Volume XXXIV Number 6 July 2013
In This Issue NOTICE of Jazz in AZ Annual Meeting and Monthly Party
The Nash continues to soar!
The Nash Art Show at The Nash
by Joel Goldenthal
Message from Jazz in AZ Executive Director Message from Jazz in AZ Board President RIFFS by Patricia Myers Keith Greko by Patricia Myers July 2013 Jazz Calendar July 2013 Jazz Venues
NOTICE Jazz in Arizona Annual Meeting and Monthly Party at The Nash Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Jazz in Arizona, Inc. will be held on SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2:15 P.M. at THE NA SH 110 E. Roosevelt St, Phoenix. This in a non-voting informational meeting for
Executive Director This summer is a treasure trove of jazz education and performance activities at The Nash, engaging students of all ages, professional musicians, top educators, and diverse audiences. Here are a few examples: Every Wednesday Superstition Big Band, with many of the finest players in the Valley, performs under the direction of Milas Yoes, welcoming sit-ins and composers/arrangers to play down their charts. Every Friday Performances by contemporary/experimental jazz groups (such as "Static Announcements" and "PrizeFighting Kangaroos")--or "Catch a Rising Star" student ensembles (such as 14-year-old Alex Yuwen with special guest Eric Rasmussen) --and every First Friday, in participation with Artlink Phoenix art walks, attracts over a thousand attendees to experience free live jazz and view the rotating art shows featured at The Nash! Every Saturday Mainstream Jazz features a variety of duos/trios/quartets (such as the Pam Morita Trio and the Alice Tatum Band). Every Sunday
"Catch a RisingStar" Alex Yuw en
Jazz in Arizona members. Public welcome. The meeting will be followed by the Jazz in Arizona monthly party. Jazz in AZ monthly party featuring Mike Vax performing his annual preview for the Prescott Jazz Summit
Jam sessions, with a strong house rhythm section, and an average of 20 musicians of all ages participating in this essential jazz tradition. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons Rehearsals of "City Jazz," newly rekindled under the direction of Mark Witt, with band members ages 11 to 17, who were recently treated to a musical invasion by the 108th Army Reserve Band. The final performance by City Jazz is Thursday, July 11, at 6 pm.
Sun., July 21, 3-5 pm at The Nash
Every Third Thursday The sizzling Latin jazz salsa sounds of Carmela y Mas. Former Stan Kenton Orchestra first trumpeter, soloist and road manager Mike Vax will once again play for the July Jazz in AZ party as a prelude to the Prescott Jazz Summit in August. The sextet features Vax's long-time band mate Jack Petersen on guitar, along with his regular local band members Tony Vacca-sax , Joel Robinpiano, Ted Sistrunk-bass and Cleve Huff-drums. Vax always pleases the audience with his friendly and engaging manner. And the choice of music is also satisfying and swinging. Don't miss this taste of the music to be featured in cool Prescott pines on Aug. 23-25. Admission: $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 JiA members
Every Third Sunday Jazz in Arizona hosts a party at The Nash--in July featuring The Mike Vax Sextet and in August the Pete Gitlin/Dave Ihlenfeld's NuWrld Jazz Project. Various Days and Evenings More than ten workshop series, taught by leading educators, focused on improvisation, playing odd time signatures, learning tunes, practice techniques, Latin rhythms, jazz vocal and more--many of which are still open for participation. (CLICK HERE for the schedule) These and other special events can be viewed online at www.thenash.org. Remember, The Nash is "a very cool hang" in an urban-chic venue with live jazz music, hip art, and a B.Y.O.B. beverage policy. So whether or not you are hip to the particular performing musicians, come on down for a cool night out and help to expand our jazz community by bringing your friends. The building of a jazz audience is largely dependent on personal introduction, and what better venue than The Nash! Just for perspective, Jazz in Arizona opened the doors of The Nash in April 2012. Prior to that time, Jazz in Arizona, in an average year, presented 6-10 concerts at The ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 11-12 monthly parties, an annual Father's Day Dance, and an occasional in-home concert--a total of 25 or so events each year. Now at The Nash in the month of June alone, Jazz in Arizona held 20+ educational sessions and 20+ performances, with the months of July and August continuing at the same pace. This growth has been nothing short of spectacular, and YOUR continued help is
(free, lifetime members and **FREE for general/senior admission if you join Jazz in AZ at the party), $5 students with ID, free under age 12 CLICK HERE to buy your tickets in advance. **Call Joan Leard @ 480-9476119 to join Jazz in AZ and receive free advance tickets.
needed to sustain this momentum. You are invited to become yet more involved in The Nash, as an audience member, musician, student, volunteer, member, donor--whatever form of participation reflects value to you and to the future of this new jazz institution. The future of jazz is in the hands of people like you who appreciate the uniqueness of this art form as the musical expression of our freedom, as well as a model and training ground for life values and skills. Please visit www.thenash.org frequently for current and future opportunities to get involved, or contact me directly at 602-750-7045 to discuss your interests. I'd love to talk with you!
B.Y.O.B. THE NA SH Jazz Happens Here!
