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September 2018

First Friday: Running From Bears

September 7, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Running From Bears plays Songs You Know Eric Rasmussen-alto saxophone, Adam Roberts-tenor/soprano sax, Keith Kelly-tenor/baritone sax, Jeff Libman-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Forged from a dangerous combination of modern jazz, iron ore and rabies, Running From Bears came into being after a fateful lightning storm in early summer of 2009 (A.D.) This Phoenix area jazz sextet both thrills audiences with its inventive, complex sound and instills in them an unwavering fear of the bears that continue to roam the earth…

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New Volunteer Orientation

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Nash offers volunteer information and orientation on the second Saturday morning of every month at 10:00 a.m. Come meet current volunteers, find out more about volunteering, and meet new friends as you learn more about volunteering.

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The Nash/AZ Opera Crossover: Sarah Tucker

September 8, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

CLICK HERE for tickets ALL SEATS RESERVED VIP: $45. Preferred: $35, General: $25, Students (General section only): $15 Enjoy a fun jazz night with Arizona Opera Studio Artist alumni Sarah Tucker at The Nash on September 8, 2018 at 7:30PM! Sarah will be performing a concert that will feature music genres of Jazz, Opera, and a mix of both with The Russell Schmidt Quartet, with Jeff Libman-guitar, Russell Schmidt-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass and Ryan Anthony-drums. Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=91721.

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Jam Session: Zach Wiggins

September 9, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Zach Wiggins-piano/bandleader, Bailey Zick-bass, Connor Sample-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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Lewis Nash & Friends

September 12, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

CLICK HERE for tickets Joe Corral-flute, Frank Smith-sax/flute, Fred Forney-trumpet, Charles Lewis-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Lewis Nash- drums Lewis Nash & Friends is the new iteration of The Lewis Nash Pro Jam. It is more of an invitational format, still allowing for the participation of top professional-level musicians. This month’s “Friends” are the very musicians who Lewis played with back-in-the-day before his national career was launched in 1982: Charles Lewis-piano (who Nash regards as his ‘musical parent’), Bob Lashier-bass, Joe Corral-flute,…

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Carnatic Jazz

September 14, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

CLICK HERE for tickets From INDIA:Rajat Sen-tabla, Anjan Saha-sitar From ARIZONA: Eric Rasmussen-alto sax, Adam Roberts-saxophones, Stan Sorenson-guitar Carnatic Indian Classical Music meets some of the valley’s most adventurous Jazz Improvisers for a night of cross-cultural musical conversation. Featuring tabla player Rajat Sen and sitarist Anjan Saha from India, and local guitarist Stan Sorenson, and saxophonists Adam Roberts and Eric Rasmussen. Music includes works by Coltrane, The Beatles, original works written just for this event, and more. Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=91587.

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Cory Weeds, feat. David Hazeltine

September 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

CLICK HERE for tickets 7:00 pm  (9:15 show has been canceled) ALL SEATS RESERVED: VIP (Tables of four): $45/person, Preferred: $35, General: $25, Students (General Section only): $15 Top Canadian saxophonist and Cellar Jazz Record producer Cory Weeds returns to The Nash with another swingin’ mainstream group to kick off our SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT SERIES for 2018-2019! Cory Weeds, a tenor saxophonist with an expressive sound rooted in Jazz tradition, and record label owner, may be best known as the founder and…

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Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis

September 16, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ioannis Goudelis-piano/bandleader, Mario Mendivil-bass, Todd Chuba-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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#MeToo – A Concert of Contemporary Women in Jazz

September 21, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

CLICK HERE for tickets Claudia Bloom-keyboards, Mary Petrich-saxophones, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Connor Sample-drums Women are out there playing, arranging, and composing jazz! This is a celebration of contemporary women artists from around the country, such as Terri Lyn Carrington, Renee Rosnes, Melissa Aldana and Ingrid Jensen. Come enjoy new music and support women in jazz. Claudia Bloom performed in and helped organize the first ever Women’s Jazz Festival in Boulder, Colo. She has performed in the Phoenix area for several decades. claudiabloompianist.com Creative saxophonist…

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Beth Lederman & Jazz Con Alma

September 22, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Beth Lederman-piano, Felix Sainz-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums, Joe Garcia-percussion Translating as “Jazz with Soul” or “Jazz with Spirit,” Beth Lederman and Jazz Con Alma provide just that. With an emphasis on Latin Jazz, the group also ranges from hard swinging standards and salsa grooves to originals, with the spirit of improvisation and joy infusing the music. “…Incredible piano diversity, inventive arrangements and memorable originals.” Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=91340.

