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July 2020

ONE MORE TIME: Kristin Korb Trio

July 11 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded March 17, 2019 Kristin Korb-bass/vocals, Andy Langham-piano, Duncan Moore-drums Steeped in the groove stomping tradition of her mentor Ray Brown, Korb departs with her own reflections of the Great American Songbook to tell stories in a warm, surprising, and approachable style. “Kristin Korb is a jewel of jewels. The bassist and vocalist commands both of her instruments with panache, engaging them simultaneously with an ease comparable to breathing.” All About Jazz. Teamed up with her co-conspirators Andy Langham (piano)…

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ONE MORE TIME: Nick Manson with Gerry Gibbs

July 15 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded July 20, 2019 Nick Manson-piano, Fred Forney-trumpet, Dwight Kilian-bass, Gerry Gibbs-drums This show brings together three of the Valley’s most respected musicians led by talented jazz pianist and composer, two-time Emmy award winner, composer, arranger, and producer Nick Manson. His piano playing is swinging, lyrical, consistently innovative, and always individual. Grammy nominated drummer, producer, band leader, composer and arranger Gerry Gibbs has released 12 albums, including Gerry Gibbs’ Thrasher Dream Trio with jazz luminaries Ron Carter and Kenny Barron.…

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ONE MORE TIME: Francine Reed!

July 18 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded Dec 2, 2018 Francine Reed-vocals, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Joel Robin-piano, Felix Sainz-bass, Dowell Davis- drums. Special guests: Chuck Hall-guitar; Diana Lee-vocal No one captures an audience quite like Francine! From the mid-1970s through the early 90s, Francine reigned as the most popular jazz and blues vocalist in the Valley. She has been part of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band since the mid 80’s; appeared on multiple times on The Tonight Show; and performed for many seasons in Seattle’s high-energy dinner-theatre cabaret,…

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ONE MORE TIME: Juli Wood and the Mike Kocour Trio

July 25 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded Feb 22, 2020 Juli Wood-sax, Mike Kocour-B3 organ, Jeff Libman-guitar, Dom Moio-drums Chicago-based Juli Wood is an accomplished alto, tenor, and baritone saxophonist who loves to sing! She has entertained around the world at jazz festivals and clubs and has performed extensively throughout the Midwest. “(Juli) Wood...owns a big and burly tone on tenor, her husky sound, deep rhythmic accents and prolific phrasemaking consistently commanding attention.”– HOWARD REICH, CHICAGO TRIBUNE. This show is one of a few joyous musical…

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ONE MORE TIME: Frank Smith & Friends play Horace Silver

July 29 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded Dec 1, 2018 Frank Smith-sax/flute, Denny Monce-trumpet. Mark DeCozio-piano, Mike King-bass, Dom Moio-drums Longtime Valley favorite Frank Smith and an all-star band to pay tribute to the legendary Horace Silver, who was a key architect of the popular bebop offshoot known as “hard bop”, which absorbed elements from blues and gospel music and evolved in the early 50s to dominate modern jazz. Frank Smith and company perform solid arrangements of Silver favorites like Song for My Father, Nica’s Dream,…

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August 2020

ONE MORE TIME: Bruce Gates – The Brecker Brothers Project

August 1 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded Jun 29, 2019 One More Time, one more time! As many of you experienced firsthand, our attempt to premiere this show last Wednesday was spoiled by a glitch with Facebook, which froze the video after just a few songs. After discovering that the Karrin Allyson video we planned to stream on the 1st was damaged we decided to "re-premiere" this fantastic performance for you! Bruce Gates-trumpet, Paul Brewer-alto sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Nick Manson-keyboards, Jeff Lauffer-guitar, Mike King-bass, John Lewis-drums,…

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ONE MORE TIME: Union32 Quintet interprets The Rolling Stones

August 5 @ 6:30 PM

Recorded Dec 6, 2019 Keith Kelly-tenor saxophone/flute, Adam Roberts-tenor & soprano saxophone, Brett Reed-vibraphone, Bailey Zick -upright bass, Ryan Anthony-drums & cymbals Led by vibraphonist Brett Reed, this show offers thrilling creative jazz arrangements of tunes from The Rolling Stones 1971 album, Sticky Fingers. The tunes range from the country-inspired Wild Horses to the gut punch that is Brown Sugar. A different and great show! These “OMT” shows will be streamed on Facebook in their entirety (minus the intermission) so…

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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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