Sedona AZ (November 16, 2018) – Sedona is a small town but Sound Bites Grill in uptown Sedona offers a big city feeling. You will want to get a head start on your weekend plans on Thursday Nov 15th at 5:30 p.m. with Chill on the Hill from Brazil.
On the third Thursday of every month the venue hosts a Brazilian themed evening with live music, traditional Brazilian cuisine (served buffet style) and of course the national spirt of Brazil… a Caipirinha menu.
The Eric Miller band featuring Eric Miller, Troy Perkins and Adriel Zang will be performing from 6-9 p.m. The band performs Brazilian inspired music for you to dance to. Eric is best known for his original music and Latin Jazz Guitar playing.
Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar and lime traditionally but can be made with a variety of fruits. The fun begins at 5:30 and goes until 9 p.m. The Brazilian dinner will be served from 5:30-8 p.m. and is only $24.95. Caipirinhas will be only $7. The regular menu is also available.
After traveling throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Eric Miller arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. His passion for flamenco guitar stayed with him. Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian jazz guitar to his ever-growing world music repertoire.
Friday Night Nov 16th from 7-10 p.m. Scandalous Hands a jazz funk fusion band from Prescott Arizona will be performing. This four piece band has the dance floor full most of the night and plays covers and familiar classics.
Scandalous Hands started with Troy Schilperoort, (keyboard) Adam Haar, (guitar & vocals) and Dennis Messenger (bass) working on a set of musical material that could incorporate funk grooves, jazz harmonic structures, and the exploratory improvisation of jam bands. Shawnee Snaketail soon joined the group on drums, completing the band’s roster.
The band performs in their show room which opens at 5:30 p.m. for dinner. The table is yours for the evening to enjoy. There is a $10 Cover for the band.
Saturday Night Nov 17th at 7 p.m. Arizona Music Hall of Fame icon, Walt Richardson brings his amazing reggae rock show to Sedona, with special friends Gigi Gonaway (Whitney Houston, Steve Winwood, Aretha Franklin), Drew Hall (Cheektones), and more.
Walt is a self-taught musician who started learning to play guitar at the age of nine. The Beatles were his early influence in music. Later in his teens, and to this day, many artists like Jimi Hendrix, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater, Sly and The Family Stone, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Parliament and many others entered the picture.
After completing his BS degree, he began his musical pursuits. Coming from a creative family, this seemed natural to him. “Music is a way of life for me”, says Walt.
Through music he has traveled and met great artists like Carlos Santana, Burning Spear, Taj Mahal and has shared the stage with bands ranging from Third World to Ziggy Marley.
“From backyard house parties, to coffee houses, wine bars, night clubs, and concert stages… it is and incredible feeling to be able to fill the air with music and be part of its marvelous effect on people”…Walt Richardson
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the Walt Richardson and Friends Band plays from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are required to attend the show which you may purchase online or over the phone.
The weekend continues Sunday Nov 18th from 6-9 p.m. with Music by the Classics, a local Jazz quartet featuring Jeanie Carroll on vocals. The band will play and Jeanie Carroll will sing mostly the slower, dance-able songs that many are familiar with from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
Also included will be some great up-tempo and Latin tunes to get you moving. So, bring your dancing shoes or just come to listen to and enjoy the music. The Classics: Jeanie Carroll (vocals), Steve Sandner (vocals & keyboard), Chuck Murcko (upright bass), and George Bein (drums).
This is a great night to dine at Sound Bites Grill. There is no cover for the music and the venue offers their 3 course pre-fix early bird menu all night. Just ask for it.
Sound Bites Grill is located at the Hyatt Pinon Pointe Shops in uptown Sedona. They are open for lunch and dinner daily at 11:30 a.m. The venue stays open until 9 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 10 p.m. They offer red rock view dining on their patio in addition to a main dining room and show room. Reservations are suggested. More info, tickets or reservations: 928-282-2713 or www.soundbitesgrill.com