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March 2020

East Valley Jazz Cooperative

March 7 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

EVJC Sapphire Ensemble & Indigo Big Band The East Valley Jazz Cooperative Sapphire Ensemble (directed by Paul Brewer) and the Indigo Big Band (led by Russell Schmidt) share a matinee date at The Nash. The Sapphire Ensemble (a nonet) will perform West Coast/Cool Jazz classics, while the Indigo Big Band will perform music by Duke Ellington and Bill Holman. The EVJC is comprised of outstanding east side music students in grades 8 through 12. Please join us for another great…

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Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now – Cast of Characters

March 7 @ 7:30 PM

Lucas Pino-saxophones, Nick Finzer-trombone, Russ Schmidt-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums Nick Finzer is one of the most dynamic musicians of the millennial generation. An award-winning composer, arranger, producer, and trombonist, Finzer is bringing the joy and power of Jazz to both traditional fans and the most modern 21st century audiences. He’s on a mission to be a passionate voice defining the sound of Jazz in this age while also bringing street cred to the trombone with a bold, tight sound.…

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Jazz Matinee: Sima & Her All-Star Trio

March 8 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sima-vocals, Mark DeCozio-piano, Felix Sainz-bass, Sheila Earley-drums Sima and Her All Star Trio Sima was classically trained in New York performing with the big NYC society orchestras. She was invited to perform in Rome, Italy and shortly thereafter was signed to a European record label. She continued her music in Europe for 10 years where she also met her future husband. Upon returning to New York with Chef Marcellino Verzino, Sima dedicated her time to the joint venture of working…

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Ariel Kasler Quintet

March 8 @ 7:30 PM

David Bixler-alto sax, Andrew Bishop-soprano & tenor sax, Ariel Kisler-piano/guitar, Chris Finet-bass, Rob Wallace-drums The Ariel Kasler Quintet is a jazz ensemble that performs original compositions and arrangements and recorded the album Above the Sound (2015). Kasler is an Israeli-North American musician whose music represents his diverse cultural and musical background. Primarily a jazz musician, Kasler’s music is also influenced by his experience growing up in Israel, hearing Western, Middle Eastern, and Jewish music. In addition to playing jazz, Kasler…

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The Peter & Will Anderson Trio

March 13 @ 7:30 PM

Remarkable!” – Wall Street Journal “Pete and Will Anderson are virtuosos on both clarinet and saxophone” – The New York Times Peter Anderson-woodwinds, Will Anderson-woodwinds, Felix Lemerle-guitar Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary set of brothers performing music today. Known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music, they hail from Washington, DC, but moved to New York City to attend Juilliard. Peter and Will have performed with the Jimmy Heath Big Band, Lincoln…

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New Volunteer Orientation

March 14 @ 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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Fred Forney Quintet: “I Remember Chet”

March 14 @ 7:30 PM

Fred Forney-trumpet, Brice Winston-tenor sax, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Rob Moore-drums “I Remember Chet…”, a tribute to Chet Baker, the James Dean of cool jazz.  Songs that were hits for Chet like “I Remember You”, “I Fall In Love Too Easily” and music from his collaborations with Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz.  A Jimmy Heath Tribute and music by Horace Silver.  Romance - swing - melody - surprise - cool. $31 VIP, $26 Preferred, $21 General, $11 Students (25 & under w/ ID. General…

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SCC/CGCC/PC Jazz Ensemble Night

March 16 @ 7:30 PM

Performances by ensembles from Scottsdale Community College (Eric Rasmussen-director), Chandler-Gilbert Community College (Adam Roberts-director) and Phoenix College (Ryan Anthony-director). $15, $5 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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