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
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
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
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
1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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
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.
Sunday April 19th TBA
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”