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Jazz heavy-weights to play at The Nash 1st Anniversary Celebration

CLICK HERE to buy tickets to any or all 1st Anniversary events (or call 602-795-0464). Seating is limited; so buy early to guarantee your admission. Fri., Oct. 11, 7:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., The Lewis Nash All-star Quintet with Randy Brecker-trumpet, Javon Jackson-sax, George Cables-piano, George Mraz-bass and Lewis Nash-drums will highlight the 1st Anniversary Celebration. Three additional events will comprise the celebration:
  • Thurs., Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. concert and cocktail party in a private home, featuring The Lewis Nash Trio (Cables, Mraz and Nash);
  • Sat., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. at The Nash, “Remembering Piano Greats: George Duke, Keith Greko, Marian McPartland, Mulgrew Miller and Cedar Walton” featuring Mike Kocour, Charles Lewis and Beth Lederman; and
  • Sun., Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at The Nash, New Orleans-style Brunch featuring The Bad Cactus Brass Band.
Proceeds from all events will support educational programs at The Nash, the nonprofit performance and education center of Jazz in Arizona.  
 
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Volume XXXIV    Number 5    June 2013
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In This Issue
Jazz in AZ Monthly Party at The Nash
Sun., May 19, 3-5 pm 

Jazz in AZ monthly party

featuring

'Papa' John DeFrancesco

(see details on next page)  

DeFrancesco, Papa John  

'Papa' John DeFrancesco began playing the Hammond B3 Organ in the Buffalo, New York area in 1959 after seeing Jimmy Smith live. In the late '70's, he put aside his successful performing career -- playing  with the likes of Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, George Benson, and Houston Person -- to concentrate on raising his son, Joey DeFrancesco. 'Papa' John must have done something right, as son Joey started touring as a member of Miles Davis' band at the age of 17.

 

With Joey grown and on his own, in the mid-'90's 'Papa' John resumed his own performance and recording career. His most recent album, A Philadelphia Story, released in 2011 on the Savant label, is "...smoking B-3 jazz with kick, swagger, and funky butt grooves. It marks the welcome return of a master jazzman," says AllMusic.com.

 

See this formidable jazzman live and up close at Jazz in AZ Monthly Sunday Party @ The Nash.  He'll be groovin' on his B3 in the company of 3 super-gifted musicians: Shea Marshall-sax, Ralph Carrasco -guitar, and Jabari-drums .

 

Admission: $15 general; $12 seniors; $10 JiA Members (Lifetime Members free; donation optional); $5 Students with ID; under age 12 free

 

Phoenix City Grill will provide complimentary hors d'ouevres during the break. B.Y.O.B.

For advance tickets (recommended), click here.
THE NASH 
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The Nash The Nash  is the performance and education center of Jazz in Arizona, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural treasure of American music history, showcasing live performance and ensuring the future of the iconic art of jazz for generations to come.

Check our website for updates and new listings of events at thenash.org.

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Jazz in Arizona, Inc.
A nonprofit 501 (c)(3)

organization

P.O. Box 2913

Scottsdale, AZ 85252-2913

Phone: (602)765-0464.

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Website: www.jazzinaz.org 

 

Jazz in AZ is dedicated to

supporting the art of LIVE

JAZZ and cultivating interest

in jazz through youth

education, scholarship

opportunities and community

outreach.

 

 

Jazz In AZ Board Members:

Steve Douglas, president

Doug Mayes, vice president

Susan Dwyer, treasurer

Lorene Ely, secretary

Dawn Agent

Barbie Baugh

Beth Dore

Debbi Foshee

Larry Goldstein

Peter Keane

Dennis Rowland

Stu Siefer

Fred Wilson

 

Associate Directors:

Steve Conrad

Gary Doyle

Herb Ely

Keith Kelly

Dan Konzen

Jeff Libman

Jen Rogers

Karen Scates

Duncan Stoutner

 

Executive Director:

Joel Robin Goldenthal

(602)750-7045

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Assistant Director:

Joan Leard

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Jazz Notes Editor:

Joel R. Goldenthal

 

Contributing Writers:

Patricia Myers

Joel Goldenthal

 

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Jazz in Arizona, Inc.

 

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 Fifth Annual  Jazz in Arizona  Father's Day Big Band Dance

Extreme Decibel Big Band

at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort

 

Sunday, June 16, 3:00-6:30 pm

 

featuring Clark Krueger's Extreme Decibel Big Band

 

The fifth annual Father's Day Big Band Dance featuring Clark Krueger's Extreme Decibel Big Band will be held in The Scottsdale Plaza Resort Grand Ballroom on Sunday, June 16, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dance is a fundraiser to support the youth jazz education programs of Jazz in AZ and The Nash , the new nonprofit education and performance center of Jazz in AZ in downtown Phoenix.  Once again, the dance is being held in honor of John Dawson for his continued generous support of jazz.

 

Doors open at 2:30 PM. Join in a Swing Dance Lesson at 3 PM with  Steve Conrad, AZ Lindy Hop Society .

 

The band will play an exciting repertoire for both listening and dancing.  There will be guest vocalists, as well as exemplary student musicians sitting in with the band, complimentary salsa and chips, with full cash bar and special appetizers available for purchase.

 

General admission to this year's Father's Day Dance is just $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door - so BUY NOW! Current Jazz in AZ members may take a $5 discount on tickets purchased in advance; $40 VIP Reserved seating; $10 for youth under 21 with parents/adult family member/legal guardian. Special sponsor tables of 10 to help support Jazz in AZ youth education programs at The Nash are available for $400 and are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

 

Scottsdale Plaza Resort - Grande Ballroom
7200 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

 

Call 602-795-0464 for advance tickets.

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It is Summertime, and The Nash is SIZZLIN'
with education programs, Catch a Rising Star, Sunday jams, 
and more...

 

  Education Summer Jazz 2013

Jazz in Arizona
has just opened its new Education Annex to
The Nash !!

 

 

Summer Education Programs as in full swing!

The Nash offers educational workshops and seminars to students of all ages throughout the summer, taught by our Valley's top jazz educators. These  programs are designed to augment and complement other educational offerings.

 

Tuition for a four-session workshop (2 hours each session) is $100, a fraction of what comparable hourly private instruction would cost.

 

Donations are encouraged to provide financial aid to potential students who may not be able to afford the classes. Checks can be made to: Jazz in Arizona/The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ, 85004 and marked for scholarships, or call 602-795-0464.

