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Whether you prefer an el­e­gant restau­rant, an up­scale lounge, smooth jazz tunes or up­beat rock tunes, many res­tau­rants of­fer a place to dine and take in live tunes.

At Scotts­dale’s Zen Culi­nary (www. zen­culi­, cre­ative cock­tails and a mix of Asian-in­spired fare (the Pineap­ple Fried Rice is a house spe­cialty) are served along with nightly live mu­sic played on the restau­rant’s grand pi­ano. Down­town Scotts­dale’s pop­u­lar

Marcellino Ris­torante (www.mar­celli­noris­ ro­tates be­tween the R&B sounds of Sima and All Star Trio (fun fact: Sima is the co- owner of the restau­rant—as well as an in­ter­na­tional singer!) and sounds from lo­cal jazz artists on Thurs­day evenings, and old time clas­sics to con­tem­po­rary hits on Satur­day nights.

At the North Val­ley’s High Street des­ti­na­tion, steak and seafood lo­cale

Ocean Prime ( show­cases live mu­sic in its pi­ano bar Thur­days, 6-9 pm, and Fri­days and Satur­days, 6-10:30 pm, while high- en­ergy Blue Mar­tini (­mar­, a trendy, up­scale lounge, of­fers live mu­sic and DJ sets daily, along­side cock­tails, wine, light bites and 42 sig­na­ture mar­ti­nis.

Or­der time-hon­ored Mex­i­can fare at the award-win­ning gas­tropub Taco Guild (www.tacogu­ and set­tle in to lis­ten to the sounds from up­beat bands on Satur­days from 6-10 pm.

Zen Culi­nary show­cases live pi­ano mu­sic nightly.

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