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October 2019

JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Remembering Ntozake Shange

October 24 @ 7:30 PM

JAZZmeetsPOETRY presents another intimate theatrical reading event featuring a live band! Last season, we brought you Monk 'N' Bud. This season, we honor the one-year anniversary of the passing of award-winning poet/playwright Ntozake Shange (Oct 18 1948 - Oct 27 2018) and her choreopoem "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When The Rainbow Is Enuf" directed by the ever-amazing Chanel Bragg. Capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls... is a…

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Michael Collins Trio

October 25 @ 7:30 PM

Michael Collins-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Don’t miss the Michael Collins Trio at the Nash! Pianist and composer Michael Collins has appeared regularly at the Nash with valley favorites Clevetet, Doublers Collective, and Superstition Jazz Orchestra, and will deploy his inimitable style, compositions, and arrangements in the classic jazz piano trio format. Featuring valley favorites Ryan Anthony on drums and Chris Finet on bass, the trio will explore Michael’s music in an emotionally deep, yet easy-to-listen-to concert that will also…

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November 2019

First Friday: The Raúl Yañez Quintet

November 1 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Free

Raúl Yañez-piano, León Santiago-vocals/guitar, Xavier Yañez-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums, Tony Valenzuela-congas The Raúl Yañez Quartet presents: a tribute to the Latin jazz greats. Featuring music by Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and many others. Free Admission

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Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

November 3 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Francine Reed-vocals, Joel Robin-piano, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Felix Sainz-bass, Greg Warner-drums Francine is back from her annual summer tour with Lyle Lovett and is making her second appearance at The Nash. Francine's shows always sell out quickly, so get your tickets and the seats you want now! From the mid-1970s through the early 90s, Francine reigned as the most popular jazz and blues vocalist in the Valley. In fact, she was still winning New Times/Best of Phoenix awards after she moved…

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Jam Session: Raúl Yañez

November 3 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Raúl Yañez-piano/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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Nick Manson

November 8 @ 7:30 PM

Nick Manson plays the music of Nick Manson Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums, with special guest Brice Winston-sax The Nash presents an evening of jazz originals with Nick Manson, 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. $21, $11 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs

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New Volunteer Orientation

November 9 @ 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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Jazz Matinee: Bossa Brazil

November 10 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cleo Corcoran-vocals/percussion, Frank Smith -flute/sax/piano, Eric Bart-acoustic guitar/cavaquinho, Glenn Stern-bass/7-string guitar, Joel Oroz-drums Singer Cleo Corcoran, originally from Rio de Janeiro, has a great love of Bossa Nova and the music of Carlos Antonio Jobim. Her influences include Astrud Gilberto, Elis Regina and Gal Costa. Cleo is backed by some of Phoenix's finest veteran musicians with a repertoire consisting of Brazilian Bossa Nova classics as well as some obscure musical gems in the Brazilian styles of Choro and Samba. $20,…

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Jam Session: Stan Sorenson

November 10 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

photo by Diane Banyai Stan Sorenson-guitar/bandleader, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Dan Tomlinson-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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Carole Pellatt & Boneyard

November 15 @ 7:30 PM

Carole Pellatt-guitar, Todd Johnson-bass, Dom Moio-drums Boneyard is a band in a constant state of metamorphosis. The all-instrumental band has gone through several lineups, some including two bassists or two drummers. The current lineup features Carole Pellatt on guitars, Todd Johnson on bass and Dom Moio on drums & percussion. Boneyard alumnus include Troy Lukketta of TESLA, Duke Gadd, Dwight Kilian, Bob Lashier, Andrew Schiller, and the inimitable Steve Gadd has been known to sit in on occasion. Boneyard performances are…

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Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families

November 16 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Free

Hot Dogs & Jazz is a great opportunity for children and families to enjoy a fun program about jazz — the music born in America and found in Hip-Hop and other popular music. Join us Saturday morning, November 16th, as our accomplished musicians demonstrate different instruments and styles of jazz, and give kids a chance to move and sing to the music. Following the show, families will have a chance to meet the band while everyone enjoys free hot dogs, answering…

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Valley Jazz Cooperative

November 16 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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 Monk, and Cedar Walton. Please join us for an afternoon of great music from the Valley Jazz Cooperative! $15, $5 Students (25 & under w/…

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Fred Forney Quintet: Wayne Shorter, Re – Imagined

November 16 @ 7:30 PM

Fred Forney-trumpet/flugelhorn, Brice Winston-tenor saxophone, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums Wayne Shorter, Re - Imagined Wayne Shorter, saxophonist, composer and true master of unparalleled genius, has pushed jazz to new places for 60 years.  Wayne was the musical director for Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, player and composer for Miles Davis and co - founder of the jazz fusion band Weather Report.  Wayne has been honored with 10 Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. Wayne Shorter, Re…

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Jam Session: Beth Lederman

November 17 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beth Lederman-piano/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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Superstition Jazz Orchestra

November 20 @ 7:30 PM

Superstition Jazz Orchestra - Music of the Modern Jazz Pianist Throughout the evolution of jazz, the pianist has often been the source for many of the great compositions that have shaped the idiom. Their works frequently become the “standards,” which have been performed and recorded by numerous artists and ensembles from trio to jazz orchestra. On Wednesday November 20th, the Superstition Jazz Orchestra will present a concert of arrangements by composer/arranger Mike Crotty, based on the works of several renowned…

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Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising

November 21 @ 7:30 PM

This is the culminating performance of the Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising project, which meets at The Nash for weekly rehearsals. Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising is designed to teach young female musicians the basic skills of jazz. In this 8-week program, we will earn well-known jazz tunes and create improvised solos to express individuality. $10, $5 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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Dave Potter’s Retro Groove

