Mike Vax-trumpet | Tony Vacca-sax | Howard Alden-guitar | Joel Robin-piano | Selwyn Ream-bass | Ken French-drums Mike Vax played with Art Pepper, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, and the Glen Miller and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras. But he is acclaimed as the first trumpet and co-leader of the historic “ahead of its time” Stan Kenton Orchestra and the ongoing Stan Kenton Alumni Band. Join the celebration as the ever smiling and humorous Vax plays tunes from his multi-era repertoire with his regular septet. And yes, there will be cake! TICKETS: Tier 1: $35 (Tier 1 seats are…
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KJZZ FALL JAZZ PARTY Celebrate Fall and our cool temperatures! Meet Blaise Lantana, the voice of jazz from KJZZ 91.5 FM, as she pays tribute to this wonderful time of year. Enjoy songs about Fall including "Autumn Leaves" with special guests the Sugar Thieves and Stan Sorenson on guitar.
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.
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…
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.
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.
A Tribute to Antônio Carlos Jobim BossaNova 77 has been performing Brazilian Bossa Nova Jazz music and standards for over 40 years in the Phoenix area. BossaNova 77 performs the classic sounds out of Brazil from performers like Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Joao Gilberto, as well as all the American Jazz Standards we know and love in a classic Bossa Nova style. With Al Alabado on vocals and percussion and Art Grijalva on acoustic guitar, BossaNova 77 brings you the smooth and authentic Bossa Nova and samba styles that transports you to the beaches of Rio De Janeiro.
The Crotty & O'Neill Sextet: Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas! Mike Crotty – saxes, flutes & trumpet, Deater O’Neill – vocals, Michael Collins – piano, Dwight Kilian - bass, Sam Russo – drums, Brett Reed – vibes. Please join Mike Crotty, Deater O’Neill and their sextet for their annual Christmas show, “Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas”. A delight for kids of all ages, their musical renditions of holiday classics promise a swinging, heart-felt romp into the spirit of the season!
It's a Swingin' Solstice with The Nash Vocal Jazz Ensemble, featuring music from Earth, Wind & Fire, Paul Simon, Don Menza, George Harrison, Irving Berlin, Burt Bacharach, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jon Hendricks, Woody Herman, Cole Porter, and more! TICKETS: $25, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs
Chaz Martineau-tenor sax, Eric Rasmussen-alto sax, John Meier-guitar, Bailey Zick-bass, Connor Sample-drums Brooklyn-based saxophonist/composer, Chaz Martineau, is home for the holidays and ready to share some new music with The Nash! He will be presenting songs from his latest album, A Hummingbird's Heart Doesn't Bleed, as well as some timeless standards interpreted by his top-notch band.
New Years Eve: We3 + Sheila Earley What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Celebrate in style with We3 + Sheila Earley at The Nash. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. and we'll ring in 2023 "New York Time" - (10 p.m. - AZ Time) ...so you can still be home before midnight. Special champagne toast and dessert included.