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August 2019

Jazz Matinee: Josiel Perez “An Afternoon In Old Havana”

August 11 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An Afternoon In Old Havana at The Nash! Josiel Perez-trumpet, Yuniel Moya Toca-guitar/vocals, Ariel Cacheiro Lopez-tres, Luis Gustavo Grandales-percussion, special guest Irene Rhodes-vocals 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…

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Jam Session: Adam Clark

August 11 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adam Clark-drums/bandleader, Angelo Versace-piano, John Donnelly-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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The Monica Shriver Jazz Project feat. Stan Smith

August 16 @ 7:30 PM

Monica Shriver-woodwinds and artwork, Ben Hedquist-bass, Erik Teichmann-drums and special guest, Stan Smith – guitar The Monica Shriver Jazz Project with special guest, Stan Smith. $20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs The Monica Shriver Jazz Project will perform original compositions by Monica Shriver and Stan Smith, including some adventurous exploring of the relationship and connection between improvisation and abstract art. Following in the footsteps of great jazz improvisors such as Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden, Charles…

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BossaNova 77 with Beth Lederman

August 17 @ 7:30 PM

Al Abado- vocals, percussion, Artie Grijalva- guitar, Beth Lederman- keyboards, Adrian Goldenthal- bass, Emerson Laffey-drums The musical styles of Brazil are as vast as the country itself, but it is bossa nova and samba that have especially ingrained themselves into the language of jazz.  Featuring the music of Ivan Lins, Djavan,, Caetano Veloso, and of course, A.C. Jobim, BossaNova 77 is a band which loves this music with a passion. Vocalist Al Abado and guitarist Artie Grijalva have been performing…

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Jazz Matinee: Pam Morita

August 18 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pam Morita-piano/vocals, Andy Gross-saxophone, Ben Hedquist-bass, Dan Tomlinson-drums "With A Song In My Heart" - A Tribute to Rodgers & Hart Join Pam Morita and her all-star band on Sunday, August 18th as they pay tribute to one of the most prolific and successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. $25, Students $10 (25 & under w/ ID), JiA Lifetime members: Free Plus processing costs

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Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis

August 18 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ioannis Goudelis-piano/bandleader, Mario Mendivil-bass, John Lewis-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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Desert City Jazz

August 19 @ 7:30 PM

DESERT CITY JAZZ PRESENTS: Desert City Jazz, Phoenix’s LGBT & Friends jazz ensemble under the direction of Michael Collier, returns to the Nash for an inspiring evening of swinging big band jazz. Our special guest is Eric Rasmussen, one of the Phoenix area’s foremost alto saxophonists, composers, and music educators. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors ($60+)

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Tony Frank & Friends

August 22 @ 7:30 PM

Tony Frank-trumpet/vocals/Eb horn, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Selwyn Reams-bass, Buddy Banks-drums, Special guests! TF smooths up the 10 to kick off the BLUE TRAIN JAZZ TOURII! 15 days across America and back with hits in Phx, Denver, Chi, Mo-town, Mackinac, St Louis, San Antonio and back home to The Old Pueblo. Trumpet, vocals, e-flat horn, invisible bone & a sharp wit are his calling cards. Come swing at AZ's only club dedicated strictly to Jazz and Jazz education. $20, $10 Students (25…

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Running From Bears plays The Blues and the Abstract Truth

August 23 @ 7:30 PM

Eric Rasmussen-alto saxophone, Adam Roberts-tenor/soprano sax, Keith Kelly-tenor/baritone sax, Jeff Libman-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Running From Bears is one of the leading creative jazz ensembles in the Southwest. Formed in 2009, this eclectic Phoenix-based sextet is known for adventurous compositions, imaginative arrangements including live jazz mash-ups, and exhilarating improvisations. The group’s most recent album is Maul of America (2017), released on the Edgetone label. Running From Bears continues its long-running residency at the Roosevelt Row mainstay The Lost Leaf.…

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