 

Courses include the following, with yet more to come. Watch for updates at www.TheNash.org. For course descriptions and to register, go to  http://www.thenash.org/calendar/2013summerworkshops/ 

 

Mondays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 6-8 pm - "Jazz Rhythm - How to Play Odd Time Signatures" with  Eric Rasmussen 

 

Tuesdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6-8 pm - "The Rhythm Section: Support and Interaction" with Will Goble

 

Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 1-3 pm - "Jazz Combo: Dixie Brass Band"

with Gabe Sears

 

June 21, 28 and July 5, 12, from 4-6 pm - "Duo Playing" with  Andrew Schiller

 

Sunday, June 30, 3-5 pm (1 session, $25) - "Brass Boot Camp: How to Stay in Performance Shape at All Times" with Ryan Haines

 

Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, and 22, 6-8 pm - "Latin Percussion" with  Dom Moio

 

Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, and 23, 6-8 pm - "Conceptual Jazz Practice: Inspiration Through Limitation" with  Adam Roberts

 

Sundays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1-3 pm - "Jazz Combo: Various Approaches to Improvisation" with  Ted Sistrunk

 

Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 4-6 pm - "Jazz Combo: Free Music and Improvisation" with  Keith Kelly

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Also at The Nash this Summer!!

 

'Catch a Rising Star' Series

This summer's concert series features performances by young artists based in Arizona. Curated by The Nash, the series provides a platform for emerging artists to gain prominence in the jazz community. The 2013 series features headliners of young artists ages 12-26. This year's "Catch a Rising Star" program is very much an educational program as well as a performance series, as all Catch a Rising Stars groups will be offered a free clinic by an experienced local jazz educator in advance of their performance at The Nash.  Go to www.TheNash.orgfor scheduled dates.

City Jazz
Under the auspices of Phoenix Center for the Arts and now directed by trombonist/arranger/composer/educator Mark Witt , City Jazz meets during the
summer at  The Nash  on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  For more information on this program, visit http://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/classes/city-jazz/ and click on "Schedule" and "Registration".

 

The Superstition Jazz Orchestra

Under the direction of  Milas Yoes , every Wednesday at 7:30 pm The Superstition Jazz Orchestra holds open rehearsal, welcoming sit-ins and arrangers/composers who want to hear their charts performed.  

 

Contemporary Jazz (or "Catch a Rising Star")  every Friday at 7:30 pm

Mainstream Jazz  most Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Jam Sessions  every Sunday at 6 pm

Special Events  during the week, including the salsa sounds of Carmela y Mas  featuring Carmela Ramirez 

 

JAZZ HAPPENS HERE...and YOU can help!
Your support for the success of these programs is important; whether through donations, sponsorship, or volunteer services. For more information on how you can help, please contact Barbie Baugh at 602-525-2687. We also appreciate your continued attendance and participation in these programs at The Nash !
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President's Message  

 by Steve Douglas

 

We've come a long way, baby!

 Some advertising slogans stick in your head, and the one that immediately comes to mind is "You've come a long way, baby". Well, Jazz in AZ is not Virginia Slims, but you sure have to be impressed with what's happened over the last 2 years.

 

When I first became involved on the board we had maybe 19 events a year -- 12 monthly parties at Kazimierz, six Kerr concerts and a Father's Day dance. A lot has changed since then; overwhelming and awesome to say the least. The monthly parties have now moved with great initial success to The Nash, the Kerr concerts continue with an upgraded sound system, Father's Day is on the calendar again with the Extreme Decibel Big Band and... drum roll....we had 18 events at The Nash in April!

 

Can you believe that? What two years ago was a dream, a vision, an inspired hope for the rejuvenation of the legacy of jazz and the role Jazz in AZ would play, has come to fruition. Last week, there was an impromptu, last-minute luncheon at The Nash at the special request of Lewis Nash to show the center to his touring Monterey Jazz Festival sextet. Once again surrounded by some jazz luminaries -- Christian McBride, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chris Potter, Lewis, Ambrose Akinmusire and Benny Green -- I had to pinch myself that we have accomplished so much in so little time. I heard Lewis say to Dee Dee, "I still don't believe it, and I don't know what to say."

 

Well, I know what to say: Jazz is alive and well in Phoenix, make no mistake about that! The thought of some 200 events a year at The Nash is beyond my comprehension. From First Fridays to workshops, clinics, jam sessions, big band concerts  -- and education programs coming into full swing this summer with seven four-hour workshops and two seminars already scheduled for June and July, to be taught by some of our finest Valley jazz educators.  I'm really dumbfounded at the speed things have ramped up. My thanks to Jeff Libman for finding and scheduling some great music, and overseeing the development of our education programs; and, of course, to the tireless efforts of Lorene Ely, our board secretary, and Joel, our executive director. "(We have) come a long way, baby!"

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Rotating Juried Art Shows

 

The current exhibit, "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most," is on display through the end of June,  featuring the works of 9 talented local artists:

Crystal Coughlin, Bill Manson, Peter Martori, Bobbi McMurry, Marilyn Mitchell, Susan Norton-Scott, Brianna Pearch, Jacque Venus Tobias, and Rob Varela .



The Buzz:

              Summer soon will be upon us, the season when some venues slow or stop having live jazz. Jazz in the Hills will change from weekly to one or two Fridays a month, and a few other venues will curtail bookings until mid-September. Jazz fans always could count on Remington's for five nights of high-level sounds, but that may not be the case this summer. Changes for June are being discussed that would shift jazz on the nights that 

Danny Long  and  Judy Roberts  perform their exceptional sounds, moving them to two weeknights, and ending the Thursday musical magic created by Judy and  Margo Reed  that usually goes on hiatus in July and August. On the positive side, The Nash will continue its every-Friday events, Saturday mainstream jazz, Sunday jam sessions and Jazz in AZ monthly parties (Papa John DeFrancesco  combo on May 19), and  Sacred Grounds  coffeehouse will continue as usual on Thursdays throughout the summer.

 

             Jazz at Lincoln Center  announced its 2013 inductees into the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame as drummer Art Blakey, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton and trumpeter Clark Terry. Each gained the majority of the popular vote cast by jazz fans around the world between March 6 and March 31. The three will be inducted on June 4 in a ceremony at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, at JALC's home, Frederick P. Rose Hall in Manhattan.

