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GET JAZZ SMART offers virtual lectures for adults who want to learn more about a wide variety of jazz music and history topics – from its origins and cultural influences, innovators and torch bearers, to its evolution of styles.   Each class consists of guided discussion, active listening to exemplary recordings, and an interactive atmosphere via …

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Jodi Light/Shining Star Band

Arizona Jewish Historical Society Garden 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix

Outdoors/Socially distanced at Venue 122 – AZ Jewish Historical Society  “There is a good reason that the Shining Star Band has been a staple in AZ for 25 years, is still 5 star reviewed and award winning to this day!  This band is filled with love & friendship, featuring talented lifetime players, and enjoys deep …

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Jimmy Nistico & Jazz Express

Arizona Jewish Historical Society Garden 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix

Outdoors/Socially distanced at Venue 122 – AZ Jewish Historical Society  Jimmy Nistico-sax, Dennis Monce-trumpet, Dave Henning-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass, Bruce Stodola-drums Tenor saxophonist Jimmy Nistico brings his hard-swingin’ Jazz Express quintet to “The Nash Under the Stars” for a night of straight ahead, mainstream jazz. The band has been together for 15 years and focuses on musical tributes to Cannonball …

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NOLAz

Arizona Jewish Historical Society Garden 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix

Outdoors/Socially distanced at Venue 122 – AZ Jewish Historical Society  Ted Belledin-keys/saxophone/vocals, Simone Sanchez-lead vocals, León Santiago-lead vocals/percussion, Kevin Tangney-trumpet, Benjie Messer-trombone, Steve Himmelstein-guitar, Sam Smith-bass, Janet Daniel-drums NOLAz Band plays groove and soul music from New Orleans, LA (NOLA). From The Neville Brothers to Allen Toussaint, traditional brass bands to The Meters, and Lee Dorsey …

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Brett Reed Quartet – Music of the legendary Bobby Hutcherson

Arizona Jewish Historical Society Garden 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix

Outdoors/Socially distanced at Venue 122 – AZ Jewish Historical Society  Brett Reed-vibes, Alex Oliverio-guitar, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums/cymbals Bobby Hutcherson (1941-2016) is one of the quartet of vibists most responsible for shaping the sound of the vibraphone in the 1960s and whose legacy continued in the decades after. Perhaps not as well known as Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton, …

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KJZZ Spring Fling with Blaise Lantana

Arizona Jewish Historical Society Garden 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix

Outdoors/Socially distanced at Venue 122 – AZ Jewish Historical Society Blaise Lantana–guitar/vocals, Jermaine Lockhart sax, Stan Sorenson–guitar, Joel Robin–keys, Mike King–bass, Sheila Early–drums Come out and meet Blaise Lantana, the voice of jazz from KJZZ-91.5FM as she leads a celebration of Spring with several of her musician friends.   What a great opportunity to get back out and …

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Max Beckman Quartet – International Jazz Day

Arizona Jewish Historical Society Garden 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix

Outdoors/Socially distanced at Venue 122 – AZ Jewish Historical Society  Mary Petrich-woodwinds, Jude Poorten-guitar, Max Beckman-bass, Sam Russo-drums  Max Beckman Quartet celebrates International Jazz Day International Jazz Day is an International Day declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 "to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in …

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The Nayo Jones Experience

Arizona Jewish Historical Society Garden 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix

Nayo’s fans have compared her to the likes of Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack and even Billy Holiday as she belts out tunes from jazz standards to adult R&B. Nayo wows audiences with her sultry voice and her obvious passion for every note she sings. Nayo appears annually at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where she …

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Camille Sledge – “Streetlights & Lullabies” CD Release

Arizona Jewish Historical Society Garden 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix

Camille Sledge-vocals, Tanya Tièt-background vocals, David Moroney (PAO)-guitar, David "D Bazz" Jones (Sister Sledge; Reminisce)-bass, Steve Himmelstein-DJ/drum machine, Special guest: Vanessa Castillo-violin The Nash proudly presents: "Streetlights and Lullabies", a live debut performance of the highly anticipated solo album from the mind of soul queen CAMILLE SLEDGE (Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, Sister Sledge, School of HipHop)! …

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