SONRISA, which is the Spanish word for “smile”, is a genre-bending group whose music easily moves between traditional Bebop, Jazz and Latin standards all the way to Jazz arrangements of Classic Rock songs.

Charles Lewis Quintet + 1

Back for a second performance! Meet pianist Charles Lewis, a living Phoenix jazz legend.

Caro Pierotto – Sambalismo!

Commanding rooms with her presence from the first note, globe-trotting GRAMMY nominee Caro Pierotto brings her samba celebration program to the warm acoustics of ASU Kerr.

Charles Lewis performs on the grand piano at ASU Kerr under stage lights for a rapt audience

Latin Jazz: Charles Lewis Quintet + 1

Jazz club vibes! Experience Latin jazz at the hands of a beloved and talented PHX bandleader with beautiful history in the Valley as a dancer, jazz player and spiritual touchstone.

Enparoxismo presents “Regreso al Cosmos” CD release party

Tati Crespo stands with her accordion at a mic onstage, joined by brass players, drummer and background singers

Tati Crespo y Las Chispas – Latin music

Costa Rican singer-songwriter Tatiana Crespo performs with her new band! Experience cumbias and folklorico to waltzes and bossa nova.

Charles Lewis Quintet

Swing with a perennial ASU Kerr favorite, Charles Lewis Quintet, plus a couple dashes of some extra spice in the form of his fantastic friends. You’ll hear grooving jazz and lush, full sounds from an ensemble led by a living Phoenix legend and true friend to our namesake Louise Lincoln Kerr. Lewis will even share some insights into the iconic woman that created the hip and historical house where culture flourishes in Scottsdale.


Globally-acclaimed singer Lamiae Naki was born in the ancient city of Fes, Morocco. Her ensemble Seffarine channel their profound knowledge of the music of the intersection of Middle Eastern, African and European cultures: both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar. From the ninth to 15th centuries these cultures coexisted in peace, bringing into being a musical alchemy that influenced the foundations of classical Arabic and European Renaissance music.


Flowing to electric from the acoustic and through Spanish, English and Portuguese lyrics, LADAMA is a group of four women—virtuosic musicians and educators—that are sisters in song, rhythm and spirit.