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MAY 2024  
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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: May 19 – Cheryl Thurston’s Birthday Party; Oct 13 – Hot Beignets; Dec 1 – Jazz Jam

Eddie V’s, 15323 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254, (480) 730-4800, eddiev.com, 6:30-10:30 pm nightly:

Jazzbird Nights @ The Ravenscroft, Jazzbird Lounge, 8445 E Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, 1-800-785-3318, theravenscroft.com; Fridays, 7-9:30 pm, $16 – $28; (no shows July-August). May 10 – Rob Moore & Friends; May 17 - Bijan Taghavi Trio Featuring Luther Hughes & Lewis Nash; Mar 24 -  Arsen Nalbandian Trio; May 31 -  Raúl Yañez and Zona Librel Sat, June 1 – Or Bareket Quartet; June 7 – Natalie Gallatin Quintet; June 14 - Rosetta Verde Flamenco Trio feat. Shea Marshall and Martin Gaxiola; June 21 – Roots Of Unity; June 28 - Tjader Project (last event until September)

Jazz For The Soul @ The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, 1-800-785-3318, theravenscroft.com. Sundays, 6-8 pm: May 26 – WE3 + Sheila Earley; June 23 – Francine Reed

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; Thurs May 3, 9, 23, 30 & Sat, May 4, 11, 18, 6:30-9:30 pm – Sima and her All Star Trio; Thurs, May 16 – Bassist & Vocalist Felix Sainz Solo Performance

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 Concert Series, 8445 E Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, 1-800-785-3318, theravenscroft.com; Saturdays, 7:30-9 pm.; May 11 – Dennis Rowland and the New Guard Big Band

Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse, Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ auditorium, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road (south of Camelback), Scottsdale, 480-946-2900, $8 donation, $5 students, coffee-desserts on sale: Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 pm: May 2 - MIKE VAX QUINTET featuring Mike Vax-trumpet, Tony Vacca-sax/flute, Howard Alden-guitar, Selwyn Reems-bass, Kenny French-drums; May 9 - ZAZU WEST with Mike Fowler-lead guitar, Ryan Vance-rhythm guitar, Constance Genter-vocals, Allen Ames-violin, Vincent Thiefain-bass; May 16 - SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Latin Jazz Ensemble with Edward Gaona-director; May 23 - CORNER POCKET QUARTET featuring Chris Ross-bass, Adam Roberts-saxophones, Dave Henning-piano, Ryan Anthony-drums; May 30 - ARSEN NALBANDIAN TRIO with Arsen Nalbandian-piano, Kenji Wagner-bass, Sam Russo-drums

PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY

Avanti, 2728 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix 85016, 602-956-0900, [email protected], 6:30-10 pm Fri.-Sat., Charles Lewis-solo piano (lounge), food.

Crescent Ballroom, 308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, crescentphx.com: Sundays, 8-10 pm Weekly Jazz Jam Session, Free admission.

Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008, dbg.org; Fridays, 7-9 pm; May 10 – Delphine Cortez, Joel Robin & Friends; May 17 – Jacamo Flamenco Musica

The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, 602-795-0464, Wed, May 1, 7:30 pm, Phoenix College Big Band & Combos; Thur, May 2, 4-6 pm - Thursday Happy Hour with Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin; Thurs, May 2, 7:30 pm – SCC Jazz Combos; Fri, May 3, 7 pm – Free First Friday Concert featuring Corner Pocket – The Music of Bill Evans; Sat, May 4, 7:30 pm – Greg Abate Quartet; Sun, May 5, 3 pm – Francine Reed; Sun, May 5, 6 pm – The Nash Education Spring Concert; Tues, May 7, 7:30 pm – South Mountain Community College Latin Jazz Band with Carmela Ramirez; Wed, May 8, 7:30 pm – Superstition Jaz Orchestra; Thur, May 9, 4-6 pm - Thursday Happy Hour with Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin; Thur, May 9, 7:30 pm – Emerging Artist Series – Joaquin Rosales; Fri, May 10, 7:30 pm – Stan Sorenson – M+M = Montgomery & Metheny; Sat, May 11, 7:30 pm – Alex Yuwen; Sun, May 12, 3 pm – Sinatra – My Way with Andrew Walesch & His Orchestra; Sun, May 12, 6 pm – Jam Session led by Beth Lederman, piano; Tues, May 14, 7:30 pm – SCC Jaz & Pop Vocal Concert directed by Dennis Rowland; Thur, May 16, 4-6 pm - Thursday Happy Hour with Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin; Fri, May 17, 7 pm – The Nash Vocal Ensemble – Our Favorite Things; Sat, May 18, 7:30 pm – Arsen Nalbandian Trio – CD Release Show; Sun, May 19, 3 pm – Francine Reed with special guest Dennis Rowland; Sun, May 19, 6 pm – Jam Session led by Raul Yanez

The Nash Presents @ Venue 122, 122 E Culver Street, Phoenix AZ, 85004; Fri, May 24, 7:30 pm - We3 + Sheila Earley; Sat, May 25, 7:30 pm – Adam Clark Quartet – A Celebration of John Coltrane; Fri, May 31, 7:30 pm – The Power Trio; Sun, June 1, 3 pm – Francine Reed; Fri, June 7, 7:30 pm – Sandra Bassett; Sat, June 8, 7:30 pm – Darell Grant’s MJ New; Fri, June 14, 7:30 pm – Charles Lewis Quintet + 1.

