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May 2022
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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!
If you'd like your event to be added to this calendar, please click on this link and fill out the web form: https://jazz.kjzz.org/content/submit-event


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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); May. 22 - Cheryl’s Birthday Party; Jun., Jul., Aug.- NO JAZZ PARTIES; Sep.18 - Wildcat Jazz Band; Oct. 1 - Sun City Stomperz Pre-Festival Party; Nov. 3-6 - 33rd Annual Jazz Festival; Dec. 4 - Dan Reed and Friends

Eddie V’s, 15323 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254, (480) 730-4800, eddiev.com.
Go online for event calendar.

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

Jazzbird Nights @ The Ravenscroft, Jazzbird Lounge, 8445 E Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, 1-800-785-3318, theravenscroft.com; Fridays, 6-9 pm, Free Admission; May 6 - Lucas Pino-sax with the Valley Jazz Cooperative; May 13 - Alexis Isotov; May 20 - Dmitri Matheny Group; May 27 - Jerry Donato.

Jazz For The Soul @ The Ravenscroft, Jazzbird Lounge, 8445 E Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, 1-800-785-3318, theravenscroft.com. Sundays, 6-8 pm: Sun, May 22, 6-8 pm, Beth Lederman and Friends.

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: Thursdays & Saturdays, 6:30-9:30 pm: Thur, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30-9:30 pm - Sima & Her All Star Trio; Sat, May 7, 14, 6:30-9:30 pm, Dave Ihlenfeld Trio; Sat, May 21, 28, 6:30-9:30 pm – Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin

Pita Jungle - Chandler, 1949 W Ray Road, Ste 102, Chandler, AZ 85224, 480-855-3232. PitaJungle.com. Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm, Pita Jungle Jazz Jam

Ravenscroft, 8445 E. Hartford Drive Scottsdale Arizona 85255, 1-800-785-3318, theravenscroft.com, Sat, May 7, 2 pm, Lucas Pino, sax with the Valley Jazz Cooperative

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: Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 pm; May 12 – Stardust Quartet featuring Alex Yuwen-tenor saxophone, Max Bookman-bass, David Berry-piano Andrew Flores-drums; May 19 – Shea Marshal & Ryan Cavanaugh’s Banjo Organization with Shea Marshall-Hammond Organ (& other instruments); Ryan Cavanaugh-electric banjo, Tony Vacca-sax & flute, TBA-drums; May 26 - Mike Gellar-guitar and Howard Alden-guitar.


PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY

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

Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Music in the Garden Series, 8-9:30 pm, $39.95 (Members: $34.95) – May 13, The Swingtips; May 20, Kim Weston & The Jazz Boy with Beth Lederman, piano; May 27, Holly Pyle, The Music of Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell

The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464. Thur, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 4-6 pm, Free Thursday Happy Hour with Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin; Fri, May 5, 7:30 pm, SCC Jazz Combos; Thur, May 12, 7:30 pm, SMCC Latin Jazz Band; Fri, May 13, 7:30 pm, Nash Vocal Jazz Ensemble; Sat, May 14, 7 pm & 9:15 pm, Lewis Nash & The NY Connection Band featuring Vanessa Rubin; Sun, May 15, 3-5 pm, Charles Lewis Quintet featuring Alice Tatum; Sun, May 15, 6 pm, Sunday Jam led by Pamela Morita, piano; Fri, May 20, 7:30 pm, Raul Yanez & Zona Libre; Sat, May 21, 7:30 pm, Frank Smith Quartet introducing Laureen Hooker; Sun, May 22, 7:30 pm, Rachel Eckroth Trio “Money Jungle”; Fri, May 27, 7:30 pm, Pete Pancrazi Quartet; Sat, May 28, Sherry RobersonDream a Little Dream-Music from the Ella Fitzgerald Songbook” featuring  special guest Dmitri Matheny-flugel horn, Beth Lederman-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums, Beth, Dwight Kilian and Emerson Laffey

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. June 12, Band TBD

Westside Blues & Jazz Club, 17045 N 59th Ave #104, Glendale, AZ 85308, westsideblues.com. Fri, May 6, 7:30 pm, Renee rice & Friends; Sun, May 8, 3 pm, Sandra Basett; Sat, May 14, 7:30 pm, Carmela y Mas; Sat, May 21, 7:30 pm, Sandra Bassett Motown Experience; Sun, May 21, 3 pm, Pam Morita Jazz Quartet; Fri, May 27, 7:30 pm, NOLAZ Band; Sun, May 29, 3 pm, Alice Tatum Band

Wrigley Mansion Jazzz Series, 2501 E Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85016, 602-955-4079, wrigleymansion.com. Fridays, 6-7 pm & 8-9 pm. Series Lineup: May 6th - Beth Lederman, Piano/Keyboard; Dwight Kilian, Bass; Robby Carillo, Drums; May 13th - Nicole Pesce, Piano/Keyboard; Dwight Kilian, Bass; Dom Moio, Drums; May 20th - Geri Hormel, Vocals; Rachael Gold Piano/Keyboard; Dwight Kilian, Bass; Dom Moio, Drums; Andrew Gross, Sax; May 27th - Nicole Pesce, Piano/Keyboard; Dwight Kilian, Bass; Dom Moio, Drums

 

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2022 CONCERT CALENDAR

May 11 (Wednesday) Ottmar Liebert, 7 pm & 9 pm, $44.50–$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

May 12 (Thursday), 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 13 (Friday), Tucson Jazz Festival presents Dianne Reeves, 7:30 pm, Leo Rich Theatre, Tucson Convention Center, 260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, 520-762-6260, tucsonjazzfestival.org

May 16 (Monday) Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bill Charlap, 7 pm & 9 pm, $33.50–$54.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

May 20 (Friday) Roberto Fonseca, 7:30 pm, $33.50–$44.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.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 23 (Monday) Joey DeFrancesco, 7 pm, $38.50–$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

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)

May 31 (Tuesday) Stanley Clarke, 7 pm & 9 pm, $38.50–$54.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

June 3 (Friday) & June 4 (Saturday) Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, 7:30 pm, $69.50-$85.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

June 5 (Sunday), Tucson Jazz Festival presents Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, 7:30 pm, Rialto Theatre, 318 E Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701, 520-762-6260, tucsonjazzfestival.org

June 19 (Sunday), Guitarist Birelli Lagrene, 7 pm, $38.50–$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

July 28 (Thursday), Legendary Count Basie Orchestra with special guest vocalist Carmen Bradford, 7 pm, $69.50–$85.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

September 10 (Saturday), Billy Cobham, 7 pm & 9 pm, $33.50–$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

October 29 (Saturday), George Benson, 7:30 pm, $68, $78, $88, $92, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler AZ 85225, chandlercenter.org

December 10 (Saturday) Kandace Springs, 7 pm, $38.50–$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

March 5, 2023 (Sunday), Billie and Blue Eyes featuring John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell, 3 pm, $44, $54, $64, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler AZ 85225, chandlercenter.org

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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 [email protected]


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