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Jazz Matinee: Jackie Garner w/ The Charles Lewis Trio

September 23, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jackie Garner with the Charles Lewis Trio: Lewis: piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Dom Moio-drums, with Andy Gross-sax Jackie Garner possesses an unusually warm, low, lush voice. She has been an extraordinarily well-received guest on numerous jam sessions and shows in the Valley for many years. This performance at The Nash will give her audience a chance to experience Jackie’s rich renditions of many jazz standards, along with some artful surprise additions. Of course, Charles Lewis will bring his uniquely fresh and…

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Jam Session: Dave Henning

September 23, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

photo by Diane Banyai Dave Henning-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.

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Jazz & Jokes

September 26, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Jazz & Jokes combines today’s hottest stand up comedians with exceptional jazz musicians. They share the stage in a new format for The Nash that is improvisational, interactive, and hilarious. Jazz & Jokes is co-presented by Bird City Comedy and The Nash. Music: Alex Oliverio – guitar, Max Beckman – bass, Matt McClintock – drums Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=92017.

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Lenny Roberts

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Lenny Roberts-tenor saxophone, Michael Kocour-piano, Max Beckman-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Lenny Roberts is an up-and-coming tenor saxophonist known for his hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz and high-energy live performances. Heavily influenced by such jazz legends as Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Stitt and Dexter Gordon. Lenny adds a personal flair to the old standards, as well as his unique compositions. Lenny started playing the saxophone when he was 10 years old and by age 14, he was studying jazz and improvisation. He continued studying privately throughout high school and…

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Todd Johnson – A Tribute to Ray Brown

September 29, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

CLICK HERE for tickets Todd Johnson-bass, Jeff Libman-guitar, Nick Manson-piano, Dom Moio-drums Grammy Award-winning double-bassist Ray Brown was a leader in defining the modern jazz rhythm section — in addition to being a first-rate soloist. His unique dynamic and innate sense of swing graced performances by Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and countless others. Todd Johnson, a recognized pioneer of the six-string electric bass, has assembled this group of swinging jazz musicians to celebrate the iconic Ray Brown. Todd…

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Jazz Matinee: Danny Long Trio

September 30, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Danny Long-piano/vocals, Bob Lashier-bass, Todd Chuba-drums Danny Long headlined in Chicago, toured nationally, released an album on Capitol Records and inhabited the showrooms of Las Vegas prior to moving to Phoenix in 1980.  He draws his musical repertoire primarily from the Great American Songbook, interpreting tunes by such masters as Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and Rodgers and Hart. Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=92078.

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Jam Session: Adam Clark

September 30, 2018 @ 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.

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October 2018

First Friday: Connor Sample

October 5, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Free

photo by Elaine Thomas Campbell Alex Young- alto sax, Keith Kelly-tenor sax, Zach Gillespie-piano/keyboards, Bailey Zick- bass, Connor Sample- drums/compositions Drummer and composer, Connor Sample, is ecstatic to be showcasing a variety of rhythmically driven and beautifully unsettling original music with a group of amazing musicians. The night will feature some old and new compositions, including the debut of the four part “Lovecraft Suite” to help kick off October into a Cthulhu-nightmare fueled Halloween season. Come with us through the…

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6th Anniversary Celebration: The Lewis Nash All-Star Quintet

October 6, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$7 – $250

TWO SHOWS: 7:00 & 9:15 Jeremy Pelt-trumpet | Jimmy Greene-sax | Renee Rosnes-piano | Peter Washington-bass | Lewis Nash-drums Lewis Nash first brought an all-star quintet to Arizona at the Kerr Cultural Center in 2009, and released an acclaimed quintet CD, Highest Mountain, in 2012 (Cellar Live Records). These shows will feature 3 staples of Nash’s fiery quintet projects – Pelt, Greene and Washington, along with a world-renowned surprise guest pianist! No musician generates more excitement in a band than…

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6th Anniversary Celebration: SCC Big Band w/ Jeremy Pelt

October 7, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$25 – $40

Tickets: $40 VIP/$35 Premium/$30 Preferred/$25 General (Gallery) Hearing a great big band at The Nash is an exhilarating experience! On Sunday evening, Jeremy Pelt will be the guest artist with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Big Band with Lewis Nash as a special guest. Pelt forged a bond with the Mingus Big Band early in his career and today performs frequently in the Roy Hargrove Big Band, The Village Vanguard Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Big Band. Pelt is currently touring…

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Superstition Jazz Orchestra – Footprints – Celebrating the music of Wayne Shorter

