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Jazzbird Nights: West by Northwest

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

Friday, April 26th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes West by Northwest. Featured artists include Tom Wakeling–Bass, Angelo Versace– Piano, Jason Carder– Trumpet, and Dom Moio– Drums. West by Northwest brings together four highly acclaimed artists who have performed worldwide with a who’s who of jazz. The band's live performances embrace jazz’ past, present, and future, with a great chemistry…

$16 – $28

Mark Guiliana

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZEuekbAjzg RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Mark Guiliana Hailed by The New York Times as "a drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed." Grammy-nominated superstar drummer & composer Mark Guiliana (David Bowie, St. Vincent, Brad Mehldau) brings an adventurous spirit, eclectic palette and gift for spontaneous invention to a staggering range of styles. Equally…

$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…

Jazzbird Nights: VJC SENIOR SHOWCASE FEATURING JOHN WOJCIECHOWSKI (BENEFIT FOR HART PANTRY)

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

Friday, May 3rd, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes MSW’s Valley Jazz Cooperative alongside guest artist John Wojciechowski (Benefit for HART Pantry). Featured artists (first set) include: VJC Senior Showcase Outstanding seniors from MSW’s Valley Jazz Cooperative program perform combo jazz alongside guest artist John Wojciechowski and leading area jazz musicians. Featured artists (second set) include: John Wojciechowski…

$16 – $28

VJC SPOTLIGHT CONCERT FEATURING JOHN WOJCIECHOWSKI (BENEFIT FOR HART PANTRY)

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

VJC Spotlight Concert Featuring John Wojciechowski (Benefit for HART Pantry) The ensembles of the Valley Jazz Cooperative educational program will share the stage for the final time this season, joined by guest saxophonist John Wojciechowski. The Sapphire Ensemble (led by Paul Brewer) and the Cerulean and Indigo Big Bands (directed by Russell Schmidt) will play a wide-ranging…

$20

Jazzbird Nights: Rob Moore & Friends

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

Friday, May 10th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes Rob Moore & Friends. Featured artists include Rob Moore– Drums, Ioannis Goudelis– Piano/Keys, Max Beckman– Bass, and Liam Connor– Trumpet. Get ready to swing and join Rob Moore & Friends on a musical journey through the hard bop era and beyond. Whether you're a lifelong jazz fan or new to…

$16 – $28

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 *SOLD OUT* Dennis Rowland is beloved by jazz devotees and theatergoers around the globe. The Detroit native and Phoenix, Arizona resident was the voice of the world-renowned Count Basie Orchestra between 1977 and 1984, where he shared the stage with Ella Fitzgerald,…

$40

Jazzbird Nights: Bijan Taghavi Trio ft. Luther Hughes & Dom Moio

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

Friday, May 17th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes the Bijan Taghavi Trio Featuring Luther Hughes & Dom Moio. Featured artists include Bijan Taghavi– Piano, Luther Hughes– Bass, and Dom Moio– Drums. Bijan Taghavi is one of the most in-demand pianists of his generation and among the leading voices in jazz piano education. As a leader, the Bijan Taghavi Trio…

$16 – $28

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 Dvoƙák’s Piano…

$40

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! *UPDATE: DOORS OPEN AT 4:45PM FOR THIS EVENT* 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…

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