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Russ Schmidt

Valley Jazz Cooperative

Jazz combo students from throughout the East Valley take the Nash stage for a special Saturday matinee performance. These outstanding young musicians (drawn from eight different area high schools) participate in the Valley Jazz Cooperative program, directed by Russell Schmidt. The program will feature works by such jazz luminaries as John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Thelonious …

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East Valley Jazz Cooperative

EVJC Indigo Big Band (+VJC Senior Showcase) The East Valley Jazz Cooperative Indigo Big Band, a 19-piece ensemble comprised of outstanding students in grades 8 through 12, will perform a matinee concert featuring works by notable big band writers including Gil Evans and Thad Jones. The VJC is directed by Russell Schmidt. Before the big band takes …

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Russell Schmidt Sextet: CD Release Party

Tito Carrillo-trumpet/flugelhorn, Brice Winston-tenor saxophone, Paul Ferguson-trombone, Russell Schmidt-piano/vocals, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums Pianist/Composer Russell Schmidt brings his sextet back to The Nash for a special event, celebrating the release of his newest recording: Jazz Triptych, Volume II – The Secular. Just as with last fall’s release, Jazz Triptych, Volume I – The Sacred, 100% of sales from this new album (available …

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