October 10, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$5 – $25

CLICK HERE for tickets Footprints - Celebrating the music of Wayne Shorter On Wednesday, October 10, the Superstition Jazz Orchestra will present “Footprints,” an evening of the music of Wayne Shorter in the form of new big band arrangements by composer and multi- instrumentalist, Mike Crotty. Each arrangement, unique in its own right, maintains the creative beauty of Shorter’s original work. “Probably jazz’s greatest living small-group composer and a contender for greatest living improviser,” , Shorter has been one of…

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Spiffy

October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$4 – $35

CLICK HERE for tickets ALL SEATS RESERVED $35 VIP, $31 Preferred, $21 General, $8 Students (25 & under w/ ID, General Section only) $4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs. Eric Schneider-sax |Bruce Forman-guitar | Michael Kocour-organ | Dom Moio-drums This group takes the soulful swing-to-bop ethos of classic organ quartets to a new level. The sound of Spiffy is as rich in solo performances by its marvelous players as it is in tight-knit ensemble…

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Andy Galore Quartet

October 13, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$2 – $25

CLICK HERE for tickets 2-Tier General Admission: $25 for table seats, $21 for row seats, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. Row seats only) $4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs. Note: Ticket prices at the door will include the added processing costs.   Brice Winston-sax, Nicole Pesce-keys, Andy Galore-bass, Joe Costello-drums plus a special guest! The show will feature Andy’s music, an organic blend of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock and World music. In addition, the…

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Jam Session: Stan Sorenson

October 14, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$5

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.

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Jam Session: Dave Henning

October 21, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$5

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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Jazz & Jokes

October 24, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$4 – $18

CLICK HERE for tickets $4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs. Note: Ticket prices at the door will include the added processing costs.   Jazz & Jokes combines today’s hottest stand up comedians with exceptional jazz musicians. They share the stage in a new format for The Nash that is improvisational, interactive, and hilarious. Jazz & Jokes is co-presented by Bird City Comedy and The Nash.

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Ben Hedquist

October 26, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Alex Oliverio-guitar, Jude Poorten-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Andrew Flores-drums Bassist and composer Ben Hedquist has assembled a collective featuring some of the most sought-after musicians in the Valley’s creative music scene. Hedquist and his quintet will be bringing heavy, guitar-driven music, immersive soundscapes, and new arrangements of familiar music to The Nash for an experience that will surely move all listeners.  Since moving to Phoenix in 2012, Hedquist has become one of the Valley’s most in-demand bassists. He…

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The Fred Forney Quintet play Bird & Dizzy

October 27, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Fred Forney-trumpet/flugelhorn, Brice Winston-saxophones, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Rob Moore-drums Long-time Valley first-call trumpeter Fred Forney and his quintet of Arizona jazz all-stars pay tribute to Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie. “Ingenious improvisation, delicate passion, incisive trumpeting and purity of tone.”  Dave Nathan, All Music Guide “He moves with drama and mystery, the trumpet floating atop a solid rhythm section in a demonstration of applied impressionism.”  Jim Santella, All About Jazz ALL SEATS RESERVED: $31 VIP, $26 Preferred, $21 General,…

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Jazz Matinee: Bobby Hamilton

October 28, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bobby Hamilton-piano/vocals, Bob Lashier-bass, Greg Warner-drums Bobby Hamilton was born in Yonkers, NY, and raised in New York City. He attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, and studied Theology at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY. As a resident of Syracuse, NY, Mr. Hamilton hosted WCNY-TV’s “All American Jazz” series and Jazz Programming at WAER-FM88. He was a featured performer in a Jazz Concert presented by the Syracuse Symphony orchestra, and taught piano and music theory at the community arts…

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Jam Session: Adam Clark

October 28, 2018 @ 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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SCC & CGCC Jazz Ensembles

October 30, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Scottsdale Community College (under the direction of Eric Rasmussen) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (under the direction of Adam Roberts) Jazz Ensembles in concert. $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)

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November 2018

Emmet Cohen Trio

November 1, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts.  A recognized prodigy, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium. A great jazz communicator! $49 VIP, $39 Preferred, $29 General, $11 Students (25 & Under w/ ID, General Section only) $4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.…

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First Friday: Purple Spectre

November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Free

Mike Moynihan-saxophone, Max Goldschmid-trumpet, Angelo Versace-piano, Patrick Morris-bass, Kai Felix-drums MIKE MOYNIHAN'S PURPLE SPECTRE IS... A groundbreaking jazz ensemble that features original compositions and arrangements. We are trying to test the limits of what can be called jazz, while at the same time honor the spirit of the music that we love so dearly. THEIR MUSIC IS.. Tantalizing and provocative. Groovy and sophisticated. Harmonic and deep greasy. moynihanmusic.com/purple-spectre https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=104&v=w0sMnCIInIU

