Thursdays at 10:00am in January, March, April and May!

75 Minutes

PLEASE NOTE: All persons attending Arizona Musicfest Music Alive! events must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours, prior to entry.  A driver’s license or other valid photo ID will be checked as well for verification. In addition, universal mask-wearing is required. This brings our policy in line with our concert policies. You can find the full policy on our website here:



Join pianist Nicole Pesce as she takes us on a tour of the Great American Songbook, sampling songs from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Jerome Kern. These 75-minute “informances” will include both traditional and rearranged versions of classics such as “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Yesterdays,” and “Blue Skys.” Each session will focus on one of the composers listed above, will include performances of a wide range of tunes from the featured composer, and will include opportunity for Q&A from the audience. See the dates below to see who’ll we’ll celebrate in each session!

January 20, 2022: George Gershwin

March 10, 2022: Irving Berlin

April 21, 2022: Cole Porter

May 5, 2022: Jerome Kern

Get a sense for Nicole’s incredible stylings in the video below, and RSVP before space runs out!

Getting Here

Community Room at Arizona Musicfest

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy

7950 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA