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August 2020

ONE MORE TIME: Dmitri Matheny Celebrates Art Farmer

August 8 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded March 16, 2019 Dmitri Matheny-flugelhorn, Mary Petrich-tenor saxophone, Angelo Versace-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Dom Moio-drums Join flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny (“a jazz treasure”—All Music Guide) and his all-star band as they pay tribute to jazz legend Art Farmer in celebration of his 90th birthday. Art Farmer spent his formative years in Phoenix before launching his storied career and becoming “the bebop master who defined the sound of the flugelhorn in modern jazz” (All Music Guide). Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene…

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ONE MORE TIME: Tim Ray featuring Christine Fawson

August 12 @ 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Recorded December 29, 2018 Christine Fawson-vocals/trumpet, Tim Ray-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums Amazing Phoenix native pianist Tim Ray is best known for his work with Lyle Lovett and as Tony Bennett’s current pianist/musical director. He has played with artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Kurt Elling, Gary Burton, Esperanza Spalding and Phil Woods. Christine Fawson mesmerizes audiences with her sultry vocals and virtuosic trumpet playing. Her latest release, Christine Fawson Sings Jazz (2018) was arranged by Tim Ray and features…

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ONE MORE TIME: Rosalyn McClore Celebrates Nina Simone

August 15 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded February 25, 2018 Known as the ‘High Priestest of Soul’, Nina Simone was the consummate musical storyteller who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works. Rosalyn McClore is a hidden treasure of an artist who possesses extraordinary depth as both a pianist and vocalist. This one-woman show is a compelling tribute to Miss Simone and a timely reminder of the racial injustice that informed her life…

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ONE MORE TIME: Glenn Davis Hard-Bop Quintet

August 19 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded November 11, 2018 Tony Vacca-sax, Denny Monce-trumpet, Dave Henning-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass, Glenn Davis-drums Drummer, composer and recording artist Glenn Davis was a fixture at Cleveland’s premier jazz club, Night Town, for more than a decade playing with artists such as Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Houston Person, Eric Alexander, Harold Mabern and more. This show features Davis leading an All-Star Phoenix quintet in a program of Hard Swinging Post-Bop featuring the music of the great Jazz quintets, original tunes and…

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ONE MORE TIME: Geoffrey Keezer

August 22 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded December 9, 2018 Geoffrey Keezer-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Jon Wikan-drums With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, multiple GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer is a jazz superstar! Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18, and touring in the company of Ray Brown, Joshua Redman, Art Famer and Benny Golson in his 20s. Enjoy this inspired performance by Geoffrey Keezer at…

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ONE MORE TIME: Pete Pancrazi

August 26 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded July 21, 2018 Pete Pancrazi-guitar/vocals, Claudia Bloom-piano, Todd Johnson-bass, Robby Carrillo-drums Being named by Downbeat Magazine as "one to watch" and a guitar player "deserving greater attention" is no surprise to those who have heard him perform. Pete Pancrazi is known for his nimble guitar work, warm vocals, light humor, and putting together great combinations of musicians like the members of this illustrious quartet. If you’re in the mood for a mellow jazz encounter, this would be a great show to catch!…

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ONE MORE TIME: Sarah Elizabeth Charles & SCOPE

August 29 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded January 27, 2019 Sarah Elizabeth Charles-vocals, Jesse Elder-keys, Burniss Earl Travis II-bass, John Davis-drums "Trying to (describe) vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a futile pursuit. Is she a hypnotic modern jazz vocalist? Is she a neo-soul experimentalist with jazz and R&B inflections oozing from her vocal cords? Is she an incredible talent, bewitching and beguiling with her every vocal gesture? Is she all of that, yet something completely different and unique? The answer to all four questions is the…

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September 2020

ONE MORE TIME: Joe Garcia: The Music of Mongo Santamaria

September 2 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded Dec. 15, 2017 Andrew Gross-saxophone, Ioannis Goudelis-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Dom Moio-drums, Joe Garcia-percussion Mongo Santamaría was a rumba quinto master and an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist, most famous for his composition, “Afro Blue“, recorded by John Coltrane. He was an integral figure in the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with R&B and soul, paving the way for the boogaloo era of the late 1960s. His 1963 hit rendition of Herbie Hancock‘s “Watermelon Man” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. This show…

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ONE MORE TIME: Byron Stripling featuring Niki Haris

September 5 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded February 23, 2019 Niki Haris-vocals, Byron Stripling-trumpet, Bobby Floyd-piano, Michael Bowie-bass, Lewis Nash-drums This show, which was presented in celebration of Black History Month, brings together electrifying trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling (Count Basie Orchestra, star of “Satchmo” on Broadway) and vivacious superstar vocalist Niki Haris along with the killer rhythm section of pianist-organist Bobby Floyd, bassist Michael Bowie and drummer Lewis Nash for a blend of New Orleans, swing, bebop and Gospel music that’s guaranteed to lift your…

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