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3/1/2013 - ASU Presents "World Fest Show;" Taylor Street ASU Campus, between 1st and 2nd Street near Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ - We are on from 8:00 to 9:00pm finishing the night after a few ethnic dance acts which starts at 6:00. This will be a rare public concert for us.
6/15 & 16 of 2013 - The ArcoSanti Jazz Festival, part of the annual Juneteenth Festival, by Prescott, AZ. I was invited to play with the featured artist, the great saxophone Master, Richie Cole. This was a pleasant surprise and a lot of fun.
8/16 & 8/17 - Continuous Fridays AND Saturdays - The Days Hotel Scottsdale, Tsoro Lounge; 5101 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ; 480-945-4392480-945-4392; 8:00 to 12:00 midnight. I am playing in a duo setting this time with pianist Bobby Hamilton. We will be playing a mixture of contemporary, straight-ahead, blues, latin and whatever strikes our fancy. $10.00 cover. There are 2 screens playing vintage jazz masters videos continuously. This is a small intimate room with no dance floor. All cushy couches face the stage so the music is the primary focus. There is plenty of food, fun, laughter and great jazz.
9/13/13 - The Days Hotel Scottsdale, same location as stated above - I am featured with vocalist Tracey Parker. The musicians backing us up this Friday are Jimmy Boyd on drums and Tim Robinson on drums. The music starts at 8:30 to midnight. Everything else in the previous posting is the same. We are there this Friday only. Saturday is a maybe right now. You can call 602-561-7014602-561-7014 to get reservations and to inquire about next week. As the support increases, the confirmed shows increase. Let's keep jazz alive and well. See you on Friday. ---- This series has ended.
1/23/2014 - Glendale Jive Mind Jazz Jam - 5754 W. Glenn Drive in Glendale, AZ 85301 - We are there in my favorite classic quartet format from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. This is a jam session so we invite all to come and play with us on stage. There is a $5.00 cover
1/30/2014 - Glendale Jive Mind Jazz Jam - we are there again. Look above for the same details.
11/1/2015 - Art is Alive Arts & Cultural Festival in Goodyear, AZ - This is an outdoor Festival at the Goodyear Ballpark Stadium. It is a 2 day Festival;10/31 and 11/1/2015 from 9:30 to 5:00pm - We are playing on Sunday the 1st at 3:00. There is a $3.00 fee. Bring your lawn chairs. www.wham-art.org
2/25/2016 - Downtown Glendale Jazz Jam Session - The venue is Polo's Italian Cuisine; 4935 W. Glendale, Glendale, AZ 85301 - We are playing from 7:00 to 10:00 - There is a $10.00 eating/drinking minimum. We are playing in our classic quartet format with surprise guest artists joining us.
3/31/2016 - Sacred Grounds Coffee House; 4425 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale, AZ - 7:00 to 9:30 - We are playing in our classic quartet format with standards and energizing originals
7/22/2016 - Embassy Suites Hotel & Golf Resort; 4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway South, Phoenix, AZ 85032 - 7:30 to 9:30 - We are playing for a family reunion however the music is open to the public at a $10.00 charge. We are in our classic quartet format playing those favorite standards & energizing originals.
10/1/2016 - 5th Annual Art is Alive Arts and Cultural Festival at Goodyear Ballpark - 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear, AZ - Go East on Estrella from the I-10 as you are approaching Lower Buckeye you will see the Ballpark on the East side of the street - We are playing in a rare quintet format in this 2 day outdoor festival on Saturday October 1st at 5:45 pm to 7:00. There is a $3.00 cover.
12/11/2016 - Mesa Arts Festival - One E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ - We are playing from 10:00 am to 11:45 am that Sunday morning. 480-644-6500 www.mesaartscenter.com - This will be my favorite concert format with percussionist Keith Johnson joining us on stage.
1/14/2017 - Chandler Multicultural Festival - 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ - Chandler Fashion Center Mall - We are playing from 2:00 to 3:00pm - www.chandleraz.gov/unity
5/12/2017 - Rags Real Chicken & Waffles - 12242 N. 111th Ave, YoungTown, AZ 85363 - 623-977-2257 - We are there as a steady; Every Fri and Sat nights from 7:00 to 9:00pm - I am playing in an organ trio with Royce Murray on Hammond B3 Organ and Reginald Spivey on drums - BREAKING NEWS - this gig just ended -
2-9-2018 - Estrella Mountain Community College - 3000 N. Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ - We are one of the featured groups performing for Black History Month - We are on from 12:00 noon to 1:30
6/7/2018 - Sacred Grounds Coffee House - 4425 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale, AZ - 7:00 to 9:30 - We are playing in our classic quartet format with standards and energizing originals - I am pictured with my musical mentor Pharoah Sanders