DECEMBER 23, 2015

Arizona Musicfest headlining concerts include superstar violinist Joshua Bell and legendary jazz vocalist Al Jarreau

PHOENIX ‒ 2016 is Arizona Musicfest's 25th Anniversary year, bringing superstar violinist Joshua Bell and legendary jazz artist Al Jarreau to headline the 6 week-long music event. The Festival opens January 29th and runs through March 11, 2016 with concerts held in North Scottsdale and Phoenix venues. For the 2016 Festival, Arizona Musicfest has added performances at La Casa de Cristo Church, due to its excellent acoustics and larger capacity to accommodate public demand.

The Festival, which began in 1991 with just a small series of concerts, has grown into a significant annual event featuring 19 concerts. Arizona Musicfest features artists from a broad range of music genres, including Broadway, Rock & Roll, and Pop as well as Jazz, Classical and Bluegrass. Discount ticket "bundles" as well as individual tickets for Arizona Musicfest concerts are on sale at or by calling 480-840-0457. $16 tickets for college students with ID are available for all concerts, excluding Joshua Bell, the MIM and Troon Country Club concerts.

Friday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Park, Hard Habit to Break, You're the Inspiration. Chicago's hits defined a generation. Arizona Musicfest kicks off its 25th Anniversary with a powerhouse concert recreating the unforgettable sound from Chicago's golden age. With a world-class horn section, rocking rhythms and vocals stacked sky-high, Brass Transit transports the audience back to the freewheeling days of the '70s and '80s.
Venue: Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale 85255
Tickets: $24, $34, $51, $67 Call 480-840-0457 or visit

Sunday, January 31 at 2 p.m. Young musicians will astound audiences with their virtuosity as Arizona Musicfest showcases today's leading classical talent. The performers include past Musicfest Competition and scholarship winners, including pianist Anna Han, 2014 winner currently studying at the Juilliard School. Enjoy a delightful afternoon as these rising stars perform thrilling selections with spellbinding technique, artistry, and brilliance.
Venue: Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Road., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Tickets: $20 Call 480-840-0457 or visit

Featuring Tony DeSare Monday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. With his smoldering good looks and golden-toned voice, Tony DeSare has become a smash sensation across the nation - "a lean baby Sinatra with burning brown eyes and flashing teeth." (The New York Times) From the greatest swing numbers, featuring an outstanding big band, to soft tender ballads, Sinatra & More is sure to be an incredible night at Arizona Musicfest!
Venue: Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Tickets: $24, $34, $51, $67 Call 480-840-0457 or visit