Jazz for the Soul

Jazz for the Soul events are free and open to the public- all events are created with the intent to benefit local and international humanitarian causes while local musicians perform on the Jazzbird stage

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Beth Lederman & Jazz Con Alma

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

Sunday, September 25th, Jazz for the Soul Season Opener @ Jazzbird. LATIN JAZZ with Beth Lederman-piano, and features percussionist Frank Valdes, Mario Mendivil-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums, and Adam Roberts-tenor sax! Beth Lederman is well-known for her sophisticated jazz and rhythmic Brazilian and Latin-jazz piano styles, not only in the Phoenix area, but throughout the Western U.S. from…

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JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Beth Lederman & Jazz Con Alma

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

Sunday, September 25th, Jazz for the Soul Season Opener @ Jazzbird. LATIN JAZZ with Beth Lederman-piano, and features percussionist Frank Valdes, Mario Mendivil-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums, and Adam Roberts-tenor sax! Beth Lederman is well-known for her sophisticated jazz and rhythmic Brazilian and Latin-jazz piano styles, not only in the Phoenix area, but throughout the Western U.S. from…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Pete Pancrazi Quartet

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

Local favorite Pete Pancrazi  and his quartet perform an energetic mix of American Songbook, jazz arrangements of pop tunes, and original songs. This group features jazz guitarist Pete Pancrazi, Claudia Bloom-piano, bassist Todd Johnson and drummer Todd Chuba. Visit petepancrazi.com (for bio and more info) Pete Pancrazi has been "one to watch" in the Phoenix  area since taking up residence here in…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Pete Pancrazi Quartet

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

Local favorite Pete Pancrazi  and his quartet perform an energetic mix of American Songbook, jazz arrangements of pop tunes, and original songs. This group features jazz guitarist Pete Pancrazi, Claudia Bloom-piano, bassist Todd Johnson and drummer Todd Chuba. Visit petepancrazi.com (for bio and more info) Pete Pancrazi has been "one to watch" in the Phoenix  area since taking up residence here in…

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JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Bossa Brazil with Frank Smith

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

Bossa Brazil showcases the rich and varied musical styles of South America’s most diverse and populous nation. Featuring Brazilian singer and percussionist Cleo Corcoran, Frank Smith on piano/flute, Eric Bart-acoustic guitar,  Lucas Neiri-Brazilian drummer, Glenn Stern-bass. Singer Cleo Corcoran, originally from Rio de Janeiro, has a great love of Bossa Nova and the music of Carlos Antonio Jobim. Her influences…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Bossa Brazil with Frank Smith

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

Bossa Brazil showcases the rich and varied musical styles of South America’s most diverse and populous nation. Featuring Brazilian singer and percussionist Cleo Corcoran, Frank Smith on piano/flute, Eric Bart-acoustic guitar,  Lucas Neiri-Brazilian drummer, Glenn Stern-bass. Singer Cleo Corcoran, originally from Rio de Janeiro, has a great love of Bossa Nova and the music of Carlos Antonio Jobim. Her influences…

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JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Dan Delaney Quartet – Holiday Classics

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

Join us for a very special Christmas Concert in December, with The DAN DELANEY QUARTET featuring the celebrated performing duo, Dan Delaney (piano) and Chris 'Doc' Stewart (alto sax & flute).  For over 15 years this duo has put their jazzy spin on the Holiday Classics. Rounding off the quartet are two of Arizona's finest, the great Dom Moio (drums) and bassist extraordinaire,…

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JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Dan Delaney Quartet – Holiday Classics

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

Join us for a very special Christmas Concert in December, with The DAN DELANEY QUARTET featuring the celebrated performing duo, Dan Delaney (piano) and Chris 'Doc' Stewart (alto sax & flute).  For over 15 years this duo has put their jazzy spin on the Holiday Classics. Rounding off the quartet are two of Arizona's finest, the great Dom Moio (drums) and bassist extraordinaire,…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Jerry Donato and Nicole Pesce & Friends

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

We continue the New Year Celebrations with the always sparkling and spontaneous Jerry Donato and Nicole Pesce show! Join us at JAZZ for the SOUL on the JAZZBIRD stage for the spectacular  talents and antics of sax-man Jerry Donato, the surprising and always  energetic Nicole Pesce on piano, Valley favorite rhythm aces, bassist Jon Murray…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Jerry Donato and Nicole Pesce & Friends

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

We continue the New Year Celebrations with the always sparkling and spontaneous Jerry Donato and Nicole Pesce show! Join us at JAZZ for the SOUL on the JAZZBIRD stage for the spectacular  talents and antics of sax-man Jerry Donato, the surprising and always  energetic Nicole Pesce on piano, Valley favorite rhythm aces, bassist Jon Murray…

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JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Russell Schmidt Quintet

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

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…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Russell Schmidt Quintet

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

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…

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JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Steve Adelson Stick-tet

