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Stan Sorensen, OrganNauts series at the Raven Cafe

The Raven Cafe welcomes Phoenix-based Jazz Guitarist, Stan Sorensen, the next in a series of featured guests from the Valley joining the OrganNauts for a night of hard swingin' and soulful jazz.

  • When: Friday, November 6, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: The Raven Cafe, 142 N. Cortez St. Prescott
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Community

The Raven Cafe welcomes Phoenix-based jazz guitarist, Stan Sorensen, the next in a series of featured guests from the Valley joining the OrganNauts for a night of hard swingin' and soulful jazz.

Sorensen pursued a degree in Jazz Performance from Arizona State University, and studied under Jazz guitar legends Joe Pass, Gene Bertoncini and Joe D'orio. He has performed locally and internationally, working with such greats as Nancy Wilson, Jimmy Smith, Rosemary Clooney, Vic Damone, Jeffrey Osborne, The Fifth Dimension and many others. Stan led jazz ensembles at numerous festivals, and opened for Ella Fitzgerald, Burt Bacharach, David Benoit, and Ray Charles. Sorenson has appeared with the Phoenix Symphony and in pit orchestras for many touring-company musicals including Zorba the Greek (starring Anthony Quinn), Annie, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Aida and Hairspray. Stan also has played with Delphine Cortez, Margo Reed, Dennis Rowland and Jazz greats: Lewis Nash, George Benson and Joey DeFrancesco.

Northern Arizona's only working Jazz organ combo, The OrganNauts include Troy Schilperoort on Keyboards, Bassist Selwyn Reams, and Ted Bouras on Drums.  The OrganNauts appear regularly at the Raven Cafe as the house trio for the monthly First Thursday Jazz Jam Session. They've also appeared at The Elks Performing Arts Center’s Crystal Ballroom, Thumb Butte Distillery, and closed out the 2020 Tuesday Jazz Night on the Courthouse Square concert season. Earlier this year, The OrganNauts paired with the Raven Cafe to host special guests Andrew Gross and Adam Roberts, Tenor Saxophonists from Phoenix. The final guest slated to come up the hill for the OrganNaut's series is Jazz Guitarist Luis Martinez on Dec. 12.

Events at the Raven Cafe are no cover and all ages are welcomed.

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