 

           As a longtime member of the international  Jazz Journalists Association , I participated in voting for the 2013 awards, and was pleased to see that many of my choices won. Winners in the 17th annual voting were Wayne Shorter, Lifetime Achievement; Sonny Rollins, "Emeritus Jazz Artist/Beyond Voting"; Wadada Leo Smith, Musician of the Year and Trumpeter of the Year; Maria Schneider, Composer-Arranger of the Year; Small Ensemble of the Year, Wayne Shorter Quartet; Best Male Vocalist, Gregory Porter; Best Female Vocalist, Luciana Souza; Trombonist of the Year, Wycliffe Gordon; Multi-reeds Player of the Year and clarinetist of the year, Anat Cohen; Alto Saxophonist of the Year, Rudresh Mahanthappa; Tenor Saxophonist of the Year, Chris Potter; Baritone Saxophonist of the Year, Gary Smulyan; Soprano Saxophonist of the Year, Wayne Shorter; Flutist of the Year, Nicole Mitchell; Guitarist of the Year, Bill Frisell; Pianist of the Year, Vijay Iyer; Keyboards player of the Year, Dr. Lonnie Smith; Bassist of the Year, Christian McBride; Violinist/Violist/Cellist of the Year, Regina Carter; Percussionist of the Year, Bobby Sanabria;  Mallets Instrumentalist of the Year, Stefon Harris; Traps Drummer of the Year, Billy Hart; Player of Instruments Rare in Jazz of the Year, Edmar Castaneda, harp; Aaron Diehl, pianist-composer (Wynton Marsalis bands), Up and Coming Musician of the Year; Large Ensemble of the Year, Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Project; Record of the year, Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans (ArtistShare); ECM, record label of the year. 

 

            In addition, JJA this year honored  Jeff Haskell , Tucson pianist-educator, as one of 26 Jazz Heroes. A previous Arizona Hero was  Don Z. Miller , producer of the Paradise Valley Jazz Party and one of the nine founders of Jazz in AZ in 1977.

 
             Longtime jazz supporter  Jo Wittens  celebrated her 91st birthday in April at a brunch party hosted by  Willi and Jack Ulman . After  Margo Reed  sang her special version of the birthday song, Jo declared, "It's not my birthday unless Margo sings to me."

 

           Doc Severinsen , former "Tonight Show" bandleader who will be 86 in July, led his San Miguel Five in two hour-long concerts at the Musical Instrument Museum on May 2. The trumpeter, who moved to Mexico in 2006, impressed the audiences with his ability to hit and sustain notes in both the high and low registers, and deliver complex multiple 16th-note patterns. As expected, he wore flamboyantly colorful garb of orange shirt and purple leather pants with a strongly patterned sport coat (he said he still wants to add sequins to it). Guitarist  Gil Gutierrez  dazzled with quicksilver runs during the quintet's flawless performance of Latin sounds with a jazz flair, lush ballad and the gypsy-jazz swing of Django Reinhardt. 

  

  

Musicians' News:

 

              Dennis Rowland  has been seen out and about, including at the Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary All-Stars concert at the Mesa Art Center in late April. Looking strong and dapper as he greeted friends and fans as he recovers from a stroke in December, he said he's scatting but still "working on the lyrics."

 

        Frank Darmiento's "Revelation" was performed by the  Arizona Big Band last month at  Winfield's , capably delivering its time changes from 3/4 to 4/4. The band, co-led by drummer  Al Greenwell  and trumpeter  Tom Williams , will return May 31 to the coffeehouse at First Baptist Church of Scottsdale. The venue has live jazz every Friday, including the  Red Mountain Big Band , directed by  David Bacon , as well as small combos.

 

              Pianist  Joel Robin  composed and recorded a solo-piano chart for his wife, singer  Delphine Cortez , "Delphine's Bolero," that recently was aired on  Blaise Lantana 's nightly KJZZ jazz program.

 

    

Quotable: 

              "There are wonderful things in real jazz, the talent for improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience."  Henri Matisse , French artist.
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May 3-12, " In a Sentimental Mood": Sounds of Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine, Sammy Davis Jr. (Walter Belcher-vocals ), Black Theatre Troupe musical @ Playhouse on the Park, Viad Tower, 1850 N. Central Ave., Phoenix or Performing Arts Center, 1333 E. Washington St., Phoenix; 602-254-2151, option 4 or www.blacktheatretroupe.org; info: 602-258-8128.

  

May 7, Young Sounds of Arizona (student big band) , 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tues., Musicians Union Hall, 1202 E. Oak St., Phoenix 85006, 602-254-8838; free for union members, $5 nonmembers, $3 students, free for children under 12; continuing monthly series celebrating 100th anniversary of Phoenix Federation of Musicians Local 586 AFM; soft drinks-snacks on sale or BYOB; food, wine, beer, spirits available at Tuck Shop, 2245 N. 12th St., Phoenix 85006, 602-354-2980.  

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** May 10, Contemporary Jazz: Mike Ozuna Quartet (Ozuna-guitar, Andrew Gross-tenor sax, Will Goble-bass, Rob Moore-drums) , 7:30-10 p.m., $10, $5 students, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.

 

 

 

May 10, Chris Botti-trumpet , 7:30 p.m. Fri., $39 lawn, $59 chair, Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. (75th St. south of Indian School Road), Scottsdale 85251, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 480-499-8587, scottsdaleperformingarts.org. 

 

May 10, Terrell Stafford Quintet: "This Side of Strayhorn," 7:30 p.m. Fri., Studio, Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, 480-350-2822, lakeshoremusic.org 

 

May 10, Fuerza Cabribe (Latin salsa, Dominican bachata), 7-9 p.m. Fri., $22 public, $16 members, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 85008, 480-480-8188, dbg.org.

 

May 11, Carolyn Eynon Singers (24 adult singers + jazz trio), 7 p.m. Sat., $15, Orangewood Presbyterian Church; 7321 N. 10th St., Phoenix 85067, info 480-529-2630.

 

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 ** May 11, Mainstream Jazz, with the Jack Radavich Quartet (Jack Radavich-bass, Jerry Donato-tenor sax, Peter Zale-  piano, Tim Downs-drums) , 7:30-10 pm, $15/$12 seniors and JiA members/$8 students , BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt    St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464. 

 

 

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** May 12, Jam Session led by Will Goble-bass , 6-9 pm. $5, $2 participating musicians, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464

 

 

May 12, Yuma Jazz Company Trio (Steven Hennig-tpt, Carl Posch-gtr, Jon Knudtson- bass) , Mother's Day Brunch, 10 am Sun.., $31, Hilton Garden Inn at Pivot Point, 200 N Madison, Yuma 85364, 928-783-1500.

 

May 15, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones , 7 and 9 p.m. Wed., $52.50 and $62.50, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org   

 

May 17-19, Illinois Jacquet Foundation Benefit Weekend:   6-10 p.m. Fri., Mudsaw w/ Vince Kaufman-sax , hosted reception @ The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464;  6-10 p.m. Sat. gala @ MIM, ($250 pp, dinner, Fred Forney Quintet ); 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. brunch, Steve Douglas Trio (Stan Sorenson-guitar, Steve Douglas-bass, Andy Ziker-drums) @  Talking Stick Resort, 101 & Indian Bend, Scottsdale 85250, 480-850-8606; $300 all weekend events, or separately $45/Fri., $250/Sat., $50/Sun., infodesertwindsjazzweekend.com  or 602-568-5313.