Message from Jazz in AZ Board President Steve Douglas
The importance of The Nash to young musicians 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. B.Y.O.B except First Fridays or as otherwise noted with event listings. Click here for restrictions and policies.
Our music community is so fortunate to have The Nash as both a hip jazz venue and an education center. When I look back on my many musical mentors, I realize just how important instruction and specialized training was in making me a competent and successful musician. I started playing the violin at the age of 9. When I was 11, my junior high school band director in Livonia, MI, Harlan Wilson, suggested that I consider playing the bass. He told me if I practiced and played all music styles, then I would have an excellent chance of going to college for free. "Sure," I said. "Find me a bass and I'll practice." Next thing I knew I was in the junior orchestra, with one other bassist in the section. Then, it was off to a college prep high school where I found myself playing upright bass in the concert band. I wanted to learn to play jazz and my band director, Mr. Watts, told me to go home and watch the Merv Griffin Show on TV; that was because the one and only Ray Brown was in the band. At the start of each show, Ray would take center stage with his bass and play great lines while Merv sang--just bass and vocals. Right then and there I knew I wanted to play bass like that behind singers...that cool rhythmic walking line, Ray Brown's signature "falling down the stairs" kind of bass playing. While still in high school, I was hired to play in Broadway shows, concert band, numerous youth symphonies, polka bands, rock bands...everywhere the bass would take me. My private teacher at the time was Lawrence Hurst at the U of M. He now heads the string department at IU Bloomington and is a nationally-recognized master
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of the bass. Sure enough, as a high school senior, I was awarded a college music scholarship, just like Mr. Wilson had said. Then it was off to MSU where I played in the Symphony, jazz band, Improvisational Ensemble, Broadway pit, more bands and some great trios.
Now showing..... "Summertime and the livin' is easy" On display through the end of August, this show features 16 talented local artists: Amatullah Abdelkereem Lillian Barker Sandy Duckett Elena Eros Gayle Hoeper Tom Marrs Peter Martori Bill Manson Cynthia Miller Cynthia Millikin Jenny Plowman Ila Ross Lanie Smith Amanda Szopinski Carmen Timm Hewlaine von Bretzel Watch for the next call to artists to be posted soon at www.thenash.org. Jazz in Arizona, Inc. A nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization P.O. Box 2913 Scottsdale, AZ 85252-2913 Phone: (602)765-0464. Email: email@example.com.
The next mentor was a wonderful pianist/trombonist, Bruce Early, head of the jazz department at Aquinas College who hired me at 19 to be in his trio playing 6 nights a week, 5 hours a night. He hooked me up with a bass teacher who played in the signature Ray Brown style and I was in playing heaven! All of these teachers played a significant role in my musical education. I can't stress enough how important training, workshops, clinics and private instruction are in the development of musicians, especially young ones. My vision is for The Nash to earn a reputation as one of the finest places to develop jazz knowledge and technique...and where mentors have a profoundly positive impact on each and every student musician that enters its nurturing space.
by Patricia Myers July 2013 Teen-age trombonist Sam Chess of the Tucson Jazz Institute was the only Arizona student-musician to be selected for the Monterey Jazz Festival's 2013 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, a nationwide high school all-star big band. He is among 20 musicians from 10 states in the orchestra, along with six students from California, five from New Jersey, two from Texas; and one each from Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, New York and Oregon. Sam, 17, is a senior at University High School in Tucson, and also attends TJI where he plays lead trombone in the Ellington Band. That band, directed by Doug Tidaback, has won many awards, including first place in the Conglomerate Big Band Division at Monterey's 2012 Next Generation Jazz Festival and the 2013 Essentially Ellington Competition, hosted by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in New York City. At the latter, Sam won an Outstanding Trombone Soloist award. He also has been selected to participate in the 2013 Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony in Stockton, Calif., and has played first trombone in the Arizona All-State Jazz Band for the last two years. He studies with Tidaback, Scott Black and Brice Winston in Tucson. The Monterey student orchestra was created in 1971 as a part of the festival's commitment to jazz education, its members selected through an application and
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Director: Joan Leard (480) 947-6119 email@example.com Jazz Notes Editor:
audition process during the Next Generation Jazz Festival each spring. Among former members of the orchestra are pianists Benny Green and Patrice Rushen, bassist Larry Grenadier, drummer Chad Wackerman, and saxophonists Joshua Redman, Donny McCaslin, Mark Turner, Eric Marienthal and Dave Koz; trombonist Andy Martin, trumpeters Gilbert Castellanos, Ambrose Akinmusire and big band leader Gordon Goodwin. This year's orchestra went to New York City on July 3 to prepare for a nine-day tour. The schedule includes the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York (July 5); Montreal Jazz Festival (July 6); Berklee Performance Center in Boston (July 8); and the Jazz Standard in New York City (July 10). The orchestra will make its traditional Sunday appearance at the 56th Monterey Jazz Festival on Sept. 22 with Joe Lovano, the 2013 Artist-In-Residence. Also performing at the festival again will be pianist-vocalist Judy Roberts and saxophonist-clarinetist Greg Fishman, following their booking for the "Sunset Jazz at Newport" weekly summer series presented by Joe Rothman and John McClure in Newport Beach, Calif. (see Calendar in this issue). Musicians' News:
Dennis Row land was a big hit with the audience at the annual Jazz in AZ Father's Day dance, as he conducted the Ex treme Decibel Big Band for Count Basie charts, and then scatted the wordless "Basie" in exceptional style. The band now is under the management of bass trombonist Richard Lillard, taking over from founding leader-trumpeter Clark Krueger. Drummer Lew is Nash, Arizona's gift to the jazz world and the musician for whom Jazz in AZ's The Nash center is named, has been on the road (and in planes) all year. Based in New York, he's been touring with the Monterey Jazz Festival 55th Anniversary Band, which played the Fujitsu-Concord Jazz Festival in Japan with its theme of "Jazz At The Philharmonic: Tribute to Norman Granz." Nash also toured that country with his trio of Renee Rosnes on piano and Peter Washington on bass plus guests including saxophonist Harry Allen or trumpeter Terell Stafford. This summer, the Nash trio will perform at the Marciac Jazz Festival in France and the North Sea Festival in The Netherlands. Judy Roberts is excited about the new film, "Max Rose," written and directed by her nephew, Daniel Noah. The script tells of an aging jazz pianist who believes his marriage was a farce, and stars Jerry Lewis, Claire Bloom and Mort Sahl. The film is expected to include four of Greg Fishman's bebop charts, and close with "Gornisht," a song co-written by Judy and her jazz guitarist-vocalist father, Bob Loew y, who died at age 87 in 2003. Vinyl Jazz, a teen octet, donated more than $400 to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, following a performance at Hacienda's Mexican Grill in north Scottsdale
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where the band performs on Friday nights, also at Birt's Bistro and Elevated Coffee Company in the west valley. The jazz community lost a definitive musician last month when pianist-composer Keith Greko died June 18, just 10 days before his 91st birthday. He issued 10 albums during his career, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Jazz in Arizona in 1994 "for invaluable contributions to jazz." (See related article in this issue.) The Buzz:
The Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center is expected to be completed by next spring on the property of the former Harkins Theatre Complex on Longmore Street. The project is an adaptive reuse and expansion of a vacant movie house, becoming a 450-seat multipurpose theater for a wide range of musical performances. In addition to the main theater, there will be classrooms, music practice spaces, faculty offices and a performance lobby space and courtyard. The architecture of the building is inspired by the musical structure of cherished songs, such as the north masonry wall folded along an ascending diagonal line to represent the opening clarinet glissando of "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin. For more information, go to MCCbands.com Five of my jazz-writing articles won awards in a national competition. Two first place awards were for Specialty Articles, arts-entertainment, for Allaboutjazz.com for "Paris Jazz Diary 2011" and "All That Jazz Month" at the Musical Instrument Museum, and in the speech category for "Jazz Goes to the Movies" (delivered last July in Paris, France). My "Riffs" column for Jazz Notes won second place for personal-opinion columns. Third place in the feature story category online was for "Paris Jazz Diary 2012," and third place for specialty arts-entertainment was for online reviews of "Newport Beach Jazz Party" and "Lewis Nash-Wynton Marsalis Concert" (for Jazz in AZ at MIM) for AllAboutJazz.com. I've continued to review touring bands in Arizona at the MIM and Mesa and Tempe arts centers. *
Final Bar: Sherman Mitchell, 83, trombone-flute-alto sax, May 4 in Flint, Mich.; Ed Shaughnessy, 84, drummer 1963-1992 in Tonight Show Band, May 24 in Calabasas, CA.; Mulgrew Miller, 57, pianist, May 29 in Allentown, PA; Robert Kopulos, 65, Jazz in the Hills supporter, May 31 in Fountain Hills; San Most, 82, flute-saxophone, June 13 in Los Angeles; Keith Greko, 90, pianist-composer, musical director-house pianist in the 1960s of the Phoenix Playboy Club, June 18 in Phoenix.
