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CopperWynd Resort Hosts “Jazz In the Hills”

Armand Boatman Trio at CopperWynd Resort, Friday, February 1, 2013

A variety of jazz styles and artists visit Jazz in the Hills

A variety of jazz styles and artists visit Jazz in the Hills

Fountain Hills is blessed with an enterprising group of Jazz enthusiasts, known as “Jazz In the Hills” whose mission is to promote the art of improvisational jazz music.  You can enjoy that music each week at local hot spots, including CopperWynd Resort and SunRidge Canyon Golf Club.

Jazz in the Hills is committed to preserving and sustaining the improvisational art form of jazz. To preserve the music, they present weekly concerts featuring musicians who have mastered the art of improvisation. They sustain the art form through education in schools and during concerts. Stories behind the music make it memorable and meaningful.

This week’s concert features trumpeter, Fred Forney with the Armand Boatman Trio. The concert is presented at $10.00 per person for general admission; $9.00 per person for members. Come and enjoy the wonderful music and incomparable views from the summit overlooking Fountain Hills at CopperWynd Resort

Alchemy Restaurant at Copperwynd offers the best Jazz Patio in the Valley!

Alchemy Restaurant at Copperwynd offers the best Jazz Patio in the Valley!

Want a real treat?  Call CopperWynd’s Alchemy Restaurant to reserve a table for  the dinner service, one of the Valley’s best locations where the spectacular 50-mile view is every bit as stunning as the culinary choices.

Come early between 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for special drink and food prices. Drinks, starters and small plates and meals from the full dinner menu are also available before and during the concert. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Seating is limited. Tickets are available now at www.jazzinthehills.org

Jazz is a musical art form originating in the USA around 100 years ago. Jazz is unique from other music because it is based on the practice of improvisation; spontaneously creating melodies based on the underlying harmonic structures of the tune. Many of the popular musical forms of today are based on the rhythmic and harmonic structures of jazz.

The majority of the musicians who perform at Jazz in the Hills concerts are teachers at the College level. In their day job they teach students how to play the instruments in solo and ensemble settings and to understand the history and theory of jazz music. They promote the mastery of the techniques, patterns and music theory that create the sounds of jazz. Most importantly, these musicians can and do perform this improvisational musical style professionally where and when they have the opportunity. Performances are as essential to learning music as hearing a spoken language is essential to learning the language. Reading about art or language or music does little to give it meaning. It is essential to provide an outlet for live performance of the art.

Jazz in the Hills provides a unique outlet for performance of traditional jazz. While pop music venues are common, the number of Jazz venues is rapidly diminishing. Our mission to preserve jazz means teaching and demonstrating the skills required for improvised jazz music. Our mission to sustain jazz means bringing this music in the form of workshops to younger students (K-12) who would be unlikely to ever be exposed to the music.

Through these two interwoven methods of public performance and teaching we will create an environment where the original musical art form can be presented and heard, taught and learned, preserved and sustained.

