Thu, Feb. 20

Free Dom Moio concert

Dom Moio, who has played with jazz luminaries including Mose Allison, Herb Ellis and Clark Terry, and his band, Cinco de Moio, will perform in a free concert to bring jazz to current and future fans from 4-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the Patio Del Norte at Tlaquepaque.

The performance is sponsored by Yavapai Magazine, Tlaquepaque and AZADI Fine Rugs, with additional support from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, National Endowment on the Arts and Arizona ArtShare.

"This is our way of thanking the community for its support of Sedona Jazz on the Rocks scholarship programs at the same time we're bringing jazz to those who may not be familiar with this American-bred music form," said Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Executive Director Debra Bodnar. "Our sponsors really believe strongly in the educational support we provide to young musicians and artists across the state and wanted to create an opportunity to hear and appreciate jazz. Dom Moio is the perfect artist to help us make that happen."

Moio, who has been playing drums since the fifth grade, developed his style through a variety of influences beginning with funk master Bernard Purdie, who was a drummer for Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin and Steely Dan. But it was after hearing Miles Davis' drummer Jimmy Cobb that Moio's attention focused on jazz.

He also has had the opportunity to meet and study with legendary Cuban Master Percussionist Walfredo de los Reyes Sr., which helped in the development of his life-long passion for Latin rhythms.

Moio has recorded CDs with jazz great Carl Fontana, The Jazz Nonet with Chuck Marohnic and Greg Hopkins. In 1997, he re-recording the Four Tops hits with the group's original singers, playing both drums and latin percussion.

Moio currently teaches a Latin Percussion Class, Music in World Cultures, and private drum lessons at Mesa Community College, as well as keeping a busy schedule at Arizona State University and traveling as a clinician.

The 25th annual Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Benefit Festival runs Sept. 21-24 and features Earl Klugh, Paquito D'Rivera, Billy Mitchell, Rene Marie, Doug MacLeod, the Benny Green Trio, Melissa Walker, Barbara Morrison and the SJOR Youth Jazz Band.

Ticket packages are available for $175 for Friday, Saturday lawn tickets and the Sunday brunch; $195 for Friday, Saturday chair seats and the Sunday brunch; and $335 for Friday, Saturday Patron Tent and the Sunday brunch.

Single ticket prices are: $100 for the Thursday Night Party at a private Sedona home featuring pianist Billy Mitchell, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres; $50 for the Friday night performance with The Benny Green Trio at the Sedona Life Center; $65 for the all-day Saturday Festival for lawn tickets, $85 for chair tickets and $225 for the patron tent that includes special seating, food and drinks; and $80 for the Sunday brunch and concert at the Sedona Hilton Resort and Spa featuring Melissa Walker.

Sponsors of the 25th anniversary celebration are: Bella Terra on Oak Creek, U.S. Airways, Radisson Poco Diablo Resort, Arizona Republic, Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa, APS, Arizona Foothills Magazine, Bistro Bella Terra Restaurant, M&I Bank, KJZZ 91.5 FM, Turner Road Vineyards, Arizona Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional underwriting is provided by Verde Valley Medical Center, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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