Keith Greko: Pianist-composer had a global jazz career By Patricia Myers
Pianist-composer Keith Greko had a long and varied jazz career that included being music director of the Phoenix Playboy Club, performing eight years at Sedona Jazz on the Rocks and touring Europe. Hereceived a Lifetime Achievement Award from Jazz in Arizona in 1994 "for invaluable contributions to jazz." He died on June 18, 2013, ten days before his 91st birthday. He began studying piano at age 8 with an aunt who had graduated from Juilliard. He described it as "Bach to boogie for 50 cents a lesson every Saturday morning." After 10 years of classical training, he began to play jazz in a career that thrived for more than six decades. After graduating from high school in Moline, Ill., he attended Augustana College in Rock Island until he was drafted into the Army during World War II. He was pressed into playing trumpet in the 58-piece marching band, and was arranger for a 17-piece dance band. Sent to Europe, he was a platoon leader with the 104th Infantry Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, was awarded a ribbon of valor with three bronze stars. Returning to college, he played in a jazz sextet with his high school pal, drummer Louie Bellson, and clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, trumpeter Charlie Shavers, saxophonist Ike Quebec and bassist John Simmons. He soon went on the road with the big bands of Charlie Barnet, Jimmy Zito, Alvino Rey and Ray McKinley. He married Charlotte in 1947, and they moved to Los Angeles in 1948 where he played recording sessions for Peggy Lee, Ella Mae Morse, Anita O'Day and Helen O'Connell. During that time, he was tapped to accompany Frank Sinatra at the Palladium. "He was a sweetheart of a guy, a real gentleman," Keith recalled. "I saw Bellson on the street near the Palladium, and he told me Sinatra's piano player had the flu, and that I should go and apply. I went backstage, shaking like a leaf. Sinatra came in and took me over to a seven-foot grand with a two-foot pile of music on each side. He pointed to the first tune on top on the left and said 'Play it.' "It was 'I've Got You Under My Skin' in five flats. I flipped it open, got through eight or nine measures, and then he said, 'What are doin' tonight, kid? You got a tux?' I had a tux, and one white dress shirt, one pair of black socks and a bow tie. I was 26. "I got through the first night, and he said 'What are you doing tomorrow, kid?' so I played the next four nights. The first night he shelled out four $20s, 80 bucks, and the same the next three nights, big bucks back then. The last night, he peeled off four $20s and a $10, 90 bucks. He said, 'You did a good job.' " Moving to Scottsdale in 1958, Keith played at the Safari Hotel, Valley Ho and other top venues. For nine years in the 1960s, he was music director and house pianist of the Phoenix Playboy Club, playing with the circuit's jazz stars. In various places,
he performed with musicians including Joe Williams, Sonny Stitt, Jon Faddis, Ira Sullivan, Bud Shank, Lee Konitz, Clark Terry, Blue Mitchell, Joe Henderson, Kai Winding, Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Red Norvo, Milt Hinton, David Friesen, John Stowell, Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins and Richie Cole. He also conducted jazz clinics in high schools in the Midwest and Western states, and at Arizona State University. He was a member of ASCAP. He toured Europe in 1993-94, performing at Ronnie Scott's in London, The Metropole in Amsterdam, Kokopelli Jazz Club in Florence and Hotel Covadonga in Barcelona. He then wrote a commissioned piece for piano and 28-piece orchestra titled "Barcelona" for the Scottsdale Symphony, performing at its premier at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. He recorded 10 jazz albums, the most recent, "Keith Greko & Friends," produced by Jerry Donato and Clarke Rigsby in December 2006. Earlier CD issues were "Two Burner Hotplate" (2004), "Charlotte: My Life, My Music" (2001) and "Journey" (1995). His vinyl issues were "Last Train Outta Flagstaff" (Concept/London, 1986) and "Keith Greko Trio at the Playboy Club" (Zin-Ko/Phoenix, 1974). His cassette releases were "Sailbones," "The Best of the Unknown Jazz Pianists," "Look What I've Done to These Songs Wow!" and "Just for You." His two most recent CD albums are available at CDBaby.com. He was known for his acerbic wit. eHe decided to do three vocals on his final album in 2006, saying, "I don't sing like Sinatra, but he can't play the piano." His sound was richly reminiscent of Chet Baker. When someone inquired about his health, he would answer, "I'm still vertical!" Asked if he was still writing music, he would reply, "I'll be composing until I'm decomposing." His self-deprecating style of humor included telling of the Frenchman who looked at his weathered visage and exclaimed, "Monsieur, you have a face like a croissant!" His legendary verbosity often resulted in lengthy telephone voicemail messages to musicians and friends, and when he used the allotted space, he would call a second and even a third time to complete his thoughts. His young grandkids sometimes called him "Grandpa Talkalot." In turn, he lovingly referred to them as "ankle-biters," "rug rats" and "curtain-climbers." He is survived by sons David and Stephen (wife Sharron), daughter Lisa (husband Justin), brother Wayne, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A funeral mass was conducted on June 22, followed by burial at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Mesa, beside his wife of 60+ years, Charlotte, who died in 2009. Fellow musicians, fans and friends remembered him: "Keith was a delight to be around and play with. He was a positive spirit," saxophonist Jerry Donato; "He sure was one of the greats," vocalist Francine Reed; "I found him to be one of the most creative and interesting musical people I k new. Always charming, with a thorough command of his muse, Keith remained a true friend and musical compadre," bassist Warren Jones;"When we moved here in 1972, I heard him play and then followed him around wherever he was playing; he was a wonderful musician and a very nice guy," trumpeter Don Friedman;"He was a dapper gentleman and the coolest of cool," vocalist Alice Tatum-Chuba; "Playing with Keith was lik e tak ing a bus ride with no destination. You don't k now where you're going, but the ride is wonderful. I loved his concept of time and phrasing that made it all swing," drummer Dom Moio. "I remember Keith at the Playboy Club back in the olden days, and as the pianist at my daughter's wedding," Don Miller, Paradise Valley Jazz Party producer; "Keith was my favorite for many years, and he always played something for me the moment I walk ed in the club," fan Ted Cunningham;"A stellar musician," longtime fan Jan Holiff; "I enjoyed hearing him so many times; I hope he and other musicians k now what wonderful gifts they give to us," fan Willi Ulman;"He gave us all so many hours of wonderful music; may Heaven for him consist of a well-tuned piano and his beloved wife forever," fan Faith Crawford. I first heard Keith at the Playboy Club, and then many local clubs and hotels. Our families lived in the same zip code, and sometimes I'd see him at our neighborhood supermarket. I was writing a weekly jazz column for the Scottsdale Progress, so
I'd ask him for an update, scribbling notes on a scrap I tore from my brown-paper grocery bag. As his longtime "marketingpromotion friend," I wrote press releases and liner notes for several of his albums, describing his remarkable ingenuity, lively delivery and sophisticated swinging style. I wrote: "Keith Greko's sound is exuberant, eloquent and elegant. His music is inventive, ebullient, subtle and sophisticated, angular and adventuresome, aggressive yet sensitive. He improvises from an encyclopedic knowledge from Bach to bop. His imaginative approach to familiar songs makes every one sound fresh and new. His ballads are lyrical and lilting, glowing with an artful sheen, an incredible blend of depth and charm. His style combines the joy of playing with the fire of invention, and he always swings." Keith Greko will be remembered by many for decades to come.
