The Ravenscroft in Scottsdale, 8445 E. Hartford Drive, has announced a variety of performances, including a special Veterans Day show with the United States Army Field Band.
Jazzbird Nights – Every Friday evening at Ravenscroft
Kyle Nasser and Simona Premazzi Quintet – 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3
New York City-based artists Simona Premazzi and Kyle Nasserhave played together for nearly a decade, but in late 2021, they hatched the idea to start a collaborative group, each doing half the writing. The group has played frequently around NYC at venues such as Smalls, Lunatico, Bar Bayeux, and Cellar Dog and have toured the Midwest and New England. They bring frequent collaborators Noah Garabedian on bass and Jay Sawyer on drums and feature local standout trumpeter Kenji Wagner.
The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10
The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America’s greatest original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are programmed to entertain all types of audiences. The band’s diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.
Elaine Dame Featuring The Beth Lederman Trio – 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17
Dame’s illustrious career has seen her grace legendary stages such as the iconic Rainbow Room and 54 Below in the bustling heart of New York City. Her performances have also lit up the Chicago Jazz Festival, leaving her mark in 2015 and 2017. From headlining at Herb Alpert’s acclaimed Vibrato Jazz Grill in the vibrant hub of LA to delivering virtuosic interpretations of vintage vocal classics and contemporary standards.
Ravenscroft Concert Series
Chamber at Ravenscroft: Inspiration – 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4
The second season of the Chamber @ Ravenscroft series opens with Inspiration, featuring musical masterpieces composed by Brahms, Higdon, Mahler and Martinů. The program will feature four leading, creative artists from around the globe, grouped together in contrasting ways, offering different instrumentations and fresh soundscapes throughout the evening.
Myron McKinley – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18
Myron McKinley is a recording artist, pianist, producer, songwriter, programmer and film score composer. Born and raised in Los Angeles and a University of Southern California alumni, McKinley began studying jazz and classical piano at the age of three. McKinley has toured with Grammy award winner Whitney Houston (World Tour), Kenny Lattimore (For You, World Tour), Stanley Clarke, En Vogue (World Tour), and has toured as the Musical Director for Philip Bailey (Japan Tour), Cherokee (Polo Tour), Doc Powell (Smooth Jazz Tour) and Shai (World Tour). He serves as the Musical Director for Grammy award winners and pop music giants Earth, Wind and Fire while touring with his own band, The Myron McKinley Trio.
Jazz For The Soul
Alice Tatum – 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26
Alice Tatum is an award-winning and critically acclaimed singer who has been a fixture on the Phoenix music scene for more than 30 years. She is a jazz vocalist, excelling in pop music genres, and has performed with Michael McDonald, Tom Scott, The Righteous Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Alice Cooper and Nancy Wilson. She has sung on national commercials, television, and film and three of her own CD projects.
Visit theravenscroft.com/events for more information and too purchase tickets.