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

A REAL TREAT!  Join us in welcoming The Steve Adelson Stick-Tet to the Jazzbird Stage. So, remember to mark your calendars for one show you won't want to miss! STEVE ADELSON—Jazz guitarist turned Chapman Stick Virtuoso. While teaching guitar and performing in New York with Jazz greats Joe Pass and Jimmy Ponder, Steve discovered the Chapman stick…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: Steve Adelson Stick-tet

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

A REAL TREAT!  Join us in welcoming The Steve Adelson Stick-Tet to the Jazzbird Stage. So, remember to mark your calendars for one show you won't want to miss! STEVE ADELSON—Jazz guitarist turned Chapman Stick Virtuoso. While teaching guitar and performing in New York with Jazz greats Joe Pass and Jimmy Ponder, Steve discovered the Chapman stick…

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JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: ZAZU West

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

Jazz for the Soul welcomes Zazu West.  Zazu West is Phoenix's premier ensemble dedicated to Gypsy Jazz, the style devoted to the legacy of the influential jazz guitar legend, Django Reinhardt. Gypsy Jazz is infectiously swinging and wildly improvisational. Whether playing Django compositions or jazz standards the gypsy jazz style creates a one-of-a-kind performance experience. You'll…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: ZAZU West

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

Jazz for the Soul welcomes Zazu West.  Zazu West is Phoenix's premier ensemble dedicated to Gypsy Jazz, the style devoted to the legacy of the influential jazz guitar legend, Django Reinhardt. Gypsy Jazz is infectiously swinging and wildly improvisational. Whether playing Django compositions or jazz standards the gypsy jazz style creates a one-of-a-kind performance experience. You'll…

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JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: SANDRA BASSETT & FRIENDS

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

You're in for a Phenomenal Night of Jazz as vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sandra Bassett brings a power-packed performance to the Jazzbird stage in our Jazz for the Soul season finale on Sunday, June 25th at 6pm. You won't want to miss this! An all-star group joins Sandra with Alex Holland-saxophone, Ioannis Goudelis- keys, Steve Gripp-…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: SANDRA BASSETT & FRIENDS

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

You're in for a Phenomenal Night of Jazz as vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sandra Bassett brings a power-packed performance to the Jazzbird stage in our Jazz for the Soul season finale on Sunday, June 25th at 6pm. You won't want to miss this! An all-star group joins Sandra with Alex Holland-saxophone, Ioannis Goudelis- keys, Steve Gripp-…

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JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: BETH LEDERMAN JAZZ CON ALMA

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

Get ready to ignite your senses at the Jazz for the Soul Season Opener on September 24th, featuring the incredible Beth Lederman Jazz Con Alma! Brace yourself for a night of high-octane music with an all-star lineup featuring: Beth Lederman-piano, Frank Valdes- percussion, Jon Murray-bass, Adam Clark-drums, and Adam Roberts-tenor sax. Translating as “Jazz with…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: ROBBY CARRILLO QUARTET

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

Join us in Jazzbird for Jazz For the Soul on Sunday, October 22nd as we welcome the Robby Carrillo Quartet! The Quartet features headliner, drummer, composer, educator, and recording artist, Robby Carrillo. The other talented artists performing include Nick Manson–piano, Andrew Gross–tenor sax, and Ben Hedquist–bass. Robby Carrillo– Drummer, percussionist, and educator, based in Phoenix,…

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JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: ALICE TATUM

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

Join us in Jazzbird for Jazz For the Soul on Sunday, November 26th as we welcome award-winning and critically acclaimed vocalist,  Alice Tatum! The following world class musicians will also be performing alongside Alice Tatum, Nicole Pesce–piano, Todd Chuba –drums, and Jon Murray–bass. Alice's phenomenal vocal range and impressive repertoire present an ever-dynamic and entertaining show…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: SANDRA BASSETT – AN INTIMATE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE

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

Join us in Jazzbird for Jazz For the Soul on Sunday, December 17th as we welcome back esteemed vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sandra Bassett! Playing alongside Sandra are Steve Gripp on guitar, Michael Williams on bass, and Jarred Bowens on drums. This intimate Christmas Experience features an evening of music that will put you in the spirit of…

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JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: SANDRA BASSETT – AN INTIMATE CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE

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

Join us in Jazzbird for Jazz For the Soul on Sunday, December 17th as we welcome back esteemed vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sandra Bassett! Playing alongside Sandra are Steve Gripp on guitar, Michael Williams on bass, and Jarred Bowens on drums. This intimate Christmas Experience features an evening of music that will put you in the spirit of…

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: TODD JOHNSON QUARTET

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

Join us in Jazzbird for Jazz For the Soul on Sunday, January 28th at 6pm as we present music pioneer, bassist, performer, educator, Todd Johnson along with the talented Nicole Pesce- Piano, Andy Gross- Saxophone, and Dom Moio- Drums for a night of groove and rhythm you won't want to miss! Todd Johnson is recognized as…

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…

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…