Arizona Jazz Pioneer extraordinaire Doc Jones debuts in zip code 85040 at Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65 Labor Day Weekend Address: 1624 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040! Tickets available at the door

September 14th

An Evening Of Jazz With Tanner Fundraiser

This will feature THe Musical Magic of the Doc Jones Ensemble featuring Nayo Jones. It will also be a fundraisser, in which a portion of the proceeds will benefit Tanner's Outreach Ministries. For more information and tickets call Tanner Chapel at 602-293-4676 or the ASU Kerr Box Office at480-596-2660. By e-mail you can reach Tanner Lay Member at or the ASU Kerr Box Office at ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253, Scottsdale, United States

Friday Dec 6th


Jazz Day AZ Productions co-presents Nayo Jones, Home for the Holidays
December 6 at 7:30 pm
$35 premium, $30 reserved, $25 general admission

Vocalist Nayo Jones, a spirited young veteran of legendary events such as French Quarter Fest and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, shares her sultry jazz, soul, funk and rhythm and blues selections in this very special intimate performance. When she’s not performing solo, Jones, based in New Orleans, performs with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and tours with trumpeter Kermit Ruffins. Lovers of Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Natalie Cole will find lots to love in this rising star’s powerful voice. She’ll be sure to add a festive holiday favorite or two!

Sat Feb 15th

ASU Kerr Cultural Center

6110 No Scottsdale RD



Moabi, a native of Soweto, South Africa will be celebrating the heritage of South Africa and celebrating the diversity and heritage of Bantu people; their history and traditions through song. Featuring his band and local talent such as: Havoc to make this a memorable night. Join us on Feb 15th, as we bring Africa to Scottsdale Kerrv Center

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Sat: April 4, 2020 3:00 PM

Scottsdale Center Kicks off Jazz Appreciation Month 2020 with the performances by Donald Harrison, Nayo Jones, Carlos Rivas e Mexcal. Mario Abney, an international trumpeter from New Orleans, La. (by way of Chicago, Ill.). Purchase your special VIP ticket for a reserved seat. All contributions are tax deductible. General Admission tickets are free. 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM

7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251Phone: (480) 499-8587

Wed April 15: 11:00 AM to 3:00PM

Arizona Capitol

1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007

4rd Annual Jazz At Lunch Time. This outdoor event complete with local food and retail vendors – will feature: jazz saxophonist and keyboard artists William “Doc” Jones, founder of NextStudent Academy; smooth jazz recording artist and saxophonist Neaman Lyles; and Phoenix Country Day School Varsity Jazz Band under the direction of David Rowe. In addition to other guest performance, special appearances will be made by Valley mayors, senators and representatives speaking on the importance of supporting music in education as well as recognizing the role of seniors in society.

Arizona State Capitol lawn
1700 W. Washington

Sunday April 26: 4:00 to 9:00 PM
Mesa Arts Center joins more than 196 global Jazz Day celebrations in April, officially designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as Jazz Appreciation Month. The festival celebrates jazz and the role it plays in uniting people around the world.
With an illustrious career spanning into its fourth decade and a staggering number
of Awards, there are few artists who have had more influence on Straight Head jazz, and Smooth Jazz than Donald Big Chief Harrison Sun. Harrison’s standing and influence on modern Jazz has produced iconic partner- ships with artists ranging from Art Blakey, Terence Blanchard American jazz trumpeter, to name a few.


Thursday April 30th TBA

Heard Museum

2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The 9th Int’l Jazz Day will be Lecture celebrated at the Heard Museum in honored of Russell Big Chief Moore (August 13, 1912 – December 15, 1983) was an American jazz trombonist. Moore was a Pima American Indian, and lived in Blue Island. A gifted trombonist whose distinctions included playing in Louis Armstrong’s All-Star Band, as well as with Lionel Hampton.

May 3rd 4:00PM

Heard Museum

2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

International Jazz Day AZ Foundation & the Heard Museum Presents

Native Americans in Jazz—Present and Past
2020 Jazz Day AZ Pays Tribute To Russell Big Chief Moore August 13, 1912 – December 15, 1983

That Native jazz exists shouldn’t really surprise us, given the common thematic ground, (homesickness, hardship, heritage) between African and Native American cultures— given also the abundance of historical African-Native intersections, as established within extant African-Native American studies.

Back in the big band 1930s era, an immediate Native was presence thanks to Big Chief Russell Moore playing with all the Jazz Cats like Louis Armstrong, Bird Charlie Parker, just to name a few. After Russell hit the scene the cats begin calling what he was doing “Red Jazz”