Due to unfortunate health issues, Tony DeSare is unable to perform his Arizona Musicfest concerts on April 24th.
In his place, Arizona Musicfest is thrilled to announce the engagement of internationally-acclaimed jazz and cabaret stars Jane Monheit and Billy Stritch. Well-known as both soloists and collaborators, Jane and Billy will perform familiar standards and classic hits of the Great American Songbook and beyond.
Possessing “a voice of phenomenal beauty” (New York Times), Grammy nominee Jane Monheit is one of today’s leading jazz and cabaret vocalists. This year marks her 20th anniversary as a best-selling recording artist. Her newest album, Come What May, highlights her fresh takes on familiar standards.
A legendary fixture of NYC’s cabaret scene, for 25 years, Grammy winner Billy Stritch was Liza Minelli’s music director. More recently he served as music director for Tony Bennett. As a singer and pianist, Stritch has been featured on Broadway, as well as at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and at Manhattan’s iconic Birdland and Café Carlyle. Billy’s newest album Billy’s Place features performances from his award-winning livestream show.
For their Musicfest concert, Jane and Billy will perform beloved hits including Cheek To Cheek, Come Fly With Me, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, The Man That Got Away and many more.
(Monheit & Stritch photo by Bill Westmoreland)
Arizona Musicfest is committed to providing a safe space for its 2021 outdoor concert series. For these performances, patrons are required to wear masks at all times and temperature checks may be administered upon entry. Non-compliant patrons will be prohibited from event. Socially-distanced seating is arranged in pairs with 6ft separation between each pair. Patrons purchasing single tickets will be assigned seats without a neighboring patron. Patrons purchasing three or more tickets will be assigned seats in close proximity to each other, but not together. Patrons may not move seats from their set location. Patron Seating will be disinfected between performances.
Arizona Musicfest has implemented enhanced health and safety measures for our patrons, volunteers, staff and artists. However, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 currently exists in any public place where people are present, including outdoors. COVID-19 is a contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Musicfest Performance Pavilion at Highlands Church * 9050 E Pinnacle Peak Road * Scottsdale, AZ 85255