There are many types of jazz being played out there. There's smooth jazz, Latin jazz, swing jazz, and other types, sometimes crossing over into each other and into other categories of music. Here are some establishments in the Phoenix area where you can go to listen to live jazz.
Where To Hear Live Jazz
The Bistro @ Kokopelli Winery
Best described as a place to enjoy a fine meal with a live jazz band. Kokopelli Winery is Arizona's largest and most decorated winery. It hosts American-style dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. with live jazz played in the background. On certain festival weekends, you might hear blues, Latin or steel drums.
Bobby's Restaurant and Jazz Lounge
Best described as a place to enjoy a fine meal with live jazz. Bobbyâ€™s is a restaurant and entertainment venue. The fare is contemporary Italian and Mediterranean, jazzed with a few Mancuso signature dishes. Nightly entertainment features the sounds of contemporary jazz, a blending of Hollywood and Las Vegas.
District American Kitchen & Wine Bar
Located within the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, District American Kitchen & Wine Bar has live jazz on Saturday nights. Reverse Happy Hour starts at 10 p.m.
"Doc's Place is a restaurant and bar featuring a jazz music lounge....Doc's Place brings back the elegance of the 50â€™s jazz scene, revives the luxury of a 60â€™s supper club and marries them both in a 21st century bar atmosphere, complete with all the trappings."
Kazimierz World Wine Bar
Best described as live jazz in a lounge environment. Kazimierz offers traditional/standards on Mondays & Thursdays, and 'wildcard' on Sundays. Kazimierz has a bohemian, old-world atmosphere and is smoke--free. The grazing menu is defined by Kazimierz as eclectic global. Full bar, 21 and over only, dress up or down. Entertainment charge begins at 8 p.m. on live music nights.
Mbar and ROQ Poolside at the Montelucia Resort & Spa
Live music on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays often includes jazz by local musical artists. Check the event calendar to see what's happening.
Located at the Scottsdale Quarter, Narcisse Champagne & Tea Lounge features live music from Jazz to electronic. It's a place to see and be seen, so dress up! Music Wednesday through Saturday.
Do you know another place that plays live jazz on a regular basis? Tell me about it. I'll be adding more listings as the information is provided to me.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.