 

May 17, "Jazz at the Symphony": La Forza Chamber Orchestra (Frank Darmiento, music director) + Jazz Quintet (Dick Poccia-baritone sax, Frank Darmiento-trombone, Armand Boatman-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Dom Moio-drums) , 7:30 p.m. Fri., free, Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Drive Paradise Valley, info 480-338-3764 or LaForzaOrchestra.org

 

May 17, Big Nick and Gila Monsters , 7-9 p.m. Fri., $22 public, $16 members, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix 85008, 480-480-8188, dbg.org 

 

May 17, Dominic Amato-sax , 7-9:15 p.m. Fri., free, outdoor amphitheater, wine, food, The Promenade, Scottsdale Road at Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale 85254, 480-385-2820. 

 

May 17, Jazz Quintet (Dick Poccia-baritone sax, Armand Boatman-piano, Frank Darmiento-trombone, Ben Hedquist-bass, Dom Moio-drums) + La Forza Chamber Orchestra (jazz & classical music),7:30 p.m. Fri., free, Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley (1 block west of Scottsdale Road).

 

May 17, Double Bass & Face (Dwight Kilian-string bass, Todd Johnson-6 string electric bass, Vicki McDermitt-vocals ), 7:30 pm, Fri., free, SoZo Coffee House, 1982 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, 480-726-7696.

 

May 17, Marcia Ball (piano-vocals) Band , 7:30 p.m, $29.50-$37.50, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000,


May 18, Wine Women & Jazz FUNraiser: Jazz Con Alma (Beth Lederman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass guitar, Joe Garcia-percussion, Todd Chuba-drums + Alice Tatum-vocals) , 4-6:30 p.m. Sat., $65, $75 at door, benefit for Arizona Women's Partnership, Scottsdale Plaza Resort (ballroom), 7000 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  , 602-863-9744, www.azwp.org.

 

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* May 19, Jazz in AZ party: Papa John DeFrancesco-organ, Ralph Carrasco-guitar, Shea Marshall-sax, Jabari-drums , 3-5 p.m. Sun., hors d'oeuvres, BYOB, $15 public, $12 seniors, $10 JiA members (free, lifetime members), $5 students with ID, free under age 12,  limited seating/advance purchase recommended (Click here); The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, 602-795-0464, thenash.org

 

 

 

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** May 19, Jam Session led by Stan Sorenson-guitar , 6-9 pm. $5, $2 participating musicians, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464

 

 

 

 

May 19, Dave Chaney Dixie Band , 1-4 p.m. Sun., Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler, Arizona Classic Jazz Society event, $10 members, $15 non-members, under 18 free, 480-620-3941, azclassicjazz.org

 

May 23, Maria Muldaur & Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band , 7 p.m. Thurs., $25 advance, $28 door, $30 VIP, Old Town Center for the Arts, Fifth Street and Main, Cottonwood, 928-34-0940,

 

May 23-26, "Swingin' on a Riff": Big Band Masters of the 21st Century (18 concerts, films, panels): $425-$450 all events, $10-$35 per session, info 562-200-5477, lajazzinstituteorg, LA Jazz Institute, PO Box 8038, Long Beach, CA 90808, Los Angeles Airport Marriott, 800-228-9290 (group code JAZJAZA).

 

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** May 24, Contemporary Jazz: Collin Shook Trio with Mike Moynihan-tenor sax (Collin Shook-piano, Dylan DeRobertis-bass, Tim Rachbach-drums) , 7:30-10 p.m., $10, $5 students, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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**May 25, Mainstream Jazz: Daniela Spagnolo-vocals, Bill Moio-guitar, Todd Johnson-bass , 7:30-10 pm, $15, $12 JiA members, $8 students, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.

 

 

 

 

 

May 25, Maria Muldaur & Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band , 7:30 p.m. Sat., $27.50-$32.50, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000.

 

May 26, AZ Swing Kings Orchestra , 1-2:30 p.m. Sun., free, RH Johnson Recreation Center, 19803 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. 

 

May 26, Tribute to Duke Ellington; Steve Sandner, piano-vocals, Steve Douglas-bass , 3-5 p.m.; Sun., $10, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Hwy 179 between Chapel & Back O' Beyond Roads, Sedona, 928-282-7366, episcopalnet.org/DBS/Sedona/stream.html (concert also will be streamed live, available at this link)

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** May 26, Jazz in AZ Jam Session led by Ted Sistrunk-bass , 6-9 pm. $5, $2 participating musicians, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464

 

 

 

 

 

May 26, Gabriel Ayala-guita r, Tucson Jazz Society's summer series, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson 85750, 800-235-6397, loewshotels.com/en/Ventana-Canyon-Resort

 

May 27, Marcia Ball-blues piano-vocals , Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 

May 29, Jane Monheit-vocals , 7 and 9 p.m. Wed., $29.50-$42.50, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000,


May 31, Jacob Lauxman plays the music of Kurt Rosenwinkel , 7:30-10 pm, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464

 

May 31, Cyrus Chestnut Trio + Stefon Harris-vibes , 7:30 p.m. Fri., Main Stage, Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, 480-350-2822, lakeshoremusic.org

 

May 31-June 1, Rickie Lee Jones-vocals , Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org

 


Compiled for Jazz in AZ by Patricia Myers,

SCOTTSDALE-FOUNTAIN HILLS-PV

 

American Legion Post #44 , 7145 E. Second St., Scottsdale, 480-941-9053, Swingtime Jazz Quartet, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wed., food, dancing. 

 

Bobby's Restaurant & Jazz Lounge , 7122 E. Greenway Pkwy, Scottsdale, 480-556-0770, various nightly.

 

Chances on Sixth , 7570 E. Sixth Ave (corner of Miller Road), Scottsdale, 480-994-4338, Joe Hopkins Quintet (Hopkins-clarinet, Cheryl Thurston-keys, Danny Shannon-bass, Caesar Rob-drums), New Orleans-style jazz + jammers, 5-9 p.m. Sun., food, dancing.   

 

Eddie V's , 15323 N. Scottsdale Road (Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, 7-11 p.m. various nightly. . 

 

Fifth and Wine , 7051 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale 85251, 480-699-8001, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Steve Douglas-bass, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fri. May 10.

 

Jazz in the Hills @ Alchemy in CopperWynd Resort, 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive (north off Shea at Palisades, turn left on Eagle Ridge), Fountain Hills, 85268, 480-333-1880 or 480-788-5290, jazzinthehills.info or 480-688-9035 (Susan Harding): $10, $9 members, $5 children, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fri. (summer schedule:1 or 2 per month): May 10, Jerry Donato-sax, Vicki McDermitt-vocals, Armand Boatman-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass.