SunRidge Canyon Golf Community: A Fountain Hills Original

It would be odd to use the words “wild, beautiful” to describe a golf course in the same terms you might describe an untamed horse, or unruly, rapid river. But the creators of this popular Arizona course, named to Golf Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the US”, weren’t thinking of tame, ordinary golf when they carved SunRidge Canyon’s legendary fairways from the raw desert canyon of its origins.
SunRidge Canyon’s 6,823-yard, par-71, Keith Foster-designed golf course unfolds around the rugged ridges and lush canyons unique to the McDowell Mountains that divide Fountain Hills from Scottsdale, Arizona.
In golf speak, it is a “non-returning 9”…or in other words, you won’t be spending much time at the beautiful SunRidge Canyon clubhouse until you’ve paid your dues on the course. The first half of the course plays mostly downhill, and might lull you into a false sense of accomplishment, but it’s the back-half that has the potential to test your mettle, as it winds back up-canyon to a spectacular finish at the 18th. Along the way you’ll be treated to canyon walls, beautiful vistas and desert arroyos that weren’t so much created by a bulldozer as they were carved out over eons by the relentless pressure of wind and water. Course Designer Keith Foster had the good sense to follow Mother Nature’s lead, and in the end, the beauty and challenge of SunRidge Canyon is unlike any other desert golf experience in the Valley of the Sun.
The 18,000-square-foot SunRidge Canyon Golf Club’s clubhouse is the ideal place to begin and end your adventures. The Spanish hacienda-style clubhouse provides an awe-inspiring setting for post-golf beverages as well as weddings, receptions, awards banquets or any other type of special event. There is also a full-service golf shop, men’s and women’s locker facilities, and a conference room.
New owners, Cindy and Don Misheff, along with manager Jeff Lessig, are giving the club more local interest, providing incentives for area residents who wish to purchase the SunRidge Players Card. Contact the pro shop at 480-837-5100 for more information on rates, tee times and the benefits of the Players Card.
For a fun, multi-media “fly-over” of the entire course, hole by hole, go to: http://sunridgegolf.com/golf/hole-by-hole-flyover/
Sunridge Canyon Homes and Lifestyle

The mountainous beauty that surrounds Sunridge Canyon serves as a natural barrier, which protects it from over-development and preserves its close-knit, small-town feel. There are 789 homes within SunRidge Canyon, located along the meandering fairways and often elevated nicely above the course to facilitate panoramic views. Homes in the community were developed between 1996 and 2005, and range from extravagant custom homes to small luxury villas—a perfect selection for empty nesters, retirees or families looking for a friendly neighborhood environment. Prices in the community range from the high $200’s to over $1 million.  There are two gated communities among the 15 individual neighborhoods.  The McDowell Sonoran Preserve winds in and around the western portions of SunRidge Canyon, with the pristine McDowell Mountains providing a stunning backdrop for many of the homes.

For more information, visit SunRidge Canyon at 13100 North Sunridge Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ, or call 480-837-5100. For information about homes and the local real estate market, contact Dori Wittrig, President and Designated Broker of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate; 480-816-5557 or http://www.TheSonoranLifestyle.com .

Via Flickr:
As the sun flares over the side of the mountain and the wind continues to how straight into our faces at a good 40-45 miles an hour, we both hit a 3 wood into the par three 17th. from 150 yards and both good shots never got to the green. Thats golf….

Dori Wittrig

Posted by Dori Wittrig, Designated Broker, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate.  For more information about  the neighborhoods, homes, condos or land of Scottsdale or Fountain Hills, contact her at DoriW@SonoranLifestyle.com or by phone at 602-558-5901


Furnished Model Home at CopperWynd Resort, Fountain Hills, AZ

14850 E. Grandview Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
2 Bedrooms Plus Den, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage;  Furnished, $425,000

Copperwynd Villa Model Home for Sale

This is one you won’t want to miss…a furnished former model home at the popular Copperwynd Villas and Copperwynd Resort in Fountain Hills.  Beyond a classic…this model home set the tone for all models in Fountain Hills!

This is THE popular Brindisi Furnished Model Home, with stunning, upper level views, perched high on the sought-after north hillside of CopperWynd Resort that straddles the boundary between Fountain Hills and Scottsdale, high in the McDowell Mountains.  There are two large balconies to enjoy the pristine panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, Sunridge Canyon Golf Club and city lights.

CopperWynd Resort

What a find!  A furnished, former model with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a den and is tastefully and beautifully decorated to be completely move-in ready.   Custom home finishes include granite counter tops, custom finished maple cabinetry, custom stonework, stainless steel appliances and beautiful window treatments.

This is the signature location and view that made The Villas at CopperWynd so popular…closest to the extraordinary CopperWynd Resort with it’s world class spa, fitness center, 2 pools and 9 tennis courts, casual and fine dining.  Membership is available separately.  Check out CopperWynd Resort in Fountain Hills.  To learn more about this home, call Sherri Ginsberg, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, 480-818-0374.