July 2013 JAZZ CALENDAR Compiled for Jazz in AZ by Patricia Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bookings are subject to change without notice; call to confirm) **July 6, Mainstream Jazz: Pam Morita Trio (Morita-piano-vocals, Bob Lashier-bass, John Lew is-drums), 7:30-10 p.m. Sat, $15 /$12 seniors//JiA members, $8 students, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464. July 6, Mike Vax Quartet, 5-8 pm. Sat. (also Aug. 3, Sept. 21), $20 pp includes dinner, Dizzy's Deli "Rhythm & Ribs," 232 S. Montezuma St. (south of Courthouse Plaza), Prescott, 928-443-1166
** July 7, Jam Session: house band led by Will Goble-bass, 6-9 pm Sun., $5, $2 participating musicians, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.
** July 10, Superstition Jazz Orchestra from Phoenix College, 7:30-9:30 pm Wed. (every Wed. in July), $5, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.
July 10-Sept. 18, " Sunset Jazz at New port" w eekly series: 6 p.m. Wed. July 10, Four Freshmen; July 17, Holly Hofmann and Mike Wofford Trio + Julie Kelly; July 24, Carol Welsman Quartet + Don Sheldon; July 31, John Pizzarelli Quartet w/ Martin Pizzarelli, Larry Fuller, Tony Tedesco; Aug. 7, Jeff Hamilton Trio w/ Tamir Hendelman, Christoph Luty (celebrating Jeff's 60th birthday); Aug. 14, Ken Peplowski Quartet w/ Mike Wofford, Chuck Berghofer, Joe Labarbera; Aug. 21, Dori Caymmi Quartet w/ Bill Cantos, Jerry Watts, Michael Shapiro; Aug. 28, Byron Stripling-Bobby Floyd Quartet w/ Jeff Hamilton; Sept. 4, Ernie Andrews w/ Rickey Woodard, Llew Mathews, Richard Simon, Clayton Cameron; Sept. 11, Wycliffe Gordon's "Hello Pops" tribute to Louis Armstrong w/ Don Sheldon, Llew Matthews, Luther Hughes, Clayton Cameron; Sept. 18, Judy Roberts-Greg Fishman Quartet with Chuck Berghofer, Jeff Hamilton; series or single-event admission; Rose Garden of Newport Beach (Calif.) Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-640-4000; info 949-759-5003, westcoastjazzparty.com ** July 12, Contemporary Jazz: Area 25 (Andrew Gross-tenor sax , Mike Ozuna-guitar, Mark DeCozio-keys, Mike King-bass, Todd Chuba-drums), 7:30-10 p.m. Fri., $10, $5 students, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.
** July 13, Mainstream Jazz: Alice Tatum Band (Alice Tatum-vocals, Jerry Donato-sax , Rachael Gold-keys, Bob Lashier-bass, Todd Chuba-drums), 7:30-10 pm Sat., $15 /$12 seniors & JiA members/$8 students, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.
July 13-14, ZAZU ( Steve Douglas-bass, Marcelo Lingle-guitar, Ryan Vance-guitar, Stefani Groot-violin), Bastille Day celebration w/ Alliance Francaise, noon and 3 p.m. (30 min., lobby area, free), also other performers/other times, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org
** July 14, Jam Session, house band led by Ted Sistrunk-bass, 6-9 pm Sun., $5, $2 participating musicians, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.
July 14, Double Bass & Face (Vicki McDermitt-vocals, Dw ight Kilian-string bass, Todd Johnson-
photo by Diane Banyaii 6 string electric bass), 10:45 am Sun., free, Desert Palms Presbyterian Church, 13459 W. Stardust
Blvd., Sun City West, 623-584-4602.
** July 16, Tributes to Cal Tjader, Modern Jazz Quartet, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock: PVCC Faculty Jazz Ensemble (Brett Reed-vibes, Scott Zimmer-sax , Keith Kelly-sax , Ted Sistrunk-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums) 8-10 p.m. Tues., $10, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464. ** July 17, Superstition Jazz Orchestra from Phoenix College, 7:30-9:30 pm Wed. (every Wed. in July), $5, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-7950464.
