The Nash Legacy Ensembles


The Nash Legacy Ensembles – (Michael Kocour and Eric Rasmussen, Directors) – The Nash Legacy Ensembles are comprised of talented high school jazz musicians from across the Phoenix area who auditioned into this signature program of The Nash. Students in these ensembles explore essential jazz styles, composition and arranging techniques, and the art of improvisation, gaining invaluable small-group performance experience with expert coaching. The Nash Legacy Ensembles perform regularly at concerts and special events throughout the year and produce a year-end CD featuring original work by the groups’ members. The Nash Legacy Ensemble program is a fully-funded, and there is no cost to the participants.

The Nash Legacy Ensemble – Red (Kocour)
Joaquin Rosales-trumpet, Veritas Prep
Alex Thompson-trombone, Highland High School
Jude Poorten-guitar, Paradise Valley High School
Adin Warner-piano, Arizona School for the Arts
Karl Kessler-bass, Mountain View High School
Zachary Killmer-drums, Hamilton High School

The Nash Legacy Ensemble – Blue (Rasmussen)
Antonio Nango-tenor saxophone, Mountain View High School
Elena Rogers-tenor saxophone, Estrella Foothills High School
Jack McCahan-piano, Red Mountain High School
Tiger Bunch-bass, Lincoln Prep Academy
Christine Curran-drums, Desert Mountain High School