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June 2019

Emerging Artist Series: Alex Price

June 28 @ 7:30 PM

Kaili Otsuka-vocals, Katelyn Vincent-vocals, Alex Price-trumpet/compositions, Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Benjamin Cortez-piano/vocals, Jude Poorten-guitar, Vincent Thiefain-upright bass, Sam Russo-drums Alex Price is a jazz musician and Downbeat award-winning composer from the Los Angeles area, currently living in Tempe, Arizona. Alex has performed/shared the stage with numerous artists as a trumpet player, including Lewis Nash, Michael Kocour, Wayne Bergeron, Conrad Herwig, Michelle Coltrane, Joel Frahm, Sean Jones, Jason Palmer and Harold Maybern. In the past, he has performed with the Young Sounds…

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The Brecker Brothers Project

June 29 @ 7:30 PM

Bruce Gates-trumpet, Paul Brewer-alto sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Nick Manson-keyboards, Jeff Lauffer-guitar, Mike King-bass, John Lewis-drums, Joe Garcia-percussion The Brecker Brothers Project was formed to present the incredible music of the seminal 70’s fusion band formed by Randy and Michael Brecker. Like it’s namesake, the Project is a veritable “Super-band” of Valley virtuosos. Expect to hear Brecker classics like; Some Skunk Funk, African Skies, Sponge, Grease Piece, King Of The Lobby, Funky Sea Funky Dew and many others. This promises…

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Jam Session: Stan Sorenson

June 30 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

photo by Diane Banyai Stan Sorenson-guitar/bandleader, Sean Brogan-bass, Buddy Banks-drums Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.…

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July 2019

First Friday: Geocentric

July 5 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Free

Zach Gillespie-keyboard/piano/electronics, Alan Acosta-saxophone, Bailey Zick-bass, Joel Oroz-drums Spanning the musical expanse between modern and traditional jazz. An Intergalactic Space-Jazz adventure brought to you by adventurous Phoenix Jazz musicians. Brace yourselves. Free Admission

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Carmela y Más

July 6 @ 7:30 PM

This eight-piece Latin Jazz - Salsa band has graced many stages locally and internationally. A kaleidoscope of Afro-Cuban rhythms delivered in electrifying musical performances. ALL SEATS RESERVED $35 VIP, $30 Preferred, $25 General, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID. Seating in General section only) Plus processing costs Note: Parking available as an add-on to your online ticket purchase

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Jam Session: Brave Musician

July 7 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monica Shriver-saxophone/flute, Danielle Cooke-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Matt McClintock-drums Brave Musician is a comprehensive initiative for musicians' personal development in creative confidence and empowerment. The Brave Musician Jam session hosted by Monica Shriver is a supportive environment for musicians of all ages, styles, and levels to make music together. Have you always wanted to go to a jam session but didn’t really know what it was about? Do you have something that you want to try, maybe a song or chord progression or…

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Vocal Jazz Workshop Concert (Week One)

July 11 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is the culminating performance of The Nash Summer Vocal Jazz Workshop (Week One), directed by Dennis Rowland. The Vocal Jazz Workshops will focus on the vocalist’s role in a jazz ensemble. Through performance, vocalists and instrumentalists will explore the basics of what to listen for when performing with an ensemble, how to choose tunes and keys, intros and endings, improvisation and vocal techniques. Free Admission  

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Emerging Artist Series: Benjamin Cortez

July 12 @ 7:30 PM

Benjamin Cortez-keyboards/vocals/guitar, Patrick Feher-tenor and alto saxophones, Jayson Davis-trumpet, Richard Brennan-trombone, Joe Allie-guitars, Eric Nakamoto-bass, Connor Sample-drums Benjamin Cortez is a multi-dimensional musician who delivers soulful, high-energy performances on vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar, and drums. His diverse musical sensibilities reflect the eclectic cultural landscape of his hometown: Phoenix, Arizona. In his time living there, he has has jumped at every opportunity to better his craft, having been recruited to do live and session work for high-profile acts ranging from…

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The Sextet: The Genius Of Mingus

