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48 June 2 - 15, 2012 Jazz in Az music


Compiled for Jazz in AZ by Patricia Myers, psmyers1@cox.net Bookings are subject to change without notice; call to confirm


June 5, “Honoring Dave Cook”: Lifetime


Achievement Award from Phoenix Musicians Union Local 586 featuring a re-creation of Cook’s Vanguard combo, led by Ted Sistrunk- bass + Beth Lederman-piano, Big Jim Henry- trumpet, Bryon Ruth-tenor sax, John Lewis- drums, more: 7:30 p.m. Tues., $5, $3-students, free-Union members & children under 12, Kottner Hall, Union building, 1202 E. Oak St., Phoenix 85006, snacks and beverages on sale + takeout menu from the nearby Tuck Shop. June 8, Prescott Jazz Summit’s “Jazz at


Noon”: various musicians,noon-1 pm, free, outdoors, Courthouse Square, Prescott. June 10, “Howlin’ at the Highlands”


(presented by Prescott Jazz Summit): Renee Patrick-vocals, Mike Vax-trumpet-flugelhorn, Tony Vacca-sax-flute, Beth Lederman-piano, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Cleve Huff-drums; 3-5:30 pm, $20, Highlands Center for Natural History Amphitheater, 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott, 928-776-9550, tickets 928-771-1268. June 14, Ramsey Lewis Quintet, 7 p.m. Thurs. $40 & $50; 9 p.m. Thurs. $30 & $40, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050, 480-478-6000, themim.org June 17, Dennis Rowland and Extreme Decibel Big Band, annual Jazz in AZ Father’s Day Dance, 3-7 p.m. Sun., Scottsdale Plaza Resort Main Ballroom, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85253, 480-948-5000, cash bar, dance floor, $30 per person, $35 at the door ($5 discount for advance tickets for


Neighbors


members),dance-group discounts, $10 for youth under 18 with parents, $50 reserved sponsor seats, $500 sponsor tables of 10; benefit for JiA Youth Programs and The Nash center, tickets & info, jazzinaz.org and 480-994-0807. June 24, Dan Reed (trumpet) + 52nd


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


EAST VALLEY (Tempe-Chandler-Gilbert-Mesa-Apache Junction)


Asia, 1236 E Baseline Road #102, Mesa 85204,


480-892-0688 asiaaz.com, food: String Theory (Doug Arnold-guitar-vocals, Shawn Manske-bass- vocals), 6:30-9:30 p.m., first & third Fri. Down Under Wines & Bistro,


1422 W. Warner Road, Gilbert 85233, 480-545-4900,downunderwinebar.com, food: String Theory (Doug Arnold-guitar-vocals, Shawn Manske-bass-vocals), 7-10 p.m. second-fourth Sat.; Vandal-Hancock Duo, Matt Vandal, Devon Hancock-jazz guitars, 7-9 p.m., Thurs., June 14. Fired Up Grill, 7131 E. Ray Road (formerly 56 East @ Casa Paloma Shopping Center, via I-10 & Ray Road), Chandler, 480-940-4040: jazz jam led by Aebi-Coulson Jazz Trio w/ Jimmy Nistico-sax, Perry Senn-drums, 7-10 p.m. Sun. Floridino’s, 50 E. Guadalupe Rd. (NW


corner Baseline), Gilbert, 480-539-1079, Ted Newman-guitar-vocals, Danny Shannon-bass, 6-8:30 p.m. Tues. Gold Bar Espresso, 3141 S. McClintock Drive,


#6, Tempe, 480-839-3082, Jazz Alliance, 7:30-11 p.m. Fri & Sun.,goldbarespresso.org La Stalla Cucina Rustica, 68 W. Buffalo St., Chandler, 480-855-9990, lastallacr.com, Laurie Fagen-jazz vocals + Gabe Hall-Rodrigues- keyboard, 6-9 p.m. Sun., June 10; Vandal-Hancock


SWINGIN’: Dennis Rowland performs with the Extreme Decibel Big Band at the annual Jazz in AZ Father’s Day Dance from 3 to 7 p.m. Sun., June 17. Submitted photo


Duo, Matt Vandal, Devon Hancock-jazz guitars, 6-9 p.m. Sun., June 24. Lone Butte Casino (Verona Chophouse), 1077


S. Kyrene Road, Gila River Reservation, (Kyrene exit from I-10 to Santan 202 east, or 101 south to Santan 202 west), 21 and older, 1-800-WIN- GILA (946-4452), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Jazz Brunch: Bridget Maynes & Auggie Mendoza, May 20 & 27; Sundays in June: Bridget Maynes & Auggie Mendoza, first-third Sun. (Father’s Day, 11a.m.- 6 p.m. June 17); Joel Robin-Delphine Cortez, second-fourth Sun. NEW NAME Mad Hatter Brew Pub (formerly


Dave’s Electric Brew Pub), 502 S. College Ave. (at Fifth St.), Tempe 85281, 480-967-5353, food: 7-9 p.m. Wed.: May 16, Michael Powers Group; May 23, Stu Siefer Combo; presented by JAMN Jazz Productions, jamnjazzproductions.com,jamn_ az@yahoo.com 480 966-0812.


www.SanTanSun.com Pesto’s Gourmet Pizza and Wine Bar, 1960


W. Ray Road, Suite 4 (NE corner Dobson Road), Chandler, 480-821-2949, John Knowlton Trio (Knowlton-guitar, Eric Bart or Dick Curtis-guitar, Dennis Sexton-bass) 7-11 p.m. Sat. Pier D’ Orleans, 61 E. University Dr., Mesa, 480-844-7437, Cheryl’s Mardi Gras Jazz Band (Cheryl Thurston-piano, Gary Church-cornet, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Roy Calhoun-drums), 6-8 p.m. Sat., food.


Pita Jungle Restaurant, 1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler, 480-855-3232, jazz jam led by Pita Jungle Trio (Dave Ihlenfeld-piano, Pete Gitlin- guitar-bass, Andy Ziker-drums) 7-10 p.m. Thurs. Pizza Mart, 1329 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-962-


4233, Cheryl’s Cats and Jammers Band (Gary Church-cornet, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Dick Obermiller-bass, Roy Calhoun-drums), 5-7:30 p.m. Wed. San Marcos Crowne Plaza Golf


Resort, 1 San Marcos Place, Chandler, 480-812-0900,SanMarcosResort.com: AJ’s Restaurant: Joe Hopkins Trio, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. brunch; 1912 Lounge: 6-9 p.m. Sat.: Laurie Fagen- Pam Morita, May 19; Vandal-Hancock Duo, Matt Vandal-Devon Hancock-jazz guitars, May 26. Studio Vino Wine Bar, 1825 E. Guadalupe,


Suite 105, Tempe 85283, 480-897-1800, food: Vintage Flight (contemporary jazz duo, Jacob Lauxman-guitar, Michael Moynihan-sax), 6-9 p.m. alternate Wed. (May 2 etc.) NEW Tempe Marketplace (main stage), 2000


E. Rio Salado Pkwy. Tempe, Ratio (Larry Rhymes- bass, Suzann Rhymes-vocals, Ralph Carrasco- guitar, Dr. Fish-keys Eric Brown-drums),7-10 p.m. July 14, Warren’s Jazz Bistro, 1451 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert 85295, 480-899-5299, Sunday jazz brunch, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sun. also, Smooth Groove, 7:30 p.m. most Thurs., 8 p.m. most Fri.-Sat.


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