To all our Sedona Jazz Fans…
A short but “packed” synopsis of what’s up for this weekend and the near future…
First, this saturday we’ll have the sounds of both pianist Russell Schmidt and Vocalist Vicki McDermitt during the morning review of artists who’ve appeared at Sedona Jazz at the Church. We’ll stream their music tomorrow from 9:00 am to approximately 11 am. Check it out on the home page of Sedona Jazz at the Church, under the heading “A February Saturday Experiment.”
Also please note that you can purchase tickets online for the next concerts at both the Sedona Jazz at the Church (featuring Margo Reed, Armand Boatman & Dwight Kilian) and the Sunday Jazz at Corte Bella ( featuring Judy Roberts, Renee Patrick and a special guest), so check these links out, and if you want, purchase your tickets now to avoid the rush.
Finally, since we have numbered tickets at both venues, we will be having raffles at concerts, giving away seats to future Concerts at both the Sedona and Sun City West locations! How cool is that?!
More later, but for now, bop on!
(The Rt. Rev.)David McMannes
St Luke’s Episcopal Church
Anglican Diocese of Arizona
Jazz in the Hills is presenting a series of concerts at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club this Spring. More concerts have been scheduled; March 1st and March 15th.
SunRidge offers a wonderful space for our events. Beautiful views complement the great jazz music. A spacious enclosed and heated Pavilion setting will comfortably hold 100+ guests. As the weather warms up in Spring, additional patio seating could accommodate another 100.
SunRidge features cocktails, wine, and soft drinks for all tastes. The jazz menu features a variety of small plates from the kitchen.
Arrive between 6:30-7:15 for dinner or drinks and appetizers before the music begins. The music starts at 7:30PM. Two sets of great jazz are provided and the music ends around 9:30PM.
Jazz in the Hills in an Arizona Non-profit Corporation and a registered 501(c)(3) charity. It relies on membership donations to fulfill its mission to preserve and sustain the improvisational art of jazz through a strong commitment to educational support and programs in schools. Jazz in the Hills currently supports the Fountain Hills Middle School Jazz Band Club. Part of the revenue of the organization goes directly to educational support in the form of cash, equipment and onsite workshops and presentations for students. Local metro schools and sponsors alike are encouraged to contact Jazz in the Hills to learn more about the programs.
Buy your tickets online until 3:00pm the day of the event
to be assured of a seat!
Jazz in the Hills supports jazz educational in local schools. This year we were able to make several donations to the Fountain Hills Middle School and will host a fundraiser concert in April. We hope to expand our reach to other schools in the area.
Evan Dixon, FHMS Band Director, accepts a donation from Richard Tews of Jazz in the Hills during the winter concert.
According to Mr Dixon, “FHMS Jazz Band club” rehearses twice a week at 7:00am. Jazz education while learning the instrument is extremely important. The kids get a better grasp on the concepts and learn to listen. At this age it is remarkable how quickly they learn. I teach the foundations and theory of jazz and improvisation through the Jazz Band.”
“We are excited to support the efforts of Mr Dixon in developing these young musicians. We understand that it takes money to pay for the proper equipment and the music. As public funding for arts programs vanishes, someone must fill the void. Our goal at Jazz in the Hills is to raise enough money to keep live jazz possible at all levels. Without that support the art simply withers and dies. We thank our members and donors for making this support possible.” said Richard Tews.
Keeping the Art of jazz alive through your generous donations.
Jazz in the Hills is a registered 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Please make your tax deductible donation to support jazz and education in the community.
Jazz in the Hills is moving! Beginning October 12, 2012 Jazz performances will be at Alchemy in the CopperWynd Resort of Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Alchemy is a true destination just minutes east of Scottsdale off Shea and Palisades in Fountain Hills. Alchemy brings your Jazz in the Hills experience to a new altitude… “Jazz in the Hills” is now literally in the hills. On the summit of our highest hill you will enjoy the very best views with a backdrop overlooking the lights of Fountain Hills, the famous fountain and beyond to Four Peaks.
Chef Paul provides unparalleled and inspired culinary artistry paired with a great wine cellar, coffee and refreshments. The dining room features floor to ceiling windows opened to stunning views. Come early to enjoy a magnificent dinner before strolling to one of the several locations on the property for our unforgettable Jazz performances. We’ll have a variety of seating and the folks at Alchemy will wow you with their service.
Weather permitting, concerts will be presented on the Patio or Lawn area. During ” weather extremes” , such as they are in Arizona, concerts will be held indoors at the Wine Bar. Alchemy provides adequate and comfortable seating to accommodate all of our guests. The lawn, patio and wine bar areas offer a special “small plates” menu and amazing deserts to tantalize your senses of taste and smell during the concerts.
The main dining room is separate from the performance area.