July 13 @ 7:30 PM

Alex Yuwen-sax, Bryon Ruth-sax, Charles Smith-piano, Greg Hasson-guitar, Max Beckman-bass, Jacob Eary-drums The Sextet is a group of valley-based musicians dedicated to performing the music of the great bassist and composer, Charles Mingus. The Sextet aims to perform his compositions through arrangements of their own that capture the amazing spirit and energy of Mingus. $25, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs Note: Parking available as an add-on to your online ticket purchase

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Jam Session: Beth Lederman

July 14 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beth Lederman-piano/bandleader, Mike King-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz. $10, $5 Students w/…

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Vocal Jazz Workshop Concert (Week Two)

July 18 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is the culminating performance of The Nash Summer Vocal Jazz Workshop (Week Two), directed by Dennis Rowland. The Vocal Jazz Workshops will focus on the vocalist’s role in a jazz ensemble. Through performance, vocalists and instrumentalists will explore the basics of what to listen for when performing with an ensemble, how to choose tunes and keys, intros and endings, improvisation and vocal techniques. Free Admission

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Chaz Martineau

July 19 @ 7:30 PM

Chaz Martineau-sax, Gregory Hasson-guitar, Vincent Thiefain-bass, Jacob Eary-drums Chaz Martineau is a phoenix based saxophonist and composer. His playing and improvising is inspired by musicians such as Lage Lund, Mark Turner, and Melissa Aldana. This evenings works will include brand new premieres along with original compositions from his early two albums. $20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs Note: Parking available as an add-on to your online ticket purchase

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Nick Manson w/ special guest Gerry Gibbs

July 20 @ 7:30 PM

Nick Manson-piano, Fred Forney-trumpet, Dwight Kilian-bass, Gerry Gibbs-drums ALL SEATS RESERVED: $30 VIP, $25 Preferred, $21 General, $11 Students (25 & under w/ ID, General seating section only) Plus processing costs Nick Manson is a talented jazz pianist and composer. The two-time Emmy award winning multifaceted Nick Manson is also a composer, arranger and producer who has excelled in several fields. His piano playing is swinging, lyrical, consistently innovative and quite individual. Drummer Gerry Gibbs has performed with some of…

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Jazz Matinee: NOLAz

July 21 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ted Belledin-piano/saxophone, Simone Sanchez-vocals, Kevin Tangney-trumpet, Benjie Messer-trombone, Marcus Williams-guitar, Sam Smith-bass, Janet Daniel-drums NOLAz Band plays jazz infused groove and soul music from NOLA: New Orleans, LA. From The Neville Brothers to Allen Toussaint, The Meters to Galactic, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Trombone Shorty, there is a particular musical character that stems from New Orleans. NOLAz Band channels this energy, and brings a little NOLA to Arizona. $25, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing…

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Jam Session: Zach Wiggins

July 21 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Zach Wiggins-piano/bandleader, Bailey Zick-bass, Andrew Flores-drums Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz. $10, $5 Students w/…

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Emerging Artist Series: Richard Brennan

July 26 @ 7:30 PM

Richard Brennan-trombone, Liam Connor-trumpet, Alex Buelna Mendivil-alto saxophone, Benjamin Cortez-piano, Eric Nakamoto-bass, Nathan Hooker-drums Richard Brennan is an Arizona based musician who is currently studying for his Bachelor’s in Music Education at Arizona State University. Richard was born and raised in Rio Rico, Arizona, and started his musical journey in 5th grade. Throughout middle school and high school, Richard started studying at the Tucson Jazz Institute, and through the program received many awards and recognitions, including 2 first place wins…

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Jimmy Nistico & Jazz Express

July 27 @ 7:30 PM

Jimmy Nistico-sax, Devon Bridgewater-trumpet/violin, Dave Henning-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass, Bruce Stodola-drums Tenor saxophonist Jimmy Nistico brings his hard-swingin’ quintet into The Nash for a night of straight ahead, mainstream jazz. Jim Nistico was born in Syracuse, NY, and raised in a musical home with older brother Sal Nistico paving the way on saxophone. Jim got started on clarinet at age 10, switching to tenor sax (Sal’s hand me down) at age 15. He played his first professional gig at 16 and continued playing…

