https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IINWRAe8M3w

The Honorable Alfredo Molina, CEO Doc Jones,& Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE KICK OFF OF 2020 JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH

IN SCOTTSDALE, THE CITY'S FIRST SIGNATURE JAZZ FESTIVAL

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IINWRAe8M3w


Sat Feb 11th

Flor De Calabaza

705 N 1st #110

Phoenix AZ 85004

DOORS OPEN 7:00 TO 11:00PM

A tribute to SOUTH AFRICA FEATURING MOABI KOTU

 TICKETS NOW ON SALE EVENTBRITE

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

for more information https://moabikotu.com/


Jazz Day AZ Productions co-presents Tuena Marie and Friends 
JAZZ, SOUL, ROCK

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm
$30 premium, $25 reserved, $20 general admission

https://www.asukerr.com/featured-artists


Tuena Marie (pronounced “twee-nah”) is a singer, songwriter, vocal arranger and professional background vocalist. Formerly on Interscope Records with her band 4th Avenue Jones, she has traveled with and opened for The Black Eyed Peas, George Clinton, Ozomatli, Jurassic 5, Sheryl Crow, KRS-One and more. Featured on Tupac's “Letter to My Unborn Child," Marie has worked with Nicki Minaj, J Cole and Leela James as a background vocalist, appearing on The GRAMMY®  Awards, The American Music Awards and Late Night with Conan 'O Brien. Marie is a captivating solo performer, currently working on an EP that mixes good vibrations with hip-hop, rock and soul.


THE KICK OFF OF JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH

PRESENTED BY SCOTTSDALE ARTS                                                                                                                           

& INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY AZ FOUNDATION

Sat: April 4, 2020 NOON TO 6:00 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiANG78kgXc

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

          


Jazz Day AZ 2020 Pays Tribute to

Jazz Musicians who served in the Military

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

Arizona Capitol

1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007

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International Jazz Day AZ Foundation (IJDAZF) is dedicating its 2020 Jazz Appreciation Month to Musicians who began their musical careers in the Military. IJDAZF will Honor 6 (six) Jazz musicians who've served in the Military at its 4th Annual Jazz At Lunch Time Concert. The Jazz At Lunch Time Concert is held annually at the State Capitol, next year on April 15th 2020 between the hours of 11:00 AM and 3 PM. Some of the music performed will mirror classic tunes from our Military Big Bands, such as Glenn Miller and Armed Forces Medley. That will be combined with the theme songs of the different US Military Branches.

Featuring, Doc Jones & friends, Fred Boswells JR., Neaman Lyles,and many more

Arizona State Capitol lawn
1700 W. Washington


Sunday April 26: 4:00 to 9:00 PM

https://www.mesaartscenter.com
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.

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Sunday April 19th 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.



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”