SCOTTSDALE-Paradise Valley-Fountain Hills
Camelback Inn, 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, R Bar (lobby): Sugar Thieves Duo, 6-10 p.m. Thurs.; other music nightly.
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, Greg Fishman-sax-clarinet-flute, Mike King-bass, Greg Warner-drums), 6-10 pm Wed.; Dan Lovelock Trio, 6-10 pm Thurs.; Diana Lee or Greg Diarra quartet, 6-10 pm Fri.; Dale Yeoman Quartet, or Dan Lovelock Trio, 7-11 pm Sat.; 6-10 pm Sun. Guy Pennachio Quartet; 6-10 pm Mon., various trios.
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.; various 9 pm Fri-Sat.
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.
Janey’s Coffeehouse & Bodega, 602 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek 85331, 480-575-6885, Big Pete Pearson, 7:30-10:30 pm Fri. Jan. 27, $10 cover.
Jazz in the Hills @ Emerson Art Gallery, 16930 E, Palisades Blvd., Fountain Hills 85268, 480-296-0178, Beth Lederman and Jazz Con Alma, 6-9:3 pm Fri. Jan. 6, $35 (dinner-concert, Jazz in the Hills first-Friday fund-raiser); Fred Forney Quartet (Jazz in the Hills third-Friday series), 7-9 pm Fri. Jan. 20, $20, $5 students, Emerson Art Gallery, 16930 E. Palisades Blvd. (corner of Palisades and Saguaro Blvd.), Fountain Hills, 85268, 480-296-0178 info: email@example.com, 847-323-9051.
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 + guests
Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-9500, live music Thurs. & Sat., 6:30-9:30 pm Strictly Jazz Thursdays: Jan. 5-Ladi Kari, Jan. 12-Sima + trio, Jan. 19-Jerry Donato-Peter Zale, Jan. 23-Sima + trio; Feb. 2-Lady Kari, Feb. 9-Sima + trio, Feb. 16- Jerry Donato-Peter Zale, Feb. 23-Sima + trio; March 2-Lady Kari, March 9-Sima + trio, March 16-Jerry Donato-Peter Zale, March 23-Sima + trio, March 30-Sima +trio; 7-10 pm Sat.: Jan.7-Lady Kari-Dave Ihlenfeld, Jan. 14-Monte Procopio-Dave Ihlenfeld, Jan. 21-Lady Kari, Jan. 28-Monte Procopio-Dave Ihlenfeld, Feb. 4-Jerry Donato-Peter Zale, Feb. 11-Lady Kari, Feb. 18- Monte Procopio-Dave Ihlenfeld, Feb. 25- Monte Procopio-Dave Ihlenfeld, March 4-Jerry Donato-Peter Zale, March 11-Monte Procopio-Dave Ihlenfeld, March 18-Lady Kari, March 25-Italian Fest (music TBA).
Omni Montelucia Scottsdale Resort, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, 480-627-3200, montelucia.com, Mbar: 6:30-9:30 pm Wed.-Thurs.-Fri., Joe Costello Project (Costello-drums, Nicole Pesce or Mark DeCozio or Raul Yanez-keys, Todd Johnson or Mel Brown-bass); 8-10 pm Sat., guitarists.
Rosati’s, 7119 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 85254, 480-596-3444, Blues Review Band, 9 pm Fri.
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, coffee-desserts on sale: Jan. 5, Danny Long Quartet-(Long-piano-vocals, Tony Vacca-sax/flute, Bob Lashier-bass, Dom Moio-drums); Jan. 12, Mark Lewis Quartet (Lewis-saxes/flute, Nick Manson-piano, Jack Radavich-bass, John Lewis-drums); Jan. 19, Judy Roberts-Tony Vacca Duo (Judy Roberts-piano/vocals, Tony Vacca-sax/flute); Jan. 26, Alex Yuwen Quartet (Alex Yuwen-tenor sax, Ross Lewicki-piano, Max Beckman-bass, Caleb Michel-drums).
Sassi, 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, 480-502-9095, 6-10 pm Fri.-Sat., Rich Howard-piano-vocals.
Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse, 100th St. south of Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, jazz combo led by Dave Friedman-tpt + Joe Savard-trombone, Stu Siefer-tenor sax, Joe Scherzer-alto sax, Ned Kuivenen-keys, Don Friedman-guitar, Doug Jackino-drums, Ted Zislis-vibes, Todd Knowles-bass, Ginny Alvey-Marva Scott-vocals, 7-9 pm first-Mon. (Jan. 2 etc.), free, complimentary cookies-coffee.
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.
