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November 2019

Marcos Crego & Cubichi – “Remembrance of Havana”

November 29, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

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

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December 2019

Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis

December 1, 2019 @ 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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South Mountain Community College Latin Jazz Band

December 3, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

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

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ASU Jazz Repertory Band

December 4, 2019 @ 7:30 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. The Nash Legacy Ensemble Red (Mike Kocour, director)…

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Phoenix College Jazz Ensembles

December 5, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

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

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First Friday: Union 32 CD Release Party

December 6, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Free

Union32: Keith Kelly-tenor saxophone/flute, Adam Roberts-tenor & soprano saxophone, Brett Reed-vibraphone, Bailey Zick -upright bass, Ryan Anthony-drums & cymbals CD Release event - Union32 Releases Wild Horses Free Admission The revered ambience of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama is the birthplace of The Stones 1971 album, Sticky Fingers. Drawn there by the power of the R&B records that were flowing out of that studio, the band ultimately would craft a wide ranging collection of tunes, from the country inspired…

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Jazz Matinee: Mike Vax

December 8, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"Serenade To A Bus Seat" - A Tribute to Clark Terry Mike Vax-trumpet, Tony Vacca-sax, Howard Alden-guitar, Joel Robin-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass, Ken French-drums Mike Vax was honored to be the lead trumpet player for Clark Terry's Big Bad Band back in the late 1970's. Clark was a mentor and close friend to Mike for over 40 years. Mike was even the "party planner" for Clark's 90th and 94th Birthday parties. This concert will celebrate music that Clark wrote, recorded and…

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Jam Session: Pam Morita

December 8, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pam Morita-piano/bandleader, Selwyn Reams-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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SCC Jazz Combos – Night 1

December 10, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Scottsdale Community College Big Band The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos, under the direction of Eric Rasmussen, in concert. (Night 1 of 2) The Nash Legacy Ensemble Blue will be opening this show. $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)

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SCC Jazz Combos – Night 2

December 11, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

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

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ASA Jazz Ensemble

December 12, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
Free

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

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The Nash Composers Coalition

December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

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

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

December 14, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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CANCELED: Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

December 29, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We regret to inform you that this performance has been canceled. Francine will return to The Nash on January 19th. 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…

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Jam Session: Stan Sorenson

December 29, 2019 @ 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: Dennis Rowland and Delphine Cortez with Joel Robin & Friends

December 31, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Ring in the New Year at this early night New Years Eve Celebration, 7:30-10p, with two of the Valley’s best-known and beloved vocalists: Dennis Rowland and Delphine Cortez, performing with Tony Vacca-sax, Joel Robin-piano, Max Beckman-bass and Cleve Huff-drums. Count Basie Orchestra alum Rowland and unique vocal stylist Cortez will sing some of their most requested songs, and Joel and Tony will get to stretch on their repertoire of uplifting tunes. The evening will include a dessert bar, champagne toast,…

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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 a 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, Mario Mendivil-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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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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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, Megan DeJarnett-trumpet, Chris Stover-trombone, Felix Herbst-violin, Carolyn Snyder-viola, Yeil Park-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…

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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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CANCELED: Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

January 19, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For those of you who haven't heard, Francine came down with a serious respiratory ailment just after Christmas and had to be hospitalized briefly. She is on the mend now and - at doctors' advice - has decided to rest her voice for a while. We're hoping she'll feel well enough to return in March, and she wants all of you to know that she very much appreciates the concern and well wishes. She sends her love and deeply regrets…

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Alex Oliverio’s Sunshine Ensemble

