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December 2019

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

December 14 @ 7:30 PM

Deater O'Neill-vocals, Mike Crotty-trumpet/saxophone/flutes, Michael Collins-piano, Sean Brogan-bass, Glenn Davis-drums, Brett Reed-vibes The Crotty & O'Neill Sextet returns to The NASH on Saturday, December 14 with "Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas". Vocalist Deater O'Neill and multi-instrumentalist Mike Crotty join an all-star rhythm section to present a show that promises to surprise and delight kids of all ages, as it transforms musical holiday traditions into a swinging, funny, foot-stompin' and inspiring romp through the season! $25, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing…

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JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Stanzas for Sinatra

December 15 @ 6:00 PM

A night of JAZZmeetsPOETRY in honor of Frank Sinatra Celebrating the “Chairman of the Board” The final show of the year for the JAZZmeetsPOETRY series highlights the gift that was – and is – Sinatra. Get inspired during the holiday season with a tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra, born Dec. 12, as well as a celebration of Human Rights Day, Dec. 10. The Chairman of the Board, with his signature voice, was also a champion and crusader for human…

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CGCC Little Big Band

December 16 @ 7:30 PM

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Little Big Band under the direction of Adam Roberts CGCC’s most adventurous jazz group takes on compositions from Jim McNeely, Bill Holman, Bill Cunliffe, Marty Paich, and former AZ local Lucas Pino. $15, $5 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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The Nash Vocal Jazz Ensemble

December 19 @ 7:30 PM

The Nash Vocal Jazz Ensemble present "Jingle Bell Ball", featuring the music of Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Kenny Loggins, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Webb, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sara Bareilles and a whole lot more! $20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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Open Hand

December 20 @ 7:30 PM

Mary Petrich-saxophones, Mark Witt-trombone, Ray Lebert-guitar, Sean Brogan-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums OpenHand explores original compositions and creative approaches to standards with a decidedly cool chemistry at work. Creative saxophonist Mary Petrich has been developing her own vision for the past 20 years. Her desire to push the boundaries has led her to many projects and collaborations, the latest being the album “Murmuration” with her quartet “OpenHand”. With an abiding love for free style improvisation and the intimate collaboration of small group…

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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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KJZZ Holiday Show With Blaise Lantana & Friends

December 22 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Blaise Lantana’s KJZZ Holiday Show Blaise Lantana-guitar/vocals, 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) Plus processing costs

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Jam Session: Dave Henning

December 22 @ 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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Rachel Eckroth and Tim Lefebvre with Caleb Michel

December 27 @ 7:30 PM

Rachel Eckroth and Tim Lefebvre with Caleb Michel Tim Lefebvre and Rachel Eckroth bring a mix of jazz, electronica and sonic mayhem to the Nash. Throughout his wide-ranging career, Tim Lefebvre has amassed a reputation for being one of the world’s most innovative bassists. The Foxboro-native’s creative playing style is an addictive blend of jazz improvisation, rock undertones, and electronic grooves that can be heard on his appearances on over 150 recordings, ranging from Grammy award-winning albums such as David…

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Chloe Rowlands

December 28 @ 7:30 PM

Chloe Rowlands-trumpet, Vincent Thiefain-bass, Dom Moio-drums Phoenix native Chloe Rowlands comes back home from New York City to perform a selection of standards and original arrangements and compositions. "Chloe Rowlands grew up in Phoenix and began playing trumpet at the age of 9.  At age 12 she joined the Young Sounds of Arizona under the direction of Barb Catlin and was later awarded the Theresa-Perez Director's Award.  In 2010 Chloe moved to New York City to study jazz at the…

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Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

December 29 @ 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

December 29 @ 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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New Years Eve: Greg & Judy + Joel & Delphine

December 31 @ 7:30 PM

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Ring in the New Year at this early night New Years Eve Celebration, 7:30-10p, with 2 of the Valley’s best-known jazz couples: Judy Roberts & Greg Fishman and Delphine Cortez & Joel Robin. (If you are Chicagoins, then you probably know Judy from Chicago, where she long reigned as the City’s First Lady of Jazz.) The evening will be charged with fun music, humor, and a variety of intriguing performance combinations…plus champagne, wine and a count-down…

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January 2020

First Friday: Geocentric CD Release Show

January 3, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Free

Zach Gillespie-keyboard/synthesizer, Alan Acosta-alto saxophone, Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Bailey Zick-bass, Joel Oroz-drums Join us for our CD release party in an intergalactic odyssey of original compositions. Geo expresses creativity in an continuum of expanding concepts and variations on a theme, primed by groove, and inspired by the multiverse Free Admission

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Jimmy Nistico & Jazz Express

January 4, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

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

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Jazz Matinee: A Tribute to Chet Baker

January 5, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ron King-trumpet, Dave Russell-tenor sax/bass flute, Beth Lederman-piano, Felix Sainz-bass/vocals, Bob Daniels-drums/bandleader The performance places an emphasis on Chet's early career and his collaboration with pianist/composer Russ Freeman. The rest of the material is from the late 1970's to the early 1980's when Chet sounded fully recovered from an unfortunate incident in 1966. The Gerry Mulligan Quartet of 1952 that introduced Chet to the jazz public only lasted 11 months. Dick Bock of the Pacific Jazz label decided to promote…

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Jam Session: Raúl Yañez

January 5, 2020 @ 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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Ike Ramalho Quartet

January 10, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

The Ike Ramalho Quartet brings an involving musical experience filled with intense performances and innovative arrangements, featuring the music of Tom Jobim, Baden Powell, João Bosco, Mauricio Einhorn, Noel Rosa, Dorival Caymmi, Nelson Faria, among other iconic Brazilian composers. Ike Ramalho presents the modern Brazilian Guitar, preserving the true essence of Brazilian Music. $21, $6 Students (25 & under w/ ID) Plus processing costs https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=IYHuO5l8rd0&feature=emb_logo

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New Volunteer Orientation

January 11, 2020 @ 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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West by Northwest

January 11, 2020 @ 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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Jazz Matinee: Creosote (Gabriel Hall-Rodrigues)

January 12, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jamie Maschler-accordion, Gabriel Hall-Rodrigues-accordion, Emilio Vargas-saxophone, Sean Brogan-bass, Joel Oroz-drums Creosote is the accordion duo of Jamie Maschler and Gabriel Hall-Rodrigues based out of Seattle, WA. Together they play a dynamic array of original and world music. Maschler and Rodrigues are both seasoned musicians and have individually and collectively mastered their craft of performing, composing and arranging on the accordion.  Expect to hear elegant and clever arrangements of new and old Brazilian and world music. www.creosoteduo.com For the Nash performance, Creosote will be…

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Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis

January 12, 2020 @ 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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Biddy Healey’s Salt River Bed

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Biddy Healey-voice/cavaquinho, Greg Lloyd-trumpet, Chris Stover-trombone, Carolyn Snyder-viola, Yeil Perk-cello, David Berry-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Connor Sample-drums Australian-born vocalist/composer Biddy Healey presents a preview of her upcoming album, Salt River Bed, inspired by the heart-stopping and precarious beauty of the Sonoran desert. This original music for 9-piece band with horns, strings, and rhythm section, is Brazilian-inspired contemporary jazz, with nods to Jobim, Bjork, and the Great American Songbook. The preview of this album, recorded in 2019 Brooklyn, New York, will feature some…

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Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families

January 18, 2020 @ 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, January 18th, 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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Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

January 19, 2020 @ 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: Zach Wiggins

January 26, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Zach Wiggins-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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