The Speakeasy, 100 Easy St., Carefree 85377, 480-584-5750: 4 pm weekly Wino Wednesdays Anna Chepikova-Paul Sherman; 7-10 pm Fri.-Sat. Khani Cole Band, Jan. 13-14, March 24-25, May 5-6; Nicole Pesce, Jan. 20-21 (solo), March 12-13 (medleys); Better Beat, Jan. 24-25, March 10-11; Beano Bonnano Group, Feb. 3-4, April 7-8; Alice Tatum Band, Feb. 10-11, April 14-15; Johnny Martini Band, Feb. 17-18, April 21-22.
Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen & Bar, 7303 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale 85251, 480-427-2264, 8-10 pm Fri., Crawford Brothers Jazz (Charles-piano, Jake-bass) + Bob McKeon-drums; 8-10 pm Sat., The Gentlemen of Jazz + One (Santo Maglio-keys, Ray Carter-bass-vocals, Bob McKeon-drums, Margo McKeon-vocals + guest artists).
Tutti Santi, 6339 E. Greenway Road #108, Scottsdale 85254, 480-951-3775, 7-10 pm Fri., Steve Ansel Band (jazz), Ansel-vocals, Dan Pinson-sax-flute-clarinet, Eric Bart-guitar, Dennis Sexton-bass, Julian Goldenthal-drums.
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.
Carly’s Bistro, 128 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, 602-262-2759: Alan Jones (sax-flute) & Friends, noon-3 pm Sun.; also 10 p.m.-closing fourth Sat., info 602-487-8743.
Char’s Has the Blues, 4631 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix 85013, 602-230-0205 charshastheblues.com, 9 pm nightly live blues, no cover Mon-Thurs, $1 cover Fri-Sun.
Cibo’s Pizzeria (patio), 603 N. Fifth Ave , Phoenix, 6:30-9:30 pm Jan. 5: Beth Lederman-piano, Felix Sainz-bass-vocals, Ken French-drums; also 7-10 pm Jan. 20, 27.
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
NEW 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 (on heated patio), $5 cover; 8 pm-midnight Fri-Sat. music, various bands.
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: Jan. 8, Cinco de Moio (Dom Moio-drums, Bill Moio-guitar, Joe Garcia-percussion, Todd Johnson-bass).
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.
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): 7:30-9:30 pm Tues. Jan. 3, We Three Tribute to the Ink Spots (Renee Patrick-vocals, Nicole Pesce-piano, Suzanne Lansford-violin); Feb. 7, Pam Morita-piano Jan Sandwich-vocals; March 7, Papa John DeFrancesco-organ, Mike Eldred-piano; April 4, JiGGle (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 Fri-Sat.; 3-5 pm third Sun. jazz matinee concerts.
Performers Institute, 2261 W. Desert Cove Ave., Phoenix 85029, 602-358-8458, 7-10 pm first Mon. jam night.
NEW Rag’s Chicken & Waffles, 12242 N. 111th Ave., Youngtown, 623-977-2257, 6-9 pm music: Thurs.-open mic/jam, Fri.-Paul Cruze-blues guitar-vocals, Sat.-various, food.
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix 85014, 602-265-4842, rhythmroom.com, live blues 8 pm nightly.
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 (NE corner 19th Ave), Phoenix, 602-942-8778, Toolshed hosts blues jam party 7-11 p.m. Thurs., food, dancing.
Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85004, 602-368-3121, valleybarphx.com: bi-monthly jazz series: “Music of Miles Davis”-Fred Forney Quartet, 7:30 pm Wed., $7.
NEW The Womack (1960s retro cocktail lounge), 5749 N. Seventh St., Phoenix 85014, 602-283-5232, live music including Roscoe Taylor Band with Jimmie McElroy, True Flavor Blues Band, Mario Moreno’s Rambleros, more; 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, swing dancing.
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: Jan. 22, River Road Ramblers (Tucson).
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.
Handlebar Pub and Grill, 650 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction 85120, 480-982-2091, Hans Olson-guitar-vocals, 7 pm Thurs.
Mad Hatter Brewpub, 502 S. College Ave., Tempe, 480-967-5353, 7-9 pm Tues., $5 cover: on hiatus.