** July 18, Summer Latin Jazz Salsa at The Nash: Carmela y Mas (Carmela Ramirezvocals, Abel Valentino-vocals-percussion, Rebecca Kennell-trumpet, Steven Von Waldsax , Haijung Choi-bass, Claudia Bloom-piano, Mark Winans-percussion), 7:30-9:30 pm Thurs. (also Aug. 15), $10, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464 July 18, Fanfare Ciocarlia (gypsy jazz-funk-world), 7 p.m. Thurs., Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org ** July 19, Catch a Rising Star: Noah Simpson-trumpet, Chris Light-alto sax , Reid Riddiough-guitar, Will Goble-bass, Jonathan Starks-drums), 7:30-10 p.m. Fri., $10 general, $5 for students, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-7950464.
** July 20, Mainstream Jazz: Chris Pe単a Trio, 7:30-10 p.m. Sat, $15 general, $10 seniors/students with ID's, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464. photo by Diane Banyai
July 20, John Scofield's Uberjam Band, 7 and 9 p.m. Sat., $27.50-$42.50, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org July 20, Prescott Jazz Summit All Stars + Sherry Roberson-vocals: "Howlin' at the Highlands" series, 7- 9:30 pm Sat., Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 Walker Road, Prescott, $20, $15 each series of four, Prescottjazz.org ** July 21, Mike Vax -tpt, Jack Petersen-guitar, Tony Vacca-sax , Joel Robin-piano, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Cleve Huff-drums: Prescott Jazz Summit Preview (Aug. 23-25), Jazz in AZ monthly party, 3-5 p.m. Sun., preceded @ 2:15 p.m. JiA annual meeting; 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 @ thenash.org, 602-7950464; The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004. ** July 21, Jam Session, house band led by Chris Pe単a, 6-9 pm Sun., $5, $2 participating musicians, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.
July 21, Ray Templin leads jam session, 1-4 p.m. Sun., free, monthly ACJS party, (none in Aug., resuming Sept. 22 w/ Sun City Stomperz); Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler, Arizona Classic Jazz Society event, 480-620-3941, azclassicjazz.org ** July 24, Superstition Jazz Orchestra from Phoenix College, 7:30-9:30 pm Wed. (every Wed. in July), $5, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-7950464.
July 25, Vicki McDermitt Quintet (McDermitt-vocals, Armand Boatman-piano, Dw ight Kilian-bass, Jerry Donato-sax , Rob Moore-drums, Caleb Kilian-visuals), 7 pm Thurs., free, Paradise Valley High School Auditorium, 3950 E. Bell Road, Phoenix, 602-867-7117 ** July 26, Catch a Rising Star: Kacey Fassett-sax , Taylor Fish-sax , Steven Rothe-guitar, Jonathan Starks-drums + guest Michael Kocour-piano; 7:30-10 p.m. Fri., $10 general, $5 for students, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-7950464.
** July 27, Mainstream Jazz: Mary Petrich's Main Street Jazz (Petrich-sax , Mike Ozunaguitar, Ted Sistrunk-bass), 7:30-10 p.m. Sat, $15 /$12 seniors//JiA members, $8 students, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.
** July 28, Jam Session, house band led by Stan Sorenson-guitar, 6-9 pm Sun., $5, $2 participating musicians, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602795-0464.
** July 31, Superstition Jazz Orchestra from Phoenix College, 7:30-9:30 pm Wed. (final Wed.), $5, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.
Aug. 2-4, Telluride Jazz Festival (Colorado), telluridejazz.org Aug. 3, Mike Vax Quartet, 5-8 pm. Sat. (also Sept. 21), $20 pp includes dinner, Dizzy's Deli "Rhythm & Ribs," 232 S. Montezuma St. (south of Courthouse Plaza), Prescott, 928-443-1166 Aug. 4, Madelyn Peyroux -vocals, 6 and 8 p.m. Sun, $37.50-$57.50, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org Aug. 6, John Pizzarelli-guitar-vocals, Jessica Molaskey-vocals, 7 and 9 p.m. Tues, $34.50-$42.50, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org Aug. 10, Prescott Summit All Stars + Renee Patrick-vocals: "Howlin' at the Highlands" series, 7- 9:30 pm Sat., Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 Walker Road, Prescott, $20, $15 each oin series of four, Prescottjazz.org ** Aug. 15, Summer Latin Jazz Salsa at The Nash: Carmela y Mas (Carmela Ramirez-vocals, Abel Valentinovocals-percussion, Rebecca Kennell-trumpet, Steven Von Wald-sax , Haijung Choi-bass, Claudia Bloom-piano, Mark Winans-percussion), 7:30-9:30 pm Thurs., $10, BYOB, The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix 85004, thenash.org, 602-795-0464 Aug. 15, Stanley Jordan-solo guitar, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000, mim.org Aug. 15, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (14-piece), 7:30 p.m. Thurs., $45, $55, $75, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa 85201, 480-644-6500.
