Taliesin LIVE Presents the Mike Kocour Quartet featuring Jason Palmer

November 2, 2019
Taliesin West

Taliesin West’s historic Music Pavilion will come to life as acclaimed jazz group Mike Kocour Quartet takes the stage performing a special selection of music from 1930–1970 jazz eras as a salute to Scottsdale Modernism Weekend.

Experience one of the most unique and historically significant spaces in Arizona, surrounded by the stunning Sonoran Desert landscape, as the Mike Kocour Quartet featuring Jason Palmer embraces the Modernist Era and performs a special selection of jazz from 1930–1970. A host bar will be provided before the concert and following the performance during the meet-and-greet reception. 

About the Ensemble

Mike Kocour (piano), Ben Hedquist (bass), Jacob Eary (drums), and special guest appearance by Jason Palmer (trumpet)

Downbeat magazine hails Jason Palmer as “an exciting player – achieving pinpoint focus in his attack one minute, turning his concrete bebop lines into caramel, sliding through pitches and bending them to his will the next.

Legendary jazz great Marian McPartland called Mike Kocour “…a brilliant pianist and composer. He plays with remarkable creativity and a technique to die for. Sparkling ideas fly from his fingers making harmonic sophistication the order of the day.”


Photos by Andrew Pielage.


Exclusive Offer (Optional)

Begin your experience at Taliesin West with a Night Lights Tour before the performance. Normally priced at $50 per person, we’re offering Taliesin LIVE concert guests this tour at $30. The romance of Taliesin West comes to life during this special evening tour, an excellent date night activity. Taliesin West’s fire-breathing dragon makes a guest appearance while Wright’s desert masterpiece glows warmly like a jewel under Arizona’s starry skies. 


6 p.m.: Exclusive Night Lights Tour

7 p.m.: Pre-event host bar opens

7:30 p.m.: Doors Open

8 p.m.: Performance 

9:30 p.m.: Meet-and-greet; host bar reopens


Concert: $55; $49.50 for Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation members.



Concert with Night Lights Tour:  $85; $79.50 for Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation members. 






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