The Nash Legacy Ensembles


Directed by two of the leading jazz musicians/educators in the Southwest - Mike Kocour (Director of Jazz Studies, Arizona State University) and Eric Rasmussen (Director of Instrumental Music, Scottsdale CC) - students in The Nash Legacy Ensembles develop the art of small jazz ensemble improvisation, composition, and arranging in a highly-supportive and collaborative manner.

This tuition-free program selects up to 12 musicians to perform regularly throughout the year and produce a CD of their music at the end of the academic year.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Legacy Program will begin Fall 2020 online and move to an in-person model as the situation in Arizona becomes safe for students and teachers.

Those who are interested in participating in this program (or educators that wish to refer students) should contact Dr. Ben Hedquist at ben.hedquist@thenash.org.
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