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April 2019

Phoenix College Jazz Combos & Big Band

April 25 @ 7:30 PM

Come enjoy a great evening of music performed by the Phoenix College jazz combos and big band, led by Ryan Anthony, Mary Petrich, Alex Oliverio and Zach Wiggins. $15, $5 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Monk ‘n Bud

April 26 @ 7:30 PM

"Sometimes it's to your advantage for people to think you're crazy." – Thelonious Monk   "Thelonious Monk went over to Bird and Bud Powell and said, 'I told you guys to act crazy, but I didn't tell you to fall in love with the act. You're really crazy now." – Charles Mingus Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month, JAZZmeetsPOETRY presents a theatrical play reading of Monk 'n Bud for this April show. On a hot summer evening in 1951 Thelonious…

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Josiel Perez: “A Night In Old Havana”

April 27 @ 7:30 PM

A Night In Old Havana at The Nash! Josiel Perez-trumpet, Yuniel Moya Toca-guitar/vocals, Ariel Cacheiro Lopez-tres, Luis Gustavo Grandales-percussion In the 1930s, the well-known early Jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong recorded a son montuno based on a Cuban street vendor called the “Peanut Vendor” by Moisés Simons. "The Peanut Vendor" is a Cuban son-pregón. The son montuno is the most important genre of Cuban popular music. If you ever visited Old Havana, Cuba, you will find energetic and vibrant groups…

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Jam Session: Adam Clark

April 28 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adam Clark-drums/bandleader, Howard Alden-guitar, Mel Brown-bass Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz. $10, $5 Students w/…

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SCC Jazz Combos

April 30 @ 7:30 PM

Scottsdale Community College Big Band The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos appear in concert two nights this week, under the direction of Eric Rasmussen. (Show 1 of 2) $15, $5 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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May 2019

Superstition Jazz Orchestra

May 1 @ 7:30 PM

"The Art of the Composer" featuring the Superstition Jazz Orchestra directed by Mike Crotty The composer has often been the driving force in the evolution of jazz, "pushing the envelope " at every opportunity and stretching the creative talents of the individual performer. On Wednesday, May 1, the Superstition Jazz Orchestra will present "The Art of the Composer", featuring original pieces in varying styles written by composers, whose combined work spans eight decades. The concert will highlight music by George Russell,…

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SCC Jazz Combos

May 2 @ 7:30 PM

Scottsdale Community College Big Band The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos appear in concert two nights this week, under the direction of Eric Rasmussen. (Show 2 of 2) $15, $5 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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First Friday: Grupo BombAZo

May 3 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

La Noche de Puerto Rico: Celebrating the music of Puerto Rico and other Afro-Latin traditions. Grupo BombAZo: Joe Goglia, Jose Rodriguez, Samuel Peña & Israel Reyes-vocals/percussion Zach Wiggins-vocals/keyboards, Melita Belgrave-vocals Special Guests: Rafa Maya and Sara Cristina-vocals/percussion/dance

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New Volunteer Orientation

May 4 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Nash offers volunteer information and orientation on a Saturday morning of every month at 10:00 a.m. (check the calendar!) Come meet current volunteers, find out more about volunteering, and meet new friends as you learn more about volunteering. The Nash is dependent upon the talents, generosity and commitment of volunteers.  We have a very special mission and profound responsibility to ensure the preservation of America’s original art form–jazz–for our community, and for generations to come.  If you have a personal…

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