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SCOTTSDALE-Paradise Valley-Fountain Hills
Eddie V’s, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road (Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com: Weds 6-10pm, Renee Patrick Quartet; Sat, July 20, 7-11 pm, Diana Lee Quartet; Suns, 6-10 pm, Guy Pennachio Quartet.
Elks Lodge, 6398 E. Oak St., Scottsdale, 7-9 pm Wed., Havin’ Fun Big Band, dancing, food.
La Locando, 6830 E 5th Ave, Suite 108, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, (480) 284-6511, lalocandaaz.com, 5-8 pm Thurs, Jazzola;
Malee’s Thai Bistro, 7131 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ, 6-9 pm, (480) 947-6042; maleesonmain.com, Renee Patrick-vocals & Nicole Pesce-piano
Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-9500: 7-10pm, Sat, July 13, Renee Patrick and Nicole Pesce; July 6 & 20, Monte Procopio
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: July 11, DELPHINE CORTEZ/JOEL ROBIN TRIO featuring Joel Robin-piano, Delphine Cortez-vocals, Tony Vacca-sax, Adrian Goldenthal-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums; July 18, SHERRY ROBERSON & the DAVE HENNING TRIO featuring Sherry Roberson-vocals, Dave Henning-piano, Dennis Sexton-bass, Ted Connell-drums; July 25, STU SIEFER QUINTET featuring Stu Siefer-tenor sax, Denny Monce-trumpet/flugelhorn, Dave Henning-piano, Sean Brogan-bass, Glenn Davis-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.
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.
Los Compadres Jazz Nights, 2350 W. Northern Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021, (602) 864-0043, loscompadres.com, Live straight ahead jazz with some of the Valley's most notable musicians. No cover, reservations recommended. July 6, 6 -10 pm, Big blowout jazz jam with Dave Valdivia. Final session.
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). July 9, Armand Boatman Trio; Aug 6, Jimmy Nistico and Jazz Express; Sept 3, Alice Tatum; Oct 1, Carol Pellatt
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-drum
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. (closed June-Sug); Sep. 15, Sun City Stomperz; Oct. 13, Dan Reed’s Dixieland Hot Shots; Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 30th Annual Jazz Festival; Dec. 1, Crackerjack Jazz Band
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; Opa Life Greek Cafe Tempe; Fri. July 5, 7-10 pm, The Steve Carter Trio (Delta Blues, early rock, surf instrumentals, Americana): Steve Carter-vocals-guitar, Janet Carter-bass, Michael "Hutch" Hutchison-drums; Sat. July 6 & 28, 7-10 pm, The We3 Trio (jazz, swing, R&B, pop): Renee Patrick-vocals, Nicole Pesce-keys, Suzanne Lansford-violin; Sun. July 7 & 21, 6-9 pm, The Sahnas Brothers Trio (Mediterranean Fusion instrumentals) featuring Thano Sahnas and Demitri Sahnas playing flamenco, classical and bass guitars, and the bouzouki, with Joe Garcia-percussion; Fri. July 12, 7-10 pm, The Sugar Thieves Trio (Delta Blues) featuring Meridith Moore-vocals, Mikel Lander-guitar-vocals, Shea Marshall-keys-bass; Sat. July 13, 7-10 pm, Latin Jazz/Salsa: Carmela Ramirez-vocals with Carmela y Más (8-piece band, Salsa dancing & free Salsa dance coaching); Sun. July 14, 6-9 pm, The Alice Tatum Trio (jazz, R&B, pop): Alice Tatum-vocals, Nicole Pesce-keys, Todd Chuba-drums; Sat. July 20, 7-10 pm, Arlienne Scofield Quartet (jazz, R&B, blues, pop) featuring Arlienne Scofield-vocals, Bob Tufford-keys, Pete Gitlin-bass, Jimmy Banister-drums; Fri. July 26, 7-10 pm, Esteban Camacho-sax and EQNX (uptempo R&B and funk in the traditions of Earth, Wind, and Fire; Kool and the Gang; Tower of Power), Vida Mosley-vocals, Angelina Avila-keys, Darren "Bo" Reed-bass, Michael Harris-drums, and special guest Gustavo Morales-keys; Sat. July 27, 7-10 pm, The Walt Richardson Band (Americana, World Music) featuring Walt Richardson-vocals-guitar
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, Sundays, Sept 8, Nick Manson, Pianist with drummer Dom Moio & Chris Finet, bass; Oct 13, Brice Winston, Saxophonist with Angelo Versace, Piano, Chris Finet, bass; Nov 10, Steve Sandner Trio with the Bishop of Bop; Dec 15, Thano & Demitri Sahnas, Guitars with drummer Joe Garcia & Suzanne Lansford, Violin.
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