Holiday Concert Series in San Tan Valley, Arizona

violin Holiday Concert Series, Forever Sabbatical

The December holiday concert series has been full of wonderful music. The amazing musicians have wowed us once again. I am in awe of the musical talents of the following groups. If any of the groups are playing near you, I suggest you check them out.

Violin Holiday Music

Annice Jones is a talented violinist. She shared her holiday music with us during a daytime concert. The background of the huge decorated tree added to the ambiance. To connect with Annice visit:

Young Sounds of Arizona Jazz Concert

5 O’clock band

Three groups (5 O’clock band, 6 O’clock band, and the 7 O’clock band) played for us at a day time concert. Young Sounds of Arizona is comprised of ~ 40 high school-aged students. The students are from schools in the greater Phoenix area. It is a non-profit organization and they “provide community outreach, which includes music clinics for young musicians, a summer jazz camp, and scholarships for advanced musical educations.”

6 O’clock band

This concert was full of Jazz music. The students shared their improvisation skills and a bit of signing too. To learn more about Young Sounds of Arizona visit

7 O’clock band

Suede Blue Holiday Concert

Suede Blue is made up of guitarist Sandy Alcarese, bassist and vocalist Jerry Johnson, and vocalist Arlean Pfeil. This was a day concert as well. They shared holiday songs.

Jazz Pianist Nick Manson


Nick played an evening of jazz on the piano. Nick Manson is a two-time Emmy Award-winning multifaceted musician. He is also a composer, arranger, and producer. To learn more about Nick visit:

Holiday Concert Series in San Tan Valley, Arizona

Whether it is during the holidays or any time of year, we love to visit new venues. There are so many different genres of music to hear. How often for you get to listen to live music?

25 thoughts on “Holiday Concert Series in San Tan Valley, Arizona
  1. Very interesting post! It’s always good to get out around your city to explore the local, and visiting, talent. Here in Atlanta there are plenty of venues that have weekly musical activities, although I personally have been too lazy to go out and enjoy them. Your post definitely has me rethinking going out to a jazz concert though because I do love me some jazz!

  2. This looks like a great evening. My younger daughter is learning to play the violin and loves to watch others so she can get better. I think I need to look into a concert like this for her.

  3. I do not get to listen to live music enough! It is so awesome you get to go to all these events!

  4. I love love music during the holidays. It puts you in a special mood. These opportunities look great! I’d love to see these.

  5. I love how the holidays bring so many festivities out. All of these must have been great to listen to, to get you in the spirit of the season.

  6. I love a good concert and these all look great. I particularly like the high school groups. You don’t see many high schoolers interested in this type of music.

  7. What a fun set of concerts! A couple vineyards near us do summer concert series, but i don’t think any of them have a winter series, i’ll have to check it out.

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