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Ben Hedquist

“Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas” – The Crotty & O’Neill Sextet

Featuring Deater O’Neill, vocals • Mike Crotty, trumpet, saxophones and flutes • Beth Lederman, piano • Ben Hedquist, bass • Glenn Davis, drums • Brett Reed, vibes Composer/arranger Mike Crotty and singer Deater O’Neill have combined their musical creativity and zany sense of humor in this delightful, holiday presentation. Every concert is a veritable, musical …

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Valley Jazz Cooperative

Combo students from the East Valley Jazz Cooperative (led by Russell Schmidt) and the Phoenix Conservatory of Music (led by Dr. Benjamin Hedquist) will share the Nash stage for a special Monday night performance. The program will feature a combination of American songbook standards and original jazz classics, including the rarely-heard Billy Higgins composition Marilyn’s Dilemma. $15, $5 …

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August 12 Jazz Matinee: Jan Sandwich & Friends

3:00 – 5:00 PM CLICK HERE for tickets Jan Sandwich-vocals, Nicole Pesce-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Adam Clark-drums Jan has performed at hundreds of nightclubs and resorts throughout Arizona, California and the Southwest since 1975. Her musical journey includes two years as a “Barnstormer” at the Windmill Dinner Theater in Scottsdale and multiple appearances at the Coconut …

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