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Alice Tatum

November 3, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Alice Tatum-vocals, Dave Baradic-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Robbie Carrillo-drums Alice Tatum is an award winning and critically acclaimed singer who has been a fixture on the Phoenix music scene for more than 30 years.  She is an accomplished jazz vocalist, as well as excelling in pop music genres. Alice has performed with greats such as Michael McDonald, Tom Scott, The Righteous Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Alice Cooper and Nancy Wilson.  She has sung on national commercials, TV, and film, as well as on her own…

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Jazz Matinee: Danny Long Trio

November 4, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Danny Long-piano/vocals, Bob Lashier-bass, Todd Chuba-drums Danny Long headlined in Chicago, toured nationally, released an album on Capitol Records and inhabited the showrooms of Las Vegas prior to moving to Phoenix in 1980.  He draws his musical repertoire primarily from the Great American Songbook, interpreting tunes by such masters as Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and Rodgers and Hart. Get Tickets Here $20 General, $15 Seniors (60+), $10 Students w/ ID, JiA Lifetime members &…

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Jam Session: Zach Wiggins

November 4, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Zach Wiggins-piano/bandleader, Bailey Zick-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/ ID (at…

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Jazz & Jokes

November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Jazz & Jokes combines today’s hottest stand up comedians with exceptional jazz musicians. They share the stage in a new format for The Nash that is improvisational, interactive, and hilarious. Jazz & Jokes is co-presented by Bird City Comedy and The Nash. Band: Alex Oliverio - guitar, Max Beckman - bass, Matt McClintock - drums Comedians to be announced $10 (Ages 18+ only) $4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs. Note: Ticket prices at the door will include…

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JAZZmeetsPOETRY – Celebrating Native American Poetry

November 8, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

JAZZmeetsPoetry celebrates Native American poetry. This commemorative month honors Native people in the United States and focuses on the sharing of culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life, as well as building bridges of understanding. In August 1990, the White House gave official designation for November to commemorate America's Tribal people. The initial celebrations were promoted through the American Indian Heritage Foundation founded by Pale Moon Rose of Cherokee-Seneca descent. JAZZ meets POETRY is a new…

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The Russ Schmidt Trio with special guest Brice Winston

November 9, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Russ Schmidt-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums/electronics, with special guest Brice Winston-saxophone Jazz pianist Russ Schmidt has worked with such artists as Carl Allen, Eddie Daniels, Tim Hagans, John Hollenbeck, Mark Murphy, Gerry Mulligan, Dick Oatts, Arturo Sandoval, and Clark Terry. He has recorded with Joe Lovano, Vicki McDermitt, Bob Sneider, the Birch Creek Jazz Band, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and the Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra, among others. A talented composer and arranger, he has written for artists as wide-ranging as…

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New Volunteer Orientation

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Nash offers volunteer information and orientation on the second Saturday morning of every month at 10:00 a.m. Come meet current volunteers, find out more about volunteering, and meet new friends as you learn more about volunteering.

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We3

November 10, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Renee Grant Patrick-vocals, Suzanne Lansford-violin, Nicole Pesce-piano with Adam Clark-drums When vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, daughter of the late George Grant (who traveled the world singing lead tenor for the Ink Spots in the 80’s & 90’s) lost her father in January of last year (2016), she combined talents with Suzanne Lansford (violin) and Nicole Pesce (piano) to pay tribute to some of their favorite Ink Spots' songs, one of them being “We Three”. Enjoy nostalgia and more, when these…

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Jazz Matinee: Glenn Davis

November 11, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tony Vacca-sax, Denny Monce-trumpet, Dave Henning-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass, Glenn Davis-drums Glenn Davis is a drummer, recording artist, composer, and educator who will be leading this all star Phoenix quintet featuring, Dennis Monce on trumpet, Tony Vacca on sax and flute, Dave Henning on piano, Selywn Reams on bass and Glenn Davis on drums.  Glenn’s exciting quintet will feature a unique blend of jazz standards and Glenn's swinging originals. Glenn has performed with many notable musicians such as, Phil Woods, Benny…

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Jam Session: Beth Lederman & Juli Wood

November 11, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beth Lederman-piano/bandleader, Juli Wood-sax, Felix Sainz-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…

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Lewis Nash & Friends

November 14, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Brice Winston-sax, Jason Carder-trumpet, Angelo Versace-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Lewis Nash-drums Lewis Nash & Friends is the new iteration of The Lewis Nash Pro Jam. It is more of an invitational format, still allowing for the participation of top professional-level musicians. $25, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) Plus processing costs.  

