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February 2020

ASU Jazz Combos

February 19 @ 7:30 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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Juli Wood

February 22 @ 7:30 PM

Juli Wood-sax, Mike Kocour-B3 organ, Jeff Libman-guitar, Dom Moio-drums Juli Wood plays alto, tenor, and baritone saxes, and she loves to sing! She has been lucky enough to play with some great jazz veterans including Melvin Rhyne, Earma Thompson, Jodie Christian, Ira Sullivan,  Barry Harris, and Ted Curson.  She has entertained around the world at jazz festivals and clubs and, stateside, she has played extensively throughout the midwest. Her home is now in Chicago. Don’t miss this rare Phoenix appearance!…

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Jazz Matinee: Al Raitano

February 23 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Al Raitano-vocals, Rachael Gold-piano, Mike King-bass, Dan Tomlinson-drums "My Years At The Pointe" Al and the band will perform some special songs and tell stories related to the many experiences that turned a four week gig into an incredible ten-plus year booking.  Al's easy interaction with the audience, creating an experience that was basically improv filled with comedic moments and classic tunes, is largely what made his performances so popular and timeless. Raitano’s repertoire includes a wide range of music…

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Jam Session: Pam Morita

February 23 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pam Morita-piano/bandleader, Ben Hedquist-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. $10, $5 Students w/…

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JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Celebrating Sun Ra

February 27 @ 7:30 PM

The first show of 2020 for the JAZZmeetsPOETRY series celebrates jazz composer/innovator and poet Sun Ra. Join us as we take a theatrical journey into space, identity and culture... Sun Ra's widely eclectic and avant-garde music echoed the entire history of jazz – from ragtime and early New Orleans hot jazz to swing music, bebop, free jazz and fusion. His compositions ranged from keyboard solos to works for big bands of more than 30 musicians, along with electronic excursions, songs,…

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Dom Moio: Dom and The Young Guys

February 28 @ 7:30 PM

Dom Moio-drums/bandleader, Chaz Martineau-saxophone, Ben Cortez-keys, Jake Donahue-bass Drummer Dom Moio is the "dean of the drums" in Arizona and is an instructor at Arizona State University (ASU). Starting his career in 1975, Dom has had the opportunity to play with jazz greats Don Doane, Clark Terry, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, and many others. This performance of "Dom and The Young Guys" will feature up and coming talents that Dom has been particularly impressed with and - as he likes…

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March 2020

Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

March 1 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Francine Reed-vocals, Jesse McGuire-trumpet, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Joel Robin-piano, Andy Gonzales-bass, Dowell Davis-drums 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…

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Jam Session: Dave Henning

March 1 @ 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. $10, $5 Students w/…

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Superstition Jazz Orchestra: The Composer’s Forum

March 4 @ 7:30 PM

Phoenix College and The Superstition Jazz Orchestra present The Composer's Forum. Explore the composer's art with The Superstition Jazz Orchestra in a night of music to remember! Original works by Oliver Nelson, Gil Evans, Bill Holman, Bob Mintzer, Mike Crotty & Deater O'Neill. Superstition Jazz Orchestra, based at Phoenix College and under the direction of Mike Crotty, is a group of professional and community jazz musicians. $21, $6 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs

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First Friday: Chaz Martineau

March 6 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Free

Chaz Martineau-tenor sax, Vincent Thiefain-bass, Jacob Eary-drums Chaz Martineau is a phoenix based saxophonist and composer currently pursuing his master's degree at ASU. His playing and improvising is inspired by musicians such as Lage Lund, Mark Turner, and Melissa Aldana. This evenings works will include original compositions by all members of the band and some of their favorite jazz standards. Free Admission

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West Valley Jazz Cooperative

March 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

WVJC Cerulean Big Band The West Valley Jazz Cooperative Cerulean Big Band, a 16-piece ensemble comprised of outstanding west side music students in grades 8 through 12, performs an early matinee concert featuring works by notable big band writers including Neal Hefti and Oliver Nelson. The band is directed by Russell Schmidt. Additionally, a number of duo performances will be interspersed throughout the event, featuring select soloists from throughout the entire VJC program accompanied by the director on piano. Please…

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East Valley Jazz Cooperative

March 7 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

EVJC Sapphire Ensemble & Indigo Big Band The East Valley Jazz Cooperative Sapphire Ensemble (directed by Paul Brewer) and the Indigo Big Band (led by Russell Schmidt) share a matinee date at The Nash. The Sapphire Ensemble (a nonet) will perform West Coast/Cool Jazz classics, while the Indigo Big Band will perform music by Duke Ellington and Bill Holman. The EVJC is comprised of outstanding east side music students in grades 8 through 12. Please join us for another great…

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Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now – Cast of Characters

March 7 @ 7:30 PM

Lucas Pino-saxophones, Nick Finzer-trombone, Russ Schmidt-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums Nick Finzer is one of the most dynamic musicians of the millennial generation. An award-winning composer, arranger, producer, and trombonist, Finzer is bringing the joy and power of Jazz to both traditional fans and the most modern 21st century audiences. He’s on a mission to be a passionate voice defining the sound of Jazz in this age while also bringing street cred to the trombone with a bold, tight sound.…

