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OCTOBER 2021
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TO OUR JAZZ FANS:
Live Jazz is back at many of our venues, and concerts have been announced!
Remember everything is subject to change. Please call to confirm.

MUSICIANS & VENUES!
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SCOTTSDALE-EAST VALLEY

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. (closed June-Aug); Oct 17, River Road Ramblers; Nov. 4-7, 32nd Annual Classic Jazz Festival; Dec 5, Dan Reed & Friends.

Elks Lodge #2148, 6398 E Oak St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-1102, (480) 946-9368, 7-9 pm, Wed., Havin’ Fun Big Band

Gold Bar Espresso, 3141 S. McClintock Drive, #6, Tempe, 480-839-3082, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fri, Jazz Alliance

Jazz For The Soul - JazzBird @ The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, 1-800-785-3318, theravenscroft.com; Sun, Oct 24, 6-8 pm, Chris Finet Quartet “Celebrating The Great American Songbook” featuring Chris Finet on bass, Angelo Versace-piano, Caleb Michel-drums and featuring Brice Winston-saxophone; Sun, Jan 23, 6-8 pm, Rebecca Kilgore and Friends; Sun, Feb 27, 6-8 pm, Todd Johnson Tribute to Ray Brown; Sun, Mar 27, 6-8 pm, West by Northwest with Tom Wakeling; Sun, Mar 27, West by Northwest Featuring Tom Wakeling-bass, Jason Carder-trumpet, Angelo Versace-piano, and Dom Moio on drums; Sun, April 24, 6-8 pm, The Pocket Protectors featuring Ted Bouras on drums, Iaonnis Goudelis-keyboards, Andy Gross-sax and Selwyn Reams-bass.

Jazzbird Nights @ The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, 1-800-785-3318, theravenscroft.com; Fridays, 6-9 pm; Oct. 22, Nicole Pesce-piano and Renee Patrick-vocals.

La Locanda, 6830 E 5th Ave, Suite 108, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, (480) 284-6511, lalocandaaz.com, 5-8 pm Thurs, Jackie Lopez and Nuance Jazz Trio; Jackie Lopez-vocals, Devon Bridgewater-Trumpet/ Violin/Flugelhorn, Dennis Sexton-Bass, Dan Sieckman-Guitar

Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-9500: Thur, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, & Sat, Oct 16, 6:30-9 pm, Sima and Her All Star Trio; Sat, Oct 30, 6:30-9 m, Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin.

Pita Jungle - Chandler, 1949 W Ray Road, Ste 102, Chandler, AZ 85224, 480-855-3232. PitaJungle.com. Thursdays, 6:30-9 pm, Pita Jungle Jazz Jam; Oct. 14-Celebration of Life for Pete Gitlin and Jazz Jam 

Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse, Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ auditorium, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road (south of Camelback), Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, $5 donation, $3 students, coffee-desserts on sale. Please reserve a seat in advance, as tables are spread out and seating is limited; Oct. 7, Steve Adelson Stick-tet - . Steve Adelson - Chapman Stick, GlennDavis – drums, Joe Garcia – percussion, Tony Vacca - saxes/flute; Oct. 14, Ingrid Hagelberg-vocals, Pamela Morita – piano, Allen Ames - bass/guitar, Andrew Gross – saxophone; Oct 21, Flip Side featuring Anita Benevidez-vocals/piano, Rick Benevidez – guitar, Glenn Davis – drums, Rob Wren – bass, Mark Witt - trombone/harmonica; Oct 28, Nazim Rahsid & New Renaissance - Nazim Rashid - tenor sax/Saxello, John Donnelly – bass, Emerson Laffey – drums, Charles Smith - piano

PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY

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

The Nash
, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464. Sat, Oct 2, 7:30 pm, Dom, Mike & The Young Guys: Liam Connor-trumpet, Mike Kocour-piano, Jonah Howard-guitar, Vincent Thiefain-bass, Dom Moio-drums; Sun, Oct 3, 3-5 pm, Francine Reed; Sun, Oct 3, 6-9 pm, Beth Lederman, piano, leads the Sunday Jam; Thurs, Oct 7, 4:30-6pm, Happy Hour with Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin (free admission); Fri, Oct 8, 7:30 pm, Ike Ramalho Brazilian Project; Sat, Oct 9, 7 & 9:15 pm, Larry Fuller Trio featuring Lewis Nash-drums & Rodney Whitaker-bass; Sun, Oct 10, 3-5 pm, Jack Radavich Trio with Jerry Weldon; Sun, Oct 10, 6-9 pm, Ben Hedquits-bass leads the Sunday Jam; Tues, Oct 12, 7 & 9:15 pm, Jeremy Pelt Quintet featuring Jeremy Pelt-trumpet, Chien Chien Lu-vibraphone, Victor Gould-piano, Jonathan Michel-bass, Allan Mednard-drums; Thurs, Oct 14, 4:30-6 pm, Happy Hour with Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin; Fri, Oct 15, 7:30 pm, Dennis Rowland & Diana Lee; Sat, Oct 16, 7:30 pm, Sandra Bassett; Sun, Oct 17, 6-9 pm, Dave Henning-piano leads the Sunday Jam; Thurs, Oct 21, 4:30-6 pm, Happy Hour with Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin; Fri, Oct 22, 7:30 pm, Running From Bears; Sat, Oct 23, 7 & 9:15 pm, Noah Haidu with Buster Williams & Lewis Nash; Sun, Oct 24, 3-5 pm, Jazz Con Alma with Beth Lederman & Steven Powell; Sun, Oct 24, 6-9 pm, Pamela Morita-piano leads the Sunday Jam; Thurs, Oct 28, 4:30-6 pm, Happy Hour with Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin; Fri, Oct 29, 7:30 pm, The Clevetet; Sat, Oct 30, 7:30 pm, Jimmy Nistico & Jazz Express; Sun, Oct 31, 6-9 pm, Stan Sorenson-guitar leads the Sunday Jam.

Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, Jazz for the Soul, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria 85381, 623-979-0080, 6-8 pm second Sun. Sept-June., donation requested. Oct 10, Chris Finet Quartet featuring Chris Finet on bass, Angelo Versace-piano, Caleb Michel-drums and featuring Brice Winston-saxophone; Nov 14, Todd Johnson Band “Tribute to Ray Brown” featuring Todd Johnson-bass, Nick Manson-piano, Dom Moio-drums and Jeff Libman-guitar; Dec 12, Joe Garcia-The Tjader Project featuring Brett Reed-Vibes, Ted Sistrunk-Bass, Scott Zimmer-Saxophone ad Flute, Joe Garcia-Percussion and Dom Moio-Drums; Jan 9, 2022, Jerry Donato-Nicole Pesce and Friends featuring Nicole Pesce- piano, Jerry Donato-tenor sax and friends; April 10, The Pocket Protectors featuring Ted Bouras on drums, Iaonnis Goudelis-keyboards, Andy Gross-sax and Selwyn Reams-bass.

Westside Blues & Jazz Club, 17045 N 59th Ave #104, Glendale, AZ 85308, westsideblues.com. Thurs, Oct 7, 6:30-10 pm, Big Pete Pearson’s 86th Birthday Celebration; Sun, Oct 10, 2-5:30 pm, Sandra Bassett; Fri, Oct 15, 8 pm-12 am, Beth Lederman Band featuring Sherry Roberson; Sat, Oct 16, 8 pm-12 am, Cold Shott & Hurricane Horns (blues); Sun, Oct 17, 2-5:30 pm, Moe Flavour Band; Thur, Oct 21, 6:30-10 pm, Rocket 88’s (blues), Fri, Oct 22, 8 pm-12 am, Sandra Bassett; Sat, Oct 23, 8 pm-12 am, Big Pete Pearson Band (blues);  Sun, Oct 24, 2-5:30 pm, Ike Ramalho Band; Thur, Oct 28, 6:30-10 pm, Blues Review Band w/ Bluesman Mike (Blues); Fri, Oct 29, 8 pm- 12 am, NOLAZ Band; Sat, Oct 30, 8 pm-12 am, CROS (Blues); Sun, Oct 31, 2-5:30 pm, Alice Tatum Band.

Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85016, 602-955-4079, wrigleymansion.com. Fridays, 6-8:30 pm; Nicole Pesce (piano), Dwight Kilian (bass) and Dom Moio (drums) through Oct. 29. Call for reservations.


SEDONA

Sedona Jazz @ The Church, St Lukes Anglican Church, 2700 AZ-179 (Highway 179 & Meadowlark Drive), Sedona, AZ 86336, episcopalnet.org, Suns, 3-5 pm; Oct 10, Anna Maria Mottola Trio; Nov 14, Steve Sandner Trio; Dec 12, Dmitri Matheny Group; Feb 20, 2022, Tamir Hendelman; Mar 20, Art Lande Trio; April 17, Will & Peter Anderson Trio; April 24, Mary Louise Knutson Trio; May 22, Jerry Donato Trio

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2021-22 CONCERT CALENDAR

Oct 10 (Sunday), An Evening with Mykal Kilgore & Jamison Ross, 7 pm, $36- $150 ($25 for live stream), Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225-4567, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680

Oct 14 & 15 (Thursday & Friday), An Evening With Chris Botti, 7:00 pm, $85.50-$155.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Oct 15 (Friday), LP & The Vinyl featuring Leonard Patton-vocals, Danny Green-piano, Justin Grinnell-bass, and Julien Cantelm-drums, 7:30 pm, $24/$28, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680

Oct 16 (Saturday), Lakeshore Music Presents the Kenny Barron Trio, 7:30 pm, $70, The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85255 (in the Scottsdale Perimeter Complex) 800-785-3318, lakeshoremusic.org

Oct 17 (Monday), Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Fandango At The Wall, 7:30pm, $48-$68, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

