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 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

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

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

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

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

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 by VJC Founder Russell Schmidt. VJC student groups typically perform a wide variety of repertoire, mixing selections from historically significant composers such as Benny Carter,…

$10

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

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

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

VJC Winter Performance

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

Valley Jazz Cooperative Winter Performance The Valley Jazz Cooperative’s three jazz ensembles offer their Winter Performance in Ravenscroft Hall, their first VJC concert of the year. Appearing on the program are the Cerulean and Indigo Big Bands, led by Russell Schmidt, and the Sapphire Big Band, under the direction of Paul Brewer. VJC student ensembles…

$10

Rachel Eckroth Quartet

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyR7uq7IZao RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Rachel Eckroth Polymath (noun): a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning. Music needs a term for this. What do you call one person who is…

$50

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qwv2f5m0xM RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band "The remarkable thing about The Fellowship Band is how it captures that same sense of breath and emotional expressivism with an instrumental music most observers would file under contemporary jazz. This feels almost like a magic trick." - NPR, 2023 Hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana,…

$55

CHAMBER @ RAVENSCROFT: Intersection

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

Last season’s most popular Chamber @ Ravenscroft event, Intersection, is back! But the sequel to our unique “jazz meets classical“ concert has a fresh twist: Along with the string quartet and jazz piano trio, special guest artist Lucas Pino is joining the mix. As was the case last year, you can expect the string quartet…

$40

Tatiana Eva Marie

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hU_X6Vr1MY RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Tatiana Eva Marie Nicknamed the Gypsy-jazz Warbler by the New York Times, and “One of the best young singers around” by The Wall Street Journal, Tatiana…

$45

Benjamin Cortez

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHtUoi_GgzM RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Benjamin Cortez Embrace the spirit of the season with the nostalgia of timeless Christmas standards and some brand new Christmas originals by Benjamin Cortez! Benjamin…

$65

Kings Return

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2gXTWBhZuM RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Kings Return Kings Return is a vocal band of brothers - Gabe Kunda, Vaughn Faison, J.E. McKissic & Jamall Williams. The Dallas, Texas-based a cappella group was formed unintentionally in 2016 after first singing together for Gabe’s college graduation recital. Their popularity grew when they began posting videos to social…

$75

Fernando Ortega- A Benefit Concert for The Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona

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

MSW presents Fernando Ortega- A Benefit Concert for The Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona. (SFSAZ) In the early 1990s, young composer and pianist Fernando Ortega, classically trained and musically complex, entered the Christian music scene. His distinctively earthy sound perplexed and even defied the pop status quo. Descended from eight generations of Mexican weavers, this…

$25

Fernando Ortega- A Benefit Concert for The Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona

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

MSW presents Fernando Ortega- A Benefit Concert for The Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona. (SFSAZ) In the early 1990s, young composer and pianist Fernando Ortega, classically trained and musically complex, entered the Christian music scene. His distinctively earthy sound perplexed and even defied the pop status quo. Descended from eight generations of Mexican weavers, this…

$25

Myron McKinley

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUvQVrrh5mI&t=3s RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Myron McKinley This concert is co-sponsored by Ravenscroft Pianos. To learn more please visit their website here: https://ravenscroftpianos.com/ "McKinley has a clear vision for his…

$65

JAZZBIRD NIGHTS: THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND JAZZ AMBASSADORS

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

Join us for a SPECIAL Veterans Day edition of Jazzbird Nights on Friday, November 10th at 7:30pm, as we welcome the United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors to Ravenscroft…

CHAMBER @ RAVENSCROFT: Inspiration

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

The second season of the Chamber @ Ravenscroft series opens with Inspiration, featuring musical masterpieces composed by Brahms, Higdon, Mahler, and MartinĆŻ. The innovative program will feature four leading, creative artists from around the globe, grouped together in contrasting ways, offering different instrumentations and fresh soundscapes throughout the evening. Inspiration features Rolf Haas, violin Nancy…

$40

2 PIANOS, 6 HANDS! AN EXTRAVAGANZA OF STRIDE, SWING, BOOGIE & MORE- BENEFIT CONCERT

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

https://vimeo.com/871225771?share=copy   Join us in Ravenscroft Hall on Sunday, October 29th at 7:00pm as MSW Presents 2 Pianos, 6 Hands! an extravaganza of stride, swing, boogie, & more! Featuring the masterful stylings of piano duo Paolo Alderighi and Stephanie Trick, alongside Phoenix’s legendary Nicole Pesce. These three powerhouses team up to honor the exciting and dynamic styles…

