Monti's La Casa Vieja is a place of culture like none that can be found elsewhere in Arizona. The restaurant itself is teeming with history, being amongst the oldest houses in Arizona. Beyond that, however, Monti's has integrated fine dining with fine music, and done so seamlessly.
Every Sunday evening, the back room is filled with the sound of Jazz music. This weekly event is the ""Back Room Jazz"" jam session, where talented musicians from abroad come to play their instruments with an incredible rhythm section, an opportunity that is becoming more and more rare these days. Jazz, as a form of music, is currently going through a decline in popularity. It is because of venues such as Monti's that offer the jam session experience that it keeps alive.
In fact, Monti's is making great progress in advocating for jazz music and jazz education. Apart from offering the
""Back Room Jazz"" session, the restaurant also sponsors performances by high-caliber jazz singers and instrumentalists such as Dennis Rowland and the Jazz Experience and Margo Reed. Beyond that, Monti's is also working with Jazz in AZ, a local non-profit that funds jazz education projects like the acclaimed Young Sounds of Arizona.
To sum it up, Monti's La Casa Vieja isn't a simply a place of food and atmosphere. It is a business that is truly engaging the culture of our city and keeping our music alive.
Pros: Jazz Jam Sessions and Performances