PT Kashinath Bodas Musical Festival 2020 poster with images of performing musicians

Phoenix Gharana presents
PT Kashinath Bodas Musical Festival 2020


Friday March 20 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m.



Michael Smerconish speaking

Michael Smerconish,
American Life In Columns 


Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: SOLD OUT

SiriusXM and CNN Host and Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist Michael Smerconish brings his book “Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns” to the stage with a dynamic, visual presentation. Please bring printed ticket for admission.

All author proceeds from sale of the "Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns” book benefit the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, a Philadelphia non-profit that provides social services to children who are the victims of trauma.


Upscale Singers logo with treble clef

Upscale Singers present

Broadway Bound
Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m.
Tickets: $50

The Upscale Singers, Scottsdale's premier adult choir, will be presenting "Broadway Bound," a fast-paced Broadway style musical revue featuring songs from "Mamma Mia," "Grease," Andrew Lloyd Webber, Disney Broadway hits such as "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and much more! Enjoy an Italian buffet dinner, cash bar, a large silent auction that benefits our four Outreach programs and fantastic music from your favorite musical. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.; the performance will begin at 7.



 Pinna Joseph standing and smiling outdoors; separate image of Charles Lewis playing piano

Jazz Etcetera 2020 - An Afternoon Concert
with Pinna Joseph and Charles Lewis

check back for rescheduled date

Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m.
Tickets: $20 general admission;
to avoid ticketing service fees, purchase in person at the ASU Kerr box office M-F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or via phone at 480-596-2660 ($1.50 phone call purchase fee applies). Online purchases via the "BUY NOW" button incur additional Ticketmaster service charges of $3.65 and higher.

Pinna Joseph (voice) and Charles Lewis (piano) will perform a concert of jazz and Broadway tunes. They'll add favorite tunes and a number of songs/chants from various cultures to the mix. Claribel Cone and Dennis Yee will join on cello.

Pinna Joseph has been singing as a cantorial singer with Spirit of the Desert Jewish Renewal Community in Scottsdale for 30 years and is a certified Yoga of the Voice™ instructor with The Vox Mundi Project and Silvia Nakkach. She has been offering chanting workshops at Changing Hands Bookstore monthly for two decades and co-founded Somatic Sounding with Michele Dante of Inner Vision Yoga. They have offered Somatic Sounding workshops at Inner Vision over the last 10 years. Pinna also teaches chanting and Yoga of the Voice™ privately. She is Changing Hands' Community Events manager.

Charles Lewis is a popular jazz piano player in the Valley. He enrolled at ASU in 1953 and began performing at the famous 7th Ave Elks Club jams in 1954, playing with several bands before forming the Charles Lewis Quintet. Charles created "self awareness through music" seminars for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Department of Corrections and many other organizations. He has also done workshops on the relationship of music to colors, textures and linear shapes for the National Alliance for Arts Education. He has served on the AZ Commission on the Arts, the music advisory panel for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC and many other prestigious panels. Charles Lewis teaches privately in the areas of jazz piano, harmony and theory, jazz improvisation and vocal performance. He considers his crowning achievements to be the musical workshops he has done with children. He currently is working with people with dementia in a variety of locations in the Valley. 


ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253