace-piano, Scott Black-bass, Swan-drums,) 7-9:30 pm Fri.; Pete Swan Quintet (Matt Mitchell-guitar, Max Goldschmid-sax, Angelo Versace-piano, Scott Black-bass, Swan-drums), 6:30-9 pm Sun.

Sullivan's Steakhouse, 1785 E. River Road, Tucson, live music nightly: Tony Frank & Friends, 7:30 pm Tues.; Bobby Elias Band (Dan Griffin-guitar, Bobby Elias-bass, Daniel Sanchez-Cajon, Gigi Chanteuse-vocals) 7-10 pm Fri.; Eleonor Winston-vocals, Arthur Statman-piano, Jack Wood-bass, 7:30-10:30 pm Sat.

Vero Amore (patio), 2990 N. Swan Road, Tucson 85712, Birks Works (led by Glen Gross-tpt), 7-10 p.m. Sat.; Duo Vibrato (Miray Çakır-vocals-violin, Joshua Rhoads-guitar) 5-8 p.m. Sun.

Wilbur's Grill @ Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson 85711, Arizona Roadrunners (Doug Tidaback-trombone, Scott Black-bass + Tucson Jazz Institute students, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wed.

YUMA

Julieanna’s Patio Café, 1951 W. 25th St., Yuma, 928-317-1961, jazz series, yumajazz.com, free, 7-9 pm Fri. (weather permitting), free, food: April 14 - Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, April 21 - Pete Pancrazi, April 28 - Yuma Jazz Company Quintet.

Yuma Palms Regional Center (Village Area), 305 S. Yuma Palms Pkwy, Yuma (11th annual Village Jazz Series), 6-8 pm Thurs., free, outdoors, bring folding chairs: April 6-Jimmy Caves, April 13-Jason & Elle, April 20-Cibola High School and All-City jazz bands, April 27-Yuma Jazz Company and Friends.

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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 thenash.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

 

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