Russell 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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December 9: Nash Composers Coalition – Debut Performance!

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Eric Rasmussen-alto sax, Mary Petrich-tenor sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Keith Kelly-baritone sax, Megan DeJarnett-trumpet, Jeff Libman-guitar, Matt Williams-vibraphone, Russell Schmidt-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Connor Sample-drums Ten composers. Ten performers. Ten premieres. Developed as a fresh, creative outlet for Phoenix jazz artists, the Nash …

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