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Jazz Matinee: Dennis Rowland & Diana Lee

July 28 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Diana Lee-vocals, Dennis Rowland-vocals, Dave Baradic-keys, Mike King-bass, and Greg Warner-drums ALL SEATS RESERVED: $30 VIP, $25 Preferred, $21 General, $11 Students (25 & under w/ ID, General seating section only) Plus processing costs Note: Parking available as an add-on to your online ticket purchase Vocal jazz fans will not want to miss this special night, as two of the Phoenix area’s most beloved performers take the stage together! Dennis Rowland is beloved by jazz devotees and theatergoers around the globe.…

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Jam Session: Pam Morita

July 28 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pam Morita-piano/bandleader, Chris Ross-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz. $10, $5 Students w/…

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August 2019

Union32 Plays Scandinavian Jazz

August 3 @ 7:30 PM

Union32: Keith Kelly-saxophone, flute, Brett Reed-vibes, percussion, Alex Oliverio-guitar, Ben Hedquist-acoustic bass, Ryan Anthony-drums and cymbals Scandinavia has been home to trailblazers in the world of jazz since the 1970s. Characterized by “stark” tones, allusions to natural sounds, and folk music influences, jazz with a “Nordic sound” has a distinctive style. Union32 vibist Brett Reed, "This music is hauntingly simple and beautiful, while also not being much like the American jazz we are accustomed to - it has now been a big influence on our…

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Jam Session: Stan Sorenson

August 4 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

photo by Diane Banyai Stan Sorenson-guitar/bandleader Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz. $10, $5 Students w/…

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The Nash Vocal Jazz Ensemble

August 9 @ 7:30 PM

The Nash Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Gregory Amerind, presents "A Midsummer Night's Jazz", featuring 100 years of music from Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Anders Edenroth, Carole King, Jon Hendricks, Richie Cole, and a whole let more! $20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs

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New Volunteer Orientation

August 10 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Nash offers volunteer information and orientation on a Saturday morning of every month at 10:00 a.m. (check the calendar!) Come meet current volunteers, find out more about volunteering, and meet new friends as you learn more about volunteering. The Nash is dependent upon the talents, generosity and commitment of volunteers.  We have a very special mission and profound responsibility to ensure the preservation of America’s original art form–jazz–for our community, and for generations to come.  If you have a personal…

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Matt Lennex & The Giants of Jazz

August 10 @ 7:30 PM

Matt Lennex and the Giants of Jazz at the Nash in Phoenix Arizona Matt Lennex-trombone, Adam Roberts-saxophone, Nick Manson-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Matt Lennex and the Giants of Jazz - Birthday Bash! Come join Matt and drummer Ryan Anthony as they celebrate their birthdays by playing their favorite songs. From Ellington staples Mood Indigo and Caravan to post-bop classics by Shorter and Henderson, you'll be sure to hear one of your favorites! ALL SEATS RESERVED: $29 VIP, $26 Preferred, $23 General, $11 Students…

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Jazz Matinee: Josiel Perez “An Afternoon In Old Havana”

August 11 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

An Afternoon In Old Havana at The Nash! Josiel Perez-trumpet, Yuniel Moya Toca-guitar/vocals, Ariel Cacheiro Lopez-tres, Luis Gustavo Grandales-percussion, special guest Irene Rhodes-vocals In the 1930s, the well-known early Jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong recorded a son montuno based on a Cuban street vendor called the “Peanut Vendor” by Moisés Simons. “The Peanut Vendor” is a Cuban son-pregón. The son montuno is the most important genre of Cuban popular music. If you ever visited Old Havana, Cuba, you will find…

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Jam Session: Adam Clark

August 11 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adam Clark-drums/bandleader Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz. $10, $5 Students w/ ID (at the door),…

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The Monica Shriver Jazz Project feat. Stan Smith