 

Kazimierz World Wine Bar , 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480-946-3004, $5 cover after 8 p.m.: Margo Reed Band, 9 p.m.-midnight Mon. (Reed-vocals, Jerry Donato-sax, Joel Robin-keyboard); Greg Warner leads Jazz Experience & Friends, 9 p.m.-midnight Thurs.

 

Lon's at the Hermosa (patio), 5532 E. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, 602-955-7878, 10.30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sun. brunch, Larry Reed-vocals-piano, Dennis Sexton-bass.

 

Malee's , 7131 E. Main St. Scottsdale, 85251, 480-947-6042, maleesthaibistro.com, Renee Patrick-vocals, Judy Roberts-keys-vocals, 6-9 p.m. Mon. 

 

Mastro's City Hall , 6991 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 480-941-4700, Andy Margolis-piano.

 

OC Seven Restaurant @ Scottsdale Resort and Athletic Club, 8325 E. Indian Bend Road (between 101 and Hayden Road), Scottsdale, 85250, 480-991-1571, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sat., Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-keys; $10 minimum pp; food, dance floor.   

 

Remington's , 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85253, 480-951-5101:  7-10:30 p.m. Tues., Danny Long-piano-vocals, Judy Roberts-keys-vocals, Tony Vacca-sax; 7-10:30 p.m. Wed., Judy Roberts-solo piano-vocals; 7-10:30 p.m. Thurs. Judy Roberts-keys-vocals, Margo Reed-vocals; 7-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Long-Roberts (Sat.+ Trish Dwyer); 4-8 p.m. Mon., Rags Allen; 4-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., Jerry Harris.

 

Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse, Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ auditorium, 4425 N. Granite Reef Rd. (east of Hayden, south of Camelback), Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, scucc.com, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs., $5 donation, coffee-desserts on sale: May 9, 10th anniversary: Dowell Davis Quartet w/ Paul Anderson-sax; May 16, Pam Morita All-Women Jazz Ensemble; May 23, Royce Murray Trio; May 30, Holly Pyle Quartet; June 6, Pete Pancrazi; June 13, Beth Lederman's Jazz Con Alma; June 20, Armand Boatman Trio; June 27, Fred Forney Quartet.

  

Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse , 100th St. south of Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, BYOB: first Mon., jazz combo led by Dave Friedman-tpt + Paul Wolin-tenor sax, Mark Young-alto sax, Joe Savard-trombone, Ned Kuvinen-keys, Gary Browning-vibes, Don Friedman-guitar, Todd Knowles-bass, Ken Fauland-drums, Ginni Alvey-vocals.   

 

NEW Sevens Bistro , 7707 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale 85250, 480-361-2437,  food: Royce Murray-organ, Jermaine Lockhart-sax, 6-9 p.m. Sat. starting May 18. 

 

Studio , Scottsdale Congregational Church, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, 11 a.m. Sun. live-jazz service. 

 

Talking Stick Resort & Casino , 101 & Indian Bend, Scottsdale 85250, 480-850-8606: Orange Sky Lounge, 15th floor, various trios including Swingtips.

 

VFW Post 3513 , 7220 E. Wilshire Drive, Scottsdale, 480-941-9849, Havin' Fun Big Band, 7-9 p.m. Wed., dance floor, food.    

 

Winfield's Cafe @ First Baptist Church of Scottsdale, 7025 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, 480-907-5157 or 480-945-6346, winfieldscafe.com, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fri., donation, coffee-beverages-desserts on sale: May 10, Mike Crotty Quartet; May 17, Eric Rasmussen; May 24, Jazz Poets; May 31, Arizona Big Band.

 

PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY

 

Arizona Biltmore (Wright's Lobby Bar) , 2400 N. Missouri, Phoenix 85016, 602-955-6600: Khani Cole Trio, 8-11 p.m. Thurs-Sat.

 

Asbury United Methodist Church (sanctuary), 1601 W. Indian School Road (SW corner 16th Ave.), Phoenix 85015, 602-279-2369: Pam's Jam (Pam Morita-vocals-piano, Dominic Therrien-bass, Luis Morales-drums), first Wed., all ages-levels, $5 donation.

 

Birt's Bistro , 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, 623-584-0065: Vinyl Jazz (teen octet of Joe Allie-guitar, Emily Clocksin-alto sax, Michael Gregoire-bass guitar-alto sax-tenor sax, Scot Madison Quiggle-piano, Courtney Schrade-bass trombone, Jacob Smith-drums, Daniel Vogt-trumpet-bass guitar, Stephen White-trumpet), 5 p.m. Wed. May 8.

                                               

NEW Elevate Coffee Company , 2530 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 1273, Phoenix, Vinyl Jazz (teen octet of Joe Allie-guitar, Emily Clocksin-alto sax, Michael Gregoire-bass guitar-alto sax-tenor sax, Scot Madison Quiggle-piano, Courtney Schrade-bass trombone, Jacob Smith-drums, Daniel Vogt-trumpet-bass guitar, Stephen White-trumpet), 8 p.m. Sat. May 19.

 

Carly's Bistro , 128 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, 602-262-2759: Jazz Jones Jam Session, 2-5 p.m. Sun., free, led by Alan Jones-info 602-487-8743.

 

Downtown Glendale Jazz Jam @ JiveMind , 5754 W. Glenn Drive, Glendale 85301, free parking, info 408-475-5583, 623-931-0235: jazz jam 7:30-10 p.m. Thurs., $5 cover, free parking in garage: Chris PenaTrio in May + guest Caleb Veazey-guitar on May 2.

 

Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church , 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria, 623-979-0080, free, 6-8 p.m. second Sun.:  May 19, Bob Ravenscroft-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums);  June 9, Be Bop Revolution (Armand Boatman-keys, Jerry Donato-sax, Fred Forney-tpt, Dwight Kilian-bass, Dom Moio-drums).   

 

L'Amore Restaurant and Ba r, 3159 E. Lincoln Drive, Phoenix 85016, 602-381-3159, Sherry Vames-vocals, Santo Maglio-keys, 6-9 p.m. alternate Wed. (call first).


Los Compadres , 2350 W. Northern Ave., Phoenix, 602-864-0258: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sat. May 4: Eric Rasmussen-sax, Eric Bart-guitar, David Valdivia-keys, Bob Lashier-bass, Tim Downs-drums; food, no cover.

  

Lost Leaf , 914 N. Fifth St. @ Roosevelt, Phoenix, 602-258-0014, thelostleaf.org, 9:30 p.m. first Mon., Jiggle (Bryon Ruth-Scott Zimmer-saxes, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Nathan Hubbard-drums); 9:30 p.m. second Mon., Running from Bears (Eric Rasmussen-alto, Adam Roberts-tenor, Jeff Libman-guitar, Andrew Schiller-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums); 9:30 pm third Wed., The Scorpion Decides (Nathan Hubbard-drums-compositions, Jerome Salazar-electric bass, Branson Nejame-keyboards, Keith Kelly-woodwinds).  