January 24, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Liam Connor-trumpet, Alex Price-trumpet, Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Jacob Lauxman-electric guitar, Alex Oliverio-acoustic guitar, David Berry-keyboards, Dylan Thomas-bass, Jordan Tompkins-drums The Sunshine Ensemble will be releasing their new EP "La Madera" @ the Nash on 1/24!  As Dave Sumner from Bandcamp Daily expressed, the Sunshine Ensemble "is as inviting as a warm smile".  The ensemble seeks to draw you in with "thick melodies a mile wide" (Sumner, Bandcamp Daily) while presenting a singular vision of Jazz, Americana, and Folk music.  The ensemble can spark a shoe-stompin',…

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Jam Session: Zach Wiggins

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

Zach Wiggins-piano/bandleader, Ben Hedquist-bass, Steve Fitch-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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February 2020

Bob Ravenscroft Trio

February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

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

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No Jam Session Tonight

February 2, 2020 @ 6:00 PM
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ASU Jazz Faculty Showcase

February 5, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Members of the Arizona State University Jazz Studies faculty come together to perform original compositions as well as jazz classics. $15, $5 Students (25 & under w/ ID)

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Paul-Eirik Melhus

February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Paul-Eirik Melhus-tenor saxophone, Michael Kocour-piano, Vince Thiefain-bass, Anthony Fung-drums Paul-Eirik Melhus returns home for a rare Phoenix appearance, playing a selection of jazz standards with some of his own arrangements. His band for this performance features the always incredible Michael Kocour on piano, Phoenix's own Vincent Thiefain on bass, and an up-and-coming drummer based in L.A., Anthony Fung. Don't miss this one - it's sure to be smokin'! Paul-Eirik Melhus is a saxophonist and composer currently residing in Princeton, NJ.…

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First Friday: Joel Oroz Quintet

February 7, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Patrick Feher-alto saxophone, Zach Gillespie-piano/keyboards, Bailey Zick-bass, Joel Oroz-drums Joel Oroz is an adventurous composer and performer from Phoenix, AZ. This program presents primarily original music as well as arrangements of established compositions. Joined by a team of stellar improvisers, this a show you won’t want to miss. Free Admission

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Sonrisa

February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Andrew Gross-saxophone, Adam Roberts-saxophone, Mike Ozuna-guitar, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Scott Sadlon-drums, Joe Garcia-percussion Led by drummer Scott Sadlon, SONRISA is a collective of some of the most talented jazz musicians in the Phoenix area.  Named after the Spanish word for “Smile” the group brings a joyful energy to all of its performances. It’s a rare occasion that all the members get to play together in the same band, which makes for a very special musical energy on stage.  Each tune, whether…

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Jazz Matinee: Sherry Roberson

February 9, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sherry Roberson-vocals, Charles Lewis-piano, Dennis Sexton-bass, Tim Robinson-drums Celebrating Women of Jazz & Blues: Billie Holiday & more Sherry Roberson, a virtual Valley native, has a long history of club and concert performances, including nearly 2 decades with The Jazz Divas, as well as several stints overseas in Istanbul. Sherry’s style reflects the blues qualities of Billie Holiday, combined with a hard-swinging, freight train-like drive. Sherry has a propensity to “play with time” by moving phrases way ahead or behind…

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Jam Session: Beth Lederman

February 9, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beth Lederman-piano/bandleader, Kirwan Brown-bass, Dowell 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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Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families

February 15, 2020 @ 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, February 15th, 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: Alice Tatum

February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Alice Tatum-vocals, Beth Lederman-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Todd Chuba-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…

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Jam Session: Stan Sorenson

February 16, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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ASU Jazz Combos

February 19, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Francine Reed-vocals, Jesse McGuire-trumpet, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Joel Robin-piano, Felix Sainz-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, 2020 @ 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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Superstition Jazz Orchestra: The Composer’s Forum

March 4, 2020 @ 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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Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising

March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

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

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First Friday: Chaz Martineau

March 6, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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CANCELED – The Peter & Will Anderson Trio

March 13, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

We're sorry for the inconvenience, but this performance has been canceled. Ticket holders will be receiving refunds ASAP. 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, Adam Moezinia-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…

