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NOVEMBER 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); 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 @ The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, 1-800-785-3318, theravenscroft.com. Sun, Nov 28, Delphine Cortez and Joel Robin; 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.

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, Nov 11, 18, 6:30-9 pm, Sima and Her All Star Trio; Sat, 6:30-9 m, Nov 13, , Bridget Mayes and Auggie Mendoza; Nov 20, Sima and Her All Star Trio; Nov 27, 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

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: Nov 11, GREASY & STRAIGHT-AHEAD with Ted Bouras - drummer/bandleader, Chris Finet - bass, Andrew Gross - saxophone, Steve McCarvel - keyboardist/arranger; Nov 18, JIM NISTICO JAZZ EXPRESS featuring Jim Nistico - saxophone, Denny Monce - trumpet, Dave Henning - piano, Chris Ross - bass, Bruce Stodola - drums

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. Thur, Nov 11, 7:30 pm, Mayne Swing Veterans Day Show; Fri, Nov. 12, 7:30pm, Gigi Sierra; Sat, Nov 13, 6  pm The Divas Show featuring Delphine Cortez, Sherry Roberson & Diana Lee; Sun, Nov 14, 6pm, Sunday Jam Session led by Ioannis Goudelis; Fri, Nov 19, 7:30 pm, Nick Manson: A Night Of Standards; Sat, Nov 20, 7:30 pm, Rebecca De La Torre & Bohemian Resurgence; Sun, Nov 21, 3 pm, Emercon Laffey CD Release Party; Sun, Nov 21, 6pm, Sunday Jam Session led by Chris Finet; Wed, Nov 24, 7:30 pm, Superstition Jazz Orchestra; Fri, Nov 26, 7:30 pm, Giovanni Kiyingi; Sat, Nov 27, 7:30 pm, Pete Swan Quartet; Sun, Nov 28, 6pm, Sunday Jam Session led by Stan Sorenson; Wed, Dec 1, 7:30 pm, ASU Jazz Night; Thur, Dec 2, 7:30 pm, The Nash Legacy Ensembles; Sat, Dec 4, 7:30 pm, Rachel Eckroth; Thur, Dec 9, 7:30 pm, Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos; Fri, Dec 10, 7:30 pm, Adam Roberts: Tribute to Oscar Peterson; Sat, Dec 11, 7 & 9:15 pm, Music of Cedar Walton with Vincent Herring, Javon Jackson, Lewis Nash, Mike LeDonne & David Williams; Sun, Dec 12, 3 pm, Francine Reed; Sun, Dec 12, 6 pm, Jam Session led by Adam Clark; Thur, Dec 16, 7:30 pm, South Mountain Community College Latin Jazz Band; Sun, Dec 19, 6pm, Jam Session led by Pamela Morita.

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 requested. 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. Thur, Nov 11, 6:30-10 pm, Big Pete Pearson (blues); Fri, Nov 12, 7:30-11:30 pm, Sugar Thieves (blues); Sat, Nov 13, 7:30-11:30 pm, Carmela y Mas; Sun, Nov 14, 2-5:30 pm, Michael Reed 77th Birthday Celebration with special apprearance by Francine Reed; Fri, Nov 19, 7:30-11:30 pm, Sandra Basset; Sat, Nov 20, 7:30-11:30 pm, Don Williams Sr & Company (blues); Sat, Nov 20, 7:30-11:30 pm, Cold Shott & Hurricane Horns; Sun, Nov 21, 2-5:30 pm, Beth Lederman Band featuring Todd Herzog; Fri, Nov 26, 7:30-11:30 pm, Diana Lee with Dennis Rowland; Sat, Nov 27, 7:30-11:30 pm, Big Pete Pearson (blues); Sun, Nov 28, 2-5:30 pm, Sandra Bassett; Thur, Dec 2, 6:30-10 pm, Big Pete Pearson (blues); Fri, Dec 3, 7:30-11:30 pm, Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin;

Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85016, 602-955-4079, wrigleymansion.com. Fridays, 6-8:30 pm; 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; 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

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 19 (Friday), Kirk Whalum, 8 pm, $48, $58, $68, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680

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 7 (Tuesday), Merry Christmas from Jose James, 7 p.m., $33.50–$46.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Dec. 11 (Saturday), Dianne Reeves: Christmas Time Is Here, 8:30 pm, $25 - $80, Tempe Center For The Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, Az 85281, tempecenterforthearts.com/home-tca.

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 Anne Hampton Callaway, 7:30 pm, $44.50-$54.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Dec. 19 (Sunday), AJ Odneal and the Littlest Big Band Christmas Show, 4:30 pm,
$15-$28, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

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, 9 (Sunday), Charles Lewis Quintet plus Alice Tatum, 2 pm, $24, $28 (cabaret table), Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz Lounge, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

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

Jan. 28 (Friday), Beth Lederman and Jazz Con Alma featuring Steven Powell, 7:30 pm, $17, $28, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

Feb. 8 (Tuesday), Django Jazz Duets | Tim Kliphuis & Jimmy Grant, 7:30 pm, $17, $28, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

Feb. 9 (Wednesday), Gregory Porter, $45-$75, 7:30 pm, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

Feb 11 ( Friday), Mardi Gras Mambo featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, 8 pm, $36-$26, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

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. 9 (Wednesday), Hot Sardines, 8 pm, $35-$55, Vista Center For The Arts, 15660 N Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374, thevistaaz.com

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 20 (Sunday), Get Happy! Michael Feinstein Celebrates the Judy Garland Centennial, 3 pm, $79-$109, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

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

April 13 (Wednesday), She, Hers, Ours with Jazz Con Alma and Holly Pyle, 7:30 pm, $17, $18, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, 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 12 (Tuesday), Jazz Noir with Dmitri Matheny, 7:30 pm, $17, $28, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

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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