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Carole Pellatt & Boneyard

November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Carole Pellatt-guitar, Todd Johnson-bass, Dom Moio-drums, Joe Garcia-percussion Boneyard performances are rare, special evenings, staged in performance venues where the audience is like family and the band is grooving. Don't miss this! $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) Plus processing costs. 

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Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families

November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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 17, 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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Bill Cunliffe Trio – Jazz at the Movies

November 17, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Bill Cunliffe-piano, Martin Wind-bass, Tim Horner-drums Pianist Bill Cunliffe and his trio, featuring NY stalwarts bassist Martin Wind and drummer Tim Horner will put together a lively program of music from the movies.  They have created brand new arrangements of immortal classics such as “Days of Wine and Roses,” “Invitation,” “Whistle While You Work,” “Stella by Starlight,” “Black Orpheus,” and the theme from “Body Heat.” Cunliffe will also do his celebrated “Extravaganza”, where the audience suggests three tunes, one jazz,…

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Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

November 18, 2018 @ 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: Pam Morita

November 18, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pam Morita-piano/bandleader, Selwyn Reams-bass, Glenn Davis-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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Valley Jazz Cooperative

November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Combo students from the East Valley Jazz Cooperative (led by Russell Schmidt) and the Phoenix Conservatory of Music (led by Dr. Benjamin Hedquist) will share the Nash stage for a special Monday night performance. The program will feature a combination of American songbook standards and original jazz classics, including the rarely-heard Billy Higgins composition Marilyn's Dilemma. $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)

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SCC Jazz Combos

November 20, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 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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Superstition Jazz Orchestra

November 21, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Superstition Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Mike Crotty, presents: SIX DECADES OF BIG BAND JAZZ SINCE THE 1960s, big band jazz has gone through an extensive evolution. Influenced by the popular music of the day and the sounds of music from around the world, large jazz ensembles have integrated many non-traditional sounds and styles into their repertoire. And, by incorporating small group jazz elements into its larger format, the big band has given new life to some of…

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Re:new Vanguard

November 23, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Alex Price-trumpet, Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Ellis Green-piano, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Connor Sample-drums The group Re:new Vanguard is molded after the seminal local ensemble run by Phoenix drummer Dave Cook. Dave was famous for mentoring young players in the community, and the Monday jam session he ran for 10 years with the group at The Melody Lounge was a pillar in the Valley’s jazz scene. Before his passing, Dave willed the book for The New Vanguard to Ted Sistrunk. Since then, Ted has been moving the hand-written charts…

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Howard Alden

November 24, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Howard Alden-guitar, Allen Ames-violin, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Dom Moio-drums The Swinging Strings, featuring Howard Alden and Allen Ames, along with the rock-solid rhythm section of Ted Sistrunk and Dom Moio, come together for a lively evening of gypsy infused jazz at The Nash. "He may be the best of his generation," writes Owen Cordle in JazzTimes. George Kanzler of the Newark Star Ledger proclaims that he is "the most impressive and creative member of a new generation of jazz guitarists." And Chip Deffaa of the New York Post observed that he is "...one of the…

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Jazz Matinee: Holly Pyle

November 25, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Holly Pyle-vocals, Shea Marshall-organ, Nicole Pesce-piano, Todd Chuba-drums Classic swingin' B3 jazz and holiday favorites featuring Holly Pyle (Phoenix), Todd Chuba (Phoenix) Shea Marshall (the Moon) and Nicole Pesce (Outer Space) $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) Plus processing costs.

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Jam Session: Dave Henning

November 25, 2018 @ 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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ASU Latin Jazz Night

November 27, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Don’t miss this exciting evening of music with the Arizona State University Latin Jazz Band, directed by Dom Moio. Students in the in the ASU Latin Jazz Band perform both Afro-Cuban Latin-jazz and Brazilian jazz repertoire. Opening up for the Latin Jazz 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.…

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ASU Jazz Repertory Band

November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 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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ASU Jazz Combos

November 29, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Jazz combos are the core of the ASU Jazz Studies program. These exciting small jazz groups allow students to showcase their improvisational skills in a variety of styles including bebop, fusion and avant-garde, while offering a creative outlet for student composers and arrangers. Come see the jazz stars of tomorrow today! $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)

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Nick Manson

November 30, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums Nick Manson plays the music of Nick Manson 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. This is 21st century jazz, more difficult to describe than to simply savor. -Scott Yanow Manson's gorgeous tone is crystal clear, with a wide palate of dynamics...…

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December 2018

Frank Smith & Friends

December 1, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Frank Smith & Friends play the music of Horace Silver Frank Smith-sax/flute, Denny Monce-trumpet. Mark DeCozio-piano, Mike King-bass, Dom Moio-drums Longtime Valley favorite Frank Smith has assembled an all-star band to pay tribute to the legendary Horace Silver. 2-Tier General Admission: $25 for table seats, $21 for row seats, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. Row seats only) Plus processing costs. 

