Jazz it Up Sedona….Sound Bites Grill Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary!

Jazz it Up Sedona….Sound Bites Grill Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary!

Sound Bites Grill in uptown Sedona celebrates its tenth-year anniversary this weekend jazzing it up with Groove Jazz masters JJ Sansaverino and Will Donato. Will Donato will be performing with Steve Oliver on Friday, June 3, 7 to 9 P.M., and JJ Sansaverino on Saturday, June 4, from 7 to 9 P.M.

What better way to celebrate Sound Bites’ decade of excellence and providing some of the best music in Northern Arizona other than with a jazz extravaganza?

Sound Bites will be featuring a special “10-10-10” menu!  10th Anniversary, 10 items from their original menu, at prices from 10 years ago! Click here to see menu.

 A high energy Groove Jazz audience engaging show is what these two jazz artists inspire for aficionados, and they are ready to put on a show of a lifetime in the Sound Bites Celebrity Showroom to help celebrate.

Sound Bites opened June 2nd 2012 with entertainment in mind. The venue located in uptown Sedona has been voted best place for live music since they opened and the past 2 years for best seafood.

Get your groove on with #1 Billboard Artists. Donato is considered one of music’s most dynamic performers, gifted with the ability to bond and connect with his audiences. 

 A saxophonist, composer, and producer, Donato has performed with some of the best-known musicians of the groove and smooth jazz genre.

He has played with Al McKay of Earth Wind and Fire, Richard Elliot, Bruce Conte of Tower of Power, Steve Reid of The Rippingtons, and other jazz notables like Brian Simpson, Steve Oliver, Gregg Karukas and Nick Colionne. 

Joining Donato on stage Friday night June 3rd will be jazz impresario Steve Oliver. Chase Huna, Slim Man, Lamar Gaines and Joel Reeves will also be gracing the stage. Don't be surprised if JJ Sansaverino joins in!

Steve Oliver's career spans over 25-years in music, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer, Oliver is still being heard each day on contemporary and smooth jazz radio around the world.

His career has produced multiple #1 hits on the Billboard charts and countless radio staples over nearly two decades - including with his latest album “Unified” (2020) - a collaboration with keyboardist Brian Simpson that reached the #1 spot on the Billboard and Amazon jazz sales charts.

The jazz keeps on going Saturday June 4th with Groove Jazz guitarist JJ Sansaverino.  JJ met owners Michele and Steve Sullins 12 years ago and has played at the restaurant many times over their 10 years of operation. 

Sansaverino, with a Billboard #1 smash hit under his belt titled “Style & Elegance” and numerous highly acclaimed albums and singles recorded during his meteoric rise in the music world, brings to the table an act every Reggae, Jazz and R&B aficionado can groove to and revel within.

His masterful guitar playing, and his creative prowess mesmerize audiences and set the mood for a night of grooving, finger snapping and dancing.

Funk, Jazz, R&B, mellow and bluesy tunes, JJ masters them all with his unique style and soulful delivery.

 JJ will be debuting his new Album releasing June 3rd called "Soul & Energy" at Sound Bites! Energy is part of JJ"s DNA..... if you've ever met him his soul is beautiful and his energy is on fire!!! 

He even performed for Sir Paul McCartney's wedding in 2002, an accomplishment every musician worth his or her salt would give anything to experience.

 JJ spent a lot of his career touring the world with Maxi Priest which he still does. He will be performing with Lamar Gaines. Fred Boswell, Dylan Thomas and John White.

 So, get ready for an “overdose” of jazz this weekend at Sound Bites Grill! The views are pretty amazing to from their patio.


Sound Bites Grill is located at the Shops at Piñon Point adjacent to the Hyatt in Sedona. For more information and tickets please visit SoundBitesGrill.com or call 928.282.2713 Tickets can be purchased via Website.