Father’s Day JAZZ SPLASH

This Sunday is the 19th Annual JUNETEENTH at Arcosanti 
celebrating Emancipation Proclamation
Sunday, June 18, 2017

          ~ Two separate Shows ~

1:00 pm: CABARET in the Lounge: $35 


• Billy Mitchell Trio
              

• Meet & Greet Buffet (included)

3:30 pm: CONCERT in the Amphtheater: $35 
              

• Milt Cannon Quartet
              

• Yuko Mabuchi Trio

Advance Tickets:
   $70 for BOTH Cabaret and Concert 
 

$35 for Cabaret (including buffet) Only
  

$35 for Concert Only

Tickets available at Event Bright
 

The Billy Mitchell Group has appeared at many international festivals including the Monterey Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Heineken World Music Festival, International Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Sedona Jazz on the Rocks, and countless club appearances. His solo career has included appearances in film, most notably Clint Eastwood’s “Bird.” In 1999 America West Airlines awarded Mitchell the Jazz For The Next Generation Award for his continued work with young musicians. His work as a clinician has centered on his book, “The Gigging Musician” (Backbeat Books) based on interviews and his articles as a writer for Gig Magazine.
Born in Tarrytown and raised in Buffalo, New York, Billy Mitchell tinkered with the piano as a child but did not get serious about music until he entered Morehouse College. While pursuing his social science degree, he joined the school jazz band and was soon playing gigs in and around Atlanta. In 1970 Mitchell moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career and was soon backing up such artists as Gloria Lynn, Ester Phillips, Randy Crawford,The Platters and Linda Hopkins, to name a few.

Yuko Mabuchi started playing piano at age of 4, in her hometown of Fukui, Japan. After high school she studied at AN Music School in Kyoto under Kunihiro Kameda. After graduating from the conservatory, she began performing as a soloist, and as a member of a local jazz trio in Japan. In 2010, Yuko arrived in Los Angeles to study at the Music Performance Academy (MPA) in Alhambra, CA. She has performed at various venues in the LA area including the Catalina Jazz Bar, Downtown Biltmore Hotel, Pasadena Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series, the Crowne Plaza LAX, and Red White & Bluz in Pasadena. Her first CD, “Waves,” (Vista Records) was a collection of original compositions.After returning to Japan in 2013, Yuko has busied herself as a Jazz artist, featured with her trio at the Jazz Spot J Shinjuku in Tokyo, the Fukui Jazz Festival ’14 & ’15, Osaka/Neyagawa Jazz Convention ’14, and appears as a regular soloist at Keio Plaza, Tokyo. Her new CD, “My Life,” (Vista Records) are original compositions featuring Latin Jazz great, flutist Justo Almario and Smooth Jazz saxophonist Andre Delano. “My Life” can be purchased on CDBaby.com.

Milton De Love Cannon Jr. is President of the Prescott Jazz Society, Inc. (incorporated in 1994) and has been an active member of the American music community since 1949.

Milt is one of our most significant historians regarding the culture of jazz music. He has studied music and the History of Jazz at the University of Colorado (1976 – 1980). He has also performed, promoted, studied and taught music through the development and incorporation of non-profit music programs for over a sixty-year period.

Milt believes that we are at our best . . demonstrating the highest honor and utmost respect “when we are consistently striving to do the right thing for the right reason”.

To Be Aware is to be Alive!

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