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Jimmy Nistico & Jazz Express
June 17 @ 7:30 pm
110 E Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA Buy Tickets
About This Event
Jimmy Nistico-sax, Devin Bridgewater-trumpet/flugelhorn/violin, Dave Henning-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass, Bruce Stodola-drums
Jimmy Nistico and Jazz Express present a hard-swingin’ evening of jazz, featuring the music of Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter, Hank Mobley and Sal Nistico, plus other artists.
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.
Jim has since stayed busy, having played the Syracuse Jazz Festival three times, the Glendale (AZ) Jazz Fest with his band Jazz Express, the Phoenix Jazz Festival with Lou Rawls, and the Chandler Jazz Festival with New York trumpeter Joe Magnarelli.
Tier 1: $30 (Tier 1 seats are at 2-top tables)
Tier 2: $27
Tier 3: $22
Students: $8.80 (Use code “student” at checkout)
(Plus processing costs)