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Jazz Nights at The Ravenscroft
Join The Ravenscroft in Scottsdale for a lineup of jazz performances taking place all month long. These events feature an impressive lineup of both popular and rising artists for music lovers to enjoy, taking place on select Friday and Saturday nights in February.
Twin Tenors: Adam Roberts & Dave Schmidt – Friday, February 2 @ 7:00PM
Twin Tenors features the dynamic duo of tenor saxophonists, Adam Roberts and Dave Schmidt. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of jazz history as they pay tribute to legendary saxophone duos during their performance such as Sonny & Hawk, Brecker & Mintzer, Cheek & Blake, Lockjaw & Griffin, Konitz & Marsh, and many more. Backed by an exceptional rhythm section, including the masterful pianist Dave Henning, the groovy bassist Ben Hedquist, and the impeccable drummer Ryan Anthony, this evening promises to be a celebration of jazz excellence!
David Friesen Circle 3 Trio – Friday, February 16 @ 7:00PM
Step into a realm of musical brilliance as the legendary American jazz bassist, David Friesen, takes center stage, leading a dynamic trio alongside two rising stars in the USA jazz scene. Friesen and his trio defy convention, consistently charting new paths that evoke awe and admiration. FAME MUSIC MAGAZINE declares, “Be ye dumbstruck with awe at the pure artistry of it all.” Experience the trio’s joyful interactions, a tapestry woven with surprises, beauty, and profound depth at every twist and turn. JazzDaGama describes it as “a fabulous musical fabric with rippling and sometimes broodingly percussive, tumbling grooves upon which they create a unique sonic architecture.”
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band – Saturday, February 3 @ 7:30PM
Hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana, Brian Blade, a versatile and accomplished drummer, made his mark on the music scene early in his career, collaborating with luminaries like Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, and Bob Dylan. In 1998, at 27, he dropped his debut album, “Brian Blade Fellowship,” followed by “Perceptual” in 2000, both on Blue Note. Blade’s sought-after talent led him to work with Joni Mitchell, Bill Frisell, and Wayne Shorter. The Fellowship Band was formed in 1997 and originates from the meeting of Brian Blade and Jon Cowherd in 1988 while they were studying at Loyola University in New Orleans. So far, The Fellowship Band has released seven albums.
Rachel Eckroth Quartet – Saturday, February 17 @ 7:30PM
What do you call one person who is a pianist, vocalist, keyboardist, composer, producer, arranger, band leader, sideman and more? Music may not have a term, but it does have a name: Rachel Eckroth. Eckroth can lead with a bold vision or accompany with the subtle skills necessary to make another musician shine. Her combination of jazz experimentation and pop feeling form the engine behind her own work as a leader or co-leader on 20 albums, most recently The Garden on Rainy Days Records (2021). Eckroth can hold an audience’s attention in an intimate jazz club or on a massive concert stage. Eckroth is no stranger to television, either, having been a member of the house band on The Meredith Vieira Show and appearing on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Good Morning America with various artists.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit theravenscroft.com.