8/6/2012 8:07:00 AM Experience Soundscape Sedona jazz at Sound Bites Grill on Aug. 12
Sedona and San Diego jazz and contemporary vocalist Susannah Martin, will join forces with veteran jazz guitarist Jack Petersen and bass virtuoso Steve Douglas in their trio, Soundscape Sedona for an evening of elegant and swinging standards from the American Song Book at Sound Bites Grill on Sunday, Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m.
Soundscape Sedona has thrilled listeners with its melodic and groovy jazz since its inception in 2006, presenting shows throughout Arizona, including jazz festivals and concert series, often under the umbrella of Arizona entertainment agency, Artists in Rhythm, run by Douglas.
Steve is a busy member of the Arizona music scene, as a much sought-after musician, owner of "Artists in Rhythm" and president of Phoenix jazz society, JazzinAZ. Douglas' 40+ years of bass playing in countless genres of music have made him a multi-faceted and expert bassist. He studied at the University of Michigan and Michigan State and has performed with orchestras, jazz combos and of pop bands of all genres. Two of his other current bands include gypsy jazz group "Zazu" and classical-pop strings band "Pop Goes Vivaldi."
Petersen, a renowned performer and teacher of guitar, has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, Stan Kenton, Doc Severinsen and many other celebrity artists. He is also in demand as a composer and arranger. He has taught at the Berklee School of Music, University of North Texas. and the University of North Florida.
Martin is as acclaimed for her professionalism as a singer and musician as she is for her enticing vocals. Her fluid, sultry voice is colored with jazz and R&B, along with a spicy international flair ignited by her multi-lingual singing in latin styles.
Sound Bites Grill is located in the Hyatt Pinon Pointe shopping center in uptown Sedona, off of Hwy 89A. This new and exciting venue is open for dining and features live music Thursday through Sunday. www.SoundBitesGrill.com, (928) 282-2713.