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ASU Big Band Night

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

Join the ASU Big Band and Mountanview High School Jazz Red for a great night of live jazz!   The Concert Jazz Band in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Music, Dance and Theatre is the premier large ensemble of the Jazz Studies program in which students study and perform music from the classic big band repertoire, as well as commissioned works, student compositions and recent works by contemporary jazz composers. Recent guests artists appearing with the Concert Jazz Band include Eric Alexander, Jerry Bergonzi, Wycliffe Gordon, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oatts, Eric Schneider, Joel Spencer, and Scott Wendholt.

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First Friday: Ben Hedquist presents Sleigher

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

Ben Hedquist Presents SLEIGHER Eric Rassmussen-reeds, Keith Kelly-reeds, Kate Vincent-reeds/piano/voice, Ray Lebert-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Connor Sample-drums Ben Hedquist returns to The Nash with his new sextet Sleigher. Joined by Eric Rasmussen, Keith Kelly, Kate Vincent, Ray Lebert, and Connor Sample,  this sextet performance will feature all original arrangements of holiday classics. Be warned, this is not your mother’s holiday music! Since moving to Phoenix in 2012, Hedquist has become one of the Valley’s most in-demand bassists. He frequently performs with Phoenix-based musicians such as Michael Kocour, Jeff Libman, Eric Rasmussen, Keith Kelly, Adam Roberts, and Dom Moio. He has also performed with a growing number of jazz notables, including Joe Locke,…

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Bill Easley/Lewis Nash Clinic

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

The Illinois Jacquet Centennial Band will hold a clinic for students, educators and anyone interested in a look "behind the scenes" of a top-notch jazz band on Saturday, December 3rd. Bill Easley, Mike Kocour, Chris Finet and Lewis Nash will be onsite playing a few songs and answering questions.  

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Illinois Jacquet Centennial Celebration

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

Illinois Jacquet Centennial Celebration Bill Easley and The Lewis Nash Trio Bill Easley-sax, Mike Kocour-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Lewis Nash-drums llinois Jacquet was one of the most influential tenor saxophonists in the history of jazz. On his very first recording at the age of 19 with Lionel Hampton, Jacquet spawned an entirely new style and sound for tenor saxophone with his legendary solo on “Flying Home,” which is widely regarded as the most famous solo in jazz history. Two years later, while improvising with Nat King Cole on piano and Les Paul on guitar at a benefit concert, Jacquet played a…

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Turning Point

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

When the combustible four-man force of musical nature known as Turning Point took over the Phoenix club scene in the mid-90s, the desert city's nights truly became as steamy as its nights. Establishing itself before packed hotspots like The Famous Door and Beeloes, and later becoming regional sensations playing some 200 dates a year, the band grew to embody the freewheeling creative spirit of indie music. Drawing on each member's musical and cultural background, Turning Point forged an eclectic sound that mixed progressive jazz with rock, R&B and blues, with touches of Greek music and - paying homage to their…

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The Power Trio with Special Guest Bill Easley

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

Saxophonist Bill Easley continues his weekend of performances at The Nash by joining The Power Trio for an afternoon of music focused on Easley’s stints with organ greats, including Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, and the recently departed Joey DeFrancesco. The aptly monikered “Power Trio” brings together three of Arizona’s most accomplished musical powers. Mike Kocour – in addition to being the Director of Jazz Studies at ASU – has decades of performing and recording experience with five critically acclaimed CDs and a list of credits far too long to post here! Stan Sorenson is arguably the face (and voice) of…

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Grand Canyon University & Young Sounds of AZ

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

The Grand Canyon University Thunder Big Band and Young Sounds of Arizona share The Nash stage for a night of big band jazz. Join director Andy Gross as he leads both ensembles through modern repertoire and some old favorites.      

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South Mt. Community College Latin Jazz Band

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

The South Mountain Latin Jazz Band, under the direction of Eddie Gaona, focuses on playing the exciting rhythms of Latin fused with Jazz. The two most influential mixers are Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music. This combined with Jazz comes across as passionate, intense, powerful and exciting!  

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Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

FREE ADMISSION! Delphine Cortez-vocals, Joel Robin-piano Come on in and check out The Nash! Wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase.

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SCC Jazz Combos

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos appear in concert, under the direction of Eric Rasmussen. $15, $5 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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Erik, Sam & Ellis

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

Erik Olson-guitar, Ellis Green-bass, Sam Russo-drums Guitarist Erik Olson, bassist Ellis Green, and drummer Sam Russo present elaborate, swinging arrangements of music from the American songbook, including selections from their new album “Tune Time.” The album is due to be released digitally in early December.

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Fred Boswell, Jr.

The Nash @ 110 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

Terry Harris, Jr.-keys, Alan Harris-bass, Fred Boswell, Jr.-drums Red-hot jazz/gospel/rock drummer, Fred Boswell, Jr., takes over The Nash for a night of classic mainstream jazz, fusion, funk and soul with a lot of suprises built in. The core trio are life-long friends and brothers with a musical bond like no other! Check out their new album, The Arcade Project, on all digital music platforms, and don't miss this special night of music at The Nash.

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