 

Nostalgi'a Cancione e Vino Italian Cuisine , 4935 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 85301, 623-463-8104, eatatpolos.com, Bridget Maynes & Auggie Mendoza, 6-9 pm Wed.; Jay Maynes, 6-9 pm Thurs.; Robin Maynes + guests, 5:30-8:30 pm Fri.-Sat. 

 

Padre Murphy's , 64338 W. Bell Road, Glendale, 602-547-9406, Tom Mein & The Next Band leads jazz-blues jam, 6:30- 9:30 pm Tues.

 

Ritz-Carlton Hotel , 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-468-0700, Nicole Pesce-piano, Jeffrey Hattrick-vocals, 6-8 p.m. Sat. in lobby bar.

 

Royal Palms Resort (T. Cook's Lounge) , 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 85018, Joe Costello Project, 8-11 p.m. Wed.; Joe Costello Project, 8-11 p.m. Thurs.; Michael Reed Combo, May 10-11;  Renee Patrick, May 17-18.

 

St. Francis , 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-200-8111, Diana Lee-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. brunch; stfrancisaz.com.  

 

** The Nash (Jazz in AZ center) , 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, jazzinaz.org, 602-795-0464, 602-750-7045; 6-9 p.m. Sun., weekly Jazz in AZ Sunday Jam Session (w/ grand piano, guitar-bass amps, drum set), $5, $2 participating musicians; see Calendar for other events, including Friday Contemporary Jazz, Saturday Mainstream Jazz, First Friday music-art events, concerts, clinics, monthly Sunday parties. 

 

EAST VALLEY (Tempe-Chandler-Gilbert-Mesa-Apache Junction)   

 

Asia , 1236 E Baseline Road #102, Mesa 85204, 480-892-0688 asiaaz.com, food: String Theory (Doug Arnold-guitar-vocals, Shawn Manske-bass-vocals), 7-10 p.m. third Fri.

 

 

D'vine Bistro Chandler , 3990 S. Alma School Road, Chandler (NW corner Alma School & Ocotillo), Chandler, 480-782-5550, dvinebistro.com, Aebi-Coulson Jazz Duo featuring Jimmy Nistico, 7-10 p.m. Sat.; Aebi-Coulson Duo + Tim Hern-vocals, 6:30-9:30 p.m. alternate Mon.

    

Fired Up Grill , 7131 E. Ray Road (formerly 56 East) @ Casa Paloma Shopping Center, via I-10 & Ray Road), Chandler, 480-940-4040: jazz jam led by Aebi-Coulson Jazz Duo + Jimmy Nistico-sax, Perry Senn-drums, 7-10 p.m. Sun

 

Floridino's , 50 E. Guadalupe Rd. (NW corner Baseline), Gilbert, 480-539-1079, Ted Newman-guitar-vocals, Danny Shannon-bass, 6-8:30 p.m. Tues.

 

Gold Bar Espresso , 3141 S. McClintock Drive, #6, Tempe, 480-839-3082, Jazz Alliance, 7:30-11 p.m. Fri & Sun., goldbarespresso.org

 

Lone Butte Casino (Verona Chophouse) , 1077 S. Kyrene Road, Gila River Reservation,  (Kyrene exit from I-10 to Santan 202 east, or 101 south to Santan 202 west), 21 and older, 1-800-WIN-GILA (946-4452), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. jazz brunch: Bridget Maynes & Auggie Mendoza, or Joel Robin-Delphine Cortez.

 

Mad Hatter Brewpub (formerly Dave's Electric) 502 S. College, Tempe, 480-967-5353 7-9 p.m. Tues.: May 7, Beth Lederman Combo; May 14, Blaise Lantana Birthday Party; May 21, Joel Robin; May 28, Nicole Pesce & Jerry Donato; June 4, Stan Sorenson Duo; June 11, Joel Robin; June 18, Stu Siefer Trio; jamnjazzproductions.com, 480-966-0812.    

 

NEW Monti's Casa Vieja , 100 S. Mill Ave. (front patio), Tempe, 85281, 480-967-7594, 6-9 p.m. Thurs., Richie Oropeza Trio (Oropeza-tenor sax-flute, Bill Kaye-keys, Jimmy Golini-drums).  

 

Olive Branch , 3231 S. Mill Ave. (@ Southern), Tempe 85282, 480-966-9829, Buzz Fowler & First String hosts blues-jazz jam sessions (all-ages), door open @ noon, 1 p.m. open mic followed by jazz-blues  jam led by  Buzz Fowler- vocals-harmonica, Jonathan Varo-vocals-keys, Maury "Hooter" Saslaff-bass, Vanya Hautimacki-percussion; food.

 

Pesto's Gourmet Pizza and Wine Bar , 1960 W. Ray Road, Suite 4 (NE corner Dobson Road), Chandler, 480-821-2949, John Knowlton Trio (Knowlton-guitar, Dave Wilson-piano, Dennis Sexton-bass) 7-11 p.m. Sat.

 

Pier D' Orleans , 61 E. University Dr., Mesa, 480-844-7437, Cheryl's Mardi Gras Jazz Band (Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Church-tpt, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Roy Calhoun-drums), 6-8 p.m. Sat., food.

 

Pita Jungle-Chandler , 1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler, 480-855-3232, jazz jam led by Pita Jungle Trio (Dave Ihlenfeld-piano, Pete Gitlin-guitar-bass, Andy Ziker-drums) 7-10 p.m. Thurs. except May 30: Chandler. Stan Sorenson Trio hosts (Sorenson-guitar, Steve Douglas-bass Ziker-drums).

 

Pita Jungle-Mesa , 1850 W. Southern Ave. (across from Mesa Community College) 480-615-PITA (7482), pitajungle.com/locations/mesa, Judy Roberts-keys-vocals, Renee Patrick-vocals, 5-7 p.m. Sun.  

 

Pizza Mart , 1329 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-962-4233, Cheryl's Cats and Jammers Band (Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Church-tpt, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Dick Obermiller-bass, Roy Calhoun-drums), 5-7:30 p.m. Wed.  

 

 

 

Robbie Fox's Public House (west patio), 640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-642-6442: 3-6:30 p.m. Sat., various; food.

 

San Marcos Crowne Plaza Resort , 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler, 480-812-0900, SanMarcosResort.com: AJ's Restaurant: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun. brunch; Joe Hopkins Trio.

