Jane Ira Bloom

Award-winning jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom

Legendary jazz musicians, Celtic concerts, soulful singer/songwriters and more! We have added a slate of fall concerts to our line up at the Coconino Center for the Arts. In our special indoor acoustic listening theater, music comes alive like nowhere else in northern Arizona. Simply put, music is better here.

The most unique concert for northern Arizona is the Night Skywriting Trio on October 4. Featuring award-winning jazz soprano saxophonist, Jane Ira Bloom (pictured), the trio performs world-class jazz the likes of which our small mountain has not seen live in decades. The Trio has performed special concerts celebrating the night sky at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Planetariums around the country. Joining Bloom in the Trio is innovative jazz bass virtuoso Mark Dresser and legendary jazz drummer Jerry Granelli. The concert will be featured as part of the NightVisions exhibition. Also part of the NightVisions exhibition is the free Orchestra Northern Arizona concert, Orbit, A Symphonic Fantasy.

The fall kicks off with the deep roots, folk stompin’, soulful sounds of Sean Hayes, who returns to the Center after a triumphant show here two years ago. Folk and blues singer/songwriter Chris Smither will perform in October, with a sound that is practically made for the lush acoustic setting at the Coconino Center for the Arts.

We also kick off a season of Celtic concerts presented by Living Traditions Presentations. Energetic and traditional Irish band Beoga, gets things started on September 21, and celtic duo Noctambule performs in October. More Celtic concerts for the fall and spring will be announced later this summer.

See the full line-up of concerts – including two more summer concerts at the Arboretum – here in our calendar of events.