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JAZZBIRD NIGHTS: David Friesen Circle 3 Trio

Jazzbird Lounge 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Friday, February 10th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird lounge welcomes David Friesen Circle 3 Trio featuring artists David Friesen-Hemage Bass, Joe Manis-Tenor, Soprano Saxophone, Charlie Doggett-Drums.  Anyone acquainted with David Friesen's exceptional music…

$10

JAZZBIRD NIGHTS: Dmitri Matheny Group

Jazzbird Lounge 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Friday, February 17th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird lounge welcomes back Dmitri Matheny Group. Featured artists include Dmitri Matheny- Flugelhorn, Brice Winston-Tenor Saxophone, Lamar Gaines-Piano, Chris Finet-Bass, Pete Swan-Drums.  Celebrated for his warm…

$10

Bill Charlap Trio

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

RAVENSCROFT JAZZ SERIES - Bill Charlap Trio Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time and has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Duke Ellington. Charlap’s collaboration with Tony Bennett on The Silver Lining:…

$70

VJC Sapphire Big Band: Winter Performance

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Ravenscroft presents the Valley Jazz Cooperative’s Sapphire Big Band, under the direction of Russell Schmidt. The Sapphire Big Band will perform music by Luiz  Bonfá, Billy Petito, and Billy Strayhorn.…

$5

JAZZBIRD NIGHTS: TrioGram with special guest Lewis Nash

Jazzbird Lounge 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Friday, February 24th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird lounge welcomes TrioGram featuring artists Will Lyle - Bass, Bijan Taghavi - Piano, and Lewis Nash - Drums. TrioGram is a project fronted by bassist and…

$10

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Russell Schmidt Quintet

Jazzbird Lounge 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Welcome The Russell Schmidt Quintet to the JAZZBIRD stage to perform a wide-ranging program featuring jazz classics, songbook standards, and original compositions. This group includes Paul Brewer-saxophone, Mary Petrich-saxophone, Russell Schmidt-piano, Vincent Thiefain-bass, and Ryan Anthony-drums. Paul Brewer Paul enjoys playing all saxophones in all styles and has become one of the most in-demand freelance saxophonists…

Free

VJC Indigo Big Band: Winter Performance

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Ravenscroft presents the Valley Jazz Cooperative’s Indigo Big Band, under the direction of Russell Schmidt. The Indigo Big Band will perform music by Neal  Hefti, Billy Strayhorn and Mary Lou…

$5

CHAMBER @ RAVENSCROFT: Intersection

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Intersection featuring Dian D’Avanzo, violin Tessa Gotman Bock, violin Nancy Buck, viola Mike D’Avanzo, cello Russell Schmidt, piano Chris Finet, bass Rob Moore, drums Program String Quartet in F major, Maurice Ravel O sleep, why dost thou leave me?, George Frederic Handel How Insensitive, Antonio Carlos Jobim Limehouse Blues, Douglas Furber & Philip Braham My…

$30

Soul Rest

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,  and you will find rest for your souls.” - Matthew 11:29  Our world…

Michael Kocour & Friends

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

RAVENSCROFT JAZZ SERIES - Michael Kocour & Friends A concert starring jazz pianist-composer Michael Kocour alone would be an outstanding entertainment value.  But embellish it with Chicago-based jazz vocalist Dee Alexander, Jason Palmer on trumpet, Ben Hedquist on bass and the incomparable Lewis Nash on drums and it elevates to a blockbuster event.  Our Ravenscroft…

$50

Dominic Amato & Friends

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT - Dominic Amato & Friends A Special Tribute to Jazz Pioneers Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Allan Holdsworth, George Duke and Joe Sample. Featuring Dominic Amato (Sister Sledge Musical Director, world-renowned multi-instrumentalist), Mark Lettieri - Guitar (Snarky Puppy, 4-time Grammy Award Winning guitarist), Kirk Covington - Drums (Tribal Tech, Joe Zawinul, Allan Holdsworth), Adam…

$45

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: West by Northwest Featuring Tom Wakeling

Jazzbird Lounge 8445 E. Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Welcome West by Northwest to the JAZZBIRD stage, featuring the extraordinary Mr. Tom Wakeling on bass, the "fleet-fingered keyboard dynamo" Angelo Versace on keys, world-class trumpeter, Jason Carder, and the Valley's own ever-popular rhythm master, Dom Moio on drums. This group embraces past, present, and fuure jazz with great chemistry and an adventerous, hard-swinging style. Come…

Free

Soul Rest

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,  and you will find rest for your souls.” - Matthew 11:29  Our world…

Diego Figueiredo & Stanley Jordan

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

RAVENSCROFT JAZZ SERIES - Diego Figueiredo & Stanley Jordan Grammy nominated guitarist Diego Figueiredo makes new fans every time he takes the stage by applying his supercharged emotion to his jazz-bossa nova-classical music. Audiences leave feeling joyful. That is not to relegate Stanley Jordan to second fiddle – or, in the case of this incredible…

$55

CHAMBER @ RAVENSCROFT: Gala

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Gala featuring Jennifer Choi, violin Shannon Thomas, violin Nancy Buck, viola Felix Wang, cello Cathal Breslin, piano Program Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 1, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Pulsation, Susie Ibarra Joy (Theme and Variations), Bob Ravenscroft (arr. Russell Schmidt) Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44, Robert Schumann The 2022/23 Chamber @ Ravenscroft series concludes with…

$30

Soul Rest

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,  and you will find rest for your souls.” - Matthew 11:29  Our world…

Artemis (Early Show)

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

RAVENSCROFT JAZZ SERIES - Artemis (Early Show) It is a blockbuster finale – so great, in fact, that one concert won’t cover it. Artemis, a killer supergroup of six of the most acclaimed musicians in modern jazz from all over the world, known for their cosmopolitan, sleek, rhythm-forward sound, help Ravenscroft close out its jazz-concert…

$78

Artemis (Late Show)

Ravenscroft Hall 8445 E Hartford Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

RAVENSCROFT JAZZ SERIES - Artemis (Late Show) It is a blockbuster finale – so great, in fact, that one concert won’t cover it. Artemis, a killer supergroup of six of the most acclaimed musicians in modern jazz from all over the world, known for their cosmopolitan, sleek, rhythm-forward sound, help Ravenscroft close out its jazz-concert…

$78