July 2013 JAZZ VENUES Compiled for Jazz in AZ by Patricia Myers,
email@example.com (Bookings are subject to change; call to confirm) 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 Six th, 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, 5323 N. Scottsdale Road (@ Kierland Blvd. in Scottsdale Quarter), Scottsdale, 480-730-4800, eddiev.com, live jazz nightly, including Renee Patrick Quartet, 6-10 p.m. Wed. (July 10, final Wed. with Judy Roberts). Hacienda's Mex ican Grill, 32527 N Scottsdale Rd. (The Summit), Scottsdale 85266, 480-488-7439: 7-9 p.m. Fri., Vinyl Jazz (teen octet: Joe Allie-guitar, Emily Clocksin-alto sax, Michael Gregoire-bass guitar-alto sax-tenor sax; also Scot Madison Quiggle-piano, Courtney Schrade-bass trombone, Jacob Smith-drums, Daniel Vogt-trumpet-bass guitar, Stephen White-trumpet; youth jazz combo). Jazz in the Hills, (monthly during summer), 480-788-5290, jazzinthehills.org, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fri. July 27, Latin Jazz AllStars: Joe Corral-flutes, Dwight Kilian-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums, Joe Garcia-congas, Armand Boatman-piano; Aug. 24, Jerry Donato- tenor sax; Ryan Anthony-drums, Todd Johnson-bass, Armand Boatman-piano; Sept. 21, Armand Boatman's Bebop Revolution (Fred Forney-tpt, Jerry Donato-tenor saxophone, Dwight Kilian-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums, Armand Boatman-piano); Alchemy Restaurant @ CopperWynd Resort, 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive (north off Shea at Palisades, turn left on Eagle Ridge), Fountain Hills, 85268, 480-333-1880. 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. Malee's, 7131 E. Main St. Scottsdale, 85251, 480-947-6042, maleesthaibistro.com, Renee Patrick-vocals, Judy Robertskeys-vocals, 6-9 p.m. Mon. July 1 & 8; resuming late Sept. Mastro's City Hall, 6991 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 480-941-4700, Andy Margolis-piano. Montelucia Prado-MBar, 4949 E. Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, 888-627-3010, montelucia.com, various, call for info. 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: July schedule: 3:30-8 p.m. Mon., Rags Allenpiano-vocals; 6:30-11 p.m. Tues. & Thurs., Judy Roberts-piano-vocals through July 11, then Danny Long-piano-vocals; 6-9 p.m. Wed., Guy Pennacchio-vocals; 4-6:30 p.m. Thurs. Rags Allen; 7-10 p.m. Fri., Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-piano,
Cleve Huff-drums; 7-10 p.m. Sat., Guy Pennacchio-vocals. 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: July 4, "Trombone Jumbo Jam" featuring Mark Witt; July 11, Larry Redhouse Trio; July 18, Larry Mu単oz Quartet; July 25, Mike Kleinschmidt's "What's the Big Idea"; Aug. 1, Nicole Pesce Quartet; Aug. 8, Doublers Collective; Aug. 15, Dmitri Matheny Group; Aug. 22, Yorman Williams & Friends; Aug. 29, Rick Benavidez Quartet. Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse, 100th St. south of Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, 7-9 p.m. first Mon., July 1, BYOB: 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. Sevens Bistro, 7707 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale 85250, 480-361-2437, food: Royce Murray-organ, Jermaine Lockhartsax, 6-9 p.m. occasional Sat. 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, 480-850-7777: Orange Sky Lounge, 15th floor, various trios including: Wed., Rebecca-vocals, Felix Sainz-bass; Thurs, Sun., 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., on summer break. PHOENIX & WEST VALLEY Arizona Biltmore (The Wright Bar), 2400 N. Missouri, Phoenix 85016, 602-955-6600: Khani Cole Trio, 8-11 p.m. Thurs-Sat. Birt's Bistro, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, 623-584-0065: Vinyl Jazz (teen octet: 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), 5-6:30 p.m. Wed. July 17, Aug. 7. Elevate Coffee Company, 2530 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 1273, Phoenix, Vinyl Jazz (teen octet: led by Joe Allie-guitar, Emily Clocksin-alto sax + Michael Gregoire-bass guitar-alto sax-tenor sax, Courtney Schrade-trombone, Jacob Smithdrums, Daniel Vogt-trumpet-bass guitar, Stephen White-trumpet), 7-9 p.m. Sat. July 20, Aug. 10. 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. Dow ntow n Glendale Jazz Jam @ JiveMind, 5754 W. Glenn Drive, Glendale 85301, rear entrance, free parking, info 408475-5583, 623-931-0235: all-ages jazz jamm 7:30-10 p.m. Thurs., $5 cover, led in July by Dave Henning-piano, Sean Broganbass, Emerson Laffey-drums. Jazz for the Soul @ Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 14403 N. 75th Ave., Peoria, 623-979-0080, summer break
