Jazz Scene

SEPTEMBER 2019
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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 (starting 9/13) 6-10pm, Renee Patrick Quartet; Sat, Sept 14 & 28, 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 on Sept. 30 only

Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 85251, 480-990-9500: 7-10pm, Sat, Sept 19, WE3 with Renee Patrick, Nicole Pesce and Suzanne Lansford; Sept 5, 7, 12, 14, Monte Procopio & Dave Ihlenfeld; Sept 21, 26, 28, Sima and her All Star Trio

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: September 5, FRED FORNEY QUARTET, featuring Fred Forney-trumpet, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums; September 12, THE POCKET PROTECTORS featuring Ted Bouras-drums, Ioannis Goudelis-keyboards, Andrew Gross-tenor sax, Mario Mendivil-bass; September 19, “WITH A SONG IN MY HEART” A tribute to Rodgers & Hart, featuring Pam Morita-piano/vocals, Andy Gross-sax. Ben Hedquist-bass, Dan Tomlinson-drums; September 26, ODD MAN OUT featuring Mike Ozuna-guitar, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Robert Moore-drums, Bryon Ruth-sax


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.

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. Sept 8, Season Opener featuring Novo Mundo

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). 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-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. (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; 7-10 pm, Fri, Sat, Sun for live music; Fri.   Sept. 13,  7-10 pm, The Felix Sainz Trio (Great American Songbook, jazz, Latin, pop) featuring Felix Sainz-vocals-upright bass, Mark DeCozio-keys, Allen Ames-5 string Contralto violin--guitar; Sat.  Sept. 14, 7-10 pm, Salsa/Latin Jazz:  Carmela Ramirez-vocals with Carmela y Más (8-piece band) with Salsa dancing & free Salsa dance coaching; Sun. Sept. 15, 6-9 pm, The Spectrum Jazz Quartet performing tributes from Bop to Bossa and Swing to Salsa. Led by Esteban Camacho-sax-vocals, Pete Gitlin-bass, Paul Darrow-keys, Glenn Davis-vocals-drums; Fri.  Sept. 20, 7:30-10:30 pm, The Sir Harrison Band (blues in the tradition of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Robert Cray, rock, and funk) featuring Sir Harrison Begay-vocals-guitar and Mahlon Hawk-bass Sat. Sept. 21, 7-10 pm, The Walt Richardson Band (Americana, World Music) featuring Walt Richardson-vocals-guitar; Sun. Sept. 22, 6-9 pm, The We3 Trio (jazz, swing, R&B, pop): Renee Patrick-vocals, Nicole Pesce-keys, Suzanne Lansford-violin; Fri. Sept. 27, 7-10 pm,  Beth Lederman and the "Bossa Nova 77 Trio" (Bossa Nova and classical jazz with a Latin flair): Beth Lederman-keys, Al Abado-vocals-percussion, Artie Grijalva-guitar; Sat. Sept. 28, 7-10 pm, Esteban Camacho and EQNX (uptempo R&B and funk in the traditions of Earth, Wind, and Fire; Kool and the Gang; Tower of Power): Esteban Camacho-sax, Vida Mosley-vocals, Angelina Avila-keys, Michael Williams-bass, Michael Harris-drums, and special guest Gustavo Morales-keys; Sun. Sept. 29, 6-9 pm, Grammy Nominee Les Paul Roque and his Ensemble (uptempo R&B, soul, Latin) featuring Les Paul Roque (former keyboardist for Kool and the Gang)-keys, CeCe-vocals, Bam Bam Price-drums-vocals, Michael Williams-bass

Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe 85281, 480-350-2822:  LakeshoreMusic 2018-19 Series; Saturdays, 7:30pm; Sept. 28, Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra; Oct 26, Sean Jones Quartet; Nov 23, Carmela Ramirez y Más — CuBop A Latin Jazz Explosion; Dec 21, Beth Lederman and Jazz Con Alma A Winter Solstice Concert;      Jan 25, New West Guitar Group; Feb 22, Chloe Feoranzo Quartet; Mar 21, Hot Club of San Francisco; Apr 25, Harold López-Nussa — Direct from Havana; May 16, Tamir Hendelman’s Spirit of Israel Ensemble.


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, 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.

 

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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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