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The Arizona Jazz Festival will return to the Wigwam Resort and Spa this spring with a three-day festival showcasing renowned old school, R&B and jazz talent from all over the world. Expected to attract more than 12,000 music aficionados, The Arizona Jazz Festival will set the stage for 20 national acts on Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

The star-studded lineup includes three-time Grammy Award winner and No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts, “The Original” Jill Scott , taking the stage as the headliner Friday, April 12.  She is most known for her soft and sensuous melodies (Who Is Jill Scott?, The Light of the Sun) and as an actress starring in films ("Sins of a Mother," "Why Did I Get Married"). Also performing on Friday with his rich baritone vocals is Mo Town musician Will Downing.

 “The Arizona Jazz Festival prides itself on highlighting national acts that showcase the genre’s best modern talent over the course of three exciting days,” said Arizona Jazz Festival organizer Brad Laughlin, in a press release. “Bringing together these world-class jazz artists gives festival goers the opportunity to experience jazz at its finest – a collaboration between artists with history, experience and a style all their own,” he said.

Also scheduled to perform during the festival are The Isley Brothers, Jeffrey Osborne, Euge Groove, Mindi Abair, Peter White, David Pack, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station and Lalah Hathaway. Closing out the festival will be Grammy-nominated Anthony Hamilton, four-time Grammy award winner India.Arie, David Sanborn and Angie Stone.

Tickets start at $35 plus applicable fees for single day tickets & $105 plus applicable fees for 3-day tickets. A small number of room & concert packages are available for purchase as well. Tickets and hotel/concert packages can be purchased online at www.arizonajazzfestival.com  by calling 602-244-8444.Tickets are limited.