Every Monday night, one of the Valley's best jazz ensembles, Moseyhorse, nestle themselves in the exposed-brick corner of artsy beer/wine bar the Lost Leaf and play the hippest burning jazz in town. The Tempe-based ensemble focuses on straight-ahead takes on jazz originals and showcases guitarist Jeff Libman, John Chapman on bass, tenor saxophonist Jeff Gutierrez, and percussionist Lowecki.
Seeing these serious jazz cats jam in the no-frills environment reminds us of some of our favorite listening experiences in New York City, where jazz is king. But unlike NYC, where you're forced to pay at least $10 for one 45-minute set of music, there's never, ever a cover charge at The Lost Leaf. That rules.
Mondays, 9:30 p.m., 2008