November 22 @ 7:30 PM

Brice Winston-saxophone, Angelo Versace-piano, Will Goble-bass, Dave Potter-drums Retro Groove has re-imagined modern pop classics from the 1980's with the sound and style of Jazz to create a unique listener experience. $21, $11 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs

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Bob Ravenscroft Trio

November 23 @ 7:30 PM

Bob Ravenscroft-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums Performances by the current Bob Ravenscroft Trio, feature Bob Ravenscroft on piano, kindred spirits Dwight Kilian on bass and Rob Moore on drums. Interpretations of songs from The Great American Songbook, original compositions, and the magnificent works associated with iconic jazz pianist Bill Evans. ​A Bob Ravenscroft Trio concert combines improvisational jazz, a spiritual influence and experimental video into a spontaneous live experience. $21, $11 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs

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Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

November 24 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

From the mid-1970s through the early 90s, Francine reigned as the most popular jazz and blues vocalist in the Valley. In fact, she was still winning New Times/Best of Phoenix awards after she moved to Atlanta! Francine appeared with her bands Jazz Alive and Fever at venues such as The Boojum Tree, Chuy’s and Chuy’s Next Door/The Night Club, Churchill’s Pub and Bombay Bicycle Club, plus numerous festivals and concert halls. She has been part of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band…

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Jam Session: Stan Sorenson

November 24 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

photo by Diane Banyai Stan Sorenson-guitar/bandleader, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Scott Sadlon-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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Marcos Crego & Cubichi – “Remembrance of Havana”

November 29 @ 7:30 PM

Marcos Crego-piano, Max Beckman-upright bass, Caleb Michel-percussion, Ariel Valdespino-percussion , with guest artist: Daga Suchon-violin "Remembrance of Havana" Join Marcos and the band as they play a variety of styles of Cuban music from the '30s, '50s, son montuno, danzon, cha cha cha, all blended in a Caribbean brew with jazz and classical music. Special guest Daga Suchon is an amazing violinist from Poland, who will add the classical sounds to the mix. www.ladydaga.us $21, $11 Students (25 7 under w/ ID) Plus processing…

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December 2019

South Mountain Community College Latin Jazz Band

December 3 @ 7:30 PM

The South Mountain Latin Jazz Band, under the direction of Eddie Gaona, focuses on playing the exciting rhythms of Latin fused with Jazz. The two most influential mixers are Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music. This combined with Jazz comes across as passionate, intense, powerful and exciting! Eddie Gaona has been a music educator for over 35 years, a professional trumpet player, an arranger and the leader of a Latin band. Eddie is currently music director and theory instructor at South Mountain Community College. $15,…

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ASU Jazz Repertory Band

December 4 @ 8:00 PM

The Arizona State University Jazz Repertory Band, directed by Jayson Davis, is a large ensemble that performs jazz arrangements and compositions from throughout the history of the jazz. Opening up for the Jazz Repertory Band will be a performance by the ASU Jazz Combo program. ASU Jazz Combos are small jazz groups that perform in variety of styles including bebop, fusion, and avant-garde, while offering a creative outlet for composers and arrangers. $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)

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Phoenix College Jazz Ensembles

December 5 @ 7:30 PM

Come enjoy a great evening of music performed by the Phoenix College jazz combos and big band, led by Ryan Anthony, Mary Petrich, and Zach Wiggins. $15, $5 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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SCC Jazz Combos – Night 1

December 10 @ 7:30 PM

Scottsdale Community College Big Band The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos, under the direction of Eric Rasmussen, in concert. (Night 1 of 2) $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)

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SCC Jazz Combos – Night 2

December 11 @ 7:30 PM

Scottsdale Community College Big Band The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos, under the direction of Eric Rasmussen, in concert. $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)

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ASA Jazz Ensemble

December 12 @ 6:30 PM
Free

The ASA Jazz Ensemble is performing at The Nash Thursday, December 12 at 6:30pm.  This nine-piece combo will perform hard-swinging jazz, Latin, and funky pieces and even a bit of free jazz.  A special tribute to Horace Silver will be featured in this performance. Free Admission

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The Nash Composers Coalition

December 13 @ 7:30 PM

The Nash Composers Coalition enters its fourth year of premiere-filled appearances at The Nash. The NCC returns once more with dueling septets, featuring different line-ups for each half of the performance. The opening group includes: Chaz Martineau-sax, Adam Roberts-sax, Alex Price-trumpet, Milas Yoes-trombone, Russell Schmidt-piano, Vince Thiefain-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums After a brief intermission, the closing septet features: Keith Kelly-sax, Eric Rasmussen-sax, Megan DeJarnett-trumpet, Matt Lennex-trombone, Jeff Libman-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Connor Sample-drums The evening will see the premiere of fourteen jazz compositions, written specifically by NCC performers for these septets. The…

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Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families

December 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Free

Hot Dogs & Jazz is a great opportunity for children and families to enjoy a fun program about jazz — the music born in America and found in Hip-Hop and other popular music. Join us Saturday morning, December 21st, as our accomplished musicians demonstrate different instruments and styles of jazz, and give kids a chance to move and sing to the music. Following the show, families will have a chance to meet the band while everyone enjoys free hot dogs, answering…

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Dmitri Matheny Group featuring Holly Pyle

December 21 @ 7:30 PM

DMITRI MATHENY GROUP featuring HOLLY PYLE SONGS OF WONDER The Stevie Wonder Songbook Holly Pyle-vocals, Dmitri Matheny-flugelhorn, Lamar Gaines-piano, T-Bone Sistrunk-bass, Dom Moio-drums Winner of “NW Instrumentalist of the Year” honors in the Seattle Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny leads an all-star band featuring vocalist Holly Pyle in a program highlighting the music of Stevie Wonder. American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder is a former child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the…

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