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Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

December 2, 2018 @ 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: Ioannis Goudelis

December 2, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ioannis Goudelis-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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SCC Jazz Combos

December 4, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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

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The Gospel Choir at The Nash

December 5, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

(RESCHEDULED FROM DECEMBER 12th) The Gospel Choir at The Nash is a community-based performing ensemble new to The Nash for 2018. Under the direction of Dr. Jason Thompson, this is the culminating performance of their eight weeks of rehearsals. The popularity of gospel music makes the genre appealing to study and perform. The members enjoy singing in a gospel choir, and gaining the cultural knowledge, the social connections, the spiritual affirmation, the recreational enjoyment, and even the musical opportunities. $15,…

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AZ School of the Arts Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert

December 6, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Free

The ASA Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Jon Murray, performs their Winter concert. This performance will feature a combo and a big band. The ASA Jazz Band consists of saxes, trumpets, trombones and a full rhythm section (drum set, bass, guitar and piano) in a traditional Big Band setting, modeled on legendary acts like Count Basie or Duke Ellington. This group studies and performs a variety of literature from various periods of Jazz performance, ranging from Swing to Bossa…

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First Friday: Joel Oroz – Tribute to Wayne Shorter

December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Free

Joel Oroz Group: The Music of Wayne Shorter Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Jude Poorten-guitar, Zach Gillespie-piano/keyboards, Thomas Menefee-bass, Joel Oroz-drums & special guests... Drummer and Composer Joel Oroz is excited to present a concert featuring the music of prolific, master composer & saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The group will focus on his work in the 60's including compositions for Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, the Miles Davis Second Quintet and more. Featuring a stellar band, this is one you don't wanna miss! Joel…

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Dmitri Matheny Group featuring Holly Pyle

December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW Dmitri Matheny Group featuring Holly Pyle The Burt Bacharach Songbook Holly Pyle-vocal, Beth Lederman-piano, T-Bone Sistrunk-bass, Caleb Michel-drums, Dmitri Matheny-flugelhorn 2-Tier General Admission: $25 for table seats, $21 for row seats, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. Row seats only) Plus processing costs. Popular music wouldn’t be the same without the beloved songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Bacharach’s passionate melodies and David’s heartfelt lyrics delivered hit after hit, including “Close to You,”…

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Geoffrey Keezer

December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Geoffrey Keezer-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Jon Wikan-drums With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, multiple GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18, and touring in the company of Ray Brown, Joshua Redman, Art Famer, Benny Golson and Barbara Hendricks in his 20s. Time Magazine wrote,…

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Jam Session: Stan Sorenson

December 9, 2018 @ 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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South Mountain Community College Latin Jazz Band

December 11, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 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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Cinco de Moio

December 14, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Bill Moio-guitar, Todd Johnson-bass, Dom Moio-drums, Joe Garcia-percussion Don’t miss this rare local appearance by Cinco de Moio – high-energy Latin Jazz driven by legendary drummer, Dom Moio. $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) Plus processing fees

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Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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 15, 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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“Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas” – The Crotty & O’Neill Sextet

December 15, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Featuring Deater O’Neill, vocals • Mike Crotty, trumpet, saxophones and flutes • Beth Lederman, piano • Ben Hedquist, bass • Glenn Davis, drums • Brett Reed, vibes Composer/arranger Mike Crotty and singer Deater O’Neill have combined their musical creativity and zany sense of humor in this delightful, holiday presentation. Every concert is a veritable, musical tour de force: fun, and swingin’; sometimes funky; often full of beauty and inspiration. A heart-warming journey into the spirit of the season.Year after year,…

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Jam Session: Zach Wiggins

December 16, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Zach Wiggins-piano/bandleader, Bailey Zick-bass, Jacob Eary-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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Jazz & Jokes

December 19, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Jazz & Jokes combines today’s hottest stand up comedians with exceptional jazz musicians. They share the stage in a new format for The Nash that is improvisational, interactive, and hilarious. Jazz & Jokes is co-presented by Bird City Comedy and The Nash. Comedians: Mo Urban, Roxy Merrari, Mike Enders, Kim Jones, and more! Music by The Alex Oliverio Trio: Alex Oliverio-guitar, Max Beckman-bass, Matt McClintock-drums $10 (Ages 18+ only) Plus processing costs.

