The 24th annual Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival (SJOR) will feature “jazz for every taste,” from Latin guitarist Luis Villegas to Spyro Gyra. The weekend begins Sept. 22 at the Jazz Party with composer and pianist Michael Leroy as they raise money for SJOR youth scholarships. The following night, Luis Villegas Latin Jazz Quartet will perform two shows at 7 and 9 p.m. and on Sept. 24, 33-year-old pianist Andy Margolis and his Trio return to the SJOR Jam Session.
Also on the 24th is the headlining performance by Spyro Gyra, who will share the stage with trumpeter Winston Byrd, saxophonist James Moody, vocalist Carmen Lundy and the SJOR Youth Jazz Band. The full-day festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The concluding event on Sept. 25 is a Sunday Jazz Brunch with baritone Tuey Connell.
Tickets go on sale June 1 through www.sedonajazz.com or by calling (928) 282-1985.
Weekend packages are available at special discount prices. Individual tickets are:
$100 for the Sept. 22 Jazz Party with Michael Leroy ($75 is tax deductible). Includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at a private residence;
$40 in advance and $50 at the door for Sept. 23 concert by the Luis Villegas Latin Jazz Quartet;
$15 at the door for the Sept. 24 Jam Session;
$60 in advance, $70 at the gate for lawn seating and $80 in advance and $90 at the gate for reserved-chair seating for the Sept. 24 Concert Festival. Patron tickets, including meals and drinks, are $220 in advance only;
$80 advance-sale only for the Sept. 25 Brunch with Tuey Connel.Originally Published