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

MUSICIANS & VENUES!
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SCOTTSDALE-EAST VALLEY

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

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

La Locanda, 6830 E 5th Ave, Suite 108, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, (480) 284-6511, lalocandaaz.com, 5-8 pm on Thursdays, 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: Sat, 6:30-9 pm, Aug 14 & 21 We3 Trio with Renee Patrick, Nicole Pesce & Suzane Lansford; Aug 28, All Star Trio featuring Mark Decozio - keyboards, Jerry Donato - sax and flute, and Ben Hedguist - bass.

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; 7:30-9:30 pm (Thurs); Aug 5, Mike Geller & Howard Alden Duo; Aug 12, Warren Jones presents Quarteto del Sol; Aug 19, Michael Powers Group; Aug 26, The Tjader Project 


PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY

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

The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464: Sat, Aug 7, 7:30 pm, Sherry Roberson Celebrates Billie Holiday; Sun, Aug 8, 3pm, Charles Lewis Quintet Plus One, featuring Lewis Nash; Sun, Aug 8, 6pm, Sunday Jam Session led by Raul Yanez; Fri, Aug 13, 7:30pm, Jude Poorten Trio; Sun, Aug 15, 3pm, Charles Lewis Quintet Plus One, featuring Lewis Nash; Sun, Aug 15, 6pm, Sunday Jam Session led by Dave Henning; Fri, Aug 20, 7:30pm, Sonrisa featuring Scott Sadlon; Sat, Aug 21, 7:30pm, Arsen Nalbandian Trio Plays Oscar Peterson; Sun, Aug 22, 3pm, Jazz Matinee with Francine Reed; Fri, Aug 27, 7:30pm, Carly Bates & Friends; Sat, Aug 28, 7:30pm, Bob Daniels: The Cool Bridge To Chet Baker; Sun, Aug 29, 6pm, Sunday, Jam Session led by Stan Sorenson

Westside Blues & Jazz Club, 17045 N 59th Ave #104, Glendale, AZ 85308, westsideblues.com: Fri, Aug 6, 8 pm-12 am, Adam Clark Ensemble featuring Diana Lee; Sat, Aug 7, 8 pm-12 am, Sandra Bassett; Sun, Aug 8, 2 – 5:30 pm, Beth Lederman Band; Thurs, Aug 12, 6:30-10 pm, Blues Review Band; Fri, Aug 13, 8 pm-12 am, Diana Lee featuring Dennis Rowland; Sat, Aug 14, 8 pm-12 am, Sugar Thieves; Sun, Aug 15, 2-5:30 pm, Charles Lewis, piano; Thurs, Aug 19, 6:30-10 pm, Ratio Band; Fri, Aug 20, 8 pm-12 am, Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns; Sat, Aug 21, 8 pm-12 am, Big Pete Pearson Band; Sun, Aug, 22, 2-5:30pm, Sandra Bassett; Fri, Aug 27, 8 pm-12 am, We3 + Sheila E; Sat, Aug 28, 8 pm-12 am, Carmela Y Mas; Sun, Aug 29, 2-5:30 pm, Beth Lederman Band


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2021-22 CONCERT CALENDAR

August 22 (Sunday), Jazz Con Alma featuring vocalist Todd Herzog, 3 pm, $20, $25, Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E Culver Street, Phoenix AZ, 602-241-7870, azjhs.org/jazz-con-alma

August 30 (Monday), John Pizzarelli Trio, 7 pm, $49.50-$54.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Sept 1 (Friday), Hot Club Of Cowtown, 7:30 pm, $38.50-$44.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Sept 11 (Saturday), Tribute To Mahalia Jackson and Ella Fitzgerald featuring Jazz Con Alma with Sherry Roberson-vocals, Beth Lederman-piano, Dowell Davis-drums and Mike King-bass, 7:30 pm, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

Sept 14, (Tuesday), Mavis Staples, 7:30pm, $45-$75, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS (8587)

Sept 22 (Wednesday), Kandace Springs, 7 pm, $38.50-$49.50, MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

Sept 24 (Friday), Boz Scaggs: Out Of The Blues 2021 Tour, 7:30 pm, $58/$78/$98, Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225-4567, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680

Oct 3 (Sunday), Pat Metheny: Side-Eye With James Francies & Joe Dyson, $40-$66, Mesa Arts Center, One E Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201, 480-644-6500, mesaartscenter.com

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

 

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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