It’s the ultimate combination: cool jazz and blues coming together to create a red-hot music festival. The Molina Fine Jewelers Scottsdale Jazz Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale will be returning to the Scottsdale Civic Center in Old Town on Saturday, April 27th from 3 - 10:30 p.m. 

This year the event takes place at the Civic Center’s brand-new East Bowl, its largest amphitheater in a beautiful setting with a headline act of the Grammy award-winning contemporary Jazz/R&B superstar Norman Brown. Other artists include internationally known New Orleans jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison, renown vocalist Nayo JonesCarlos Rivas & Mexsal, Arizona based jazz great Neaman LylesKiara Jayne, Kings of Soul, and more. 

“Scottsdale Jazz festival brings amazing artists jamming at the new East Bowl, which seats nearly 2,800 fans,” said Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega, enthusiastically. “The cool lawn, savory food, and every style of cool jazz make the newest venue in Arizona special.”

In addition to a captivating array of sounds and sights, food showcasing the flavors of New Orleans will be on hand. 

New this year is the Brew Garden Beer Tasting featuring a selection of craft beers in our signature beer garden. A beer cicerone (someone who specializes in the service and knowledge of beer) will be on hand to guide you and answer any questions. Beer tasting tickets are sold separately and do not include entry into the event. Prices, if purchased in advance, are $16.50 for five beer tastings and $33 for ten beer tastings. 

There are a variety of ticketing options and price levels. General Admission is $35 before March 1st, $45 after March 1st, and $55 at the door. Reserved table seating, including some seating on the stage itself, is also available from $775 to $3,050 per table. All access passes are also available for $555 if purchased before March 1st. For a complete list of options go to

This year the Molina Fine Jewelers Scottsdale Jazz Festival Blues & Brews Presented by Mercedes- Benz of Scottsdale is also partnering with the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, America’s most attended polo event, to add an extra level of polo style luxury and excitement to the festival, which is also in celebration of International Jazz Day. 

“I am thrilled to help bring jazz to a broader audience as well assisting helping young people discover and appreciate this distinct art form,” said Molina Fine Jewelers President and CEO Al Molina.

Proceeds from the festival benefit the International Jazz Day AZ Foundation which funds music programs for at-risk youth such as Next Student Academy for the Arts, Molina’s School of Jazz, and the Doc Jones’ summer music program.

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