Women In Jazz Series 2023/2024

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Roxy Coss

October 7, 2023 @ 7:00 & 9:15 pm (two shows)

"Easily the next hot modern jazz star for generation now" - Cashbox Magazine
Musician, Composer, Bandleader, Educator and Activist Roxy Coss received the 2022 Downbeat Critics’ Poll "Rising Star" award on Soprano Saxophone, is a recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, the Hothouse Magazine & Jazzmobile “Tenor Saxophone” Award, and is a Jazziz Magazine “Artist to Watch”.

Esthesis Quartet

November 11, 2023 @ 7:00 & 9:15 pm (two shows)

Elsa Nillson-flute, Dawn Clement-piano, Emma Dayhuff-bass, Tina Raymond-drums

ESTHESIS QUARTET is made up of four accomplished musicians and educators who met at various festivals, conventions, and sessions around the country. From their first shared note, it was clear that they were a band. The use of the word esthesis in their name is poignant, as it means the elementary sensation of touch, which was something sorely lacking during the Covid lockdown.

Beth Lederman

January 6, 2024 @ 7:30 pm 

Beth Lederman is well-known for her sophisticated jazz and rhythmic Brazilian and Latin-jazz piano styles, not only in the Phoenix area, but throughout the Western U.S. from Canada to Mexico. She has been playing professionally for more than thirty years, leading her own groups, Jazz Con Alma and the Brazilian Jazz group Novo Mundo as well as playing with such well-known names as The Diamonds, Bobbie Vinton, and the Drifters.

Her music is melodic, fun, fluid, passionate, innovative, heartfelt, rhythmic, eclectic, honest, artistic, humorous, spontaneous…and great!

The Nash Liberation Orchestra

January 26, 2024 @ 7:30 pm 

This powerhouse eight-piece instrumental group celebrates the unique contributions of female jazz musicians and composers. With a unique approach to creative collaboration, this dynamic ensemble brings originality to familiar as well as more esoteric works.

Natalie Gallatin Quintet

February 16, 2024 @ 7:30 pm 

Natalie Gallatin-sax, Ray Lebert-guitar, Mike Kocour-piano, Vincent Thiefain-bass, Jacob Eary-drums

Natalie Gallatin is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, educator, recording artist, and activist based in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a 21st century torch-bearer for the performance, education, and re-evaluation of the rich heritage of jazz music.

Maddie Vogler

March 2, 2024 @ 7:30 pm 

Celebrated musician, composer, and educator, Maddie Vogler, is thrilled to announce the release of her highly-anticipated debut album, While We Have Time. Due out on September 15, the album will be available via Origin Records.

A fixture in the Chicago music scene, Vogler is an in demand performer, as well as a Luminarts Jazz Fellow through the Luminarts Cultural Foundation.


April 7, 2024 @ 7:00 pm

Cocomama is a virtual United Nations of women from around the globe who bring their Salsa, soul, R&B, Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz influences to create a sound that is fierce and beautiful! They are excited to be debuting new music from their upcoming album, which was made possible by a grant from Chamber Music of America.

Claudia Bloom - Duos & Quartets

April 19, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Claudia Bloom will be joined by Natalie Gallatin playing an “evening of duets and quartets”. We will feature the music of contemporary composers such as Joshua Redman,  Helen Sung, Tigran Hamasyan, Christine Jensen , Joni Mitchell and others with creative arrangements by Claudia Bloom.

Claudia strives to create and perform music, mostly composed by women,  that hasn’t been “ heard” before by arranging standards and finding music that is not typically played in traditional Phoenix jazz settings.