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AUGUST 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

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); Sept. 19, Sun City Stomperz; Oct 17, River Road Ramblers; Nov. 4-7, 32nd Annual Classic Jazz Festival; 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

JazzBird @ The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, 6-8 pm, Chris Finet Quartet “Celebrating The Great American Songbook” featuring Chris Finet on bass, Angelo Versace-piano, Caleb Michel-drums and featuring Brice Winston-saxophone.

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: Saturdays, 6:30-9 pm: Sept 11, All Star Trio featuring Mark Decozio - keyboards, Felix Sainz-bass, Sheila Early-drums; Sept 18, Sima and her All Star Trio with Mark DeCozio-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, Sheila Early-drums; Sept 25, We3 Trio with Renee Patrick, Nicole Pesce & Suzane Lansford

Pita Jungle - Chandler, 1949 W Ray Road, Ste 102, Chandler, AZ 85224, 480-855-3232. Pitajungle.com. Thursdays, 6:30-9 pm, Oct. 14-Celebration of Life for Pete Gitlin and 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. Please reserve a seat in advance, as tables are spread out and seating is limited; Sept 16, ZAZU West; Sept 23, Jan Sandwich & Friends; Sept 30, CleveTet led by drummer Cleve Huff.

 

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. Wed, Sept 8, 4:30-7 pm, Hump Day Happy Hour with Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin (free); Fri, Sept 10, 7:30 pm, Nazim Rashid & New Renaissance “Remembering John Coltrane;”Sat, Sept 11, 7 pm & 9:30 pm, Niki Haris with Mitch Forman-piano, Tom Kennedy bass, Lewis Nash drums; Sun, Sept 12, 3-5 pm, Niki Haris “Gospel Of Light) with Mitch Forman-piano, Tom Kennedy bass, Lewis Nash drums; Sunday Jam Session, Sept 11, 6-9 pm. Led by Ioannis Goudelis-piano; Thurs, Sept 16, 4:30-7 pm, Hump Day Happy Hour with Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin (free); Fri, Sept 17, 7:30 pm, Juli Wood-sax with Jeff Libman-guitar, Mike Kocour-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Holly Chaput-drums; Sat, Sept 18, 7:30 pm, Alice Tatum Band; Sun, Sept 19, 3-5 pm, International Peace Day Celebration: Music Without Borders featuring Pam Morita Quintet; Sunday Jam Session, Sept 19, 6-9 pm, Led by Adam Clark; Thurs, Sept 23, 4:30-7 pm, Hump Day Happy Hour with Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin (free); Fri, Sept 24, 7:30 pm, Cal Tjader Project: Sat, Sept 25, 7 pm & 9:15 pm, Akiko Tsuraga Trio, Akiko-organ, Bob Kenmotsu-sax, Lewis Nash-drums; Sun, Sept 26, 3-5 pm, Akiko Tsuruga Trio, Akiko Tsuruga-organ, Bob Kenmotsu-sax; Sunday Jam Session, Sept 26, 6-9 pm, led by Stan Sorenson; Wed, Sept 29, 7 pm, Michael Eckroth Group with Eckroth-piano, Joel Mateo-drums, Alex Ayala-bass, Mauricio Herrera-percussion.


Westside Blues & Jazz Club, 17045 N 59th Ave #104, Glendale, AZ 85308, westsideblues.com. Thur, Sept 9, 6:30-10 pm, Blues Review Band with Bluesman Mike (blues); Fri, Sept 10, 8 pm-12 am, WE3 + Sheila E; Sat, Sept 11, 8 pm-12 am, Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns (blues); Sun, Sept 12, 2-5:30 pm, Sandra Bassett; Thur, Sept 16, 6:30-10 pm, NoLaz Band; Fri, Sept 17, 8 pm-12:am, Beth Lederman featuring Steven Powell; Sun, Sept 19, 2-5:30 pm, MayneSwing; Thur, Sept 23, 6:30-10 pm, Big Pete Pearson (blues); Fri, Sept 24th, 8 pm-12 am, Sandra Bassett; Sat, Sept 25, 8 pm-12 am, Carmela y Mas; Sun, Sept 26, 2-5:30 pm, Beth Lederman Band.

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. Sept 12, Jazz Con Alma with Beth Lederman-piano, Emerson Laffey-drums, Mario Mendival-bass, Joe Garcia-percussion, Adam Roberts-sax/clarinet; Oct 10, Chris Finet Quartet featuring Chris Finet on bass, Angelo Versace-piano, Caleb Michel-drums and featuring Brice Winston-saxophone; 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.


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; Sept, 12, Nick Manson Trio; Oct 10, Anna Maria Mottola Trio; 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

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

 

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