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JAZZBIRD NIGHTS: Adam Clark Ensemble: 25 Years

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Friday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm, Ravenscroft welcomes the Adam Clark Ensemble: 25 Years to the Jazzbird stage! Featured artists include Adam Clark- Drums, Raul Yanez- Piano, Andrew Gross- Tenor Saxophone, and Max Beckman- Bass. Adam Clark started playing the drums at age 11 while living in Frankfurt, Germany and has been a band leader…

$16 – $28

CHAMBER @ RAVENSCROFT: Ying Quartet

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in classical music, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world. Now in its third decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world's…

$40

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: TOM WAKELING – WEST BY NORTHWEST

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Join us in Jazzbird for Jazz For the Soul on Sunday, February 25th at 6pm featuring the extraordinary Tom Wakeling on bass! Featured artists include Angelo Versace- Keyboard, Jason Carder- Trumpet, and the Valley's own rhythm master, Dom Moio- Drums. This group embraces past, present, and future jazz with great chemistry and an adventurous, hard-swinging…

Jazzbird Nights: Melanie Chryshelle and The Igniters Ft. Lewis Nash

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Friday, March 1st at 7:00 pm, Ravenscroft welcomes the Valley's very own Melanie Chryshelle and The Igniters, featuring Lewis Nash to the Jazzbird Stage! Featured artists include Melanie Chryshelle–  Vocals, Lewis Nash– Drums, Benjamin Cortez– Piano, and Bailey Zick– Bass. Vocalist Melanie Chryshelle is prepared to delight, excite and ignite her audience!  Chryshelle will perform…

$16 – $28

Ashley Pezzotti

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPWo3QnXPbU RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Ashley Pezzotti “The narrative of life, love and promise conjure the sensibilities of a bygone era, something particularly impressive for a 23-year-old vocalist  A sound band, promising voice, excellent song selection and writing mark Pezzotti as a performer to watch.”  —DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE New York vocalist and composer Ashley Pezzotti discovered…

$55

Jazzbird Nights: Eric Rasmussen Quartet

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Friday, March 8th at 7:00 pm, Ravenscroft welcomes the Eric Rasmussen Quartet to the Jazzbird Stage! Featured artists include Eric Rasmussen- Saxophone, Vince Kaufmann- Saxophone, Bailey Zick- Bass, and Connor Sample- Drums. Get ready for an evening of captivating melodies and vibrant rhythms with the Eric Rasmussen Quartet. Saxophonist and Composer Eric Rasmussen brings a…

$16 – $28

Jazzbird Nights: Michael Eckroth Group

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Saturday, March 9th at 7:00 pm, Ravenscroft welcomes the Michael Eckroth Group to the Jazzbird Stage! Featured artists include Michael Eckroth- Piano, Joel Mateo- Drums, Raul Reyes- Bass, and Maurucio Herrera- Percussion. Experience the vibrant fusion of jazz with Afro-Cuban and Latin influences as Phoenix native and accomplished pianist, Michael Eckroth, takes center stage. Presenting a…

$16 – $28

Jazzbird Nights: Claudia Bloom Quartet

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Friday, March 15th at 7:00 pm, Ravenscroft welcomes the Claudia Bloom Quartet to the Jazzbird Stage! Featured artists include Claudia Bloom- Piano, Natalie Gallatin- Saxophone, Ben Hedquist- Bass, and Connor Sample- Drums. Join us for an evening of delightful music with Claudia Bloom as she presents a blend of diverse quartets and duos inspired by…

$16 – $28

Jazzbird Nights: The Adams Quartet

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Friday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm, Ravenscroft welcomes The Adams Quartet to the Jazzbird Stage! Featured artists include Nicki Adams- Piano, Patrick Adams- Trumpet, Eddy Khaimovich- Bass, and Evan Hyde- Drums. The Adams quartet is a New York-based collaboration between pianist Nicki Adams, trumpeter Patrick Adams, bassist Eddy Khaimovich and drummer Evan Hyde. Formed in…

$16 – $28

CHAMBER @ RAVENSCROFT: Aria

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Expanding the color palette, level of communication, and depth of emotional range, Aria brings the human voice to the Chamber @ Ravenscroft series for the first time. The performance will showcase guest vocalist Stephanie Weiss on chamber works by Loeffler, Porter, and more, in a program that includes repertoire from both classical and popular music styles. Aria features…

$40

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: DELPHINE CORTEZ FT. JOEL ROBIN & FRIENDS

