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JAZZBIRD NIGHTS: Eric Rasmussen Quintet

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

Friday, February 3rd, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird lounge welcomes Eric Rasmussen Quintet. Featured artists including Eric Rasmussen-Alto Saxophone, Vince Kaufman-Tenor Saxophone, Ray Lebert-Guitar, Ben Hedquist-Bass, Connor Sample-Drums. 

Saxophonist/Composer Eric Rasmussen relocated to the Phoenix area in the summer of 2007. The California native spent the last ten years playing and teaching in New York City where he was a staple of the jazz community, performing regularly on the East Coast as well as throughout Europe. While in New York, he performed regularly with some of the most respected names in jazz and was the Director of Jazz Studies at the Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College. Earning his Masters of Music degree in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Eric studied with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Danilo Perez and Paul Bley. He received his BFA in Jazz Performance from California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, where he studied with Charlie Haden, Joe Labarbera and Roscoe Mitchell. 

Eric is an experienced educator and guest clinician with clinics at the University of Iowa, California Institute of the Arts, Wellesley College, Saddleback College, Arizona State University, Hartnell College, Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, as well as numerous high schools throughout the country and in the Phoenix area. Eric has served as adjunct faculty for Mesa Community College, Paradise Valley Community College and was the Music Director for Young Sounds of Arizona from 2010 – 2011. Currently, Eric is the Director of Instrumental Music at Scottsdale Community College.

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


February 3rd, 2023

Starters, Snacks, Salads

Meat & Cheese Share Box $15

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

Hummus Dip $9

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

Whipped Feta Dip $11

whipped feta, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, olives, pita bread

Brie Cheese Share Box $12

cranberry, orange & pecan topping, crostini, apples & grapes

Wedge Salad $6

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

Salmon Caesar Salad $13

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

Chicken Caesar Salad $11

roasted chicken breast, organic romaine, parmesan, caesar dressing, herb croutons on the side

Side Caesar Salad $5

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

Guacamole, Salsa & Chips $6


Creole Seasoned Slow Roasted Beef Brisket $18

cheesy grits soufflé garlic green beans

Cajun Seafood Ragu $20

crawfish, shrimp & cod in a creamy, tomato & red bell pepper sauce. cheesy grits soufflé, garlic green beans


Buttermilk Pecan Praline $4

Lemon Meringue Pie $4

Intermission Special

Bananas Foster with Vanilla Ice cream $6

JBN Eric Rasmussen 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


February 3, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Reservations are not required