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JAZZBIRD NIGHTS: Ben Hedquist Quartet

March 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday, March 3rd, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes the Ben Hedquist Quartet. Featured artists include Ben Hedquist–Bass, Mike Kocour-Piano, Jeff Libman-Guitar, Ryan Anthony-Drums.

Bassist and composer, Ben Hedquist has become one of the Valley’s most in-demand bassists. He performs frequently with Phoenix-based musicians such as Michael Kocour, Jeff Libman, Eric Rasmussen, Keith Kelly, Adam Roberts, and Dom Moio. He has also performed with a growing number of jazz notables, including Joe Locke, Peter Bernstein, George Garzone, Miguel Zenon, Glenn Zaleski, John Hollenbeck, Chris Cheek, George Colligan, Ben Wendel, and Lewis Nash.

As an educator, Hedquist works with students of all ages. He has taught at the Phoenix Conservatory of Music, he has taught adjunct at Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Community Colleges, has served as the Education Program Coordinator at The Nash, and Professor of Jazz Bass at Arizona State University. He is active in presenting educational performances throughout the Valley including the Arizona Musicfest Reimagined Series and The MIM’s Artist Residency Performances.  Ben is currently the Director of Jazz and Popular Music Studies at Glendale Community College.

Join Ben Hedquist and his quartet for a night of your favorite American Songbook tunes as well as some original compositions.

Enjoy some great jazz and choose from a fine selection of wine, craft beers, and catered dinner options for purchase. Doors open at 6:00 pm; $10 cover charge at the door, reservations are not required.

The Grateful Shark 


Starters & Salads

Meat & Cheese Share Box $15

smoked ham, salami, prosciutto, roasted turkey, domestic & imported cheeses, fresh fruit, olives, pickles, whole grain mustard, crackers 

Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Hummus Dip $8 * NEW

hummus, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, olives, pita bread 

Brie Cheese Share Box  $12

orange marmalade, crostini, apples & grapes

Wedge Side Salad $6

iceberg lettuce, bacon, grape tomato, red onion, bleu cheese, bleu cheese & balsamic vinaigrette

Wild Salmon Caesar Salad or Chicken Caesar Salad $13 / $11

organic romaine, parmesan, caesar dressing, herb croutons on the side

Caesar Side Salad $5

organic romaine, parmesan, caesar dressing, herb croutons on the side

Fruit & Nut Side Salad $6  * NEW

organic spring mix, candied walnuts, fresh berries, organic feta, balsamic vinegar & local honey vinaigrette

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail  $7 

6 jumbo shrimp, cocktail sauce, lemon

French Onion Soup (cup $5 / bowl $10)


Classic Meatloaf $15

yukon gold mashed potatoes, bistro vegetables, beef gravy

Spaghetti with White Clam Sauce $14

bistro vegetables, garlic bread


Cheesecake $5

Berries con Crema $5


Homemade Brownies with Caramel Ice Cream & Warm Caramel Sauce $6

JBN Ben Hedquist Quartet No Date

Reservations are not required

Event Information


8445 E. Hartford Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255 United States
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David Bauer
(800) 785-3318


March 3, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Join us for this event March 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Reservations are not required