Both East and West Valley Jazz Cooperative programs meet for the first time at The Nash (110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85004) on Sunday, May 14th, for a special Mother's Day Matinee performance directed by Russell Schmidt. Advanced Tickets available here: http...

The next performance by the East Valley Jazz Cooperative will take place at the MCC Performing Arts Center (1520 South Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202) on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

The EVJC is privileged to share the stage at this event with the Mesa Community Co...

February 9, 2017

As was announced at the AMEA Conference, the VJC is launching a new ensemble experience for interested music students (grades 8-12, including home-schooled students). The WEST VALLEY JAZZ COOPERATIVE will begin rehearsing on March 11th on the campus of Glendale Communi...

Dwight Kilian and I were recently at the Valley Jazz Cooperative booth in the Exhibition Area to announce the launch of the West Valley Jazz Cooperative. The VJC, an educational initiative of Music Serving the Word Ministries, is delighted to begin a new partnership wi...

November 21, 2016

At 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, I will lead the East Valley Jazz Cooperative in a shared concert with the Mesa Community College Jazz Band at the MCC Performing Arts Center (1520 South Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202). The EVJC will open the concert, performing...

October 26, 2016

Greetings, Friends of the Valley Jazz Cooperative! I have a couple of pieces of news to provide, updating the activities of the East Valley Jazz Cooperative. 


1) FIRST Public EVJC Combo Performance!

At 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016, I will lead the...

August 30, 2016

I am happy to announce the return of the East Valley Jazz Cooperative program with auditions to be held the middle of next month. 


Auditions for EVJC Combo - Set 1: For ALL instruments EXCEPT drum set.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:15 to 8:15 p.m.


April 28, 2016

May 11: East Valley Jazz Cooperative @ The Nash

May 11 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLICK HERE for advance tickets

The debut performance of the East Valley Jazz Cooperative will take place at the Nash on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m. An all-star high school student group und...

I am very excited at the thought of how the Valley Jazz Cooperative can contribute to the educational community in Phoenix. And as one who truly loves teaching, I feel privileged by this opportunity to serve young musicians and other artists, offering them guidance as...

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