Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, and Nayo Jones will be headling the Scottsdale Jazz Festival.
COME CELEBRATE THE 11TH ANNUAL “INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY” AT Scottsdale Center for The Arts
The outdoor concert is one of UNESCO’s 196 global celebrations taking place on April 30th, 2022
THE SCOTTSDALE JAZZ FESTIVAL FEATURES THE BEST OF “REAL JAZZ” PRESENTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY FOUNDATION & MOLINA FINE JEWELERS
Downtown Scottsdale joins more than 196 global Jazz Day celebrations on April 30th designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Herbie Hancock to celebrate jazz and the role it plays in uniting people around the world.
The Mayor’s of Scottsdale, Tempe, and Paradise Valley has formed a Jazz Day AZ coalition to promote tourism in the state of Arizona.
Headliners: Richard Elliot- Richard Elliot is a Scottish-born American saxophonist. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for Summer Horns. San Diego resident saxophonist Richard Elliot has already had an exemplary musical career that is second to none. Tower of Powers, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson and the Temptations were already on his agenda at a young age. In 1986 he released his debut album Trolltown. Since this time he has recorded more than twenty albums. His new album Authentic Life (2021) is the current gauge of his development as a person and artist.
Rick Braun- is a dynamic Trumpeter Composer and Producer with over 20#1 Smooth Jazz Hits. Rick Braun has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare in this business. He has crafted his own distinctive sound and become a staple on contemporary jazz radio. He has produced No. 1 hits for David Benoit, Marc Antoine, and former Rod Stewart band sidekick, Jeff Golub. Braun achieved collaborative success on massive hits with Boney James, as a member of RnR with saxophonist Richard Elliot, and with BWB, a powerhouse trio completed by Grammy® winners Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown. He has made a mark staying true to his own musical voice and eclectic influences that have allowed him to collaborate across genres with some of the biggest names in music, including Tina Turner, Tom Petty, Sade, Natalie Cole and REO Speedwagon.
Nayo Jones – Award-nominated intentional artist was mentored by her father Doc Jones, jazz vocalist Nayo is a rising star who has opened for jazz greats such as Chris Botti, Otis, and The Temptations, The Whispers, and Lakeside, Kermit Ruffins.
- The Molina’s 32st Jazz Band All-Star youth Jazz orchestra
- Jesse McGuire (born August 29, 1958) is an American trumpeter from Phoenix, Arizona, famous for his execution of the Star Spangled Banner, which he has performed for three U.S. presidents, and at many major sporting events, most notably the 2000 Daytona 500
JALEO #1 Cuban Band in Arizona- Their multicultural musical heritage has rightly led Jaleo into the top leading performers in Arizona. Jaleo, the celebration the festivity and the commemoration, represents their melodic interpersonal motivation. With meritorious achievable performances, Jaleo has musically reproduced impressionistic geographical cadences in their work, offering Afro Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian rhythmical inspiration. Their Multicultural awareness is a musical interpretation of past and present joy.
- WHEN / WHERE:
Sat, April 30th, 2022 3:PM to 9:00 P.M
Scottsdale Center for the performing arts
7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251