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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Often blending a mixture of latin and bossa rhythms with strong balladry, Kim Weston deals in a currency that goes beyond love, loss, joy and grief. She peels back the bandages over homelessness, dependency, and religious dogma. The heavier issues of a culture that quickly celebrates success but sweeps its failures under the rug nudge Kim into a socially conscious envelope rarely seen from many of today’s artists. And all that observation and commentary is wrapped in harmony and chord progressions as complex as our humanity.
Unfortunately, Sandra Bassett had to cancel her appearance at The Nash on Saturday, November 5th, but Phoenix favorite Alice Tatum has graciously stepped in to take her place! Alice Tatum is an award-winning and critically acclaimed singer who has been a fixture on the Phoenix music scene for more than 30 years. She is an accomplished jazz vocalist and excels in pop music genres. Tatum has performed with greats such as Michael McDonald, Tom Scott, The Righteous Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Alice Cooper, and Nancy Wilson. She has sung on national commercials, TV, and film, as well as on her own…
Mary Petrich-saxophones, Claudia Bloom-piano, Kenji Wagner-bass, Holly Channell-drums The JazzWomenCollective is drawn from among the Valley’s creative jazz players, composers, and arrangers. In this outing they will be performing works by famous as well as lesser-known female composers, including such giants as Mary Lou Williams, Carla Bley, Renee Rosnes, and Roxy Coss.
Eric Felten is “one of the best trombonists in jazz,” Doug Ramsey declares at his Rifftides blog. Not long after Felten graduated from Arizona State University, the International Trombone Association recognized Felten with the Frank Rosolino award for best new trombonist. He has recorded 7 CDs as a leader, discs that feature many of the finest musicians in jazz, including Joshua Redman and Mingus alum Jimmy Knepper , Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, and Randy Brecker ; Jack Sheldon and Herb Geller ; Kenny Barron and Jimmy Cobb . He has been recognized not only for his instrumental chops but for…
JAZZ MASTERS’ SERIES The Superstition Jazz Orchestra presents "A Creature of Many Faces: Celebrating the Music of Randy Brecker" On November 16th Phoenix College’s Superstition Jazz Orchestra (SJO) will continue its jazz masters series, presenting the music of Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer, RANDY BRECKER. For more than five decades, Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock—from the funk-fusion of the Brecker Brothers Band to Brecker’s beautiful Brazilian-style tunes. The SJO and its fine soloists promise an electrifying evening of Brecker’s music, featuring special arrangements written by composers Mike Crotty and Nick Cooper.
Celebrating Puerto Rico Discovery Day Discovery Day (Spanish: Día del Descubrimiento de Puerto Rico) is a public holiday in Puerto Rico observed on November 19th. This holiday marks the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the island in 1493. Every year, Discovery of Puerto Rico Day is celebrated with fairs, cultural activities, and a grand parade and - at The Nash - The Frank Valdes Septet will be celebrating with a high-energy evening of salsa, bomba, guaracha and all things Puerto Rican!
Sherry Roberson & Friends: An Autumn Affair Sherry Roberson-vocals, Jesse McGuire-trumpet, Joel Robin-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Dom Moio-drums Critically acclaimed for her soulfully swinging song craft, Sherry Roberson has appeared in concert for two decades with the Jazz Divas and has toured overseas to Bangkok, Thailand and Istanbul, Turkey. Roberson’s ability to play with time by moving phrases ahead or behind the beat make her spontaneous interpretations of the Great American Songbook an audience favorite.
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.