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Michael Collins Trio

December 21, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Michael Collins-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Cleve Huff-drums Don't miss the debut of 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 legendary drummer Cleve Huff and bass virtuoso Chris Finet, the trio will explore Michael's music in an emotionally deep, yet easy-to-listen-to concert that will also highlight music by…

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The Nash Vocal Ensemble

December 22, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

2-Tier General Admission: $25 for table seats, $21 for row seats, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. Row seats only) Plus processing costs. The Nash Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Gregory Amerind, presents 100 years of jazz classics by George Gershwin, Al Jarreau, Patti Austin, Peter Gabriel, Hoagie Carmichael, Richie Cole, Michael Jackson, Carole King, and much more! Plus some choice HOLIDAY FAVORITES!

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KJZZ Holiday Show with Blaise Lantana & Friends

December 23, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Blaise Lantana's KJZZ Holiday Show Blaise Lantana-guitar/vocals, Mary Petrich-sax, Joel Robin-piano, Mel Brown-bass, Sheila Earley-drums, and many guests! Take a break from shopping and take in this joyful holiday show at The Nash with KJZZ radio personality and songstress Blaise Lantana, along with many of her notable musician friends, as they play favorite holiday music. $20 General, $15 Seniors (60+), $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)

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Jam Session: Adam Clark

December 23, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Adam Clark-drums/bandleader, Sly Slipetsky-piano, Jon Murray-bass 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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Andrew Schiller Quartet featuring Rebecca Sullivan

December 28, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Andrew Schiller Quartet featuring special guest Rebecca Sullivan $25, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. Row seats only) plus processing costs.  Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Alex Oliverio-guitar, Andrew Schiller-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums with special guest Rebecca Sullivan-voice This quartet, fronted by NYC musicians Andrew Schiller and special guest Rebecca Sullivan, is presenting an exploratory blend of original compositions and unique interpretations of other classic pieces. About Andrew Over the last decade, Andrew has moved from Phoenix to Boston to New York City, working as both a bandleader…

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Christine Fawson & The Tim Ray Trio

December 29, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

2-Tier General Admission: $25 for table seats, $21 for row seats, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. Row seats only) Plus processing costs. Christine Fawson-vocals/trumpet, Tim Ray-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums As a vocalist and trumpet player, Christine Fawson has always loved performing classic standards from the American Songbook. Her new album SINGS JAZZ (Fall 2018) features some of her favorite jazz standards, with arrangements by pianist Tim Ray. The album features Christine on voice, trumpet and flugelhorn, Tim…

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Jam Session: Mike Ozuna

December 30, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

photo by Diane Banyai Mike Ozuna-guitar/bandleader, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Dom Moio-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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January 2019

First Friday: Geocentric

January 4 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Free

Zach Gillespie-keyboard/piano/electronics, Alan Acosta-saxophone, Bailey Zick-bass, Joel Oroz-drums Geocentric features original music from Zach Gillespie and Joel Oroz, with the addition of composers such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Brad Mehldau. The music will go between various epochs, from modern jazz to electro-rock, and the nebulous. Free Admission

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The Blues Detour

January 5 @ 7:30 PM

Jerry Donato-sax, Beth Lederman-keys, Rich Kniss-guitar, Bob Lashier-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums A tribute to the great jazz/blues guitarists. Featuring original music, as well as the music of Jeff Beck, Robben Ford & many others. 2-Tier General Admission: $25 for table seats, $21 for row seats, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. Row seats only) Plus processing costs.

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Jam Session: Beth Lederman

January 6 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beth Lederman-piano/bandleader, Felix Sainz-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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Michael LeDonne Groover Quartet, featuring Eric Alexander, Paul Bollenback & Joe Farnsworth

January 11 @ 7:00 PM

TWO SHOWS! 7:00 & 9:15 A 14-year veteran of Tuesday nights at “Smoke” in NYC, pianist, organist, educator, and bandleader Mike LeDonne has been one of the most in demand session musicians for well over 30 years. Backing icons like Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, and Benny Golson, Mike has been the bridge between the straight ahead and soul music of his generation. His latest Groover Quartet release “I Love Music” on the Savant label represents that great soul jazz connect…