until Sept. Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St. @ Roosevelt, Phoenix, 602-258-0014, thelostleaf.org, 9:30 p.m. first Mon., Jiggle (Bryon RuthScott 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). 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, 6:309:30 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. NEW The Australian (formerly R.T. O'Sullivan's), 5830 W. Bell Road, Glendale, 602-938-5300, Extreme Decibel Big Band, 7 p.m. Mon. through August. St. Francis, 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-200-8111, Diana Lee-vocals, Paul Sherman-keys, Felix Sainz-bass, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 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, 6-9 p.m. Sun., weekly Jazz in AZ Sunday Jam Session (w/ grand piano, guitar-bass amps, drum set), $5, $2 participating musicians, Friday Contemporary Jazz, Saturday Mainstream Jazz; see Calendar for other events, including First Friday music-art events, concerts, clinics, third Sunday Jazz in AZ parties; BYOB. EAST VALLEY (Tempe-Chandler-Gilbert-Mesa-Apache Junction) Asia, 1236 E. Baseline Road #102 (NE corner Stapley), Mesa 85204, 480-892-0688 asiaaz.com, food: Judy Roberts, keysbass-vocals, Renee Patrick-vocals, Tony Vacca-sax-flute, Neal Seroka-bass, Jason Johnson-drums, 7:30-10:30 pm Sat. July 6; Renee Patrick other nights, call for infp. Bourbon Street Bar and Bar-b-q, Gilbert Road and Chandler Heights Blvd., Chandler, Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Churchtpt-guitar, 8-11 p.m. Fri. July 5. 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 Shannonbass, 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 Il Vinaio, 270 W. Main St., Mesa, 85201, 480-649-6476, Michael Powers-guitar (Seattle), Sat. Sept. 14, info 480-649-
6476. 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, July 7, 21; Joel Robin-Delphine Cortez, July 14, 28. 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-vocalsharmonica, 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. Pizza Mart, 1329 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-962-4233, Cheryl's Cats and Jammers Band (Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Churchtpt, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Dick Obermiller-bass, Roy Calhoun-drums), 5-7:30 p.m. Wed. 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, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., July 19-20, Payson Jazz Trio (Bob Smolenski-piano, Mike Buskirk-bass, Gerry Reynolds-drums), info firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-619-3355. Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson, 2 p.m. Sun., $5 donation: July 14, Pete Pancrazi Quartet (Pancrazi-vocals-guitar, Gerry Reynolds-drums; piano-bass TBD); Aug. 11, Dr. Jass & the Heartbeats Dixieland sextet; $5 donation at the door, info 602-619-3355 or email@example.com. PRESCOTT
El Gato Azul (patio), 316 W. Goodwin, Prescott, 928-445-1070, elgatoazulprescott.com: Bob Shimuzu Presents: July 10, Bob Shimizu Quartet; July 24, Unlimited (contemporary jazz-fusion); July 25, Brian Chartrand-vocals; Aug. 7, Bob Shimizu Quartet; Aug. 21, Marion Meadows; Aug. 22, Mel Brown & Friends. SEDONA Dahl & DiLuca Restaurant, 2321 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona, 928-282-5219: Les Czimber-piano, Bryan Sinclair-bass, 7-10 p.m. Fri., Sat. Sound Bites Grill, 101 Hwy 89A, Ste F 29 (Hyatt Pinon Point Center, uptown Sedona), 928-282-2713, soundbitesgrille.com, 6-9 pm Thurs. July 25 & Aug. 29: Flor de Bee (Susannah Martin-vocals-percussion, Vincent Z-vocals-guitar). TUCSON 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. Dante's Fire, 2526 E. Grant Road, Tucson 85719, 520-622-7984 Tony Frank-trumpet & vocals, Sly Slipetsky-keys, Steve Harris-bass. 8-11 p.m. Thurs. Elliot's, 135 E. Congress St., Tucson 85701, Jazz Guild Jam, Tony Frank-trumpet, Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky-keys, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Mon. El Con Club, Randolph Golf Course Complex 600 S. Alvernon, Tucson, Tues. 7-10 p.m. July 2, Tony Frank Quartet; July 9, TBA; July 16, Bryan Dean Trio; July 23, Neamen Lyles; July 30, Hot Club of Tucson. Fini's Landing, 5689 N. Swan Road, Arizona 85718, Tony Frank-trumpe-vocals, Daniel "Sly" Slipetsky-keys, Rick Shosiebass. Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., Tucson 85701, Hot Club of Tucson (Matt Mitchell-acoustic guitar, Nick Coventryviolin, Evan Dain-acoustic bass) 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sun. Jasper Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar, 2959 N. Swan Rd, Tucson 85712, NoethenButJazz Quartet (Cass Prestontrumpet-vocals, Mark Noethen-keys, Lanny Webb-bass, Gil Rodriguez-drums) 7-10 p.m. July 5, July 26 McMahon's, 7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson 85750, Cascade Lounge. Doug Martin-piano, Mike Levy-bass, 5:30-8 p.m. Fri. 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. Sat.-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. YUMA
Lutes Casino, 221 S Main St., Yuma, 928-782-2192, 7-9 p.m. Fri., Lutes Summer Jazz Series: July 12, Trumpet Summit (Steven Hennig, Bryan Stewart, Ruben Walshe); July 26, Yuma Jazz Company; Aug. 9, Jason & Elle, Aug. 30, Yuma Jazz Company.
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