July 7 First Friday: John Ettinger, Bryon Ruth, Ted Sistrunk & Jacob Eary

7:30 – 10:30 PM Free Admission John Ettinger-violin, Bryon Ruth-saxophones, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Jacob Eary-drums This band of old and new friends has been playing together about twice a year for the past four years whenever Ettinger is in town. The set list is growing from originals taken from Ettinger’s recordings and Sistrunk’s originals, to exploring off-the-beaten-path standards of […]

November 19: Denny Monce Quintet – Hard Bop & Beyond

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets The Denny Monce Quintet – Hard Bop & Beyond Denny Monce-trumpet/flugelhorn, Bryon Ruth-tenor sax, Russ Schmidt-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Dennis Monce is a free-lance trumpet player in the Phoenix Valley. Having traveled much of the Western Hemisphere playing on cruise ships, he […]

February 5 First Friday: JiGGle

7:30 – 10:30 PM Free Admission Scott Zimmer-alto and soprano saxophones, Bryon Ruth-tenor saxophone, Ted Sistrunk-bass, drums-tba Since 2001, JiGGle has been opening the ears and minds of audiences with their unique approach to jazz improvisation and composition. In addition to performing original compositions, the band also pays homage to the music of Ornette Coleman, […]

October 16: Russell Schmidt Quartet with Special Guest Bryon Ruth

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID Schmidt-piano/vocals, Bryon Ruth-saxophone, Chris Finet-bass, Rob Moore-drums Jazz pianist Russ Schmidt has worked with such artists as Carl Allen, Eddie Daniels, Tim Hagans, John Hollenbeck, Mark Murphy, Gerry Mulligan, Dick Oatts, Arturo Sandoval, and Clark Terry. He has recorded with Joe Lovano, Vicki McDermitt, Bob Sneider, the Birch […]

September 20 Jazz In AZ Party: Fall Equinox Party All-Stars

3:00 – 5:00 PM Admission: $15 General, $12 Seniors (60+), $10  JiA Members, $5 Students w/ ID, JiA Lifetime members & youth under age 12 admitted FREE CLICK HERE for advance tickets Since this Sunday Jazz Party follows the Annual Meeting of Jazz in AZ/The Nash, we’ll be celebrating the year’s accomplishments and our bright future […]

July 3 First Friday: John Ettinger, Bryon Ruth, Ted Sistrunk & Jacob Eary

7:30 – 10:30 PM FREE Admission John Ettinger – violin, Bryon Ruth – tenor saxophone, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Jacob Eary – drums With three well-received recordings under his own name featuring Tony Malaby, Todd Sickafoose, Scott Amendola, Devin Hoff, Art Hirahara, and Pete Forbes, John Ettinger has also performed and recorded with an array […]

January 30 Contemporary Jazz: JiGGle

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Jiggle is: Scott Zimmer – alto and soprano saxophone, Bryon Ruth – tenor saxophone, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Jacob Eary – drums Since 2001, JiGGle has been opening the ears and minds of audiences with their unique approach to jazz improvisation and composition. In […]

Sept. 12 Contemporary Jazz: Mary Petrich & Bryon Ruth

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $10 General, $5 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Bryon Ruth – saxophone, Mary Petrich – saxophone, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Corey Fogel – drums & percussion Bryon Ruth holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance/Pedagogy from Arizona State University. […]

April 11 Contemporary Jazz: Bryon Ruth & Mary Petrich

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $10 General, $5 Students with ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets! Bryon Ruth – saxophone, Mary Petrich – saxophone, Dwight Kilian – bass, Corey Fogel – drums Bryon Ruth holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance/Pedagogy from Arizona State University. He has […]

Feb 28 Contemporary Jazz: Jerry Rulon-Maxwell & The Collective featuring Bryon Ruth

7:30 – 10:00 PM Jerry Rulon-Maxwell – guitar, Danielle Cooke – piano, Ben Hedquist – bass, Jesse-Lee Yarbrough – drums with Bryon Ruth – tenor saxophone The Collective is a Phoenix-based band who appear regularly at Kazimeirz wine bar and the Montelucia Resort. While they busy themselves playing R&B, funk, soul and pop music at their regular gigs, each member […]