Oct 20 (Wednesday), Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, 7 pm, $33.50-$49.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Oct 31 (Sunday), 
Lakeshore Music Presents Harold Lopez Nussa, 7:30 pm, $65, The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85255 (in the Scottsdale Perimeter Complex) 800-785-3318, lakeshoremusic.org

Nov. 4 & 5 (Thursday & Friday), Manhattan Transfer, 7 pm & 9 pm, $33.50-$69.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Nov. 4 (Thursday), An Evening With Branford Marsalis, 7:30 pm, $39-$69, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

Nov. 5 (Friday), Tommy Emmanuel With Special Guest Richard Smith, 8 pm. $29.50-$49.50, Mesa Arts Center, One E Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com

Nov. 6 (Saturday), Boney James, 7:30 pm, $30-$58, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680

Nov. 12 (Friday), Django Festival All-Stars, 7 pm, $33.50-$49.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Nov. 13 (Saturday), Jan Sandwich and Trio 380, 7:30 pm, $24-$28, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587). Jan sings the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Sarah Vaughan and more.

Nov 13 & 14, (Saturday & Sunday), Count Basie Orchestra, 7 pm, Vista Center For The Arts, 15660 N Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374, thevistaaz.com

Nov. 14 (Sunday), Eliane Elias, 6 pm & 8 pm, $33.50-$49.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Nov. 18 (Thursday), Spyro Gyra, 7 pm & 9 pm, $33.50-$49.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Nov. 19 (Friday), Rene Marie Quintet, 8 pm, $36-$46, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

Nov 20 (Saturday), Lakeshore Music Presents the Bob Sheppard Quartet, 7:30 pm, $55, The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85255 (in the Scottsdale Perimeter Complex) 800-785-3318, lakeshoremusic.org

Dec. 12 (Sunday), Kurt Elling, 7 pm, $44.50-$54.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Dec. 14 (Tuesday), A Peter White Christmas featuring Mindi Abair & Vincent Ingala, 7 pm & 9 pm, $49.50-$64.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Dec 15 (Wednesday), 7:30 pm, Dave Koz & Friends Christmas 2021 Tour With Special Guests Johnathan Butler, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot & Rebecca Jade, $61.50-$192.50, Mesa Arts Center, One E Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com

Dec 18 (Saturday), Lakeshore Music Presents Beth Lederman & Jazz Con Alma, 7:30 pm, $45, The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85255 (in the Scottsdale Perimeter Complex) 800-785-3318, lakeshoremusic.org

Dec 18 (Sunday), Marty Ashby’s Holiday Jam featuring Gloria Reuben, 7:30 pm, $44.50-$54.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Dec. 20 (Monday), David Benoit - A Charlie Brown Christmas, 7 pm, $54.50-$80.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Jan 15 (Saturday), Lakeshore Music Presents the Bill Cunliffe Trio, 7:30 pm, $60, The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85255 (in the Scottsdale Perimeter Complex) 800-785-3318, lakeshoremusic.org

Jan 16, 2022 (Sunday), Cyrille Aimee, Adonis Rose & New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s NOJO7, 7:30 pm, $40-$55, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

Jan 20, 2022 (Thursday), Jazz At Lincoln Center With Wynton Marsalis, 7:30 pm, $40-$80, Mesa Arts Center, One E Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com

Feb 19 (Saturday), Lakeshore Music Presents The Tierney Sutton Band, 7:30 pm, $60, The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85255 (in the Scottsdale Perimeter Complex) 800-785-3318, lakeshoremusic.org

Mar 6, 2022 (Sunday), World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, 3 pm, $24-$40, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680

Mar 6, 2022 (Sunday), 7:30 pm, Jazz At Lincoln Center Presents Song We Love, $38-58, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

Mar 16 (Wednesday), Buddy Guy, 7:30 pm, $58-$88, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680

Mar 19 (Saturday), Lakeshore Music Presents the Corey Christiansen Quartet, 7:30 pm, $50, The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85255 (in the Scottsdale Perimeter Complex) 800-785-3318, lakeshoremusic.org

Mar 26 (Saturday), Ledisi Sings Nina, 7:30 pm, $52-$125, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680

Mar 26, (Saturday), 8 pm, Pioneering Women In Jazz: Charanee Wade, Camille Thurman and Tahira Clayton Pay Tribute To Bessie, Billie & Nina, $36-$48, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

April 16 (Saturday), Lakeshore Music Presents the Tamir Hendelman Trio, 7:30 pm, $60, The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85255 (in the Scottsdale Perimeter Complex) 800-785-3318, lakeshoremusic.org

May 21 (Saturday), Lakeshore Music Presents the Billy Childs Quartet, 7:30 pm, $70, The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85255 (in the Scottsdale Perimeter Complex) 800-785-3318, lakeshoremusic.org

May 21, 2022 (Saturday), 8 pm, Vijay Iyer Sextet, $32-$48, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

May 26, 2022 (Thursday), 7:30 pm, Dizzy Gillespie All Stars Featuring Paquito D’Rivera, $28-$55, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)


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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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