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. May 5 – WE3 + Sheila Earley; June 9 – Francine Reed

Hormel Jazz Series @ Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85016, wrigleymansion.com, 602.955.4079, , Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm: May 2 - Nicole Pesce – piano, Dwight Kilian – bass, Dom Moio – drums; May 9 - Geri Hormel – vocals, Nicole Pesce – piano, Andrew Gross – saxophone, Dwight Kilian – bass, Dom Moio – drums; May 16 - Nicole Pesce – piano, Dwight Kilian – bass, Dom Moio – drums; May 23 - Nicole Pesce – piano, Dwight Kilian – bass, Dom Moio – drums; May 30: Composter’s Series Featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael with Nicole Pesce – piano, Dwight Kilian – bass, Dom Moio – drums.


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CONCERT CALENDAR  

May 4 (Saturday) Jane Monheit, 7:30 pm, $44.50–$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

May 11 (Saturday) Ravenscroft Concert Series Presents Dennis Rowland and the New Guard Big Band, 7:30 pm, $40, The Ravenscroft, 8445 E Hartford Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, 1-800-785-3318, theravenscroft.com

May 11 (Saturday) Gypsy Soul featuring Roman Morykit and Cilette Swann, 7:30 pm, $38.50-$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

May 12 (Sunday) C. J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, 7 pm, $38.50-$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

May 24 (Friday) Kurt RosenwinkelThe Next Step Reunion Tour, 7:30 pm, $44.50-$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

May 25 (Saturday) Two Pianos, Six Hands - Paolo Alderighi, Stephanie Trick, and Nicole Pesce, 5 pm & 7 pm, $38.50–$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

May 30 (Thursday) Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra, 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm, $44.50-$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

June 2 (Sunday) Cécile McLorin Salvant, 5 pm & 7 pm, $44.50-$54.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

June 11 (Tuesday) Kamasi Washington - Fearless Movement Tour, 7:30 pm, $32-$72, Mesa Arts Center, One E Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201, mesaartscenter.org

June 14 (Friday) Shabaka, 7:30 pm, $38.50–$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

June 15 (Saturday) Oscar Peñas, 7:30 pm, $33.50–$38.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

June 16 (Sunday) John Pizzarelli, 5 pm & 7 pm, $38.50-$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

June 17 (Monday) Benny Green - All By Myself, 7 pm, $33.50-$44.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

June 20 (Thursday) The Cookers Featuring Billy Hart, Cecil McBee, Craig Handy, David Weiss, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, and George Cables, 7:30 pm, $44.50-$49.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

July 7 (Sunday) Keiko Matsui, 5 pm & 7 pm, $44.50-$54.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

July 12 (Friday) Paris Chansons, 7:30 pm, $44.50-$54.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

July 16 (Tuesday) Django Festival Allstars, 7 pm, $49.50-$59.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

July 17 (Wednesday) Ivan Lins, 7 pm, $54.50-$59.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

July 18 & 19 (Thursday & Friday)Count Basie Orchestra with Nnenna Freelon, 7:30 pm, $69.50-$85.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

August 6 (Tuesday) Steve Gadd Band, 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm, $38.50-$54.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

September 19 (Thursday) Samara Joy, 7:30 pm, $40 - $85, Mesa Arts Center, One E Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201, mesaartscenter.org

September 20 (Friday) Julian Lage - Speak to Me Tour, 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm, $40.50-$50.50, MIM Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050, 480.478.6000, mim.org

October 13 (Sunday) Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, 7:30 pm, Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts, 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, scottsdalearts.org

November 9 (Saturday) Robert Glasper, 8 pm, $37-$77, Mesa Arts Center, One E Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201, mesaartscenter.org

November 21 (Thursday) Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 7:30 pm, Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts, 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, scottsdalearts.org

December 19 (Thursday) Beth Lederman and Jazz Con Alma: Full Circle, 7:30 pm, Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts, 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, scottsdalearts.org

March 30, 2025 (Sunday) Emmet Cohen Trio, 7:30 pm, Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts, 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, scottsdalearts.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