$40

2 PIANOS, 6 HANDS! BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD- BENEFIT CONCERT

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

https://vimeo.com/871225771?share=copy   Join us in Ravenscroft Hall on Sunday, October 29th at 3:00pm as MSW Presents “2 Pianos, 6 Hands! Broadway & Hollywood" Featuring the masterful stylings of piano duo Paolo Alderighi and Stephanie Trick, alongside Phoenix’s legendary Nicole Pesce. These three powerhouses team up for a tribute to the best loved music of Broadway and…

$40

Anthony Fung

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYbXrB_VKLE RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Anthony Fung "This is rich, colorful, and at times transportive music that attests to Fung’s compositional strengths."- MakingaScene.org Join us on Saturday, October 28th at 7:30pm for the Anthony Fung Quartet as they celebrate the release of his new album,  "FO(U)RTH". Anthony Fung, the accomplished drummer, composer, producer, and bandleader…

$45

Joel Harrison

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB18_WfO3_E RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - Joel Harrison Described as “protean
 brilliant” by the New York Times, Harrison’s contributions also extend to film composition and beyond. Renowned jazz guitarist, Joel Harrison is set to lead an exceptional ensemble of NYC-based musicians for a powerful performance in Ravenscroft Hall. The show’s centerpiece and Joel Harrison’s 24th album,…

$45

JesĂșs Molina & Los Dromers

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRA4YYcQpCs RAVENSCROFT CONCERT SERIES - JesĂșs Molina & Los Dromers Enjoy a video and sneak peek above of what to expect of Jesus Molina and Los Dromers when they kick off our 23-24 season in Ravenscroft Hall! Formed in August 2022 in Los Angeles and influenced by a myriad of masterful bands (Chick Corea Electric…

$50

VJC Alumni Band

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

VJC Alumni Band Ravenscroft presents the VJC Alumni Band, under the direction of Russell Schmidt. The ensemble features talented young musicians who were previously members of the Valley Jazz Cooperative during their high school years. The Alumni Band presents one concert annually, allowing these creative artists to reconnect and make music once more. The concert…

$10

VJC Alumni Band

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

VJC Alumni Band Ravenscroft presents the VJC Alumni Band, under the direction of Russell Schmidt. The ensemble features talented young musicians who were previously members of the Valley Jazz Cooperative during their high school years. The Alumni Band presents one concert annually, allowing these creative artists to reconnect and make music once more. The concert…

$10

Artemis (7:30 PM)

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

RAVENSCROFT JAZZ SERIES - Artemis (7:30 PM) 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 (7:30 PM)

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

RAVENSCROFT JAZZ SERIES - Artemis (7:30 PM) 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 (5:00 PM)

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

RAVENSCROFT JAZZ SERIES - Artemis (5:00 PM) 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 (5:00 PM)

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

RAVENSCROFT JAZZ SERIES - Artemis (5:00 PM) 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

Soul Rest

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

“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 is filled with stress and pressure. The weight of responsibility we carry  can feel overwhelming. Taking time to intentionally care for your soul was modeled …

Soul Rest

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

“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 is filled with stress and pressure. The weight of responsibility we carry  can feel overwhelming. Taking time to intentionally care for your soul was modeled …

CHAMBER @ RAVENSCROFT: Gala

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

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

CHAMBER @ RAVENSCROFT: Gala

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

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

VJC Spotlight Concert – Featuring Tito Carrillo (Benefit for Abounding Service)

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

VJC Spotlight Concert - Featuring Tito Carrillo  The Valley Jazz Cooperative Sapphire and Indigo Big Bands will share the stage for the final time this season, joined by guest trumpeter Tito Carrillo. The program will include music by Duke Ellington, Bill Holman, John Scofield, Jueun Seok, and Mary Lou Williams. This year’s VJC Spotlight Concert is also a…

$20

VJC Spotlight Concert – Featuring Tito Carrillo (Benefit for Abounding Service)

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

VJC Spotlight Concert - Featuring Tito Carrillo  The Valley Jazz Cooperative Sapphire and Indigo Big Bands will share the stage for the final time this season, joined by guest trumpeter Tito Carrillo. The program will include music by Duke Ellington, Bill Holman, John Scofield, Jueun Seok, and Mary Lou Williams. This year’s VJC Spotlight Concert is also a…

$20