Opa Life Greek Cafe, 227 E. Baseline Road-J007, Tempe 85283 (between Mill Ave. & Rural Road), 480-292-8180, food, no cover: Sun. Jan. 1, 6-9 pm, “Renee Patrick’s Classic Jazz Vocals & Ink Spots’ Greatest Hits” featuring Renee Patrick-vocals, Nicole Pesce-keys, Suzanne Lansford-violin; Mon. Jan. 2, 7-10 pm, Open Jam Session (blues-R&B-soul) hosted by RayRay-bass, Uvon-vocals, Tim Robinson-drums, Richard Lee-keys-guitar (musician food discount); Wed. Jan. 4, 6:30-9:30 pm, Jeanette Woods-vocals (jazz-soul-bossa nova, formerly with Sister Sledge), Michael Powers-guitar/synthesizer, Ioannis Goudelis-keys; Fri. Jan. 6, 7-10 pm, Donna Wilde-vocals-sax (jazz), Paul Sherman-keys, Bruce Stodola-drums; Sat. Jan. 7, 7:30-10:30 pm, Sir Harrison Blues Band featuring Sir Harrison Begay-guitar-vocals; Sun. Jan. 8, 6-9 pm, Alice Tatum-vocals (jazz- rock-pop), Nicole Pesce-keys, Todd Chuba-drums; Mon. Jan. 9, 6:30-9:30 pm Jazz Special: Beth Lederman-keys, Felix Sainz-vocals-upright bass, Tim Robinson-drums (jam session follows concert with musician food discount); Wed. Jan. 11, 6:30-9:30 pm, Dennis Rowland-vocals (jazz), Felix Sainz-bass, Ioannis Goudelis-keys, Tim Robinson-drums; Fri. Jan. 13, 7-10 pm, Judy Roberts-keys (jazz), Renee Patrick-vocals, Greg Fishman-sax; Sat. Jan. 14, 7-10 pm, Latin Jazz: Carmela Ramirez’ birthday party with Carmela y Más (free salsa dance lessons); Sun. Jan. 15, 6-9 pm, “Renee Patrick’s Classic Jazz Vocals and Ink Spots’ Greatest Hits” featuring Renee Patrick-vocals, Nicole Pesce-keys, Suzanne Lansford-violin; Mon. Jan. 16, 7-10 pm, Open Jam Session (blues-R&B-soul) hosted by RayRay-bass, Uvon-vocals, Tim Robinson-drums, (musician food discount); Wed. Jan. 18, 6:30-9:30 pm, Suzanne Lansford-violin-vocals (jazz), Felix Sainz-upright bass-vocals, Ioannis Goudelis-keys; Fri. Jan. 20, 7-10 pm, Robby Roberson Band (Americana roots-urban acoustic): Robby Roberson-guitar-vocals-mandolin, Arlienne Scofield-vocals, Eddie Garnero-bass, Jim Banister-drums; Sat. Jan. 21, 7:30-10:30 pm, Sir Harrison Blues Band featuring Sir Harrison Begay-guitar-vocals; Sun. Jan. 22, 6-9 pm, Dennis Rowland Quartet: Dennis Rowland & Diana Lee-vocals (jazz), Felix Sainz-upright bass, Paul Sherman-keys; Mon. Jan. 23, 6:30-9:30 pm, Jazz Special: Beth Lederman-keys, Felix Sainz-vocals-upright bass, Tim Robinson-drums (jam session follows concert with musician food discount); Wed. Jan. 25 6:30-9:30, Arlienne Scofield-vocals (jazz-soul-blues), Ioannis Goudelis-keys, Tim Robinson-drums; Fri. Jan. 27, 7-10 pm, Sugar Thieves (Americana Roots): Meridith Moore-vocals, Mikel Lander-guitar-vocals, Ray Thiry-upright bass; Sat. Jan. 28, 7-10 pm, Latin Jazz: Carmela Ramirez with Carmela y Más, (free salsa dance lessons); Sun., Jan. 29, 6-9 pm, Amy Faithe-vocals (jazz-R&B- soul), Paul Sherman-keys, Bob Lashier-bass; Mon. Jan. 30, 7-10 pm, Open Jam Session (blues-R&B-soul) hosted by RayRay-bass, Uvon-vocals, Tim Robinson-drums, (musician food discount).
NEW Palo Verde Country Club, 10801 E. San Tan Blvd,. Sun Lakes 85248, 480- 895-1981, Cheryl's 5-Piece Memories Swing Band, 5:30-8 pm Thurs. (+ guest Howard Alden-guitar, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 16).
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: “Hello Friday,” 6-8 pm weekly, free, live music, vintage games, food, drinks; Jan. 14, Soul to Soul”: Carmen Lundy-vocals, 7:30 pm Sat., $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.
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.
Prescott Winery, 216 N. Alarcon St., Prescott, 928-350-8467, Bob Shimizu-guitar, 6-8 pm Jan. 16 & 27.
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.
Caffe Torino in the Foothills, 5605 E. River Road #121, Tucson 85750, TF Trio (Tony Frank & Friends), 6-9 pm Sat.
NEW 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.
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: Jan. 6 - Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, Jan. 13 - Pete Pancrazi, Jan. 20 - Jason & Elle, Jan. 27 - Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, Feb. 3 - Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, Feb. 10 - Jason & Elle, Feb. 17 - Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, Feb. 24 - YJC Trio, March 3 - Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, March 10 - Jason & Elle, March 17 - Pete Pancrazi, March 24 - Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, March 31- Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, April 7 - YJC Trio, April 14 - Yuma Jazz Company Quintet, April 21 - Pete Pancrazi, April 28 - Yuma Jazz Company Quintet.
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
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