By Benjamin Leatherman
By Robrt L. Pela
By Katrina Montgomery
By Robrt L. Pela
By Kathleen Vanesian
By New Times
By Ray Stern
By Eric Tsetsi
Superstition Springs Center: 6555 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, 480-396-2570. Saturday, August 21: Western Electric Band.
Jazz/blues/world Weekly events
Ascension Lutheran Church: 7100 N. Mockingbird Ln., Paradise Valley, 480-948-6050. Saturdays: Jazz Vespers Service with the Bob Ravenscroft Trio.
Aunt Chilada's Restaurant: 7777 S. Pointe Pkwy. West, 602-431-6470. Fridays & Saturdays: Augustine Ramirez, strolling mariachi.
Barwinkles: 5930 W. Greenway Rd., Glendale, 602-938-9330. Sundays: Carvin Jones.
Bistro Isabelle: 7131 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, 480-705-9270. Thursdays-Saturdays: Aebi-Coulson Jazz Duo. Mondays-Wednesdays: Channette.
Bobby C's Lounge & Grill: 1140 E. Washington St., 602-252-2273. Sundays: Synergy Jazz Band.
Buckets: 7216 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale, 480-994-8484. Fridays: Ted Alan Jazz Trio.
Caffe Boa: 5063 E. Elliot Rd., Ahwatukee, 480-893-3331. Fridays: Ron Fingers Allstars. Saturdays: N2.
Char's Has the Blues: 4631 N. Seventh Ave., 602-230-0205. Tuesdays: Soul Horizons. Wednesdays: AZ Blues with Big Pete Pearson. Thursdays: Bad News Blues Band.
Chianti: 3943 E. Camelback Rd., 602-957-9840. Sundays: Doc Jones Band.
Down the Hatch: 3223 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-377-8100. Fridays & Saturdays: Carvin Jones.
El Zocalo Mexican Grill: 28 S. San Marcos Pl., Chandler, 480-722-0303. Fridays (bi-weekly): Mariachi Los Putrillos.
J. Chew & Company: 7320 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, 480-946-2733. Thursdays: Phil Hendricks.
Jet Lag Lounge: 7908 E. Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale, 480- 941-9144. Wednesdays-Saturdays: Doc Chaney & the Jet Lag Jazzband. Tuesdays: The Joe Hopkins Quartet. Sundays: Doc Chaney leads jazz jam.
Minder Binder's: 715 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, 480-966-1911. Thursdays: Reggae Thursdays with Kindread.
Pepin: 7363 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, 480-990-9026. Fridays & Saturdays: Salsa night with DJ Ramiro El Rumbero.
Philthy Phil's Nightclub: 2939 N. 16th St., 602-279-4339. Tuesdays: Blues jam hosted by the Rocket 88's.
Pronto Ristorante: 3950 E. Campbell Ave., 480-994-1520. Wednesdays: Margo Reed. Thursdays: Tony Vacca's Jam Session.
Sky Lounge: 123 E. Washington St., 602-229-1110. Fridays: Cascabel.
The Vine -- Phoenix: 2808 E. Indian School Rd., 602-957-9806. Tuesdays: Carvin Jones.
El Pedregal: 34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-488-1072. Thursday, June 3: Azz Izz. Thursday, June 10: The Diamonds. Thursday, June 17: Jake & Elwood Blues -- The Blues Brothers Revue. Thursday, June 24: Michael Reed with Frank & Margo.
Eurasia Bistro: 8225 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, 480-991-1571. Wednesday, June 9: Touch of Blues, Tony Monaco, B-3 Organ Quartet, & more.
Jazz in the Hills Coffee House: 17149 E. Amhurst Dr., Fountain Hills, 480-837-9771. Friday, June 4: Novo Mundo. Friday, June 11: Dos Amigos. Friday, June 18: Andy Margolis Trio. Friday, June 25: Armand Boatman Trio.
Phoenix Civic Plaza: 225 E. Adams St., 602-262-7272. Saturday, June 12: El Gran Silencio.
Piano Jazz Showcase: 15600 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-488-4553. Monday, June 14: Metro Phoenix 12-piece Jazz Orchestra Flag Day concert. Tuesday, June 22: Novo Mundo Brazilian Jazz Summer Fantasy.
Rhythm Room: 1019 E. Indian School Rd., 602-265-4842. Thursday, June 3: Bernie Leadon. Saturday, June 5: Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns. Sunday, June 6: Buckwheat Zydeco. Tuesday, June 8: Twistin' Tarantulas. Wednesday, June 9: Touch of Blues & Tony Monaco. Thursday, June 10: Asylum Street Spankers. Sunday, June 13: Sunday Blues Showcase. Tuesday, June 15: Califone. Friday, June 18: Big Pete Pearson Blues Band. Saturday, June 19: Sistah Blue. Sunday, June 20: Brian Auger's Oblivion Express. Wednesday, June 23: Garag Mahal. Friday, June 25: Bad News Blues Band. Saturday, June 26: Raven's birthday party with Soul Deep. Monday, June 28: Mofro & Soulstorm. Tuesday, June 29: Sean Costello. Wednesday, June 30: Shawn Pittman.
Steele Indian School Park: 3rd St. & Indian School Rd., 602-495-0739. Saturday, June 5: Big Pete Pearson Band.
El Pedregal: 34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-488-1072. Thursday, July 1: Patriotic Concert.
Phoenix Civic Plaza: 225 E. Adams St., 602-262-7272. Tuesday, July 27, through Saturday, July 31: Spot.
Rhythm Room: 1019 E. Indian School Rd., 602-265-4842. Tuesday, July 6: Dale Watson.
Steele Indian School Park: 3rd St. & Indian School Rd., 602-495-0739. Saturday, July 10: Clan/destine.
Superstition Springs Center: 6555 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, 480-396-2570. Saturday, July 3: Ultimaxx. Saturday, July 17: Cascabel. Saturday, July 31: Alonzo & Mango Mango.
Rhythm Room: 1019 E. Indian School Rd., 602-265-4842. Saturday, August 14: Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials.
Steele Indian School Park: 3rd St. & Indian School Rd., 602-495-0739. Saturday, August 7: Barrio Latino.
Venue of Scottsdale: 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150. Wednesday, August 18: Burning Spear.
Hip-hop/R&B Weekly events
Bobby C's Lounge & Grill: 1140 E. Washington St., 602-252-2273. Thursdays: Street Life.
Majerle's: 24 N. Second St., 602-253-9004. Saturdays: Volume Zone presents hip-hop and freestyle contest.
The Mason Jar: 2303 E. Indian School Rd., 602-954-0455. Saturday, June 26: Hip-hop with ADDA2U2.
The Old Brickhouse: 1 E. Jackson St., 602-258-7888. Tuesday, June 29: Executioners & Pharcyde.
Classical music Special events
monOrchid: 214 E. Roosevelt St., 602-254-1491. Saturday, June 5, & Sunday, June 6: The Downtown Chamber Series (classical music).