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Jazz Matinee: Sima & Her All-Star Trio

March 8 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sima-vocals, Mark DeCozio-piano, Felix Sainz-bass, Sheila Earley-drums Sima and Her All Star Trio Sima was classically trained in New York performing with the big NYC society orchestras. She was invited to perform in Rome, Italy and shortly thereafter was signed to a European record label. She continued her music in Europe for 10 years where she also met her future husband. Upon returning to New York with Chef Marcellino Verzino, Sima dedicated her time to the joint venture of working…

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Ariel Kasler Quintet

March 8 @ 7:30 PM

David Bixler-alto sax, Andrew Bishop-soprano & tenor sax, Ariel Kisler-piano/guitar, Chris Finet-bass, Rob Wallace-drums The Ariel Kasler Quintet is a jazz ensemble that performs original compositions and arrangements and recorded the album Above the Sound (2015). Kasler is an Israeli-North American musician whose music represents his diverse cultural and musical background. Primarily a jazz musician, Kasler’s music is also influenced by his experience growing up in Israel, hearing Western, Middle Eastern, and Jewish music. In addition to playing jazz, Kasler…

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The Peter & Will Anderson Trio

March 13 @ 7:30 PM

Remarkable!” – Wall Street Journal “Pete and Will Anderson are virtuosos on both clarinet and saxophone” – The New York Times Peter Anderson-woodwinds, Will Anderson-woodwinds, Felix Lemerle-guitar Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary set of brothers performing music today. Known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music, they hail from Washington, DC, but moved to New York City to attend Juilliard. Peter and Will have performed with the Jimmy Heath Big Band, Lincoln…

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New Volunteer Orientation

March 14 @ 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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Fred Forney Quintet: “I Remember Chet”

March 14 @ 7:30 PM

Fred Forney-trumpet, Brice Winston-tenor sax, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Rob Moore-drums “I Remember Chet…”, a tribute to Chet Baker, the James Dean of cool jazz.  Songs that were hits for Chet like “I Remember You”, “I Fall In Love Too Easily” and music from his collaborations with Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz.  A Jimmy Heath Tribute and music by Horace Silver.  Romance - swing - melody - surprise - cool. $31 VIP, $26 Preferred, $21 General, $11 Students (25 & under w/ ID. General…

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SCC/CGCC/PC Jazz Ensemble Night

March 16 @ 7:30 PM

Performances by ensembles from Scottsdale Community College (Eric Rasmussen-director), Chandler-Gilbert Community College (Adam Roberts-director) and Phoenix College (Ryan Anthony-director). $15, $5 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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Allan Chase – The Music of Charlie Parker

March 18 @ 7:30 PM

Allan Chase-alto/soprano/baritone saxophones, Phil Grenadier-trumpet, Jeff Libman-guitar, Bruno Råberg-bass, Dom Moio-drums, with special guest Lewis Nash-drums Join this all-star band for a high-flying evening of bebop, featuring the music of Charlie Parker and followed by a set of original compositions by internationally-renowned composers Allan Chase and Bruno Råberg. First set: Bird Lives!, interpretations of Charlie Parker (August 29, 1920-March 12, 1955) and his influence on his centennial and the 65th anniversary of his passing. Second set: Original jazz compositions by…

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Nazim Rashid & New Renaissance

March 20 @ 7:30 PM

Nazim Rashid-sax, Zach Gillespie-piano, Max Beckman-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums Nazim Rashid & New Renaissance is performing a Tribute to John Coltrane part 2 - Nazim Rashid has played with some of the greatest jazz masters such as Eddie Harris, who took him on as a student, Jimmy Smith, Pharoah Sanders, Hank Jones, Arthur Prysock, Groove Holmes, Eddie Henderson, and many others. $21, $11 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs

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Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families

March 21 @ 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, March 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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Jam Session: Stan Sorenson

March 22 @ 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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Eric Rasmussen Quintet

March 27 @ 7:30 PM

Eric Rasmussen-alto sax, Chaz Martineau-tenor sax, David Berry-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Jacob Eary-drums The Eric Rasmussen Quintet, featuring original compositions and arrangements by Eric. $21, $11 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs

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Rebecca De La Torre & Bohemian Insurgence

March 28 @ 7:30 PM

Tickets on sale soon! Rebecca De La Torre-vocals/piano/Venezuelan cuatro, Emilio Vargas-tenor & alto sax/flute, Josiel Perez-trumpet, Gilbert Orrantia-guitar/vocals, Jorge De La Torre-bass/vocals, Israel Reyes-drums, Samuel Peña-percussion/vocals Back for another great night of music at The Nash, Rebecca De La Torre and Bohemian Insurgence present "Caribbean Roots": highlighting the Afro-Cuban and Caribbean influences in latin jazz music. This specially-prepared concert will feature beautiful vocals elevated by a latin/world/fusion rhythm section and powerful horn section. Music from the Buena Vista Social Club,…

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Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

March 29 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Francine Reed-vocals, Jesse McGuire-trumpet, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Joel Robin-piano, Felix Sainz-bass, Greg Warner-drums 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…

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Jam Session: Beth Lederman

March 29 @ 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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