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Tue., Aug. 23, Mike Vax & Swing Shift Big Band, free, 6:30-8:30 p.m., bring folding chair, blanket, Prescott Courthouse Plaza, 928-830-2462.


Wed., Aug. 24, Delphine Cortez, noon-1 p.m. Mayo Clinic, 13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, free.


Fri. to Sun., Aug. 26-28, Prescott Jazz Summit 11th annual, Prescott: Aug. 27 at noon: free outdoor concert at Courthouse Plaza; 5:30-7 p.m.: “Meet the Musicians” fundraising reception with food, Monk’s Restaurant, 123 N.Cortez Street; 7:30-10:30 p.m.: Concert and Dancing at The Elks Opera House, 117 E. Gurley St.; Aug. 28, 1-3:30 p.m.: Concert and Dance at Hotel St. Michael Ballroom; 7:30 p.m.: “Tribute to Big Bands” concert at Ruth Street Theater with Festival All Star Big Band of Dennis Rowland, Bill Tole, Mike Vax, Rusty Higgins, Fred Radke, Scott Whitfield and Ginger Burgland + Prescott HS Jazz Ensemble + festival artists; Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Jazz brunch at Hassayampa Inn; 1:15-3 p.m. concert, dancing at Hassayampa Inn; 6:30-9:30 p.m.: “Afterglow” jam session at 129½ Restaurant, 129½ N. Cortez St.; festival musicians also include Reggie Thomas, Gary Hobbs, Joel Robin, Tony Vacca, Jack Petersen, Delphine Cortez, Frankie and Rosemary Chavez, Ted Sistrunk, Cleve Huff, Denny Garr, Tom Winker, Larry Kantor, Brian LaChance, Matt Jackson, more + emcees Blaise Lantana of KJZZ, Sandy Moss of KQNA-KPPV; proceeds to the Clare Willey Memorial Scholarship Fund & Prescott city school music departments; individual concerts $20-$35, all


events badge $75-$95 does not include reception & brunch, patron badge $170-$195 includes all events plus reception, brunch, special seating, Sunday Jazz Brunch $45-$50; 928-830-2462 or prescottjazz.com or e-mail Vaxtpts@aol.com.


Sun., Aug. 28, Arizona Roadrunners Tucson, 1-4 p.m. Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, One San Marcos Place, Chandler, Arizona Classic Jazz Society event, $10 members, $15 non-members, under 18 free, 480-620-3941, azclassicjazz.org


Thu. to Mon., Sept. 1-5, Vail Jazz Party CO., 17th annual: Clayton Brothers, Monty Alexander, Dena DeRose, Terell Stafford, Byron Stripling, Ernie Andrews, Shelly Berg, Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Hamilton, more, 888-824-5526, vailjazz.org


Thu. to Sun., Sept. 1-4, Chicago Jazz Festival, Roy Hargrove, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Ravi Coltrane, Orbert Davis, more, free, Grant Park and downtown venues, chicagojazzfestival.us


Fri. to Mon., Sept. 2-5, Sweet & Hot Festival, Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, CA., eight venues, Howard Alden, John Allred, Dan Barrett, Bob Draga, Yve Evans, Jennifer Leitham, Ed Shaughnessy, Allan Vache, Rebecca Kilgore, Banu Gibson, Dave Koonse, more; $100 all events, sweethot.org


Sept. 3, John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Carolina: Patti Austin, Kirk Whalum, Ronnie Laws, Lonnie Liston Smith, Tom Browne, Ravi Coltrane, Zac Harmon, Sue Ann Carwell, Barbara Weathers, Calvin Edwards, John Coltrane All Star N.C. Jazz & Blues Band, 1 p.m. Sat., Festival Park at Oak Hollow Lake, at 1841 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC, $45 in advance, $55 day of, groups of 20 or more $35, VIP $100; coltranejazzfest.com, 336-883-3289


Mon., Sept. 5, Sonoran Serenade Big Band, 7:30 p.m. $15 + tax, preceded by 7 p.m. dance lesson, Compound Grill, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale 101 Center 68th St.-Mayo Blvd., 101 at Scottsdale Road exit, 480-585-5483.


Fri., Sept. 23, Ahmad Jamal Trio, 7 and 9 p.m. $40, $45, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000, theMIM.org


August jazz venues


East Valley: Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Mesa, Apache Junction


Asia Restaurant, 1236 E. Baseline, Ste. 102, Mesa: Renee Patrick-vocals, Steve Denney-keys-vocals, Floyd Roberson-drums, 7:30-10:30 p.m. second, third, fourth Fri.; 480-892-0688,


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