The 7:30 p.m. concert will feature Mr. Konitz performing with the SCC Jazz Orchestra in the first set, followed by the alto saxman playing with his own renowned quartet of George Schuller, Dan Tepfer and Jeremy Stratton in the second set.
Mr. Konitz, who has been playing for the past 70 years, is renowned for his improvisational abilities and his exploratory nature. He has released dozens of albums and recorded with some of the genre’s biggest names, including the late Miles Davis.
He also will visit SCC on Saturday, March 14 to participate in a two-hour workshop. He will share some of his improvisational methods and discuss his life in jazz.
The workshop, which is free and open to the public, begins at 10 a.m. in the Music Department, Room 119. SCC is located at 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale.
Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix.
The Scottsdale Independent is available for free every Wednesday.