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May 2019

Jazz Matinee: Ashley Pezzotti

May 19 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ashley Pezzotti-vocals, Alex Weitz-sax, Angelo Versace-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Matt McClintock-drums Award-winning vocalist Ashley Pezzotti celebrates the release of her debut album “We’ve Only Just Begun”. Ashley’s straight-ahead jazz release features an array of original compositions inspired by the Great American Songbook. Her compositions are unique stories that draw from her own personal experiences, and those of people dear to her. Ashley also showcases her superb ability to tell a story through some of the great jazz standards featured on the…

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Jam Session: Beth Lederman

May 19 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beth Lederman-piano/bandleader, Felix Sainz-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums 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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The Nash Composers Coalition

May 24 @ 7:30 PM

Nash Composers Coalition: 7 & 7 The Nash Composers Coalition returns with “7 & 7”, a follow-up to our most recent program, featuring dueling septets. Once again, there are different NCC line-ups for each half of the performance. The opening group includes: Mary Petrich-sax, Adam Roberts-sax, Chaz Martineau-sax, Matt Lennex-trombone, Russell Schmidt-piano, Vince Thiefain-bass, Connor Sample-drums After a brief intermission, the closing septet features: Biddy Healey-voice, Derek Nellis-trumpet, Keith Kelly-sax, Chris Stover-trombone, Zach Gillespie-piano, Vince Thiefain-bass, Connor Sample-drums Each half of the event will include the premiere of six new…

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Fred Forney Quintet – Celebrating Miles Davis

May 25 @ 7:30 PM

Fred Forney-trumpet, Brice Winston-tenor sax, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums Long-time Valley first-call trumpeter Fred Forney pays homage to nine-time Grammy Award winner Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991). For over 50 years, Miles has been considered one of the leading innovators in the evolution of jazz music, pioneering Bop, Cool, Hard Bop, Avant Garde and Fusion. This special birthday celebration for Miles includes music from the albums Kind of Blue, Porgy and Bess,…

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Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

May 26 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Francine Reed-vocals, Jesse McGuire-trumpet, Joel Robin-piano, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Felix Sainz-bass, Dowell Davis-drums Last Francine show 'til Fall! Get your tickets NOW! From the mid-1970s through the early 90s, Francine reigned as the most popular jazz and blues vocalist in the Valley.  In fact, she was still winning New Times/Best of Phoenix awards  after she moved to Atlanta!  Francine appeared with her bands Jazz Alive and Fever at venues such as The Boojum Tree, Chuy’s and Chuy’s Next Door/The Night Club,…

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Jam Session: Zach Wiggins

May 26 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Zach Wiggins-piano/bandleader, Bailey Zick-bass, Andrew Flores-drums 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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Emerging Artist Series: Esme Martin & The Spectrum Jazz Ensemble

May 31 @ 7:30 PM

Esme Martin Esme Martin-piano, Ryan Magness-bass, Nathan Hooker-drums Saxophones: Zach Bell-alto, Andrew Gionette-alto, Kevin Ravellette-tenor, Daniel Morales-tenor, Kayla Bowen-bari Trumpets: Alex Melnychuck, Cameron Davidson, Nick Perez, Jeremy Bryant Trombones: Drew Sheets, Denali Kauffman, Gavin Burgess, Richie Brennan The Spectrum Jazz Ensemble, led by Esme Martin, is an accumulation of 16 advanced high school and college musicians across Arizona. Esme Martin, a current senior at University High School, decided to start this ensemble when thinking about how to contribute to the community and strengthen the influence of…

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June 2019

We3 & Company

June 1 @ 7:30 PM

Renee Grant Patrick-vocals, Suzanne Lansford-violin, Nicole Pesce-piano with Dan Tomlinson-drums We3—Nicole Pesce (piano), Suzanne Lansford (violin), and Renee Grant Patrick (vocalist), daughter to the late George Grant of the world-famous Ink Spots—is a powerhouse of talents combined, paying tribute to timeless tunes with new and familiar interpretations of popular, jazz, swing, and blues standards and so much more. ALL SEATS RESERVED: $35 VIP, $29 Preferred, $24 General, $11 Students (25 & under w/ ID, General seating only) Plus processing costs…

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Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis

June 2 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ioannis Goudelis-piano/bandleader, Selwyn Reams-bass, Cleve Huff-drums 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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