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Jimmy Nistico & Jazz Express
April 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States Buy Tickets
About This Event
Outdoors/Socially distanced at Venue 122 – AZ Jewish Historical Society
Jimmy Nistico-sax, Dennis Monce-trumpet, Dave Henning-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass, Bruce Stodola-drums
Tenor saxophonist Jimmy Nistico brings his hard-swingin’ Jazz Express quintet to “The Nash Under the Stars” for a night of straight ahead, mainstream jazz. The band has been together for 15 years and focuses on musical tributes to Cannonball Adderly Wayne Shorter Dexter Gordon and Sal Nistico and others icons of the genre.
Jim Nistico was born in Syracuse, NY, and raised in a musical home with older brother Sal Nistico paving the way on saxophone. Jim got started on clarinet at age 10, switching to tenor sax (Sal’s hand me down) at age 15. He played his first professional gig at 16 and continued playing in local clubs until age 21, when he landed a “pit band “gig at 3 Rivers Inn in upstate NY, backing Patti Page, Jerry Vale, Al Martino , and several other music legends of the day. From there, he joined Stan Collela and the official N.Y.State band playing for Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Maxine Sullivan, Jack Jones, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole and the whole Motown Circuit.
This band has been together for 15 years and never fails to deliver exciting straight-ahead jazz with musical tributes to Cannonball Adderly, Wayne Shorter, Dexter Gordon and Sal Nistico etc. A swingin’ time, guaranteed!
Table seats: $49 each (Please buy in pairs as indicated)
Private Patio:$250 (up to 4 seats) The Private Patio can accommodate up to eight seats (@ $62.50.ea.) for members of the same party. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special seating requests