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Russ Schmidt

West Valley Jazz Cooperative

WVJC Cerulean Big Band The West Valley Jazz Cooperative Cerulean Big Band, a 16-piece ensemble comprised of outstanding west side music students in grades 8 through 12, performs an early matinee concert featuring works by notable big band writers including Neal Hefti and Oliver Nelson. The band is directed by Russell Schmidt. Additionally, a number …

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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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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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