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DECEMBER 2018
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SCOTTSDALE-Paradise Valley-Fountain Hills

Bodega 13 Tapas Kitchen, 8876 E. Pinnacle Peak Road Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85255, Thurs., 7-10 pm, $20. Reservations required. 480-284-7600. www.bodega13.comDec 13, Mel Brown & Friends; Dec 14, Donna Wilde; Dec 20, Carmela Ramirez & Carmela y Mas; Dec 21, Judy Roberts; Dec 22, Nayo Jones; Dec 27, Brian Chartrand and The Project; Dec 29, Khani Cole

Eddie V’s, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road (Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com: Weds 6-10pm, Renee Patrick Quartet; Suns, 6-10pm, Guy Pennachio Quartet; Sat, Dec 8, 22, 7-11 pm, Diana Lee Quartet

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.

Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-9500: 7-10pm, Dec, 13, 20, Sima and her All Star Trio; 12/15, 27, 29, Renee Patrick and Nicole Pesce; 12/22, Monte Procopio and Dave Ihlenfeld

Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse, Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ auditorium, 4425 N Granite Reed Road, Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, 7:30-9:30pm, Thurs, $5 donation, $3 students, coffee/desserts on sale: Dec 13, Judy Roberts/Greg Fishman Duo - "A Jazzy Holiday Celebration"; Dec 20, Mike Crotty & Deater O'Neill Sextet - "Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas"; Dec 27, We3 & Company; Jan 10, 2019, Mark Lewis Quartet.

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.

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 Wed. blues jam, 7-10pm.

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

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

Hideaway West Bar and Grill, 3558 W Northern Ave Phoenix, AZ 85051, (602) 522-9999, Rocket 88s host Blues Jam, 6-9pm, Tues.

Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria 85381, 623-979-0080, 6-8 pm second Sun. Sept-June., donation. Dec 9, Jerry Donato & Friends in  “Organizing Christmas.”

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); 9pm fourth Monday, Sans Pagaie

Musicians’ Hall, 1202 E. Oak St., Phoenix 85006, 602-254-8838, live music every first Tues., free from 7-9pm (donation for snacks-beverages in support of Young Sounds of Arizona). Jan 1 – Ted Allan; Feb 5 – Jan Sandwich; May 5 – Young Sounds of Arizona

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.

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

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

Ziggy’s Italian Bistro & Lounge, 9832 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020, (602) 870-4122, Sat, 7:30pm, Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-keys, Julian Goldenthal-drums

 

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

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler 85225, 480-620-3941: Arizona Classic Jazz Society monthly events: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sun. (Sept-May), $15 members, $20 non-members, under 18 free. Jan. 20, Road River Ramblers; Feb. 24, noon to 4 p.m., MARDI GRAS RENT PARTY -  Cheryl’s Mardi Gras Jazz Band and Nicole Pesce; Mar. 24, Wildcat Jazz Band; Apr. 28, Dan Reed’s Dixieland Hot Shots; May 19, Cheryl’s Birthday Celebration.

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.

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: Sat. Dec. 8, 7-10 pm, Latin Jazz: Carmela Ramirez-vocals with Carmela y Más (8-piece band, Salsa dancing & free Salsa dance coaching); Sun. Dec. 9, 6-9 pm,  The Sugar Thieves Trio (Delta Blues) featuring Meridith Moore-vocals, Mikel Lander-guitar-vocals with special guest Shea Marshall-keys-sax; Fri. Dec. 14, 7:30 pm-10:30 pm, Sir Harrison Band (blues, in the tradition of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Robert Cray, rock, and funk) featuring Sir Harrison Begay-vocals-guitar; Sat. Dec. 15, 7-10 pm, Judy Roberts Trio "Holiday Jazz"  Show featuring multiple Grammy nominee Judy Roberts-vocals-keys, Greg Fishman-sax, Adam Clark-drums; Fri. Dec. 28,  7-10 pm, Judy Roberts Trio (jazz) featuring multiple Grammy nominee Judy Roberts-vocals-keys, Greg Fishman-sax, Sheila Earley-drums; Sat. Dec. 29, 7-10 pm, Mel Bridges Trio featuring Mel Bridges (formerly of the “Miracles”) singing R&B, blues, pop, jazz), Angelina Avila-keys, Jon Murray-bass, Adam Clark-drums; Sun. Dec. 30, 6-9 pm, Jacque Duhame Quartet (jazz, R&B, pop), Jacque Duhame-vocals, Tommy Eggelston-guitar, Andrew Stewart-upright bass, Ron Skoog-drums; New Years Eve, Mon. Dec. 31, Part A--7:15 pm-10:15 pm. with 3-course meal included, The Sugar Thieves; Mon, Dec 31, Part B--10:45 pm-1:45 am includes appetizers and drink specials, Sir Harrison Band.

Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe 85281, 480-350-2822:  LakeshoreMusic 2018-19 Series; Saturdays, 7:30pm, Dec 22 - Very Jerry Christmas with Jerry Donato and Nicole Pesce; Jan 19, 2018 - Drums on the Lake: Joe Labarbera and Dom Moio; Feb 23 - James Francies Trio; Mar 23 - John Proulx Quartet; April 20 - Veronica Swift Quartet with Benny Green; May 18 - Return of The Bonedaddys.

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.

SEDONA 

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, Dec 16, Bob Ravenscroft Trio.

TUCSON

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

Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant, 198 W. Cushing St., Tucson 85701, 520-622-7984, cushingstreet.com, Pete Swan Trio, 6-9pm, Fri.

Wilbur's Grill @ Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson 85711, Arizona Roadrunners Traditional Jazz Jam (Max Goldschmid, Scott Black, Doug Tidaback, Miranda Agnew and more), 6:30-9 p.m. Wed.

 

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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

 

A list of jazz venues in the Phoenix metro area. Compiled by Patricia Myers for MusicSceneAZ.com. To add your venue, contact webmaster@kjzz.org.


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