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CANCELED: Fred Forney Quintet: “I Remember Chet”

March 14, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Fred Forney-trumpet, Andy Gross-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.  This show will also include a Jimmy Heath Tribute and music by Horace Silver.  Romance - swing - melody - surprise - cool. ALL SEATS RESERVED: $31 VIP,…

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CANCELED – SCC/CGCC/PC Jazz Ensemble Night

March 16, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Sorry for the inconvenience, but this performance has been canceled. Ticket holders will receive refunds ASAP. 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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CANCELED: Allan Chase – The Music of Charlie Parker

March 18, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

We're sorry, but the scheduled tour featuring Allan Chase has been canceled due to travel policies regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Refunds will be issued to ticketholders ASAP. 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:…

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CANCELED: Nazim Rashid & New Renaissance

March 20, 2020 @ 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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CANCELED: Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families

March 21, 2020 @ 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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CANCELED: Jazz Matinee: The Divas

March 22, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Divas Show!  featuring Delphine Cortez, Alice Tatum, Sherry Roberson and Diana Lee with Joel Robin-piano, Mike King-bass, Todd Chuba-drums and multi-instrumentalist Shea Marshall FIRST TIME AT THE NASH! For more than 16 years, this annual show at The ASU Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale delighted audiences.  It features top female vocalists in the Valley with  contrasting styles in the traditions of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and other icons. This is the first time that The Diva Show is taking…

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CANCELED: Jam Session: Stan Sorenson

March 22, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

photo by Diane Banyai Stan Sorenson-guitar/bandleader, Tom Wakeling-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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CANCELED: Eric Rasmussen Quintet

March 27, 2020 @ 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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CANCELED: Rebecca De La Torre & Bohemian Insurgence

March 28, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

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, Paquito D'Rivera, Gipsy Kings…

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CANCELED: Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

March 29, 2020 @ 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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CANCELED: Jam Session: Beth Lederman

March 29, 2020 @ 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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CANCELED: JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

March 31, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

An added engagement for the JAZZmeetsPOETRY series celebrates the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis' 1970 iconic double album Bitches Brew. Released on March 30 on Columbia Records, the Grammy award-winning album gained recognition as one of jazz's greatest albums, a progenitor of the jazz rock genre and a major influence on rock and funk musicians. On September 22, 2003, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA for selling one million copies in the U.S. A poet will be matched…

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April 2020

CANCELED: First Friday

April 3, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

The Roosevelt Row Merchant's Association has decided it is in the public interest to suspend First Friday activities for April 3rd, 2020 and, as a result, we will not be presenting our usual live entertainment that night either. Stay healthy. We'll see you again ASAP! The Nash

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CANCELED: Jimmy Nistico & Jazz Express

April 4, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Jimmy Nistico-sax, Devon Bridgewater-trumpet/violin, Dave Henning-piano, Jack Radavich-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…

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CANCELED: Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis

April 5, 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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CANCELED: New Volunteer Orientation

April 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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CANCELED: Jam Session: Stan Sorenson

April 12, 2020 @ 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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CANCELED: ASU Jazz Repertory Band

April 16, 2020 @ 7:30 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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CANCELED: Russell Schmidt Sextet

April 17, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Peter Margulies-trumpet/flugelhorn, John Wojciechowski,-tenor saxophone, Brice Winston-tenor saxophone, Russell Schmidt-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Rob Moore-drums Pianist/Composer Russell Schmidt brings his sextet back to The Nash, with a roster of great jazz musicians from all over the country! In addition to Arizona heavyweights Brice Winston, Chris Finet, and Rob Moore, the line-up features two very special guests: saxophonist John Wojciechowski (St. Charles/Chicago, IL) and trumpeter Peter Margulies (Salt Lake City, UT). The sextet will perform a mixed program of original compositions and celebrated jazz classics, including a…

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CANCELED: Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families

April 18, 2020 @ 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, April 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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