 

Sleepy Dog Pub & Bistro , 1451 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, 480-963-1805, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. brunch, Aebi-Coulson Jazz Duo + Jimmy Nistico-sax, 11 a.m..-2 p.m.

 

Xtreme Bean Coffee Shop , SW corner Southern & McClintock, Tempe, 480-820-0333, 7-10 p.m. Mon., Jack Wells & Friends (ragtime, boogie, standards, jam-singers/seniors welcome).

 

AROUND ARIZONA

 

FLAGSTAFF

 

Wine Loft , 17 N. San Francisco St. #2A, Flagstaff 86001, 928-773-9463: ZAZU (Lake Aurich-Larry Czarnecki-guitars, Steve Douglas-bass), 8-11 p.m. third Tues.

 

PAYSON  

 

Ayothaya Thai Cafe , 404 Highway 260, Payson, 928-474-1112, Payson Jazz Trio; Bob Smolenski-piano, Mike Buskirk-bass, Gerry Reynolds-drums; 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.,   May 17-18; info.  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 602-619-3355. 

 

Community Presbyterian Church , 800 W. Main St., Payson, 2 p.m. Sun.: June 9, Dr Jass & the Heartbeats ( Dr Claudio Zamorano-cornet, Mike Buskirk-trombone, Hawkeye Mathews-clarinet, Suzanne Knighton-vocals & bass, Dale Knighton-vocals-banjo, Gerry Reynolds-drums); July 14, Pete Pancrazi Quartet (Pancrazi-vocals-guitar,  piano & bass TBD, Gerry Reynolds-drums); $5 donation at the door, info 602-619-3355 or

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PRESCOTT

 

El Gato Azul (patio), 316 W. Goodwin, Prescott, 928-445-1070, elgatoazulprescott.com: June 12, Khani Cole Trio; June 13, Sahnas Brothers.

 

Raven , 142 N. Cortez St., Prescott 86301, 928-717-0009: ZAZU (Steve Douglas-bass, Lake Aurich-Jeff Schalau-guitars, 8-11 p.m. Fri. May 3.

 

 

 

 

 

SEDONA

 

Dahl & DiLuca Restaurant , 2321 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, 928-282-5219: Les Czimber-piano, Bryan Sinclair-bass, 7-10 p.m. Fri., Sat.; Steve Sandner-piano-vocals, 7-10 p.m. Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. until May 23.

 

Sedona Hilton (lounge), 90 Ridge Trail, Sedona 86351, Steve Sandner-piano-vocals, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sat. to May 25.

 

TUCSON  

Café Passé , 415 N. Fourth Ave., Tucson 85705, 520-624-4411, Collin Shook Trio, 7-10 p.m. Wed.

 

Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant , 198 W. Cushing St., Tucson 85701,520-622-7984. Cushing Jazz Quartet (Jeff Lewis-sax, Ed Delucia-guitar, Rob Boone-piano, Jack Wood-bass), 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sat.

 

Elliot's , 135 E. Congress Street, Tucson 85701, Jazz Guild Jam, Tony Frank-trumpet, Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky-keys, 8-11 p.m. Mon.

 

El Con Club , Randolph Golf Course Complex, 600 S. Alvernon, Tucson, 7-10 p.m.  Tues.: May 7, Larry Redhouse-piano, Elliot Kuykendall-bass,Lenny Redhouse-drums; May 14, Hot Club of Tucson (Matt Mitchell-guitar, Nick Coventry-violin, Evan Dain-bass); May 21, Amilcar Guevara (salsa, charanga jazz);  May 28, Collin Shook-piano, Mike Moinahan-sax, Dillon DeRobertus-bass, Tim Rachbach-drums; June 4, Jason Carder-tpt,  Jeff Hsakell-piano Brice Winston0-bas, Jack Wood-bass; June 11 Arthur StatmanQuartet (Statman-piano, Brice Winston-sax, Scott Black-bass, Tim Rachbach-drums); June 18 Nosa Bossa Nova (Theresa Levy, Mike Levy).

 

Fini's Landing , 5689 N. Swan Road, Tucson 85718, Tony Frank-trumpet and vocals, Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky-keys, Evan Dain-bass.

 

Fire + Spice @ Sheraton Tucson , 5151 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, 520-323-6262, Arizona Roadrunners, 6-9 p.m. Tues.

 

La Cocina @ Old Town Artisans , 201 N. Court Ave., Tucson 85701, Shawn Kebler-guitar, Collin Shook-bass, Gil Rodriquez-drums, 6:30-9 p.m. Wed.

 

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort , 7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson 85750, Cascade Lounge. Doug Martin-piano, Mike Levy-bass, 5:30-8 p.m. Fri.

 

Old Pueblo Grill , 60 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, 520-326-6000 Pete Swan-drums, Grant Cherry-piano, Scott Black-bass, trio hosts jam session, 7-10 p.m. Sun.

 

Sullivan's Steakhouse , 1785 E. River Rd., Tucson 85718, John Einweck Band, 6-10 p.m. Fri.; Larry Loud-piano, 6-10 p.m. Sun.

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OTHER SOURCES:

 

Jazz in AZ ,  JazzinAZ.org, TheNash.org, 602-795-0464
 

Tucson Jazz Society , tucsonjazzsociety.org, 520-903-1265

 

KJZZ  91.5 fm, 91.5 KJZZ HD2, jazz.kjzz.org

 

Arizona Classic Jazz Society , 480-620-3941, azclassicjazz.org

 

Prescott Jazz Summit , prescottjazz.com

 

Prescott Jazz Society , pjsjazz.org
 
Lindy Hop Society , savethearts.org/swing/

Phoenix Blues Society , phoenixblues.org



  
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Fifth Annual Father's Day Big Band Dance Print

Fifth Annual Jazz in Arizona Father's Day Big Band Dance
Featuring Clark Krueger's Extreme Decibel Big Band
Scottsdale Plaza Resort Sunday, June 16, 3-6:30 pm

Doors open at 2:30 PM. Join in a Swing Dance Lesson at 3 PM with Steve Conrad, AZ Lindy Hop Society

The fifth annual Father's Day Big Band Dance featuring Clark Krueger's Extreme Decibel Big Band will be held in The Scottsdale Plaza Resort Grand Ballroom on Sunday, June 16, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The dance is a fundraiser to support the youth jazz education programs of Jazz in AZ and The Nash, the new nonprofit education and performance center of Jazz in AZ in downtown Phoenix.  Once again, the dance is being held in honor of John Dawson for his continued generous support of jazz.

The band will play an exciting repertoire for both listening and dancing.  There will be guest vocalists, as well as exemplary student musicians sitting in with the band. A fun swing-dance lesson, courtesy of Steve Conrad and the Lindy Hop Society, will kick off the event. There will be complimentary salsa and chips, with full bar and special appetizers available for purchase.