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Jazz for the Soul is pleased to welcome vocalist Delphine Cortez along with pianist Joel Robin to the Jazzbird stage on Sunday, March 24th at 6pm. Other featured artists include Tony Vacca- Sax/Flute, and Adrian Goldenthal- Bass. They are set to present a lovely evening of vocal jazz music, and other favorite genres spanning from…

Jazzbird Nights: Zazu West

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Friday, April 5th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes Zazu West. Featured artists include Mike Fowler–Lead Guitar, Ryan Vance-Rhythm Guitar, Constance Genter-Vocals, Allen Ames- Violin, Jeff Quamo- Clarinet, and Ted Sistrunk-Bass. ZAZU West is Phoenix's premier ensemble dedicated to Gypsy Jazz, a style devoted to the legacy of guitar legend Django Reinhardt. Whether it's Gypsy Jazz, Jazz Manouche, or…

$16 – $28

VJC Spring Performance

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Valley Jazz Cooperative Spring Performance The Valley Jazz Cooperative’s Indigo and Cerulean Big Bands present their Spring Performance in Ravenscroft Hall on Saturday, April 6th at 7pm. Both ensembles are directed…

$10

Jazzbird Nights: Holly Pyle Quartet

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Friday, April 12th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes the Holly Pyle Quartet. Featured artists include Holly Pyle- Vocals, Raul Yañez- Piano, Mario Mendivil- Bass, and Stephen Avalos, Drums. Los Angeles-based Holly Pyle is a compulsively detail-oriented vocalist and songwriter. Her career in music thus far has been  marked by innovative approaches to vocal loop arranging, intense musical vulnerability, and…

$16 – $28

Donny McCaslin

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLRlNIK4Llw RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Donny McCaslin "Strap yourself in and get lost in this daring soundscape. McCaslin and crew aren’t wasting time with baby steps." - Glide Magazine Donny McCaslin is best known as the saxophonist on David Bowie’s last album, Blackstar. The noted composer and bandleader has released a dozen albums over his…

$60

Jazzbird Nights: Michael Weiss Trio

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Friday, April 19th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes the Michael Weiss Trio. Featured artists include Michael Weiss–Piano, Ben Hedquist– Bass, and Sam Russo– Drums. For over four decades, pianist, composer, educator and bandleader…

$16 – $28

Mark Guiliana

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Mark Guiliana Hailed by The New York Times as “a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed,” Mark Guiliana brings the same adventurous spirit,…

$50

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: RUSSELL SCHMIDT QUARTET

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

The Russell Schmidt Quartet returns to the Jazzbird stage to perform a wide-ranging program featuring jazz classics, songbook standards, and original compositions at Jazz for the Soul on Sunday, April 28th at 6pm. Featured artists include Russell Schmidt- Piano, Mary Petrich- Saxophone, Ben Hedquist- Bass, and Ryan Anthony-Drums. Russell Schmidt As a performer, composer, conductor, and…

Dennis Rowland with the New Guard Big Band

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nysk8VXPmo RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Dennis Rowland with the New Guard Big Band Dennis Rowland is beloved by jazz devotees and theatergoers around the globe. The Detroit native and Phoenix,…

$40

CHAMBER @ RAVENSCROFT: Celebration

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

The second season of Chamber @ Ravenscroft concludes with a rousing Celebration. The concert features an international roster of collaborative artists in a varied program highlighted by Antonin Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, considered one of the most remarkable works ever written for piano quintet. Celebration features Steven Moeckel, violin Tessa Gotman Bock,…

$40

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: WE3 & SHEILA EARLY

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Jazz for the Soul welcomes We3 & Sheila Early on Sunday, May 26th at 6pm. These ladies are a powerhouse of talents combined, featuring vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, violinist Suzanne Lansford, pianist Nicole Pesce, and drummer Sheila Early. Enjoy some timeless tunes with new and familiar interpretations of popular, jazz, swing, blues standards, and so much…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Francine Reed

Jazzbird 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Join us for the Jazz for the Soul Season Finale on Sunday, June 23rd as we welcome Francine Reed! Francine Reed, the “Queen of the blues” and Phoenix treasure, sets the standard high when she takes the stage. This local legend is known for her powerful voice and commanding stage presence, Reed sings an eclectic…

VJC Alumni Band

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Valley Jazz Cooperative Alumni Band An annual highlight of the Valley Jazz Cooperative program, the VJC Alumni Band returns to the Ravenscroft Hall stage on Saturday, June 29th at 7pm! The jazz ensemble, under the direction of Russell Schmidt, features talented young musicians who were previously members of the VJC during their high school years.…

$20