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January 2019

Jam Session: Dave Henning

January 20 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Photo by Diane Banyai Dave Henning-piano/bandleader, Selwyn Reams-bass, Bruce Stodola-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.…

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Jazz & Jokes

January 23 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jazz & Jokes combines today’s hottest stand up comedians with exceptional jazz musicians. They share the stage in a new format for The Nash that is improvisational, interactive, and hilarious. Jazz & Jokes is co-presented by Bird City Comedy and The Nash. Music by The Alex Oliverio Trio: Alex Oliverio-guitar, Max Beckman-bass, Matt McClintock-drums $10 (Ages 18+ only) Plus processing costs.

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JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Celebrating Sports Legends

January 24 @ 7:30 PM

Sports give us hope. Music gives us empathy. Poetry gives us life... JAZZmeetsPOETRY returns in the new year to celebrate the power of sports, sound and spoken word, as these align for one night in tribute to local athletes, renditions of favorite  tunes and anthems (like "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" and "Sweet Georgia Brown") and featuring poetry about "the game" and its competitors and poems by players. In an essay titled "The American Dream: Sports And Music," it…

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The Mammoth Ensemble

January 25 @ 7:30 PM

Trumpets - Nick Cooper, Chris Dolske, Derek Nellis Trombones - Matt Vezey, Milas Yoes, Richard Lillard Saxes - Nick Menasco, Dave Schmidt, Adam Roberts, Shea Marshall Piano-Steve McCarvel, Guitar-Jude Poorten, Bass-Ben Hedquist, Drums-Erik Teichmann, Percussion-Doug Nottingham The "Mammoth Ensemble" is expanding from Nonet to 14-piece jazz band!  We will be performing a special showcase featuring music from the anime "Cowboy Bebop", a space-western following a group of bounty hunters that travel planet-to-planet trying to make ends meet. The band featured on the soundtrack…

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John Stowell

January 26 @ 7:30 PM

Brice Winston-sax, John Stowell-guitar, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums John Stowell is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart. He has taught internationally for over 40 years in every educational setting. John began his successful career in the early 1970’s with private study with guitarist Linc Chamberland and pianist John Mehegan. Both men were valuable mentors to John, allowing him to…

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Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

January 27 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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, Churchill’s Pub and Bombay Bicycle Club, plus numerous festivals and concert halls. She has been part of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band…

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Sarah Elizabeth Charles

January 27 @ 7:00 PM

Photo by Matthew Pandolfe $31 VIP, $26 Preferred, $21 General, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) Plus processing costs Sarah Elizabeth Charles & SCOPE will join us for a performance and discussion on the relationship between equality and jazz. In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and in preparation for both Black History and Women’s History month, Sarah will lead a discussion through music around equality and inequality as it pertains to race and gender. As a teaching artist over…

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February 2019

First Friday: NOLAz

February 1 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Ted Belledin-piano/saxophone, Simone Sanchez-vocals, Kevin Tangney-trumpet, Benjie Messer-trombone, Steve Himmelstein-guitar, Sam Smith-bass, Janet Daniel-drums NOLAz Band plays jazz infused groove and soul music from NOLA: New Orleans, LA. From The Neville Brothers to Allen Toussaint, The Meters to Galactic, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Trombone Shorty, there is a particular musical character that stems from New Orleans. NOLAz Band channels this energy, and brings a little NOLA to Arizona.

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Andy Galore Quintet

February 2 @ 7:30 PM

Brice Winston-sax, Russ Schmidt-keys, Mike Ozuna-guitar, Andy Galore-bass, Joe Costello-drums The show will feature Andy’s music, an organic blend of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock and World music. In addition, the show will include exciting new arrangements of Jazz Classics. Andy Galore, a much in demand bassist on the New York scene whose solid groove has powered the bands of icons across multiple genres, steps out as a leader, arranger and composer of note with Out & About (December 2, 2014),…

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