General admission to this year's Father's Day Dance is just $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door - so BUY NOW! Current Jazz in AZ members may take a $5 discount on tickets purchased in advance; $10 for youth under 21 with parent/adult family member/legal guardian. Special sponsor tables of 10 to help support Jazz in AZ youth education programs at The Nash are available for $400 and are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Click here to buy tickets online or call 602-795-0464.

 
Desert Winds Jazz Weekend Print

The Illinois Jacquet Foundation cordially invites you to attend
Desert Winds Jazz Weekend May 17, 18 & 19, 2013

Friday, May 17– 6 to 9p.m.
Jazz Reception at The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ
Live Jazz by Valley student musicians with surprise sit-ins, Hors d’oeuvres, Drinks and Dancing.
Casual Attire - Indoor Event

Saturday, May 18 – 6 to 10 p.m.
Gala at the Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ
Live Jazz, Museum Tour, Awards Ceremony, Silent Auction and Dinner. Cocktail Attire / Indoor - Outdoor Event

Sunday, May 19th – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jazz-Inspired Brunch at the Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ
Live Jazz, New Orleans-inspired Brunch and Closing of Event Casual Attire / Indoor - Outdoor event

Awards Ceremony brought to you by Tiffany & Co.
Jazz Educator of the Year – Julius Tolentino Jazz Patrons of the Year – Herb & Lorene Ely

Benefiting the Illinois Jacquet Foundation and The Nash
Tickets: $300 per person for weekend events $250 per person for Saturday Gala ONLY

RSVP no later than May 10, 2013.
For more information contact Melissa Hughes at (602) 568-5313 or visit www.DesertWindsJazzWeekend.com
For online reservations visit www.twogalsevents.com

The Illinois Jacquet Foundation (IJF) is as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to preserve the extraordinary legacy of jazz musician, Dr. Illinois Jacquet. The foundation promotes the study of and appreciation of jazz music. Its primary focus is the education of young students studying jazz to guide them on a path toward excellence. IJF’s secondary focus is the digital preservation of jazz classics.
During the last eight years, IJF has awarded The Illinois Jacquet Scholarship in Jazz Studies to young tenor saxophone students at The Juilliard School in New York. Recently, a dedicated performance space at York College in Queens, New York, was named after Illinois. As IJF grows, it will establish additional scholarships at more schools in the United States — with your help we hope to bring this scholarship to Arizona.

www.IllinoisJacquetFoundation.org

 
Jazz in AZ /ASU Kerr Concert Print

Jazz in AZ /ASU Kerr Concert

Margo Reed, Delphine Cortez
Sherry Roberson, and Renee Patrick

A celebration of diverse styles, this concert is four shows in one! The Divas continue the tradition of the great ladies of jazz, each adding her own signature spin. Accompanied by Joel Robin-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Cleve Huff-drums and Jerry Donato-sax.

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Sunday Jam Sessions, Wednesday “Rising Star” Concerts and clinics fill The Nash this Summer Print

By Joel R. Goldenthal

Since the doors opened at The Nash, Jazz in AZ's new nonprofit education and performance center in the downtown arts district of Phoenix, the venue's been a buzz with performances by jazz luminaries such as Wynton Marsalis, Lewis Nash and Freddy Cole; big bands such as Mesa Community College and Young Sounds of Arizona; and weekly jam sessions that are consistently attracting dozens of student and pro musicians and appreciative audiences. What an auspicious first ten weeks it has been!

Our first summer is continuing the promise of becoming the place for jazz in the Valley with a variety of exciting performances and educational activities.

Sunday Night Jazz Jam Session

Every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There's always a solid core trio with bass, drums and either piano (yes, a real grand piano) or guitar; and Jeff Libman is usually on site to hostthe jam and keep the players flowing. The number of musicians jamming on any given night has been hovering around 30; pretty amazing! And the range has been from 15 year-old students to, well, name-sake Lewis Nash and his talented daughter, Kalena (22), both sitting in on Father's Day. And what value for the audience (that's you again!) who get to enjoy 3 hours of music and support this ultimate jazz education and performance experience. Admission is just $5 to help support the program. Water, soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase. So if you haven't made it out to the Sunday Nash Jam yet, give it a try. We'll keep the AC on!

Clinics

We are aiming for six clinics this summer to kick off our educational programs at The Nash. These will include a Latin Drumset Clinic with Dom Moio on Sunday, July 22 from 3-5 p.m., a Rhythmic Improvisation Clinic with Eric Rassmusen on Sunday, August 5 from 3-5 p.m., and a Doubling Clinic with Mike Crotty and Monica Shriver tbd. Most clinics will be scheduled to precede the Sunday jam. They are open to students of all ages. For updated info and fees, call The Nash at 602- 795-0464.

“Catch a Rising Star”

After six seasons at the ASU Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale, Catch a
Rising Star has moved to The Nash. Concerts are on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.; general admission is $10, $5 for students and seniors. “Catch a Rising Star” concerts give young musicians an opportunity to perform for an appreciative audience (that's you!). Performance opportunities for young jazz musicians is at the core of The Nash mission. The Rising Star line- up includes high school and college student musicians, as well as recent music school graduates. Scheduled to perform as of the end of June are:

July 11 – Paul Eirik Melhus-Cody Rowlands Quintet – Paul (tenor sax) and Cody (trumpet) are Jazz in AZ scholarship recipients who are on summer break from their studies at Berklee College of Music (Boston) and The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music (NYC) respectively

July 25 – “Experiment 114” – This exciting ASU-based group was the subject of a video project that will be previewed at the concert and includes JiA scholarship recipient Vince Kaufmann (tenor sax)

August 1 – Jacob Sieckman Quartet – Also a JiA scholarship recipient, Jacob (tenor sax) is a student at The New England Conservatory of Music. A remarkable young player!

August 8 – Lucas Pino-Nick Finzer Quartet – A JiA scholarship recipient, Lucas (tenor sax) was a fellow at The Brubeck Institute, completed his undergraduate degree at The New School and recently earned his Masters in Music at Juilliard. Lucas will perform with trombonist Nick Finzer in their New York City-based group.

And...we're expanding too!

Jazz in AZ has signed a lease for the approximately 1,000 square foot suite adjacent to The Nash. This will house our additional educational facilities for combo coaching, one- one-one instruction and more. We're targeting a mid-fall opening of the facility. To find out how you can get involved with The Nash as a sponsor, donor, volunteer or instructor, contact Joel Goldenthal ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 602-750-7045) or Barbie Baugh ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 602-525-2687).

The Nash is located at 110 E. Roosevelt Street. At The Nash, you can hear more than great music. Listen. That's the sound of something beautiful happening in our community. The Nash: Jazz Happens Here.

 
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