From the mid-1970s through the early 90s, Francine reigned as the most popular jazz and blues vocalist in the Valley. In fact, she was still winning New Times/Best of Phoenix awards after she moved to Atlanta! Francine appeared with her bands Jazz Alive and Fever at venues such as The Boojum Tree, Chuy’s and Chuy’s […]
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Roxy Coss-sax, Caili O'Doherty-piano, Russell Hall-bass, Bryan Carter-drums "Easily the next hot modern jazz star for generation now" - Cashbox Magazine Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Educator and Activist Roxy Coss received the 2022 Downbeat Critics’ Poll "Rising Star" award on Soprano Saxophone, is a recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, the Hothouse Magazine & […]
Paul Bollenback-guitar, Dave Kikoski-piano, Essiet Essiet-bass, Lewis Nash-drums Join us for this spectacular private party for 60 guests featuring an intimate performance by Lewis Nash & The NY All-Stars, complimented by a panoramic birds-eye view of Phoenix. Includes hosted wine and hors d’ouevres.
Billed by the Phoenix New Times as “the premier live hip-hop band in town,” The Stakes have become a staple in Arizona’s music scene. The band reflects the diverse colors and experiences of the young and the revolutionary, with a realism and authenticity that brings together their unique brand of hip-hop. Their stories and visions […]
Vincent Herring-alto sax, James Carter-tenor sax, Wallace Roney Jr.-trumpet, Paul Bollenback-guitar, Dave Kikoski-piano, Essiet Essiet-bass, Lewis Nash-drums “…the band wears its hard-bop heart on its sleeve …It practically dares audiences to sit still and remain on their best behavior.” – Steve Futterman, The New Yorker SOMETHING ELSE! is a Soul Jazz Revue led by Vincent Herring, […]
Saxophonist Vincent Herring's intense, soulful, multi-noted style and ebullient swing have excited audiences worldwide. On stage, Herring and his band often make an incendiary sound over fine and controlled rhythms of modern times. Vincent tours frequently with his projects around the in the United States, Europe, Japan, China and around the world. Vincent continues to […]
An Evening with Mesa Community College Jazz Studies: Paul Brewer, Director & Nick Manson The MCC Jazz Band will be featuring the music of Tom Kubis, MPJE is a "Little Big Band", that consists of local pros and some of the top students from the MCC Jazz Program. $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ […]
Sandra Bassett is an engaging, entertaining, and gifted singer with a powerful vocal range and a smooth delivery. Originally from Detroit, MI and now based in Phoenix, AZ, Sandra embraces the musical history of her birthplace and enjoys performing in many styles, including Jazz, R&B, Motown and Blues.
October 21st will be a celebration of the music of NY Puerto Rican composers and band leaders such as , Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Machito and, also, the music of Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Herbie Hancock. “These are some of my most important mentors and the music will be performed with a […]
BossaNova 77 has been performing Brazilian Bossa Nova Jazz music and standards for over 40 years in the Phoenix area. BossaNova 77 performs the classic sounds out of Brazil from performers like Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Joao Gilberto, as well as all the American Jazz Standards we know and love in a classic Bossa Nova […]
Join us for an evening of Big Band Music, featuring the Scottsdale Community College Big Band under the direction of Eric Rasmussen and the Chandler Gilbert Community College Little Big Band under the direction of Adam Roberts.
Adam Roberts and Dave Schmidt “Twin Tenors” Back by popular demand! Adam Roberts-saxophone, Dave Schmidt-saxophone, Dave Henning-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Adam Roberts & Dave Schmidt celebrate the legacy of the tenor saxophone playing bebop, hard bop, modal jazz, and modern tunes destined to become classics.
FLOOTE PRINTS: Mike Crotty-flute/alto flute/bass flute, Joe Corral-flute/alto flute/piccolo, Michael Collins-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Rarely has the sound of two flutes been heard in jazz since recordings by Joe Farrell and Sam Most more than 30 years ago. In 2010 flutists Mike Crotty and Joe Corral created a high-energy quintet called FLOOTE PRINTS to […]