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Jazzbird Nights: Arsen Nalbandian Trio

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

Friday, May 24th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes the Arsen Nalbandian Trio for their album release concert! Featured artists include Arsen Nalbandian– Piano, Kenji Wagner– Bass, and Micah Miranda– Drums. The Arsen Nalbandian Trio is a local jazz piano trio featuring Kenji Wagner on bass and Micah Miranda on drums. The trio will be presenting original arrangements of Great…

$16 – $28

JAZZ FOR THE SOUL: WE3 & SHEILA EARLEY

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

Jazz for the Soul welcomes We3 & Sheila Earley 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 Earley. Enjoy some timeless tunes with new and familiar interpretations of popular, jazz, swing, blues standards, and so much…

Jazzbird Nights: RaĂșl Yañez and Zona Libre

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

Friday, May 31st, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes RaĂșl Yañez and Zona Libre. Featured artists include RaĂșl Yañez– Piano, Xavier Yañez– Bass, Tony Valenzuela– Congas, and Adam Clark– Drums. Join us for a wonderful evening with RaĂșl Yañez and Zona Libre, a dynamic ensemble led by the talented pianist and educator RaĂșl Yañez. Born and raised in Silver City, New…

$16 – $28

Jazzbird Nights: Or Bareket Quartet

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

Saturday, June 1st, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes the Or Bareket Quartet. Featured artists include Or Bareket– Bass, Godwin Louis– Saxophone, Jeremy Corren– Piano, and Savannah Harris– Drums. Born in Jerusalem to parents of Moroccan, Iraqi, Argentinian, and Eastern European descent, raised between Buenos-Aires and Tel-Aviv, and based out of Brooklyn since 2011, Or Bareket is one of the…

$16 – $28

Jazzbird Nights: Natalie Gallatin Quintet

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

Friday, June 7th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes the Natalie Gallatin Quintet. Featured artists include Natalie Gallatin– Saxophone, Arsen Nalbandian– Piano, Ray Lebert– Guitar, Ben Hedquist– Bass, and Lewis Nash– Drums. Natalie is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, educator, recording artist, and activist based in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a 21st century torch-bearer for the performance, education, and re-evaluation of…

$16 – $28

Jazzbird Nights: Rosetta Verde Flamenco Trio

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

Friday, June 14th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes Rosetta Verde Flamenco Trio feat. Shea Marshall and Martin Gaxiola. Featured artists include Emerson Laffey– Drums/Cajon, Kris Hill– Guitar, Adrian Goldenthal– Bass, Shea Marshall– Piano/Sax/Harmonica/Clarinet/Accordian/Flute, and Martin Gaxiola– Dancer. Rosetta Verde met years ago in Jazz ensemble at ASU. They formed a funk/fusion band that they dubbed Green Rosetta. Later, members…

$16 – $28

Jazzbird Nights: Roots of Unity

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

Friday, June 21st, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes Roots of Unity. Featured artists include Alex Yuwen– Piano, Kenji Wagner– Guitar, Max Beckman– Bass, Mahesh Subramanian– Mridangam and Jordan Tompkins– Drums. Congratulations to Ahmad Jamal, Igor Stravinsky, and T. R. Mahalingam on the birth of their beautiful newborn baby: Roots of Unity.  The godfather?  Composer Alex Yuwen. In mathematics,…

$16 – $28

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…

Jazzbird Nights: Tjader Project

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

Friday, June 28th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes Tjader Project for the very LAST Jazzbird Nights Performance of our 2023-24 season! Featured artists include Joe Garcia– Percussion, Brett Reed– Vibraphone, Scott Zimmer– Saxophone/Flute, Ted Sistrunk– Bass, and John Lewis– Drums. Join us to witness Tjader Project- a tribute to the late great Cal Tjader, vibraphonist, band leader and composer, who…

$16 – $28

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