Though jazzy music often accentuates the dining experience, it's disquieting when a saxophonist plays with a mouthful of Oreos. Treat the senses to yummy euphony with this GrouponLive deal to the Phoenix Symphony Allegro's second annual Symphony Stroll. For $32, you get one stroll pass for Sunday, February 26, at 4 p.m. (a $65 value). The stroll lasts from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and begins at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant.
A becalming late afternoon awaits music fans as they mosey along the trail of Phoenix Symphony Allegro's second annual Symphony Stroll, absorbing cuisine, drinks, and euphony at a sextet of Phoenix eateries. The journey begins at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, where jazz guitarist Pete Pancrazi soothes insoles with his smooth, sure-footed melodies. Here, guests pick up their stroll pass, along with three complimentary alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverage tickets to be redeemed in tandem with three appetizers or desserts over the course of a progressive stroll to five other downtown venues. The toasty aromas of baked goods mingle with quarter notes from the tickled ivories of pianist Ed Madden at Corner Bakery Café, and harpist Paula Provo plucks ethereal melodies amid gourmet pub fare and sharp-lined, monolithic columns at Hanny's. Strollers can then swing by Kincaid’s for classic American cuisine and the spirited plucking of Stan Sorenson, whose ax attack delivers a fusion of genres such as Latin, reggae, and rock, all anchored by traditional jazz. Loiter as saxophonist Paul Brewer blows his horn surrounded by vintage Guinness posters at Tilted Kilt, and dilly-dally as pianist Beth Lederman inflates Copper Blues with boisterous Brazilian jazz.