August 16 @ 7:30 PM

Monica Shriver-woodwinds and artwork, Ben Hedquist-bass, Erik Teichmann-drums and special guest, Stan Smith – guitar The Monica Shriver Jazz Project with special guest, Stan Smith. $20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs The Monica Shriver Jazz Project will perform original compositions by Monica Shriver and Stan Smith, including some adventurous exploring of the relationship and connection between improvisation and abstract art. Following in the footsteps of great jazz improvisors such as Ornette Coleman, Charlie Haden, Charles…

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BossaNova 77

August 17 @ 7:30 PM

Al Abado- vocals, percussion, Artie Grijalva- guitar, Beth Lederman- keyboards, Adrian Goldenthal- bass, Emerson Laffey-drums The musical styles of Brazil are as vast as the country itself, but it is bossa nova and samba that have especially ingrained themselves into the language of jazz.  Featuring the music of Ivan Lins, Djavan,, Caetano Veloso, and of course, A.C. Jobim, BossaNova 77 is a band which loves this music with a passion. Vocalist Al Abado and guitarist Artie Grijalva have been performing…

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Jazz Matinee: Pam Morita

August 18 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pam Morita-piano/vocals, Andy Gross-saxophone, Ben Hedquist-bass, Dan Tomlinson-drums "With A Song In My Heart" - A Tribute to Rodgers & Hart Join Pam Morita and her all-star band on Sunday, August 18th as they pay tribute to one of the most prolific and successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century. $25, Students $10 (25 & under w/ ID), JiA Lifetime members: Free Plus processing costs

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Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis

August 18 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ioannis Gooudelis-piano/bandleader, Mario Mendivil-bass, John Lewis-drums Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz. $10, $5 Students w/…

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Running From Bears plays The Blues and the Abstract Truth

August 23 @ 7:30 PM

Eric Rasmussen-alto saxophone, Adam Roberts-tenor/soprano sax, Keith Kelly-tenor/baritone sax, Jeff Libman-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Running From Bears is one of the leading creative jazz ensembles in the Southwest. Formed in 2009, this eclectic Phoenix-based sextet is known for adventurous compositions, imaginative arrangements including live jazz mash-ups, and exhilarating improvisations. The group’s most recent album is Maul of America (2017), released on the Edgetone label. Running From Bears continues its long-running residency at the Roosevelt Row mainstay The Lost Leaf.…

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Steven Powell w/ The Andy Galore Band

August 24 @ 7:30 PM

Steven Powell-vocals, Beth Lederman-keys, Mike Ozuna-guitar, Andy Galore-bass, Alonzo Powell-drums Steven Powell with the Andy Galore Band: Jazz-Blues-Gospel Tribute featuring the finest musicians in Arizona ALL SEATS RESERVED: $29 VIP, $26 Preferred, $23 General, $11 Students (25 & under w/ ID, General seating only) Plus processing costs

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Jazz Matinee: Al Raitano

August 25 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Al Raitano-vocals, Rachael Gold-piano, Mike King-bass, Dan Tomlinson-drums Best known in the Valley for his decade-long run at the Pointe Resorts, Al Raitano is proudly celebrating 50 years in show business with his first appearance at The Nash. Joining Raitano for this 50-year celebration are long-time musical companions Rachael Gold-piano, Mike King-bass and Dan Tomlinson-drums. Raitano’s repertoire includes a wide range of music reminiscent of the stylings of the great male singers Sinatra and Bennett, Bobby Darin and Ray Charles,…

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Jam Session: Dave Henning

August 25 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Photo by Diane Banyai Dave Henning-piano/bandleader, Selwyn Reams-bass, Bruce Stodola-drums Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.…

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September 2019

Pete Swan Quartet

September 7 @ 7:30 PM

Brice Winston-saxophone, Angelo Versace-piano, Scott Black-bass, Pete Swan-drums $25, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs This show is the CD release party for a live recording made at The Nash - CDs will be available the night of the performance. The quartet is made up of a very talented group of musicians with extensive backgrounds in performing, with very different approaches to playing that compliment one another and meld into a unique sound.  The four have been playing together…

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