Ravenscroft has announced an October 2021 opening of its new 30,000 square foot music venue and multi-use space at 8445 E. Hartford Drive in the Scottsdale Perimeter Complex. Ravenscroft Hall is an intimate 200 seat concert hall that will showcase some of the finest Jazz performances in the Valley. The new venue also includes the Jazzbird, a first-class jazz lounge which starting Fridays in October, will host music from popular and up & coming local musicians accompanied by a fine selection of wine and local craft beers.
Ravenscroft Hall will offer an unparalleled musical experience with superb acoustics featuring the renowned Meyer Constellation sound system. Fans will enjoy an optimal listening experience and perfect viewing from any seat in this performance space. Some shows will also feature projected visuals that accompany the music, creating a multi-sensory experience for attendees.
Ravenscroft is an outreach of Music Serving the Word Ministries, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit private foundation, and is dedicated to presenting creativity that gives glory to God. MSW was founded by Bob and Gretchen Ravenscroft in 2006. If you've ever enjoyed a jazz concert in the Phoenix area over the last twenty years, chances are very good that it was made possible in part or in whole through the philanthropy of Bob and Gretchen Ravenscroft. As major donors to Arizona State University's Jazz Studies program, and as founders of a scholarship program for young jazz musicians, the Ravenscrofts have been instrumental in promoting and preserving jazz as an original art form for future generations.