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West by Northwest

January 12 @ 7:30 PM

Jason Carder-trumpet, Angelo Versace-piano, Tom Wakeling-bass, Dom Moio-drums West by Northwest brings together four highly acclaimed artists who have performed worldwide with a who’s who of jazz.  The band's live performances embrace jazz’ past, present, and future, with a great chemistry and an adventurous, hard-swinging style. Trumpet master Jason Carder (Yanni, Maria Schneider, Ray Charles, Woody Herman), pianist Angelo Versace (Take 6, Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton), and the swinging rhythm team of Tom Wakeling (Lee Konitz, James Moody, Mel Torme), & Dom…

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Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis

January 13 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ioannis Goudelis-piano/bandleader, Bob Lashier-bass, Adam Clark-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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Lewis Nash & Friends

January 16 @ 7:30 PM

Lewis Nash & Friends is the new iteration of The Lewis Nash Pro Jam. It is more of an invitational format, still allowing for the participation of top professional-level musicians. $25, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) Plus processing costs.  

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Nash Composers’ Coalition

January 18 @ 7:30 PM

The Nash Composers Coalition returns with Sevens Run The Table, a program featuring dueling septets. In this new format for the NCC, there are different line-ups for each half of the performance, allowing more composers/performers to participate. The opening group includes: Derek Nellis-trumpet, Eric Rasmussen-sax, Keith Kelly-sax, Chris Stover-trombone, Zach Gillespie-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Connor Sample-drums After a brief intermission, the closing septet features: Mary Petrich-sax, Adam Roberts-sax, Chaz Martineau-sax, Matt Lennex-trombone, Jeff Libman-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Connor Sample-drums Each half of the event will include the premiere of six new jazz compositions, written by NCC performers,…

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Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families

January 19 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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, January 19, 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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Judy Roberts & Rebecca Kilgore – Songbirds Together

January 19 @ 7:30 PM

Songbirds Together: Judy Roberts and Rebecca Kilgore with Greg Fishman-saxophone and Tom Wakeling-bass Two of America’s favorite vocalists sing and swing the Great American Songbook! Each a magnificent artist in her own right, Judy Roberts and Rebecca Kilgore join forces to present their stunning talents at the Nash for one night only! $49 VIP, $39 Preferred, $29 General, $11 Students (25 & Under w/ ID, General Section only) $4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs. Note: Ticket prices at the…

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Jam Session: Dave Henning

January 20 @ 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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Jazz & Jokes

January 23 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jazz & Jokes combines today’s hottest stand up comedians with exceptional jazz musicians. They share the stage in a new format for The Nash that is improvisational, interactive, and hilarious. Jazz & Jokes is co-presented by Bird City Comedy and The Nash. Music by The Alex Oliverio Trio: Alex Oliverio-guitar, Max Beckman-bass, Matt McClintock-drums $10 (Ages 18+ only) Plus processing costs.

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JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Celebrating Sports Legends

January 24 @ 7:30 PM

Sports give us hope. Music gives us empathy. Poetry gives us life... JAZZmeetsPOETRY returns in the new year to celebrate the power of sports, sound and spoken word, as these align for one night in tribute to local athletes, renditions of favorite  tunes and anthems (like "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" and "Sweet Georgia Brown") and featuring poetry about "the game" and its competitors and poems by players. In an essay titled "The American Dream: Sports And Music," it…

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The Mammoth Ensemble

January 25 @ 7:30 PM

Trumpets - Nick Cooper, Chris Dolske, Derek Nellis Trombones - Matt Vezey, Milas Yoes, Richard Lillard Saxes - Nick Menasco, Dave Schmidt, Adam Roberts, Shea Marshall Piano-Steve McCarvel, Guitar-Jude Poorten, Bass-Ben Hedquist, Drums-Erik Teichmann, Percussion-Doug Nottingham The "Mammoth Ensemble" is expanding from Nonet to 14-piece jazz band!  They will be performing a special showcase featuring music from the anime "Cowboy Bebop", a space-western following a group of bounty hunters that travel planet-to-planet trying to make ends meet. The band featured on the soundtrack…

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John Stowell

January 26 @ 7:30 PM

Brice Winston-sax, John Stowell-guitar, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums John Stowell is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart. He has taught internationally for over 40 years in every educational setting. John began his successful career in the early 1970’s with private study with guitarist Linc Chamberland and pianist John Mehegan. Both men were valuable mentors to John, allowing him to…

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Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

January 27 @ 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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Sarah Elizabeth Charles

January 27 @ 7:00 PM

Photo by Matthew Pandolfe $31 VIP, $26 Preferred, $21 General, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) Plus processing costs Sarah Elizabeth Charles & SCOPE will join us for a performance and discussion on the relationship between equality and jazz. In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and in preparation for both Black History and Women’s History month, Sarah will lead a discussion through music around equality and inequality as it pertains to race and gender. As a teaching artist over…

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